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Recording service

There are two ways in which Flexible Route probationers can record their teaching service:

  • Online profile system (if you are completing your probation in a Scottish school)
  • Paper based report (if you are completing your probation outwith Scotland or completing probation in a second or subsequent subject)

Online profiles

Online profiles have now been rolled out for all Flexible Route probationers teaching in a Scottish school. You can access your online profile by logging into MyGTCS.

Guidance on completing the online profile is available on screen as you progress through the profile. You should aim to mirror the Teacher Induction Scheme as far as possible, although we recognise the fact you may be carrying out supply work and may not have a dedicated supporter.

Please note that as we are working in the current session 2017/2018 (August 2017 - June/July 2018) you will not be able to enter record of teaching service outwith these dates.

Please arrange to submit paper-based documentation for this teaching service.

Paper based reports

In order to evidence your teaching service, you are required to complete a series of forms.

  • interim report - this is submitted at the end of a term of continuous full-time service, (e.g. covering a long term absence or maternity cover) or at the end of service in one school of 20 days or more full-time equivalent (FTE), whether or not these days have been consecutive
  • final report - this is submitted at the end of your probationary period
  • record of teaching service form - this is used to record each day of service in a school where you have served less than 20 days in total. This enables short periods of relevant service to be credited towards meeting your probationary requirement

You should try to work on your interim and final reports as you progress through your probationary period.

Before you start filling in your reports, we strongly advise that you read the guidance on completing your interim and final reports.