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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

Annual reader survey

Our annual reader survey is now open and the perfect opportunity for you to tell us what you want from Teaching Scotland magazine. Everyone who completes the survey has the chance to be entered into our prize draw, with one lucky winner scooping a luxury break for two.


Climb every mountain


Stephen Ogston, a Secondary English Teacher, discusses how the teaching profession is very similar to the highs and lows of hillwalking!

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Working with colleagues


You will become more than just a class teacher as you get involved in whole school activities and events. These hints and tips discuss your position as a member of a teaching team.


Empowering Schools Consultation: Scottish Government Analysis

The Scottish Government has published an analysis of the responses received to the Empowering Schools Consultation.


Sir John Jones: “Teaching- the art of the irresistible optimist”

Teachers are invited to attend a talk from the inspirational speaker and author Sir John Jones, organised by STEP in conjunction with Creative Conversations.