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Peace on Earth & Goodwill to All

As pupils and teachers in schools and nurseries across Scotland make final preparations for their end of year shows - festive, faith-based or secular - they are working to bring the entire school and wider community together...Page 8

Talking Education

General Secretary Larry Flanagan recently sat down with Deputy First Minister John Swinney at the Scottish Parliament to talk about some of the key issues currently facing Scottish schools. Here, the SEJ provides an overview of their discussion...Page 10

Achieving Excellence & Equity in Education?

The Scottish Government's Governance Review is a very open consultation. The EIS is strongly of the view that this should be stage one in a process which allows for more detailed dialogue on future specific proposals. Here, the SEJ takes a look at some main issues addressed in the EIS response to the Governance Review...Page 12

The Gwen Mayor Trust

The Gwen Mayor Trust was established by the EIS in memory of Gwen Mayor, the primary 1 teacher at Dunblane Primary School who was killed alongside 16 of her pupils in the 1996 tragedy. All primary schools are eligible for Gwen Mayor Trust funding. Here we look back at some school projects that benefitted from Gwen Mayor Trust funding last year...Page 14

A Man for All Seasons

EIS Assistant Secretary Drew Morrice will retire at the end of the year, marking the end of his 42 year involvement in the EIS. Here, the SEJ takes a look back at Drew's long and varied EIS career and speaks to some of the members who have benefitted from his dedicated support, knowledge and experience over the years...Page 20