The New Scottish Teacher Education Professional Standards and the Development of the Professional Update System Tom Hamilton Director of Education and Professional Learning HoSS Forum January 2014. #gtcsPU #gtcsPL. The General Teaching Council for Scotland: Background. History:
The New Scottish Teacher Education Professional Standards and the Development of the Professional Update SystemTom HamiltonDirector of Education and Professional Learning HoSS ForumJanuary 2014
It is for the GTCS to determine what constitutes a recognised teaching qualification for individuals seeking registration as a school teacher.
A determination may make such provision about the education and training required to attain such a qualification as the GTCS thinks fit.
TQFE: determination remains with Scottish Government
(Professional Standards for Lecturers in Scotland’s Colleges Scottish Government March 2012)
Professional values are also relevant to COPAC (Code of Professionalism and Conduct)
Professional Update: All professions need to keep skills and knowledge up to date....
35 hours contractual CPD each year
Annual Professional Review and Development interview
Standard for Full Registration
Code of Professionalism and Conduct
Five year sign-off to GTC Scotland
Framework on Teacher Competence
surveys, focus groups, etc
"Teachers have a professional responsibility and accountability to provide quality education for our young people and this annual and 5-yearly process gives teachers the chance to show their commitment to career-long professional learning.” (Head Teacher)
“The purpose is to help manage our PRD, and to ensure we are taking responsibility for it. It is not onerous or time consuming.” (Teacher)
“It made me think a lot more about what impact the CPD I was involved in would have and how it would benefit me, the school and my pupils. It has helped me and my colleagues to focus on identifying the most appropriate CPD.” (Teacher)
I confirm that I have engaged in ongoing professional development in line with the GTCS Professional Standards, maintained a CPD record and portfolio of evidence, and have discussed the impact of my professional learning with my line manager as part of my Professional Review and Development process.
I confirm that..... has engaged in ongoing professional development in line with the GTCS Professional Standards, maintained a CPD record and portfolio of evidence and has discussed the impact of this as part of the Professional Review and Development process.
teachers with registration years ending in a 9 or 4
teachers with registration years ending in 0 and 5
teachers with registration years ending in a 6 or 1
teachers with registration years ending in 7 and 2
teachers with registration years ending in 8 or 3 etc.