Call for applications: Dyslexia and inclusive practice GTCS Professional Recognition programme

6 April 2022
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Teachers: 2022 application process now open for Dyslexia and inclusive practice Professional Recognition programme

Dyslexia Scotland is accredited to deliver GTCS Professional Recognition in Dyslexia and Inclusive Practice. Accreditation is for five years. 

The programme is delivered in partnership with Education Scotland. The aim of the programme is to develop accomplished expert teachers in dyslexia and inclusive practice so that they are well equipped to support learners and colleagues through the holistic identification and support process for dyslexia in Scotland.

Teachers - would you like to take part?

The second year of our exciting GTCS Professional Recognition programme will start in September 2022 and end in September 2023.

Dyslexia Scotland is seeking applications from teaching professionals who have completed a minimum of one year of professional practice after gaining full registration from GTC Scotland and who have then gone on to engage in sustained, significant professional learning in a particular area. This learning must include the completion of the Open University Dyslexia and Inclusive Practice Modules 1 and 2.

Support for Learning teachers, Additional Support Needs teachers, Pupil Support teachers and local authority Inclusion Education Officers are encouraged to apply, as well as others such as classroom teachers and Principal teachers who are able to work in partnership with their support teachers.

Background to the programme

The Dyslexia and Inclusive Practice Professional Recognition Programme  was developed collaboratively with Education Scotland following an extended pilot that took place from 2017-2019. We built on the learning of the pilot through active engagement with the participants; therefore, the programme is grounded on their feedback, the impact of the professional learning on teachers and the learning of the programme tutors as a collaborative team. The GTCS accreditation panel commended the inclusion of children and young people as part of the development of the programme.

Applicants should carefully consider the workload expectations required of the programme. Also, as part of the recruitment processes, head teachers, local authority lead officers and relevant colleagues in Regional Improvement Collaborative roles are asked to commit to providing support to participants engaging in this professional learning programme.

Closing date for applications: midnight on 30 May 2022.

Click here for the Outline of the Application Criteria.

Click here for the application form. Please note that this will need to be downloaded, completed, scanned and returned by email, along with your Statements of participation for Modules One and Two.