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SEJ February 2016

Vol. 100, Issue No. 01

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A Good Start

A survey report on the contribution of registered teachers in the early years sector has highlighted the significant value that teachers bring in Scotland's nursery schools and classes...Page 12


Tackling Assessment Workload

The EIS is to move to a statutory industrial action ballot if  a new government group fails to cut qualifications-related workload. An indicative ballot of secondary members late last year demonstrated overwhelming support for industrial action...Page 8 


Closing the Gap?

Whilst the EIS welcomed the Scottish Government's confirmation of the primacy of teacher professional judgement within the clarification of the structure, aims and procedures of NIF, we remain unconvinced about the efficacy of the proposed new Standardised Assessments and resolutely opposed to any system of national testing...Page 10 

Teachers Report Increase in Hunger and Health Issues in Pupils
The EIS Equality Committee carried out a survey of members last year, as part of its continuing focus on tackling the impact of poverty on young people, their education and life chances. The results of this survey of EIS members in schools across Scotland has revealed worrying increases in the signs of poverty in schools and its damaging effects on pupils...Page 14  

EIS-FELA: Statutory Industrial Action Ballots

At a meeting of the EIS Executive's Emergency Committee in January, approval was given for the statutory industrial action ballot process to begin in pursuit of the EIS-FELA pay claim for 2016-16...Page 22