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19 September 2017
Scottish National Standardised Assessments
As previously reported, the Scottish Government launched the Scottish National Standardised Assessments on Monday 21st August for use with P1, P4, P7 and S3 for this session and beyond.
22 August 2017
Scottish National Standardised Assessments
The Scottish Government launched the Scottish National Standardised Assessments on Monday 21st August for use with P1, P4, P7 and S3 for this session and beyond.
20 June 2017
Pupil Equity Fund
This interim advice paper comprises the key details from the Scottish Government’s Draft National Operating Guidance on the Pupil Equity Fund, published in February 2017, with accompanying EIS advice.
22 February 2017
First primary schools in Scotland to be named ‘Digital Schools’
Shirley-Anne Somerville, Minister for Further Education, Higher Education & Science will present the awards to the first primary schools in Scotland to achieve ‘Digital School’ status.
30 August 2016
New Scottish Government Curricular Guidance
New curricular guidance issued by the Scottish Government
21 June 2016
Education Summit - Reducing Workload EIS proposals
Cabinet Secretary for Education, John Swinney, invited all teacher trade unions to submit specific ideas on how to reduce excessive levels of workload
18 May 2016
Interim Advice Notice - NIF
Interim Advice Note on the National Improvement Framework for EIS Members, School Representatives and Local Association Secretaries can be found here.
30 December 2013
Accountability is vital
EIS reaffirms belief that comprehensive schooling offers best model
27 December 2013
Calls for anti-racist education
An evaluation discovered few anti-racist policies
04 December 2013
Caution on Judging PISA Results
The EIS and The SSTA have noted today’s publication of PISA testing data but urged caution in how this data is viewed.
21 November 2013
EIS Comment on Mobile Technology in Schools
EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan comments on the Scottish Government's publication of Guidance on the Safe and Responsible use of Mobile Technology in Schools.
18 November 2013
Comment on changes to School Closure procedures
EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan has commented on Scottish Government changes to school closures
03 September 2013
EIS Gives Evidence at Holyrood on Children & Young People Bill
The EIS Gives Evidence at Holyrood on Children & Young People Bill
24 April 2013
Literacy Report Paints Positive Picture for Scottish Education
The EIS has noted the publication of the results of the Scottish Survey of Literacy today and highlighted the strong levels of pupil performance and the encouraging indicators that the implementation of Curriculum for Excellence is progressing well
21 January 2013
EIS welcomes involvement in new commission for young people
The EIS has noted the establishment of a Commission for Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce
18 December 2012
Scottish schools online data should not feed league-table agenda
The EIS understands the requirement for such data to be published, but says it should not be abused to construct the type of flawed and damaging ‘league tables’ of schools that have been seen in the past.
07 December 2012
GTCS survey of newly qualified teacher employment - EIS response
The EIS believes that the survey identifies a welcome improvement in the job prospects for newly qualified teachers, but also warns that more needs to be done to ensure that all new teachers have reasonable opportunities to gain stable and secure employme
08 November 2012
EIS calls for an end to national variation in Pre-5 teacher access
EIS calls on the Scottish Government to introduce national, legally enforceable standards on access by pre-five children to a qualified GTCS registered teacher
06 November 2012
EIS welcomes involvement in teacher education group
The EIS has welcomed today’s announcement of a new National Implementation Group to address the recommendations of the Teaching Scotland’s Future Report.
02 October 2012
Report highlights continuing problem of low-level indiscipline
This unacceptable behaviour by a small number of pupils continues to blight the working lives of teachers
19 September 2012
EIS and SPTC form partnership for Scottish Education
The EIS has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Scottish Parent Teacher Council (SPTC).
18 September 2012
Memorandum of Understanding between the SPTC and the EIS
This Memorandum is based on a mutual understanding of the distinct values and roles of each organisation and provides a framework for developing a genuine partnership.
11 September 2012
International report highlights both strengths of and challenges for Scottish Education
A major international education Report has highlighted the many strengths of Scottish Education, and also a number of challenges that must be met to deliver an improved educational experience for learners
15 June 2012
Employment statistics for newly qualified teachers - EIS response
These figures show that employment prospects for newly qualified teachers have improved over the past year, though much more still needs to be done to ensure that sufficient numbers of stable employment opportunities are made available across Scotland
20 January 2012
Cuts to Psychologist Training Will Damage Educational Support
News Release on cuts to psychologist training
20 January 2012
Letter to Michael Russell from Drew Morrice
Proposed cuts to Post Graduate Professional Training of Educational Psychologists