Teaching in Scotland: A guide to conditions of service

Your easy reference for key information relating to teaching in Scotland, together with the main conditions of service in one document. Our Information Sheet also provides links to the various professional bodies/organisations that teachers may need to access as part of their job teaching in Scotland.

Information sheet content includes:

  • Introduction 
  • Background 
  • Education Scotland 
  • The General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) 
  • The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) 
  • Scottish Negotiating Committee for Teachers (SNCT) 
  • Conditions of Service 
  • The working years
  • The working week
  • Teachers’ pay
  • Short-Term Supply Teachers 
  • Fixed Term Appointments 
  • Teachers’ main duties
  • Annual leave
  • Chartered Teachers 
  • Sickness Absence 
  • Notice 
  • Probationer Teachers 
  • Obtaining a Teaching Post in Scotland 
  • Class Size Maxima 
  • Practical Classes 
  • Class Sizes for Special Schools and Units 

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