Martin Whitfield MSP has joined parliamentary colleagues at a roundtable discussion and networking event hosted by the General Teaching Council for Scotland.

The discussion involved GTCS representatives briefing MSPs with an interest in the education portfolio and in teaching standards on how the regulatory body creates the conditions for trusted teaching to be at the heart of education.

It also provided an opportunity for MSPs to better understand GTCS’s statutory role and the unique perspective it has to contribute to national discussions on education and supporting evidence-based decision-making on public policy.

Speaking after the event, Martin Whitfield MSP said: 

“As someone with a background as a teaching professional I continue to have a strong interest in professional teaching standards and the unique statutory role of GTC Scotland.

“It performs a vitally important function maintaining and enhancing trust in the teaching profession and contributing to educational policy and standards.

“I welcomed this opportunity for an update on the body’s latest activity and its important contribution to national discussions on education and wider society.”

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