Date lodged: 3 August 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what action it has taken to ensure that the new PGCE (Secondary) with Supported Induction Route announced by the General Teaching Council Scotland on 11 July 2017 will prepare trainee teachers to address additional support needs.
Answered by: John Swinney 16 August 2017
This programme will prepare student teachers in all aspects of teaching to meet the needs of all learners. It is the responsibility of the GTCS to accredit individual programmes and they are satisfied that additional support needs are adequately covered and benchmarked against the Professional Standards. The programme is underpinned by the principles of inclusive practice and informed and supported by documentation such as the National Framework for Inclusion and Getting it right for every child.