Jennifer Macdonald

We’re making ‘fitness to teach’ fit for the future

By changing the way that misconduct cases are handled, the General Teaching Council for Scotland hopes to make the system more supportive and transparent

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The General Teaching Council for Scotland is consulting on changes to our fitness-to-teach process. We think that what we are proposing will help us to deliver a more efficient and, importantly, supportive system, replacing one that has been working well but can be improved still.

How can the GTCS’ process be supportive? We think that fitness to teach is an outcome, not the individual parts of this process, however important they might be.

So what is the outcome that we are trying to achieve? A profession that is and remains fit to teach, impacting positively on the learning of our children ...

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