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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

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Hugh Smith, Mental Health and Wellbeing in Education Consultant, explains why it is important to have a “personal preventative intervention strategy” to keep our wellbeing in check.


GTCS Consultation

We are consulting on proposed changes to the Memorandum on Entry requirements for Initial Teacher Education programmes in Scotland.

Top Tip

Classroom organisation


These tips will make your daily management of the classroom less hectic and more productive for everyone.


Autumn Step Count Challenge

Teachers across Scotland are being encouraged to get involved in the Step Count Challenge, which begins on 29 October. Teachers are invited to get into teams of five to become more active, motivate each other to walk more and record their steps and physical activity over a four-week period.