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Early Phase Teachers

Fully Registered

Congratulations on completing your probationary service. This area of our site will provide you with guidance and support throughout the early phase of your career as a classroom teacher.


GTCS Webinar

Watch a recording of our first ever webinar, exploring how Professional Values underpin teaching practice. Senior Education Officer Charlaine Simpson delivered the session introducing the Professional Values Learning pack – a new resource which aims to support school leaders, groups of teachers and individuals to explore their Professional Values.


A charter for change


February is LGBT History Month. Resources from LGBT Youth Scotland can support you to tackle discrimination in Scottish schools.


Health and wellbeing lecture

The slides and a recording of the lecture by Professor Neil Humphrey on "Education, mental health and wellbeing" are now available. All sectors of education are engaged in a debate that raises fundamental, challenging questions: Is there a crisis in mental health and wellbeing? If so, what is the role of education in resolving it? In this lecture Professor Humphrey examines the key issues that underpin these questions.

Teaching Scotland

What keeps me in teaching

Teaching Scotland asked teachers at Bellshill Academy and two of its cluster primaries what keeps them in teaching. In this video, six professionals talk about the passion, pride and pleasure that underscores their commitment to education.


Chair swingers don't stand a chance


Dealing with persistent chair-swingers can be tiresome and frustrating, but Jim Morre knows a trick to help keep those chair legs on the floor.