– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 4th March 2011.

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Photo of Cathie Craigie Cathie Craigie Labour

Question S3W-39934

To ask the Scottish Executive what monitoring takes place of locally obtained competencies-based training, as specified by the Requirements for Teachers (Scotland) Regulations 2005.

Photo of Michael Russell Michael Russell Scottish National Party

Under the terms of the Requirements for Teachers (Scotland) Regulations 2005 local authorities are required to employ teachers who are registered with the General Teaching Council for Scotland and who have the appropriate professional skills and knowledge for the post in which they are employed. Assessment of whether teachers have the appropriate skills and knowledge through initial teacher education or continuing professional development is a matter for the local authority as employer.

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