A SPOKESPERSON for the General Teaching Council for Scotland said:
“GTCS has already opened up a range of routes into teaching through more flexible registration processes. For example, it recently became possible for individuals to be awarded Provisional (Conditional) Registration which would allow them to top up teaching or academic qualifications while gaining classroom experience.
“It is important, however, that this flexibility of approach is viewed alongside the professional standards that GTCS sets to ensure that quality teaching and learning is delivered in our schools.
“Those who gain Provisional (Conditional) Registration are required to meet the GTCS Standard for Provisional Registration, and registration will be removed if they do not top up their qualifications and achieve the GTCS Standard for Full Registration within an agreed time frame.
“It is in the public interest – and most importantly in the interests of our children and young people – that we continue to uphold teaching standards and ensure that only properly qualified teachers are allowed to work in classrooms.
“The announcement today will hopefully go some way to addressing the shortage of teachers in some parts of the country while also increasing the number of teachers within the STEM subjects which would be a positive outcome.”
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