Motions

 Resolution  

1. Aberdeen Local Association & Midlothian Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to campaign for:

a) The right of pupils and staff to experience education in an environment that is free from disruptive and aggressive behaviour; 

b) An increase in specialist provision both in mainstream and in suitable off-site facilities, to meet the needs of pupils demonstrating violent and aggressive behaviour or whose social, emotional and behavioural needs demand a response;

c) Written recognition from local authorities and the Scottish Government that teachers have the right to do their job, free from abuse or threats, including inappropriate language.”

  • Amendment – East Renfrewshire Local Association

Part (a) insert "Action to defend” before "the right of pupils and staff …..”

  • Amendment – EIS-FELA

Paragraph (a) – insert "students” after "pupils”

  • Amendment – EIS-FELA

Paragraph (c) – insert "colleges” after "local authorities”

  • Amendment – EIS-FELA

Paragraph (c) – insert "and lecturers” after "teachers”

 Carried.

2. Glasgow Local Association

"That this AGM call on Council to investigate indiscipline problems in schools which are putting in place barriers to effective teaching and learning and resultant data to be shared with Scottish Government, Local Authorities and relevant Parent organisations.”

 Carried.

3. Midlothian Local Association

"That this AGM call on Council to investigate and report on the consequences, as perceived by nursery and primary teachers, of current inclusion practices on the welfare and learning of the majority of children.”

  • Amendment – Edinburgh Local Association

Delete "nursery and primary” and replace with "nursery, primary and secondary”

  • Amendment – Renfrewshire Local Association

Delete "as perceived by nursery and primary teachers”

 Carried.

4. Edinburgh Local Association

"That this AGM reaffirm its commitment to the key role that Support for Learning teachers have in primary schools and commit to highlighting our opposition to the increasing use of Support for Learning colleagues as supply cover for other colleagues in their school.”

 Carried.

5. Midlothian Local Association & Glasgow Local Association

"That this AGM call on Council to investigate and report on the consequences of Presumption to mainstreaming in all sectors in terms of funding, resources, workload and impact on staff health and wellbeing. 

Further, to use the information to campaign for an increase in resources, including staffing, to support all children with additional support needs and the full implications of the ASSN Act (2014).” 

 Carried.

6. Council

"That this AGM welcomes the acknowledgement within the National Improvement Framework of the value of teacher professional judgement but is concerned that expectations relating to moderation procedures for Literacy and Numeracy are undeliverable in the context of current contractual arrangements, and calls upon Council to raise the issue with national and local government, and Education Scotland.”

 Carried.

7. South Lanarkshire Local Association

"The AGM instruct Council to seek clarification on which teachers will have responsibility for administering the Literacy and Numeracy assessments in Secondary 3.” 

 Carried.

8. South Lanarkshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to investigate and report upon the potential workload impact on teachers of the new national standardised assessments for Numeracy and Literacy for pupils in Primary 1, Primary 4, Primary 7 and Secondary 3.”

 Carried.

9. Council

"That this AGM instruct Council to monitor the implementation of the National Improvement Framework, to raise any emerging workload, resource or professional learning issues with national and/ or local government and partner organisations as appropriate, and to advise local associations accordingly.” 

 Carried.

10. Dumfries & Galloway Local Association

"That this AGM resolve that, if the Scottish Government imposes a system of national testing that is unacceptable to the EIS, all members in primary and secondary schools will be balloted on a boycott of the administration and reporting of the test results or of any CfE levels that are derived from them.”

 Carried.

11. Glasgow Local Association

"That this AGM call on Council to work with all relevant bodies to ensure that there is a consistency of approach around the internal assessment and support for assignments of National 5 and the new Higher to ensure equality of provision for all pupils.”

  • Amendment – EIS-FELA

Delete "pupils” and replace with "candidates”

 Carried.

12. North Lanarkshire Local Association

"That this AGM, as a way of controlling teacher workload, call on the SQA to revise the existing requirement for candidates to pass all assessment standards in a learning outcome to achieve a pass in that learning outcome.”

  • Amendment – Renfrewshire Local Association

Delete "as a way of controlling teacher workload”

 Withdrawn

13. South Lanarkshire Local Association

"That this AGM reaffirm that students sitting SQA unit assessments should in general be offered only one opportunity for a unit reassessment.”

 Falls.

14. Aberdeenshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to recognise the impact on school and college budgets of SQA documentation being delivered solely in an electronic format and to raise this matter with the SQA and the Scottish Government.”

 Carried.

15. South Lanarkshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to investigate and report on the role of SQA as a driver of increased workload for Scottish teachers.” 

  • Amendment – EIS-FELA

Insert "and lecturers” after "teachers”

 Carried.

16. Renfrewshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to recognise the importance of Instrumental Music Teachers in delivering National Qualifications in Music and to campaign for instrumental music to be regarded as part of the core curriculum.”

 Carried.

17. East Renfrewshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to call for the provision of suitable training for all primary teachers in the delivery of the Scottish Government's policy Language Learning in Scotland: A 1+2 Approach.”

 Carried.

18. Glasgow Local Association

"That this AGM call on Council to campaign for a decluttering of the Primary Curriculum as promised in CfE.”

 Carried.

19. Falkirk Local Association

"That this AGM call on Council to review and revise current EIS policy on Nursery Education to reflect the needs of Early Level learning and teaching within the 3-18 curriculum.”

 Carried.

20. South Lanarkshire Local Association

"This AGM call upon Council to produce resources in an appropriate range of media which will provide guidance and advice to members about how the PRD and Professional Update processes should be undertaken.”

 Carried.

21. Midlothian Local Association

"That this AGM call on Council to issue advice to members on how the stated expectations of the Family Learning Quality Indicator found in 2.5 of HGIOS (4th edition) can be achieved within teachers’ contractual hours.”

 Carried.

22. Aberdeenshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to investigate and report on the potential effects of the requirement that all newly appointed Headteachers from session 2018/19 must have completed the "Into Headship” qualification.”

 Carried.

23. Aberdeen Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to investigate and report on the ways in which education authorities will mitigate the demands on teachers to continually improve Scottish education and to close the attainment gap at a time of cuts to school budgets.”

 Carried.

24. Glasgow Local Association

"That this AGM call on Council to highlight and publicise the serious impact of teacher shortages on pupils’ learning and teaching and overall attainment.

Furthermore, it should also publicise the detrimental effect on the health and wellbeing and workload of teachers in schools where there are staff shortages.”

 Carried.

 

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