GTC Scotland

The General Teaching Council for Scotland

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Self-evaluation Wheel: Values

Using the wheel

  • Consider each point on the wheel in turn. What do you know and/or understand by this? How is this embedded in your practice?
  • Think about where you might gauge yourself on the wheel: 0 = really not confident/lots of areas to develop or work on; 10 = feel very confident/accomplished in this area. Think about ‘why’ you place yourself on that point
  • Looking at areas you have identified, what should/could be your next steps to help take PU forward?

Self-evaluation - Values Coaching Wheel

You can download and print the above coaching wheel:


The attached coaching wheel outlines the values as embedded across the suite of Standards:

  • Social Justice
  • Integrity
  • Trust and Respect
  • Professional Commitment

These have been broken down into the various elements so in order that you can think more deeply and in a focussed way about you current position.

The purpose of the Values wheel is to allow you to:

  • explore and clarify your thinking
  • consider and question how the values are embedded into your own thinking, beliefs and practices
  • to consider what professional learning and actions you would like to take.

As an individual take some time to reflect and complete the wheel. The following prompts may be useful in supporting your thinking:

  • What area of the values do I find most challenging and why?
  • Are my values reflected in my Professional Actions on a regular basis? How could a gain support in embedding these further?
  • How do I critically reflect on my practice in this area? What first step could I take to make further progress in this area?
  • Is my class/school based on the principles of fairness and equality? How would I know?
  • In what ways are my present practices inclusive and in what ways could these be improved?
  • How do I demonstrate my respect for my learners and how do I include them in making decisions about their learning and their needs?
  • When and how do I create opportunities to work collaboratively with colleagues and engage critically? Are there other partners in learning I could work with? Who might these be?
  • Do I encourage the young people I engage with think beyond the class and the school? What does this look like?
  • What key actions and key learning could I engage in over the next 3-6 months? What would I hope to achieve in this area in the next year? What would success look like?


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