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Staff from England treated as ‘second-class citizens’

Watchdog denies discrimination as EU rules ‘benefit teachers from other countries’

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Scotland’s teaching watchdog has been accused of “shameful” discrimination against teachers from England for treating them “as second-class citizens compared with EU teachers”.

The comments were made by St Columba’s School – a mixed independent day school in Kilmacolm, Inverclyde – in its response to a Scottish government consultation on the new regulations for registering independent school teachers with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS).

The school’s response said: “Teachers from England who have qualified teacher status should be offered full registration. They are treated ...

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