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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.


George D Gray Award


Congratulations to Rachel Frew, who now works at Braehead Primary School in South Ayrshire, for winning 2017’s George D Gray award for most distinguished dissertation. This year GTCS also issued a Commendation Award to Abigail Stirling, who now works at Linlithgow Primary School.


Scottish education awards

Nominations for the Scottish education awards 2018 are now open. There are 15 categories covering all areas of education. Visit the Scottish education awards for more information and to submit a nomination:

Teaching Scotland

Community Learning and Development? It’s all CLD to me

Marion Allison, Head of the CLD standards Council, explains what Community Learning and Development brings to Scottish education.


The reality of job hunting


After the Christmas break, it can be time to reflect and start to think about applying for jobs. In this month’s blog, Chris Mutch discusses his experience of searching for a job after the Christmas break.

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Staying in employment


As your probation period comes to a close, the job hunt begins. Staying in employment can be daunting, but it’s important to stay calm and be prepared, and approach this time positively.