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Course Date

September 22, 2017

Course Cost


Registration & coffee from 9.30 a.m. Sandwich lunch included.

Course Time

10:00 - 15:30



96 Clermiston Road, Edinburgh

EH12 6UT

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Cancellation and refund policy

  • Cancellations must be advised in writing/email 6 days prior to the event.
  • We welcome substitute delegates attending in your place at no additional cost.
  • A refund will not be granted if a registrant fails to attend or cancels within 6 days prior to the event.
  • For residential courses cancellation must be advised 28 days prior to the event.

Course Description

The purpose of this workshop is to provide an update on the support that schools could be providing for probationers currently employed in their schools.  It will be led by Elaine Napier, Senior Education Officer (Early Phase and Professional Learning), GTCS.   The day will be segmented into three different aspects of the role: 

Roles and Responsibilities 

This session will consider operational aspects (meetings, observations, profiles, etc) and the information/advice that is available from the GTCS. There will be an opportunity for Q&A. 

Coaching Approaches 

It is advocated that Supporters will ultimately adopt a coaching approach in the relationship.  Consideration will be given to what  this might look like and participants will practise some coaching tools that they may choose to use in this context. 

Supporting Probationers with Enquiry 

SCIS are eligible to nominate a Probationer for the national probationer event in June, and undertaking an Enquiry is a mandatory requirement for this (as it is with Probationers in the local authorities).  In addition to gaining an insight into Enquiry, colleagues from the sector will share how it operates in their schools. 

The day will provide an excellent opportunity to network with colleagues in this role, and work with Elaine who has extensive experience of working with probationers, supporters and managers: at school, authority and national levels. 

It will provide suitable initial training for teachers who are new to the role of Supporter, and equally will  provide a refresher for those who have some supporter experience. This event will also be suitable for colleagues supporting those who are on the Provisional (Conditional) route. 

Please register as soon as possible and by 15 September at the latest.


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