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18 April 2018

If the Government Values Education then it must Value Teachers

General Secretary Larry Flanagan recently wrote an article for the Morning Star regarding the 10% teacher pay claim.


13 April 2018

EIS Refutes Perceived Failure of Scottish Education

General Secretary Larry Flanagan speaking to Times Educational Supplement.


17 April 2018

EIS Calls for United Public Sector in Fight for Pay

General Sectary Larry Flanagan speaking at the first day STUC Congress.


05 February 2018

Tiny Percentage of Schools Have Committee Oversight of PEF Spending

A survey by the EIS has found that only 9% of schools have any form of committee oversight over the spending of Pupil Equity Fund (PEF) money.


31 January 2018

Opposition to Legal Changes to Role and Responsibilities of Headteachers

The EIS has highlighted the need for the Education Bill to look beyond Headteachers and to enable a collaborative and collegiate approach to empowering schools and school communities.


16 January 2018

Advanced Higher Provision in HEIs

Commenting on the increase of teaching of Advanced Highers in HEIs EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan said:


19 January 2018

East Ayrshire Council and Teach First

The EIS issued this comment in response to news Headteachers in East Ayrshire have have been invited to a meeting with Prince Charles and representatives fast-track teacher training charity Teach First.


10 January 2018

Response to Amendments to the ASL Act 2004

In response to the amendments to the Additional Support for Learning Act 2004 EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan said,


12 January 2018

Teachers over 45 Leaving the Profession

Commenting in response to figures large numbers of teachers over the age of 45 are leaving the profession EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan said,


21 December 2017

Victory for EIS in Tribunal Against City of Glasgow College

The EIS has welcomed the ruling by an Employment Tribunal that City of Glasgow College acted unlawfully in failing to consolidate a £100 pay award for the year 2015/16 for lecturers


05 January 2018

2018 is the Year to Finally agree fair pay for Scotland's Teachers

The EIS has warned that the pay of Scotland's teachers must be substantially improved this year if strike action in schools is to be avoided.


23 December 2017

Festive Season Highlights High Cost of Sanitary Products to Women and Girls

The EIS has highlighted the high cost of sanitary products to women and girls across the country.


30 December 2017

More Than £450,000 Compensation Paid to Scottish Teachers Injured at Work

The EIS has secured over £450,000 in compensation settlements for members injured at work over the past year.


03 January 2018

Time to turn down the heat in the Classroom

The EIS has called on the Scottish Government to establish a maximum acceptable temperature in Scotland’s schools.


18 December 2017

Formal Agreement Reached on Teachers' Pay & Conditions

The Scottish Negotiating Committee for Teachers (SNCT) has formally agreed a number of proposals in relation to pay and conditions of service for teachers and associated professionals.


14 December 2017

Budget Lifting of Pay Cap is Welcome - Now Teachers' Pay Must Be Boosted

The EIS has welcomed the confirmation in today’s draft Scottish Budget that the 1% public sector pay cap will be lifted in the next financial year.


06 December 2017

Agreement Reached on Core Conditions of Service for College Lecturers

Commenting on the agreement reached on core conditions of service for college lecturers, EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan said:


05 December 2017

EIS Comment on Class Sizes

The EIS believes that these rises in primary school class sizes are unacceptable – some of the figures reported, breach both legislation and SNCT guidance on class sizes.


12 December 2017

Improving Teachers' Pay is Key to Ensuring Sufficient Teacher Numbers

Improving Teachers' Pay is Key to Ensuring Sufficient Teacher Numbers


06 December 2017

National Parent Forum supports LGBT education in Scots schools

Commenting on the news that the National Parent Forum Supports LGBT education in Scotland's schools, EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan said:


01 December 2017

Serious Concerns over Plans to Scrap GTCS

The EIS has highlighted its serious concerns over the Scottish Government’s plans to disband the GTCS and to transfer its functions to a new Education Workforce Council


20 November 2017

Independent Review of Student Support

The EIS has commented on today’s publication of the independent review of student support.


14 November 2017

EIS Car Winner Announced

Winner of competition has been announced...


07 November 2017

EIS Welcomes Launch of Consultation on Education (Scotland) Bill

The EIS has today (Tuesday), welcomed the launch of a consultation on the Education (Scotland) Bill.


09 October 2017

EIS Calls on Scottish Government to do More for Teachers

The EIS has welcomed the announcement by Deputy First Minister John Swinney that the Scottish Government is offering bursaries of £20,000 to graduates to change career and become teachers.


10 October 2017

EIS President says Workload and Pay having a disastrous effect on Teacher Health & Wellbeing

The EIS held a joint fringe meeting with the Deputy First Minister, John Swinney, at the SNP Conference today (Tuesday) where Mr Swinney outlined the Scottish Government’s aims and policies for Education.


04 October 2017

EIS says Additional Resources Required for Named Person

The EIS will present evidence to the Education and Skills Committee highlighting its concern surrounding lack of adequate training and resources for the Named Person legislation whilst not opposing the principle aim of the scheme.


11 September 2017

EIS calls for Fair pay and Protection of Workers’ Rights at TUC Congress

Representatives of the EIS have spoken in support of two TUC Congress Motions.


29 May 2017

EIS Council Condemns Child Tax Credit

The EIS has condemned the introduction of the Child Tax Credit Cap and, specifically, the so-called ‘Rape Clause’



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