Vol. 99, Issue No. 01

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Representing Education

Late last year, changes of leadership in Scotland's two largest political parties led to major reshuffles in both the Scottish Cabinet and the Shadow Cabinet. The SEJ spoke to both Ms Constance and Mr Gray and posed a series of questions about their views on, and priorities for, Scottish Education...(Page 10)

EIS Campaigns on Teacher Numbers

The EIS was blunt in its warning to the Scottish Government over any potential abandonment of its commitments to maintain teacher numbers and lower class sizes. Protecting teacher numbers has been a major focus of EIS activity in the recent period...(Page 08)

UPDATE: Read more on new deal for teachers

 
 

Professional Update and You

Professional Update affects everyone registered with the GTCS and came into force in Scotland from August 2014. In this pull-out guide, we look at the key elements of the Professional Update scheme and offer some helpful hints on what is required of you as an individual...(Page 15)

 
 

Protecting Members in the Workplace

Every year, the EIS pursues legal claims for teachers and lecturers who have been injured in the course of their work. Accidents such as slips, trips and falls and deliberate acts such as assaults on staff continue to happen too frequently in our schools, colleges and universities...(Page 14)

 
 
 

Blazing a Trail: EIS Equality Reps

The primary role of the Equality Rep is to advise the Local Association/Further Education or Higher Education Branch, and to engage with and support members on equality issues, as well as taking forward the equality agenda as a whole in the workplace. Find out more about Equality Reps here...(Page 20)