Standards for Registration

GTC Scotland have been working on a revision of the Professional Standards, and will publish drafts of each of the revised standards this month for consultation, with a view to publishing the Standards at the start of 2013. As part of this consultation you are invited to find out more and air your views on the three new sets of Professional Standards through Glow TV events. The first of which is the Standards of Education which will take place on Thursday 30th August at 4pm.

The draft revised Standards for Registration incorporates the Standard for Provisional Registration and the Standard for Full Registration. The Standard for Provisional Registration outlines what is expected of a teacher at the end of their Initial Teacher Education and the Standard for Full Registration outlines what is expected of of a teacher at the end of their probationer year, as well as what all teachers are expected to maintain and enhance over the course of their career. By including these two standards in one document, we have attempted to demonstrate the expected progression at the start of a teacher’s professional learning journey.

This session will be led by Mairi McAra, Education Adviser at GTC Scotland, and will explore the thinking behind the revision of this standard, as well as some of the planned content.

Other events include The Standard for Career Long Professional Learning on 5th September and Standards for Leadership and Management on 13th September with a final session on all three standards The Revised GTCS Professional Standards on 27th September.

Sign up and join us in Glow TV for an opportunity for you to have your say on Standards for Registration.

Join us on the Cooking Bus

On Friday 31st August at 9.15am Glow TV will be coming live from Glasgow Caledonian University with the Focus on Food Cooking Bus.

Throughout the year Focus on Food Cooking Buses are at work across the UK visiting schools and communities. Sessions cover key aspects of food education from food preparation skills to nutrition, food safety and hygiene. All ingredients and equipment are provided, a session at the on the bus leaves behind expertise, enthusiasm and skills. The Cooking Bus supports the continued implementation of the experiences and outcomes within the health and wellbeing framework of Curriculum for Excellence.

Tune in to meet the team who tour Scottish schools on the Focus on Food Cooking Bus.

· Find out what happens when the bus visits your school.

· Find out how the bus can build confidence around practical cooking in the classroom.

· Find out how to request a visit from the bus for your school or cluster.

Sign up and join us in Glow TV or request further information from Kerry Crichton –