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18 August 2015
EIS welcomes First Minister’s positive comments
Announcement at Wester Hailes on future
13 August 2015
Concern Over Number of Headteacher Vacancies
Positions remain unfilled
10 August 2015
Record Number of University Acceptances
Scots-domiciled students have secured places
04 August 2015
Strong Exam Performance a Credit to Pupils and Teachers
Welcoming strong set of results in 2015 exams
28 July 2015
Congress ends on a high note
Info from the latest Education International Ebulletin
22 June 2015
No Agreement on Teacher's Pay and Conditions Brings Industrial Action Closer
EIS has warned that the prospect of industrial action in schools has moved significantly closer
17 June 2015
New Higher Education Governance Bill Welcomed
Bill to improve university governance and to regulate the selection of chairs
17 June 2015
School Stats Highlight Good News and Continuing Challenges
Record percentage of young people moving on to positive destinations
10 June 2015
News from the 2015 AGM

03 June 2015
EIS AGM Highlights Workload Strain & Austerity Impact
What to expect in the coming days
01 June 2015
Early Yrs Report - Teacher Involvement Remains Crucial
The important report is published today
29 May 2015
EIS Focus Highlights Average Teacher Working Week
Teachers working in excess of contracted time
26 May 2015
EIS Lodges College Sector National Dispute Over Pay
Lecturers have felt the brunt of cuts
26 May 2015
EIS Outlines Priorities for Education Bill Ahead of Holyrood Debate
Outlined priorities for reducing the impact of poverty
20 May 2015
EIS welcomes Cabinet Secretary's commitment to tackling poverty
Keynote speech at Glasgow University
29 April 2015
EIS Response to the Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy
The EIS has responded to today's publication of the Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy (2014).
24 March 2015
Welcoming Additional £1m Investment In New Higher Textbooks
Funding to support secondary schools
20 March 2015
EIS Welcomes Renewed Commitment to Cutting School Bureaucracy
The EIS has welcomed the publication of the Follow-Up Report of the Curriculum for Excellence Working Group on Tackling Bureaucracy.
20 March 2015
Increased Language Funding Welcome, But Workload Concerns Remain
The EIS has welcomed today’s announcement by the Scottish Government of additional investment for language learning in primary schools.
05 March 2015
EIS Welcomes New £21M Investment in School Buildings
Scottish Government announcement of a new £21M investment in the Schools for the Future Programme
27 February 2015
Teachers Join Parents and Children To Fight Falkirk School Cuts
Join us on the demonstration, Saturday 28th February
26 February 2015
EIS Welcomes Confirmation Of Teacher Numbers Agreements
Last of the councils agree to no cuts
25 February 2015
Member Letter: Rejection of Primary Cuts
The EIS position on cutting the school week
23 February 2015
EIS Welcomes New Intiative To Enhance School Leadership
Mandatory qualifications for headteachers
21 February 2015
EIS Welcomes Agreements on Teacher Numbers
news that 31 of Scotland's 32 local authorities have now accepted a new funding package from the Scottish Government that will commit councils to maintaining the number of teachers employed in Scotland's schools
16 February 2015
EIS Slams COSLA’s Bizarre Stance on Teacher Numbers
COSLA says cutting teachers has no impact on pupils’ attainment
13 February 2015
SEJ update – Teacher Numbers Secured?
A new deal secured?
09 February 2015
EIS welcomes new focus on tackling inequality through education
Commenting following the First Minister's comments today on tackling inequality and learning from initiatives such as the
06 February 2015
EIS to Vigorously Oppose Proposed Cuts to Primary School Week
EIS has condemned the decision of West Dunbartonshire Council to cut the teaching week
06 February 2015
EIS Welcomes West Dunbartonshire U-Turn On Primary School Week
EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan comments following the announcement that West Dunbartonshire Council has abandoned its plan to cut the length of the primary school week
04 February 2015
Betrayal by COSLA on New Teacher Numbers Agreement
Commitment to teacher numbers dropped
03 February 2015
EIS Comment on Teacher Shortages
Response to increasing teacher shortages
03 February 2015
EIS Highlights Concerns over New Higher Implementation
Highlighted a number of concerns around the new CfE Higher qualification
27 January 2015
EIS-FELA Members Reject Latest Offer in Ayrshire College Dispute
Lecturers at Ayrshire College have rejected the latest offer from management
27 January 2015
Implementation of New Qualifications
Today’s announcement of the provisional entries for Highers, including the new Highers, by the Scottish Government.
27 January 2015
Update – EIS Condemns Ayrshire College Over ACAS Refusal
The EIS has condemned the decision of Ayrshire College management to refuse an EIS offer
19 January 2015
Response from Consulate of Pakistan
A kind letter from the Consulate of Pakistan
15 January 2015
Ayrshire College Strike - EIS Comment
Update on the recent strike
05 January 2015
EIS Warns of 'Stitch-Up' on Teacher Numbers and Class Sizes
The EIS has written to John Swinney to raise its concerns
30 December 2014
Newly Released Papers Highlight Truths About 1980s Dispute
30 year rule reveals new facts
18 August 2015
EIS welcomes First Minister’s positive comments on Scottish education
Announcement at Wester Hailes on future
08 October 2015
EIS Welcomes Record Number of University Acceptances
Scots-domiciled students have secured places
10 August 2015
EIS Response to the Commission on Widening Access
The EIS welcomes this opportunity to respond to the Commission on Widening Access to Higher Education.
10 August 2015
Strong Exam Performance a Credit to Pupils and Teachers
Welcoming strong set of results in 2015 exams
28 July 2015
Congress ends on a high note
Info from the latest Education International Ebulletin
10 July 2015
Guidance for Settlement Agreements
In many cases when university staff leave employment the university requires a written agreement between it and the departing employee
30 June 2015
SEJ AGM 2015
The Magazine of the Educational Institute of Scotland
22 June 2015
No Agreement on Teacher's Pay and Conditions Brings Industrial Action Closer
EIS has warned that the prospect of industrial action in schools has moved significantly closer
17 June 2015
New Higher Education Governance Bill Welcomed
Bill to improve university governance and to regulate the selection of chairs
17 June 2015
School Stats Highlight Good News and Continuing Challenges
Record percentage of young people moving on to positive destinations
10 June 2015
News from the 2015 AGM

10 June 2015
Member e-bulletin - June 2015
All the latest EIS news and events from June 2015
14 August 2015
EIS Workload Campaign 2015 Update Video
An update to the Educational Institute of Scotland Workload Campaign - first broadcast at the 2015 Annual General Meeting
03 July 2015
Teachers Support Progressive Change, Should Not Be Target For Political Attacks
Unions support progressive improvements that can enhance Scottish education
03 July 2015
EIS President Issues Warnings Over Workload and Political Interference in Education
President Tommy Castles addresses the 2015 AGM
02 June 2015
EIS AGM Highlights Workload Strain & Impact of Austerity on Education
What to expect in the coming days
01 June 2015
Early Years Report - EIS says Teacher Involvement Remains Crucial
The important report is published today
29 May 2015
EIS Focus Highlights Average Teacher Working Week of 46.5 Hours
Teachers working in excess of contracted time
26 May 2015
EIS Lodges College Sector National Dispute Over Pay
Lecturers have felt the brunt of cuts
25 May 2015
EIS Outlines Priorities for Education Bill Ahead of Holyrood Debate
Outlined priorities for reducing the impact of poverty
22 May 2015
Research: Trials, Tribulations & Successes
Dr Alex Alexandrou recently published a research paper covering the work of the Learning Reps for the past ten years.
21 May 2015
Member e-bulletin - May 2015
All the latest EIS news and events from May 2015
21 August 2015
EIS Submission on the Education Scotland Bill 2015
The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) welcomes this opportunity to provide an initial written submission on the key elements which are included in the new Education (Scotland) Bill.
21 May 2015
EIS welcomes Cabinet Secretary's commitment to tackling poverty
Keynote speech at Glasgow University
29 April 2015
EIS Response to the Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy
The EIS has responded to today's publication of the Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy (2014).
19 May 2015
Member e-bulletin - April 2015
All the latest EIS news and events from April 2015
22 April 2015
Growing Concern over College Funds in Arm's Length Foundations
Substantial sums of FE college funds placed in foundations over the past two years.
09 April 2015
EIS Critical of Findings of Audit Scotland Further Education Report
The EIS has criticised the findings of the Audit Scotland Report on Scottish Further Education, published today.
26 March 2015
Member eBulletin - March 2015
All the latest EIS news and events from March 2015
19 March 2015
SEJ April 2015
The latest edition of the Scottish Education Journal for April 2015
24 March 2015
Welcoming Additional £1m Investment In New Higher Textbooks
Funding to support secondary schools
20 March 2015
EIS Welcomes Renewed Commitment to Cutting School Bureaucracy
The EIS has welcomed the publication of the Follow-Up Report of the Curriculum for Excellence Working Group on Tackling Bureaucracy.
20 March 2015
Increased Language Funding Welcome, But Workload Concerns Remain
The EIS has welcomed today’s announcement by the Scottish Government of additional investment for language learning in primary schools.
05 March 2015
EIS Welcomes New £21M Investment in Primary School Buildings
Scottish Government announcement of a new £21M investment in the Schools for the Future Programme
27 February 2015
Teachers Join Parents and Children To Fight Falkirk School Cuts
Join us on the demonstration, Saturday 28th February
26 February 2015
EIS Welcomes Confirmation Of Teacher Numbers Agreements
Last of the councils agree to no cuts
25 February 2015
Member e-bulletin - February 2015
All the latest EIS news and events from February 2015
04 March 2015
Member Letter: Rejection of Primary Cuts
The EIS position on cutting the school week
31 July 2015
Cleaning in Schools and Colleges - Advice
ADVICE: The frequency of this activity and standard of cleanliness will depend on the nature of the business
24 February 2015
EIS Welcomes New Intiative To Enhance School Leadership
Mandatory qualifications for headteachers
26 February 2015
EIS Welcomes Agreements on Teacher Numbers
news that 31 of Scotland's 32 local authorities have now accepted a new funding package from the Scottish Government that will commit councils to maintaining the number of teachers employed in Scotland's schools
16 February 2015
EIS Slams COSLA'S Bizarre Stance on Teacher Numbers
COSLA says cutting teachers has no impact on pupils’ attainment
17 March 2015
SEJ February 2015
The latest edition
16 February 2015
SEJ update – Teacher Numbers Secured?
A new deal secured?
11 March 2015
EIS welcomes new focus on tackling inequality through education
Commenting following the First Minister's comments today on tackling inequality and learning from initiatives such as the
27 February 2015
EIS to Vigorously Oppose Proposed Cuts to Primary School Week
EIS has condemned the decision of West Dunbartonshire Council to cut the teaching week
26 February 2015
EIS Welcomes West Dunbartonshire U-Turn On Primary School Week
EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan comments following the announcement that West Dunbartonshire Council has abandoned its plan to cut the length of the primary school week
16 February 2015
Betrayal by COSLA on New Teacher Numbers Agreement
Commitment to teacher numbers dropped
03 February 2015
EIS Comment on Teacher Shortages
Response to increasing teacher shortages
02 March 2015
EIS Highlights Concerns over New Higher Implementation
Highlighted a number of concerns around the new CfE Higher qualification
28 January 2015
EIS-FELA Members Reject Latest Offer in Ayrshire College Dispute
Lecturers at Ayrshire College have rejected the latest offer from management
27 January 2015
Implementation of New Qualifications
Today’s announcement of the provisional entries for Highers, including the new Highers, by the Scottish Government.
27 January 2015
Update – EIS Condemns Ayrshire College Over ACAS Refusal
The EIS has condemned the decision of Ayrshire College management to refuse an EIS offer
23 January 2015
Update from General Secretary
Larry Flanagan provides a brief update on the current teachers' pay claim, workload and pensions.
22 January 2015
Pensions Update - January 2015
The Scottish Government is finalising the introduction of the new Scottish Teachers' pension scheme which will take effect from 1 April 2015.
19 January 2015
Response from Consulate of Pakistan
A kind letter from the Consulate of Pakistan
15 January 2015
Ayrshire College Strike
Update on the recent strike
05 January 2015
EIS Warns of 'Stitch-Up' on Teacher Numbers and Class Sizes
The EIS has written to John Swinney to raise its concerns
05 January 2015
Newly Released Papers Highlight Truths About 1980s Dispute
30 year rule reveals new facts