Home > about GTCS > Initiatives Who we are The Council Council Appointments Corporate Management Team History of GTCS Vacancies Contact Us What we do Statutory Functions Initiatives Consultations Give feedback Complaints about GTCS Equality and Diversity Statistics Publications Freedom of Information Who We Work With Memoranda of Understanding Partners Initiatives GTCS carries out a wide range of initiatives to promote, support and develop the professional learning of teachers. These support GTCS and teachers in our delivery of our statutory functions. Our initiatives include: Supporting the successful operation of the Teacher Induction Scheme which provides a guaranteed one-year full-time probationer post to every eligible student graduating with a teaching qualification from one of Scotland's universities Managing and signing off teachers’ Professional Update which confirms that they have engaged in ongoing professional learning and reflected against the appropriate GTCS Professional Standards Providing a dedicated MyGTCS online account to all registrants, enabling them to log their professional learning and access a range of support tools As part of MyGTCS, developing MyProfessionalLearning which is a national e-portfolio for all teachers to support and develop their professional learning Operating and promoting the Professional Recognition initiative which supports teachers’ expertise and experience and which accredits professional learning Operating and maintaining the Student Placement System which is an IT systems used to place students undertaking Initial Teacher Education courses in schools Promoting and supporting the profession through a range of seminars, conferences, and research We work hard to strike the appropriate balance between our role as a regulator of the teaching profession and our work to develop the professional learning of teachers; we believe that these roles complement one another and are in the long-term interests of our children and young people. We offer a range of support services to teachers, including two informative websites and Teaching Scotland magazine, which issues five times a year to everyone on the teaching register. We host regular events and on a weekly basis our staff attend seminars and conferences across the country leading sessions and answering questions about our work.