Henry Hepburn

GTCS: ‘A global success under government attack’

Body’s vital CPD role jeopardised by ‘unwarranted interference’, union warns

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A “global success story” of Scottish education is under attack from plans that risk putting years of progress on teacher professionalism into reverse, the government will be told today.

The EIS teaching union is concerned that proposals to replace the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) with a body also covering non-teaching jobs in education would diminish teachers’ influence while shifting power to central government.

The author of a seminal report on teacher education has also voiced concerns that the plans risk sending Scotland back to the days when the GTCS was more concerned ...

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