GTC Scotland

The General Teaching Council for Scotland

GTC Scotland Chief Executive announces retirement

Ken Muir has announced his intention to retire by March 2021.

Ken Muir, Chief Executive and Registrar of the General Teaching Council for Scotland, has announced today at a full Council meeting his intention to retire by March at the latest next year. He has served in his post for seven years.
 
In making his announcement to Council members, Ken said that he has had connections with GTC Scotland for his entire career in education – as a registered teacher, as a Scottish Government observer on Council while HM Chief Inspector of Education and as Chief Executive and Registrar. 
 
He said “After working for over 42 years, and in a wide variety of roles in Scottish education, I feel honoured to have had the opportunity to lead GTC Scotland and to see it take on an ever-important role in the Scottish education system and internationally. It is a job I have loved and have always considered it to be the best job in Scottish education. 
 
“I am very fortunate during my seven-year tenure to have had excellent relations with, and the full support of, a series of able and highly-committed Council members, and Council and Committee Conveners and Vice-Conveners.  Equally, staff at GTC Scotland and my current team of Directors have shown commendable loyalty and drive over a period of many changes. I will continue to rely on them over the coming months as we look to deliver on our new strategic plan priorities and further enhance the reputation of GTC Scotland as a world-class professional body.”
 
David Innes, GTC Scotland’s Council Convener, has said that the steps necessary to appoint Ken’s successor will be taken immediately with the intention of having someone in post before the end of December which will allow plenty of time for a handover period.  In addition, he wanted to place on record his appreciation for the outstanding service Ken has provided Scottish education over his long career and his gratitude for the leadership Ken continues to bring to GTC Scotland as its CEO and Registrar.