We work with partners across the education system to provide opportunities for professional learning for educators at all stages of their career. Connect with people and with resources for learning, policy and professional standards.
The Practitioner resources section provides information and support that enables practitioners to improve their practice and increase the quality of learners’ experiences and outcomes. It provides access to: self-evaluation and improvement frameworks, research, teaching and assessment resources, exemplars of practice and support for on-line collaboration and networks through Glow.
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Glow offers a number of tools and services to help you as an educator enrich and enhance learning across the curriculum. You can share teaching materials, design online resources and activities to engage learners and take part in professional learning opportunities.
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The Care Inspectorate provides professional learning opportunities for the early learning and childcare sector.
General Teaching Council Scotland
GTCS plays a significant role in supporting and promoting teacher professionalism at all stages in a teacher’s career. This is manifest not only in the development of the Professional Standards, through Professional Update and professional learning as identified above, but also through other key areas of work. The principles underpinning teacher professionalism inform and are embedded in:
- the expectations for registration with GTCS
- the requirements for and accreditation of programmes for initial teacher education
- the Teacher Induction Scheme
- GTC Scotland’s approach to Fitness to Teach as part of its regulatory role.
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Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC)
SSSC protects the public by registering social service workers, setting standards for their practice, conduct, training and education and by supporting their professional development. They:
- publish the national codes of practice for people working in social services and their employers
- register people working in social services and make sure they adhere to the SSSC Codes of Practice
- promote and regulate the learning and development of the social service workforce
- are the national lead for workforce development and planning for social services in Scotland.
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An ethos of continuous improvement for teachers and support for leadership are a key part of supporting Curriculum for Excellence and ensuring that we raise attainment and close the attainment gap between pupils from different social backgrounds.
Find out more on the Scottish Government policy information for Teachers
Scottish Professional Learning Network
The Scottish Professional Learning Network (originally called the National CLPL Network) was launched in March 2013 as the successor to the National CPD Network. The Network brings together local authority officers, universities and other national partners in a community which offers mutual support and benefit to its members.
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