Motions

Resolutions

1. Falkirk Local Association & Scottish Borders Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to oppose any further cuts to ASN funding, using local industrial action if necessary, to protect pressured services."

Further, that this AGM, in regard to increased numbers of pupils with ASN in mainstream settings, with same or reduced ASN staffing, ask the EIS nationally to petition the Scottish Government to provide protected central budgets to support these pupils and their learning."

Carried.

2. South Lanarkshire Local Association

"That this AGM resolve to instruct Council to investigate and issue advice on the workload implications of Local Authority 'mandatory' CPD courses for ASN practitioners in all sectors."

Carried.

3. East Renfrewshire Local Association

"That this AGM support the GTCS Memorandum on Entry Requirements for ITE Programmes in Scotland being National Qualifications at SCQF Level 6 (Higher Grade) in four subjects, one of which must be English and in addition SCQF Level 5 (National 5) in Mathematics."

Remitted.

4. Orkney Local Association

"That this AGM call upon Council to engage with the SQA with a view to ensuring that all subject updates for the National Qualifications are in place by April each year."

Remitted.

5. West Dunbartonshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to campaign for the starting date of the SQA Examination Diet to be moved to mid May."

Carried.

6. South Lanarkshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to investigate the extent of the use of freestanding NQ units being used as a backup qualification for pupils sitting National 5 and Higher Exams, and to issue workload related advice to teachers."

Carried.

7. East Dunbartonshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to campaign for a general computing science/ICT qualification to be introduced by the SQA at National 4/5 Higher level which will offer a more inclusive alternative to the current computing science qualification."

Withdrawn.

8. Dundee Local Association

That this AGM instruct Council to request that the SQA return all exam material (both coursework and exam script) to centres after the Script Review Process has been completed."

Amendment Edinburgh & Glasgow Local Association

Remit motion to Council.

Remitted.

9. Dumfries & Galloway Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to campaign for qualified teachers to be a requirement in nursery settings across Scotland."

Amendment Glasgow Local Association

Delete "requirement" and add "part of core staffing."

Carried.

10. Edinburgh Local Association

"That this AGM call on EIS Council to investigate and report on the potential of developing a guidance post in primary schools."

Carried.

11. East Dunbartonshire Local Association

"That this AGM call on Council to reiterate the principle that every classroom should have a qualified teacher and strongly resist any moves to use distance learning models via technology as an alternative to this."

Carried.

12. Midlothian Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to oppose moves towards the use of Virtual Headteachers as a means of replacing Headteachers or as a substitute for Headteachers within schools."

Carried.

13. Fife Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to lobby for a comprehensive government review of the National 1+2 Languages strategy, evaluating its progress thus far, in order to ensure that the implementation of this policy enhances language provision in Scotland."

Carried.

14. Dumfries & Galloway Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to campaign to establish a statutory play-based kindergarten stage for Scottish schools."

Amendment Glasgow Local Association

Insert "that promotes the role of GTCS registered teachers as part of core staffing" after "stage."

Carried.

15. West Dunbartonshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to investigate and report on the structure of the senior phase in educational establishments."

Carried.

16. Dumfries & Galloway Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to campaign for curricular specialist provision of art, music and physical education in primary schools across Scotland."

Amendment Aberdeenshire Local Association

Delete "and" between "music and physical education", add "and modern languages" after "education."

Carried.

17. East Renfrewshire Local Association

"That this AGM instruct Council to investigate and report on the use of Ed Tech (branded digital classroom technology such as Google Classroom) in all educational establishments."

Withdrawn.