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How to meet the SFR

To become a fully registered teacher in Scotland, you are required to meet the Standard for Full Registration (SFR).

The SFR sets out the qualities and capabilities expected of you during your probation period. and provides a professional standard against which decisions can be made on whether to grant you full registration.

Your probationary experience should result in professional development in all three key elements of the SFR:

  • Professional Values and Personal Commitment
  • Professional Knowledge and Understanding
  • Professional Skills and Abilities

Professional Values and Personal Commitment

The Professional Values and Personal Commitment core to being a teacher are:

  • Social justice
  • Integrity
  • Trust and Respect
  • Professional Commitment

Professional Knowledge and Understanding

Teachers must have knowledge and understanding of the following areas:

  • Curriculum
  • Education Systems and Professional Responsibilities
  • Pedagogical Theories and Practice

Professional Skills and Abilities

Professional Skills and Abilities is the third aspect of the SFR which you are required to meet. This involves:

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Classroom Organisation and Management
  • Pupil Assessment
  • Professional Reflection and Communication

Time limit

All probationers following the Flexible Route have five years to obtain full registration. The time limit starts from the date that provisional registration was granted to you. For further information please download the Time Limit Policy: