The General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) have been tasked by the Scottish Government with introducing a scheme of reaccreditation for teachers called Professional Update.
GTCS has just released a new report gathering the views of those taking part in the second and final phase of Professional Update, which began in August 2013. Ongoing monitoring of Professional Update is an important way that we can learn about and understand the experiences of registered teachers.
The interim research focused on gathering views from participants about their engagement with, understandings of and perceptions about Professional Update, the GTCS Standards and Professional Learning more generally. It involved an in-depth survey, providing GTCS with important insights indicating positive areas of development and impact, and highlighting key challenges.
It is essential that GTCS understand the issues practitioners are faced with, and this data will be used to inform the ongoing development of Professional Update. There will also be a final evaluation of the pilot phase of Professional Update and an annual survey will be developed to gather ongoing data relating to Professional Update, the Standards and Professional Leaning across the profession.
Earlier this year in April 2014, we sent out a letter and information leaflet to all GTCS registrants, over 75,000, which outlined what is required in order to successfully complete the Professional Update process.
You can view the leaflet and letter below:
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