Motions 

Resolutions  

60. Council 

"That this AGM, in response to continuing excessive teacher workload, instruct Council to campaign to ensure that Local Authorities, the Scottish Government, Education Scotland and the SQA act to reduce teacher workload to ensure a healthy work-life balance for teachers.”

Amendment – Edinburgh Local Association

Add at end "This campaign to include wide publicising of the data derived from surveys in recent years on the unpaid over-time worked by teachers and on the state of teacher morale and health and wellbeing.” 

 Carried.

61. Council

"That this AGM, in the light of the Scottish Government’s Governance Review of Scottish Education, reaffirm its commitment to the role and function of the SNCT and LNCTs and to the principle of collegiality.” 

 Carried.

62. Fife Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to investigate and report on the administrative support provided to promoted and un-promoted EIS members acting as a Named Person.” 

 Carried.

63. EIS-FELA

"That this AGM resolve to affiliate to the Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) campaign, in support of LGBT+ inclusive education in all Scottish schools.” 

 Carried.

64. Glasgow Local Association

"That this AGM call on Council to investigate and report on ways that the current policy of a representative in every school can be enhanced.” 

 Carried.

65. Edinburgh Local Association

"That this AGM resolve to divest EIS funds before June 2019 from companies directly responsible for the extraction of fossil fuels.” 

 Remitted.

66. Edinburgh Local Association

"That this AGM resolves to investigate and report on wealth taxes as a potential means of increasing spending on Education and closing the Poverty Attainment Gap, with a view to developing a future EIS policy stance on such taxes.” 

 Carried.

67. Dundee Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to initiate a campaign with the following objectives:

(a) a six-month drive to update membership details;

(b) increase details held on members to include a current email address and telephone number;

(c) increase access for school representatives to view and edit school lists.” 

 Carried.

68. Aberdeenshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to investigate and report on the widening of EIS membership to include Classroom Assistants and Early Years Practitioners.” 

 Falls.

69. Dumfries & Galloway Local Association

"That this AGM resolve that Council should investigate and report on the charitable status of the GTCS.” 

 Carried.

70. Dumfries & Galloway Local Association

"That this AGM condemns the Home Office’s decision to curtail the numbers of child refugees admitted to the UK.” 

 Carried.

71. North Lanarkshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to campaign to ensure that all budget allocations to publicly funded educational establishments are administered in a fair and transparent manner, and are subject to full, rigorous monitoring and scrutiny by and accountability to local, democratic structures.”

 Carried.

72. South Lanarkshire Local Association

"That this AGM call upon Council to investigate additional fiscal measures that the Scottish Government could consider to increase overall revenue.”

Amendment – Edinburgh Local Association

Add at end "with a view to developing a future EIS policy stance on such measures” 

 Carried.

73. Clackmannanshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to investigate and report (through directed survey or other practicable means) on the extent to which, in the climate of austerity and budget cuts, educational practitioners are bridging the funding gap by spending their own money on educational materials and resources for learners.” 

 Carried.

74. Dundee Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to engage with the GTCS in order to explore alternative methods of payment of registration fees.” 

 Carried.

75. Aberdeenshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to initiate a national campaign highlighting the negative impact on home/school relationships of the posting of inappropriate comments on Social Media by parents/carers.” 

 Carried.

76. East Dunbartonshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council:

(a) to campaign the Scottish Government to provide clear and transparent guidelines for the spending of the allocated Attainment Fund;

(b) for regular audits of the spending to be carried out;

(c) for both to be made available publicly.” 

 Carried.

77. Renfrewshire Local Association

"That this AGM call on Council to campaign for an ‘Alternative to Exclusion’ provision that will protect teachers from abusive behaviour.” 

 Carried.

 

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