Composite motions for the Annual General Meeting 2015 as found competent by the Standing Orders Committee.  

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Motions

Resolution  

1. East Dunbartonshire Local Association

"That this AGM call on Council to campaign for two additional in-service days in 2015-2016 for continued Curriculum for Excellence development in the Early Years, Primary and Secondary sectors."

  • Amendment - Edinburgh Local Association

Replace "Primary and Secondary" with "Primary, Secondary and Special" 

Carried

2. Edinburgh Local Association

"That this AGM call on Council to lobby the Scottish Government for legislation to guarantee maximum time limits for pupils who may have Additional Support Needs, (1) to be assessed and, (2) where necessary, to have an agreed support plan commenced."

Carried

3. North Lanarkshire Local Association and Council

"That this AGM demand that the Scottish Government and Local Authorities ensure that the statutory educational entitlements of children and young people with Additional Support Needs are met in full through the guaranteed provision of sufficient and appropriate resources and support, and through an immediate moratorium on and reversal of any cuts to the number of teachers working in the areas of ASN provision."

Carried

4. Dundee Local Association & Council

"That this AGM instruct Council to investigate and report, with a view to providing national advice to members, on the implementation of Professional Update across Scotland and to monitor any attempted inappropriate use by employers in relation to Professional Update processes (Standard for Career Long Professional Learning and Standard for Leadership and Management)."

Carried

5. South Lanarkshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to seek a review and reform of the National exam system based on the social inequalities it has created."

Amendment – Council

Delete and replace with:

"That this AGM instruct Council to investigate and review the National Qualification system to determine whether social inequality has been created and if so to bring forward reforms to the system." 

Carried

6. South Lanarkshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to seek a review and reform of the National exam system based on the increased workload created by internal assessment."

Amendment - Edinburgh Local Association

Replace "on the increased workload created by internal assessment," with:

"a) increased workload for teachers created by internal assessment requirements;

b) negative impact that excessive internal assessment has on pupils."

Amendment – Council

Delete "exam" and insert "qualification".

 Carried

7. Council

"That this AGM call for a review of the future of the CfE Management Board."

 Carried

8. Aberdeenshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to campaign for the following:

(a) that all pupils should be required to complete a minimum 4 years of secondary education;

(b) that the entitlement to leave school should be based on the completion of 4 years secondary education as opposed to date of birth."

 Carried

9. Aberdeenshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to investigate the degree to which members currently mark externally assessable elements of the N5, Higher and Advanced Higher courses."

Amendment - Edinburgh Local Association

Insert "and report on" after "investigate"

Amendment – Council

Add at end ", as part of their establishment based duties"

 Carried

10. Inverclyde Local Association & Fife Local Association 

"That this AGM resolve that only GTCS registered teachers can have responsibility for teaching classes and delivering course content to all children under the age of 16 years.  In addition, this AGM instruct Council to investigate the extent to which children under the age of 16 are currently being taught by non-GTCS registered teachers in schools and colleges."

Amendment - Edinburgh Local Association

Insert "and report on" after "investigate"

Amendment – EIS-FELA

after "teachers" insert "or lecturers".

Carried 

 

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