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.
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.
Commenting on the increase of teaching of Advanced Highers in HEIs EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan said:
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.
In response to the amendments to the Additional Support for Learning Act 2004 EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan said,
Commenting in response to figures large numbers of teachers over the age of 45 are leaving the profession EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan said,
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
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.
The EIS has highlighted the high cost of sanitary products to women and girls across the country.
The EIS has secured over £450,000 in compensation settlements for members injured at work over the past year.
The EIS has called on the Scottish Government to establish a maximum acceptable temperature in Scotland’s schools.
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.
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.
Commenting on the agreement reached on core conditions of service for college lecturers, EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan said:
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.
Improving Teachers' Pay is Key to Ensuring Sufficient Teacher Numbers
Commenting on the news that the National Parent Forum Supports LGBT education in Scotland's schools, EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan said:
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
The EIS has commented on today’s publication of the independent review of student support.
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The EIS has today (Tuesday), welcomed the launch of a consultation on the Education (Scotland) Bill.
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The EIS has welcomed efforts being made across Scotland to tackle the emerging issue of 'period poverty'.
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.
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.
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.
Representatives of the EIS have spoken in support of two TUC Congress Motions.
The EIS has condemned the introduction of the Child Tax Credit Cap and, specifically, the so-called ‘Rape Clause’
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