The Teacher Induction Scheme (TIS) provides a guaranteed one-year training post in a local authority school to every eligible student graduating with a teaching qualification from one of Scotland’s universities – i.e. newly qualified teachers.
This one-year training post is commonly known as the ‘probationary’ year, and those carrying it out are known as probationary teachers or probationers.
The Teacher Induction Scheme is overseen by the GTCS1 (General Teaching Council Scotland). The key aim for each probationary teacher is to achieve the GTCS Standard for Professional Registration – this allows full registration on the GTCS Register which is a legal requirement of being able to teach in any state or independent school in Scotland.
All probationers following the Teacher Induction Scheme have three years to obtain full registration.