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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.

Teaching Scotland

Under pressure?

The Scottish Association for Mental Health offers a range of resources to support your health and wellbeing.


What a difference a year makes


Julie Paul, an English teacher, reflects on her first year of teaching and how much she has progressed in her career - from completing her PGDE to now.


GTCS Professional Learning Awards

The GTCS Professional Learning Awards recognise excellent teacher professionalism and professional learning throughout all stages of a teacher's career. GTCS has added a new area to its website dedicated to the awards.


GTCS webinar: feeling good, teaching well

Join us for a webinar addressing teacher health and wellbeing. The webinar will cover techniques that can help you to successfully manage your health and wellbeing and will be led by Claire Lavelle, Director of the Hive of Wellbeing.

Top tip

Managing resources


Resources can come in very handy throughout your teaching career. Here are some tips on how to manage your resources, whether that be for occupying pupils who have finished the class material, lesson planning or helping colleagues.