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Secretary's Weekly Update - 19th June 2017

  1. WTA – All completed WTA and calendars will be submitted to the central hub but it would be helpful if reps emailed them to me at this address. All paperwork related to this can be found here. If you are struggling to reach an agreement on your WTA please contact me directly to discuss next steps. Please remember an important part of the WTA is the part related to which areas of workload/bureaucracy your establishment will look at in 2017/18 session.
  2. Branch Rep Elections – this is the time when branches will be looking to elect their new rep and branch committee. Our local constitution is clear around the processes for doing so and can be found here. If you would like support from the Local Association or our Organiser in this process please contact this office and we will arrange to help. As people start to move to new posts at this time of year it would be helpful if they could start to update their details with HQ. In particular NQT members who are moving into permanent/fixed term/supply posts.
  3. Branch Meetings – I have started to put branch meetings into the diary for the new term. If you’d like myself, Dee our Organiser, or your local committee contact to come to speak to your branch about any issues then please let me know.
  4. Pay Claim – the AGM discussed pay awards and what the EIS should do in event no reasonable award is to be secured. The SNCT had hoped to meet before the summer break to discuss this year’s pay claim but I understand there are still problems for the MS membership. We would ask that you start to discuss the current pay claim within your branch, why we deserve a restorative pay award, what actions you’d be prepared to do to achieve this award and contact your local/national elected members to discuss this. You’ll find the pay claim and reasons here.

Have a great week whether you’re off on school trips, finishing off reports or whatever needs completing.


Members Subject to Complaints

Local authorities, Colleges and Universities have a duty to investigate complaints. Members subject to such investigation are advised to co-operate and to seek early advice and support from their EIS Representative.

Tap or click here to download a booklet for all members who are subject to complaints and to situations where the complaints are believed to be spurious, vexatious, or malicious.

EIS Prevent Duty Guidance & Governance Review Response

These important documents have been issued by EIS HQ. Both documents respond to areas that we would encourage branches to discuss and in relation to the governance review to them make individual or collective submissions to the Scottish Government. Prevent Duty Guidance      Response to Governance Review

From LNCT Joint Secretaries:-

Advice Note on Absence Cover

The LNCT has considered over the past months the issues establishments raise around the impact of shortage of supply teachers. At the most recent meeting of the JTCF it was agreed that a joint advice note would be produced to assist schools in handling the difficulties of teacher absences with no cover. Click or tap to download the advice note.

Work Load and Tackling Bureaucracy 

The Joint Secretaries of the LNCT have been charged with reporting on the progress of the reducing workload and tackling bureaucracy strand of SNCT Appendix 2 Part 2.18.

In order to take this forward we have previously issued advice, in February and again in August, on how schools should be demonstrating their plans for tackling these issues by including details within the SIP.

However, the audit of SIPs and WTAs show that the majority of establishments have not included their plans within these documents and as a result we are unable to report accurately in this area. To that end click or tap to download a proforma to allow you to inform us of your plans.

Unions into schools

For over 10 years the STUC, supported by our affiliated trade unions, have visited schools across Scotland explaining to young people what trade unions do and our role in the workplace and wider civic society, at home and abroad.

In addition to school visits, participating schools have had the opportunity to attend Congress, the STUC’s Trade Union Week in the Parliament and, in 2016, we held our 3rd Songs Festival, supported by the EIS, at Hillhead High School in Glasgow, where pupils showcased their songs highlighting issues on social justice and their own experiences.

To find out more you can download this information sheet or check the STUC webpage.

Interim Advice Note on the National Improvement Framework

Interim advice has been issued from national HQ, it can be downloaded here.


Contact Information



Susan Quinn

email: glasgowla@eis.org.uk


34 West George Street, Glasgow, G2 1DA.
T: 0141 572 0550,
F: 0141 353 1576

Learning Representatives:

Jayne Rowe

Andrea Macfarlane

Moira Macdonald

Matthew Hurding

Anne Hutton