There are so many reasons why people choose teaching. From changing a child’s life to becoming a lifelong learner, teaching isn’t just a job – it’s a calling.

In Scotland, our policies are designed to support teachers, helping them flourish and inspire. Scotland's Developing the Young Workforce agenda puts students and their future at the heart of education, breaking down the barriers to employment for all young people.

Are you ready to live and teach in a school environment that values young people in Scotland? You’ve come to the right place.

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Learning and Developing

In Scotland, there is the belief that learning and development is for both students and teachers. That’s why so much emphasis is put on Continued Professional Development (CPD) to allow teachers to reach their full potential and be an effective, inspiring teacher.

Providing support for educational leadership is a fundamental policy of the Scottish Government’s Teaching Scotland’s Future programme, helping teachers become great leaders. With a structured framework for promotion, teachers know how they are progressing and what they need to do to take their next career step should they wish.

Trade unions are also in place to help support a better teaching environment for employees. These include EIS, SSTA, NASWT, WOICE, AHDS, and SLS.

Scottish Curriculum

Education in Scotland puts more emphasis on developing students’ breadth of knowledge and practical skills. The Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) offers students a more flexible range of subjects and courses, focusing on developing successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens, and effective contributors.

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