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Supporting a Probationer Teacher in your Faculty/Department


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Muriel Ashwood has more than 40 years of experience as a teacher, Principal Teacher (subject) and Senior Depute Head Teacher. For almost 10 years she supported, advised and mentored student teachers, probationer teachers and their Subject Leaders / Faculty Heads / Supporters. She has been an Associate Tutor with Glasgow University working in the School Experience Partnership model of student placement with both primary and secondary schools.

Muriel has an extensive knowledge and understanding of both the Interim and Final Profiles, required by the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS), to be completed by probationers and schools on the Teacher Induction Scheme to achieve the Standard for Full Registration.


Supporting a Probationer Teacher on the Teacher Induction Scheme in your Faculty/Department
Friday 7th September 2018
10.00 - 15.30
£179 plus VAT

This course is designed to support staff (SL / FH / Supporter) working with a probationer teacher for the first time, as well as for staff with a probationer teacher again after many years.

Aims of the course:

  • To raise awareness of the three elements of the Standard for Full Registration (SFR):
    • Professional Values and Personal Commitment
    • Professional Knowledge and Understanding
    • Professional Skills and Abilities
  • To provide practical information to enable probationers to fulfil their potential
  • To give vital advice on monitoring probationers’ progress throughout the session
  • To ensure quality feedback, verbal and written, to probationers on their formal Observed Teaching lessons
  • To examine the GTCS Interim and Final Profiles by participating in a practical session
  •  To deliver practical advice on supporting probationers with the completion of their Profiles
  • To maximise the input provided by probationer Supporters to the Profiles and consequently the outcomes achieved by probationers in terms of performance

Previous attendees commented

‘well worthwhile course – even for those with experience’
‘thoroughly enjoyed the day.  Very well organised and found it very helpful and reassuring’
‘my questions were answered well and enabled me to clarify aspects of this role’
‘thanks a lot, extremely useful and informative’
‘excellent course, would recommend’
‘Muriel has a lot of knowledge of supporting probationers which I feel she brought to the course.  It was well presented and she answered any questions that were asked’

Places on all our courses are limited to 16 delegates.

Courses available to all teachers:

Supporting a Probationer Teacher in your department/faculty
- 7th September 2018

Mindfulness Level 1 - 25th September 2018

Teaching with the Ipad - 1st October 2018

An Introduction to Pastoral Care/Pupil Support/Guidance - 2nd October 2018

Managing your department/faculty - 8th October 2018

Making the most of GLOW - 9th October 2018

Mental Health First Aid - 26th October and 2nd November 2018

Using Excel and PowerPoint in the classroom - 5th November 2018

Mindfulness in Education: Resilience and effectiveness for School Leaders - 7th November 2018

Supporting young people with ASD and ADHD in the classroom - 14th November 2018

Supporting Young Peoples Mental Health, including Self Harm - 16th November 2018

Mindfulness for Students - 22nd November 2018

Encouraging Creativity using the iPad - 4th December 2018