Commenting on the decision of the Scottish Parliament this evening, calling for a wide-scale review of Scotland's education system, EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan said:

"Given that a review of the Senior Phase, and its articulation with the BGE, is already underway it is difficult to see why an additional review is required."

"After years of change and austerity driven cuts, what Scottish education really needs is additional resource and a period of stability. Some issues remain to be addressed, especially in the Senior Phase, but the EIS rejects the false narrative of failure which is peddled by some, often for the sake of political point scoring. Scotland's schools, its teachers and its students, continue to perform well despite the many problems faced by our society."