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Early Phase Teachers

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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

A Father’s role

Author and former teacher Donald Murray discusses his experience of growing up with a single father, and highlights how dads today are encouraged to become more involved in their children’s education.


Overcoming behaviour management problems


Lee-Ann McAulay, an English teacher, describes how she overcame a trying time with her S1 class.

Top tip

Parents’ evenings


Meeting parents is a valuable part of your job so you should make sure you are well organised and prepared to make the best time with them.


Professional Update Validation: Fife College

GTCS validation recognises Fife College for its commitment to the professional learning and development of lecturing staff.


I’m a Scientist

I’m a Scientist are hosting two online events in November: “I’m a Scientist, get me out here” and “I’m an Engineer get me out of here”. Both events are fully funded and priority places are given to state maintained schools further than 30 minutes’ drive away from a university.