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Standards in Scotland’s Schools etc. Act 2000

Elected members

100.At present, 30 members are registered teachers elected by the profession, as follows:

  • 11 primary teachers

  • 11 secondary teachers

  • 3 teachers in further education (FE) colleges

  • 5 teachers in teacher education institutions (TEIs), 4 of whom must be principals

101.In terms of the amendment made by section 46(2)(a)(i), 26 members will now be registered teachers elected by the profession, in the different categories identified in the provision set out in section 46(2)(b).

102.No stipulation is attached to the level of teacher to be elected from a TEI. The TEIs also have 4 places on the Council as appointed members (see below).

103.Teachers are currently registered with the GTC in one (or more) of the following categories: primary; secondary; FE. This will be unaffected by the extension of the categories, as set out above, for membership and voting purposes.

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