New Teachers Recognised at National Probationer Event
Newly qualified teachers from across Scotland were welcomed into the profession at our National Probationer Event which was held at Clerwood House. 32 new teachers attended the event to represent the cohort of around 2000 new teachers who will become eligible to work in Scotland's schools from August 2012.
The event celebrated the Teacher Induction Scheme and is an opportunity for former Probationer teachers to share their learning experiences and discuss the professional issues they faced as they worked to gain the status of fully registered teachers. Speakers at the event included the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Michael Russell MSP, and GTC Scotland Chief Executive, Anthony Finn. Each teacher was presented with their Certificate for Full Registration which allows them to teach in Scotland's schools.
Michael Russell, MSP
Cabinet Secretary for Education Lifelong Learning, Michael Russell MSP said:
"I am delighted to congratulate the 32 probationers representing their local authorities at this week's National Probationer Event and the 1900 more across Scotland who will successfully complete the teacher induction scheme within the next two or three weeks. I applaud each and every one of them in their achievement.
"We know that the success of any country's education system is fully dependent upon the quality of its teachers. This is the tenth group of probationers who have come through our world acclaimed induction arrangements who will join Scotland's teacher workforce which is defined by its talent, professionalism and commitment."
GTC Scotland Chief Executive, Anthony Finn said:
"We are pleased to welcome these talented new teachers to the GTC Scotland to receive their Certificate for Full Registration. They represent a strong cohort of able and enthusiastic new teachers who will be of great benefit to schools as our new curriculum is introduced.
"These are testing times for newly qualified teachers trying to find work in Scotland's schools. What is clear from the newly qualified teachers present here today, however, is that there can be no doubting the talent, commitment and enthusiasm of this group of professionals, whose goal is to provide the highest quality learning experience for our children and young people.
"On behalf of the GTC Scotland, I would like to wish all of the newly qualified teachers in Scotland every success as they begin their new careers."
View a list of newly qualified teachers that were asked to attend the event:
|Aberdeen City||Claire Barrie||Modern Studies|
|Argyll and Bute||Emma Dudley||Primary|
|Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar||Iain MacCorquodale||Physical Education|
|Dumfries and Galloway||David Herd||History|
|Dundee City||Matthew Monaghan||Primary|
|East Ayrshire||Deborah Harris||Primary|
|East Dunbartonshire||Dominic Mills||Primary|
|East Lothian||Louise Wilson||Primary|
|East Renfrewshire||Gary Rushworth||Physics with Science|
|Edinburgh City||Margaret Grieve||English|
|Fife||Fiona Baumgartl||Physics with Science|
|Glasgow City||Tom Carson||Mathematics|
|Highland||Laura Stein||Biology/Chemistry with Science|
|North Ayrshire||Louise McGinness||Primary|
|North Lanarkshire||Christina Smith||Biology with Science|
|Perth and Kinross||Emily Tragham||Art and Design|
|Renfrewshire||Derek Paterson||Physical Education|
|Scottish Borders||Natalie Rendall||Primary|
|Shetland Islands||Lisa Johnson||Primary|
|South Ayrshire||Rachael Patrick||Primary|
|South Lanarkshire||Hayley Gibney||Geography|
|West Dunbartonshire||Jennifer Murray||Business Education|
|West Lothian||Emma McLaughlin||Primary|
(added on 14 June 2012)