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What is the Teacher Induction Scheme?

The Teacher Induction Scheme (TIS) provides a guaranteed one-year training post in a local authority to every eligible student graduating with a teaching qualification from one of Scotland's universities.

GTC Scotland, in partnership with the Scottish Government, is responsible for the administration of the scheme.

The scheme is not compulsory; you can choose to follow the Flexible Route instead. The Teacher Induction Scheme allows probationer teachers to be considered for full registration within one school year (190 teaching days). It offers a number of benefits, including:

  • a maximum class contact time of 0.8 full time equivalent (GTC Scotland endorsed)
  • dedicated time set aside for Professional Learning 
  • access to a teacher for support throughout the induction year.

TIS and the role of the supporter webinar

If you have any further questions about TIS and your role as a supporter, please email


If you would like to discuss your probation with us, please contact the Early Careers Team by completing the GTC Scotland contact us form selecting 'Probationers' as your reason for contact.

You should contact your local authority probation manager if you are seeking:
- specific support requirements for probationer teachers in your area
-local CPD provision
information on work as a probationer teacher in your authority

View the local authority probation managers contact information.