Since 1965, the Scottish Government (under its various titles) has issued a Memorandum on Entry Requirements for Initial Teacher Education programmes in Scotland (Memorandum).
Originally this was done on an annual basis but latterly it was issued on a less frequent basis. The current Memorandum was issued by the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) in 2013 and at the time GTCS gave a commitment that the next review of the Memorandum would start in January 2018.
The Memorandum sets the minimum entry requirement for students’ entry to Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programmes in Scotland. This consultation is to ensure:
The consultation questions will focus on areas of the Memorandum where a change is being considered. At present, we are not proposing to make changes to the qualities, values and disposition expected of applicants and therefore there is no question relating to this area.
However, there is an opportunity to offer other suggestions in the ‘other comments’ section should you chose to do so.