The General Secretary of the Educational Institute of Scotland has warned that excessive workload is engulfing Scotland’s teachers with damaging consequences for education.

Delivering his annual address to delegates at the EIS Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Perth, Larry Flanagan highlighted the professional and personal strain being placed on teachers by continuing excessive workload and unnecessary bureaucracy.

Mr Flanagan highlighted the importance of the ongoing EIS campaign (entitled Make Time for Teaching) that aims to fight excessive workload at both a local and a national level. 

Mr Flanagan also emphasised the urgent need to turn the recommendations of the Tackling Bureaucracy Working Group, established by the Scottish Government in response to concerns raised at last year’s EIS AGM, into action that will lighten the load on teachers.