Motions

Resolutions

32. Aberdeenshire Local Association, East Dunbartonshire Local Association, Falkirk Local Association & Scottish Borders Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to:

  • investigate the support available and offered to teachers by employers after a serious assault and/or violent incident;
  • survey primary and secondary schools, with regard to ascertaining staff views around how safe and secure they are in the school environment; 
  • review current advice to all members on dealing with the incidences and reporting of violent incidents in schools;

Further, AGM instruct Council to update and publish revised guidance to members and schools using the data and views collected and to initiate a national campaign to highlight violence in the classroom, adopting a no tolerance approach to improve staff and pupil safety."

Carried.

33. West Dunbartonshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to issue guidance to Local Associations on the implementation by local authorities of proceedings under the GTCS Framework on Teacher Competency."

Carried.

34. Edinburgh Local Association

"That this AGM call on EIS Council to investigate and report on the extent to which Employee Codes of Conduct are being used to stifle legitimate comment and debate by teachers in local authorities across Scotland.  Thereafter, to produce guidance on how to challenge any abuses, or campaign for changes to such codes."

Amendment EIS-ULA

Add "and lecturers in other educational establishments" after "local authorities."

Carried.

35. Aberdeenshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to develop guidance to support members who are the object of repeated vexatious complaints by individual parents/carers."

Withdrawn.

36. Midlothian Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to investigate and report on the impact of the increase in low level disruptive behaviour on the health and wellbeing of teachers."

Carried.

37. Aberdeen Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to call upon:

  • the Scottish Government to publish clear guidance on the use of restraint and seclusion in schools;
  • Local Authorities to ensure the provision of proportionate training in de-escalation techniques, and appropriate training provision in safe restrictive practice for those staff who wish to be trained."

Amendment EIS-FELA

After "and seclusion in schools" add "and colleges."

After "Local Authorities" add "and colleges."

Carried.

38. Clackmannanshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to arrange for a revision of the publication 'Bullying and Harassment', published December 2012, with a view to updating the policies and advice to members and representatives to more closely match current challenges, including but not limited to those arising from changes in management structures and crises in recruitment and retention."

Carried.