Local teacher at national probationer event

CARNOUSTIE teacher Emily Tragham was awarded the Standard for Full Registration on Friday and welcomed into the teaching profession at the National Probationer Event held at the General Teaching Council for Scotland headquarters in Edinburgh.

A total of 32 newly qualified teachers, one from each local authority area, represented around 2,000 new teachers who become eligible to work in Scotland’s schools from August of this year. Emily completed her year of probation teaching art and design at Blairgowrie High School.

This annual event celebrates the teacher induction scheme and is an opportunity for former probationer teachers to share their learning experiences and discuss the professional issues they faced as they worked to gain the status of fully registered teachers. Speakers at the event included the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Michael Russell MSP, and General Teaching Council Scotland chief executive, Anthony Finn.

Each teacher was presented with their Certificate for Full Registration which allows them to teach in Scotland’s schools.

Mr Russell said: “I am delighted to congratulate the 32 probationers representing their local authorities at this week’s National Probationer Event and the 1,900 more across Scotland who will successfully complete the teacher induction scheme within the next two or three weeks. I applaud each and every one of them in their achievement.

“We know that the success of any country’s education system is fully dependent upon the quality of its teachers. This is the tenth group of probationers who have come through our world acclaimed induction arrangements who will join Scotland’s teacher workforce which is defined by its talent, professionalism and commitment.”