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Conference 2021


This year’s IFTRA conference will take place virtually on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 May through Microsoft Teams for live presentations and Yammer for conference workshops, hosted by the General Teaching Council for Scotland and facilitated by Professor Graham Donaldson.


Please find below details of the conference programme and links to speaker biographies and workshop details.

Day 1: Thursday 6 May 2021 (Times are in BST)


08:00 - 08:05 Welcome Khadija Mohammed, Vice Convenor, GTC Scotland Council
08:05 - 08:10 Programme for conference and introduction of conference chairperson, Prof. Graham Donaldson Dr Pauline Stephen, Chief Executive and Registrar
08:10 - 09:00 Scottish Education in the Global Context Prof. Graham Donaldson
09:00 - 09:50 Teacher Engagement with Professional Standards Prof. Margery McMahon, University of Glasgow
09:50 - 10:30 Discussion/ Q&A on presentations  
10:30 Close  


Day 2: Friday 7 May 2021 


08:00 - 08:50  Recent / planned changes to regulating healthcare professionals in the UK - lessons for regulating teachers Marc Seale, Former CEO, Health and Care Professions Council
08:50 - 09:40 Widening registration, regulation and the roles of a professional body: Experiences from the Education Workforce Council (EWC), Wales Hayden Llewelyn, CEO, EWC
Liz Brimble, Director of Qualifications, Registration and Fitness to Practice
09:40 - 10:10 Discussion / Q&A on presentations  
10:10 - 10:30 IFTRA: Next Steps  
10:30 Close  

Speaker Biographies

Workshop Details


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