Angus teacher to travel to probationary event

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Angus secondary school probationary teacher Jennifer Whyte is set to attend the General Teaching Council for Scotland’s (GTCS) National Probationer Event tomorrow (Thursday).

The event, which will be held at the GTCS headquarters in Edinburgh, celebrates and recognises a representative selection of probationer teachers who will become eligible to teach in Scotland’s schools from August 2015.

Thirty-two probationer teachers, nominated by each local authority in Scotland for their exceptional performance on the Teacher Induction Scheme, will attend the event.

The event provides an opportunity for probationer teachers and those involved with the Teacher Induction Scheme to share experiences and work together to help enhance the scheme. The event also gives probationer teachers the chance to discuss the professional issues they faced while on the scheme and the opportunity to look towards their future careers.

This year’s speakers at the event include Angela Constance, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning; Gillian Hamilton, Chief Executive of the Scottish College for Educational Leadership (SCEL); and GTCS Chief Executive, Kenneth Muir.

The Cabinet Secretary will present probationer teachers at the event with their Certificate of Full Registration, which allows them to teach in Scotland’s schools.