Commenting following the release by the OECD of the latest report from the 2018 PISA survey data, EIS General Secretary, Larry Flanagan, in welcoming the report said:
Following the publication today of the Scottish Government’s response to the Additional Support for Learning (ASL) Review, EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan has described the reaction as an opportunity missed...
The EIS has called for clarity from the Scottish Government as to the triggers for school closures as part of any tiered approach to tackling the spread of COVID 19 infections.
A new survey of Instrumental Music Teachers (IMTs), carried out by the EIS, has highlighted the serious detrimental impact of COVID-19 on the provision of instrumental music teaching in schools across Scotland...
The EIS will today (Friday) officially launch its online PACT Professional Learning offer for Scotland’s teachers...
The EIS has welcomed the clarity on next year’s exams diet provided by the Deputy First Minister’s announcement this afternoon...
A number of local authorities across Scotland are failing in their duty of care to their teacher employees with regard to individual risk assessments, the EIS has warned today.
The first meeting of the EIS national Council for this school year was dominated by continuing concerns over COVID-19 and the need to keep teachers and pupils safe from the risk of infection.
A meeting of the EIS Instrumental Music Teachers (IMT) Network, held online today (Tuesday), has expressed serious concerns over the impact of COVID-19 on the provision of instrumental music tuition in schools across Scotland...
Current guidance and staffing to support pupils with ASN is currently completely inadequate to provide a COVID secure environment for pupils and staff, a meeting of ASN teachers has been told.
The additional workload demands being placed on school management teams (SMTs) as a result of the COVID pandemic are "excessive" and "unsustainable", Scotland’s HTs and DHTs have said.
A survey of union Reps in schools has confirmed that there is still a considerable amount of work to be done to ensure that schools are COVID-secure environments...
The first meeting of the EIS Education Committee for the new school session heard testimony from teachers across Scotland...
A survey of Scotland’s Further Education Lecturers, carried out by the EIS, has highlighted the damaging impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the provision of education in the country’s colleges.
The EIS has responded to the Deputy First Minister’s announcement this morning that Secondary school pupils aged 12 and over will be required to wear face coverings in school communal areas from the 31st of August.
The EIS, has responded to the First Minister’s comments on potential use of face-coverings in schools.
The EIS has made a direct plea to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, urging her to do more to make schools safe from the risk of COVID-19.
The EIS has again called for enhanced procedures to protect pupils and staff from potential COVID infection...
The EIS has welcomed the upholding of teacher professional judgement in the Deputy First Minister’s statement in the Scottish Parliament this afternoon on SQA results.
On the first official day of schools reopening (today), the EIS has already lodged two collective grievances at Scottish Borders Council and Moray Council...
The final results of our major survey confirm that the majority of teachers retain serious concerns about COVID-19 safety measures ahead of the return of pupils to schools from tomorrow.
The interim results of a survey indicate that the majority of teachers retain serious concerns over the re-opening of schools next week.
The EIS has congratulated Scotland’s students following the publication of this year’s qualifications results...
The Executive Committee of the EIS has raised significant concerns over guidelines for the re-opening of Scotland’s schools...
Responding to the First Minister’s announcement that schools will return full time from August 11th, the EIS has warned against complacency and called for more to be done to ensure that schools are safe environments.
The EIS has welcomed the Scottish Government’s confirmation of ring-fenced funding to support the recruitment of an additional 850 teachers across Scotland – but warned that more will be needed to support young people...
The EIS has written to all local authorities across Scotland, urging them to recruit the additional teachers required to support education recovery following the COVID-19 lockdown...
The EIS, whilst welcoming the publication of the scientific advice around how schools might reopen, has underlined that significant discussion is still required to ensure that schools are COVID secure.
EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan has written to John Swinney regarding the situation for recently qualified teachers.
The EIS has noted the statement from the Deputy First Minister in the Scottish Parliament about potential changes to how schools may reopen in August.
The General Secretary of the EIS has used his annual report to a special online meeting of the EIS Council to call for the recruitment of more teaching staff, and an emphasis of ensuring equity in education
The outgoing EIS will today (Friday) use his final speech in office to warn against a return to the damaging programme of austerity that has decimated public services over the past decade...
The EIS has today (Wednesday 17th June) launched a new online teaching resource ahead of World Refugee Day...
Commenting following First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s daily COVID-19 briefing, where a number of issues related to education were addressed, EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan said:
An online Health & Safety training session, organised by the EIS, has attracted more than 13,000 viewers, highlighting the significant concerns that teachers have over the re-opening of schools.
The EIS has today (Wednesday) published a report highlighting the views of Headteachers (HTs) and Depute Headteachers (DHTs) in relation to planning for the re-opening of Scotland’s schools...
Commenting on two letters of guidance sent to local authorities today from the Scot Gov on the NIF, Planning and Reporting and Achievement of CfE levels data in the context of the COVID-19 crisis, Larry Flanagan said:
The Scottish Government has been considering whether the collection of Achievement of CfE level (ACEL) data for 2019/20 should go ahead this year.
Commenting following the announcement by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at her daily COVID-19 briefing today (Thursday), EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan said:
The full results of a major survey, carried out by the EIS, have highlighted the difficulties presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and warned of challenges that must be overcome for schools to re-open.
The EIS has welcomed the clarity provided by the planned re-opening of Scotland's schools in August but has highlighted that significant challenges remain over managing this effectively.
The initial findings of an EIS survey has highlighted the successes of Scottish education in facing the difficulties presented by the COVID-19 pandemic but also warned of some challenges that must be overcome for schools to partially re-open.
Scotland’s teaching unions have sent a letter to Deputy First Minister John Swinney, urging caution over the eventual re-opening of schools and calling for clarity on a potential August partial return for pupils and teachers.
The EIS along with over 100 campaigners has today written an open letter to the First Minister calling for a direct financial boost for all families living on low incomes to support them through the coronavirus crisis.
Commenting following today’s Education and Skills’ Committee Meeting, EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan said...
The EIS has noted the publication of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) framework for decision making by the Scottish Government.
The EIS has today (Wednesday) expressed its disappointment over Shetland Island Council’s decision to rubber-stamp the business case for a proposed merger that would effectively privatise education at Shetland College.
Shetland Islands Council are pushing ahead with the next stage of their decision-making on the merger of Shetland College, despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
The EIS has today written to the Minister for Further and Higher Education Richard Lochhead regarding the potential merger of Shetland College, Train Shetland and the NAFC Marine Centre.
The EIS has called on all of Scotland's local authorities to adhere to Scottish Government health advice in developing suitable models for education during the COVID-19 crisis.
Following the announcement by John Swinney that Scottish pupils and students will not be required to sit SQA examinations this year, the EIS has called for no student to be disadvantaged as a result of the decision.
The EIS has welcomed today’s announcement by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon that Scotland’s schools and nurseries will close from Friday of this week. The EIS has been engaged in discussions with the Scottish government,
The EIS has commented upon the publication of the remit for an independent review of Curriculum for Excellence (CfE), to be led by the OECD.
Commenting on the recent analysis of the 2019 school exam results, EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan said...
The EIS has today urged North Lanarkshire Council to think again over budget cuts to Instrumental Music Tuition and Additional Support Needs (ASN) prior to the Council Budget Meeting on Monday.
The EIS has welcomed the publication of the NHS Scotland report Supporting Teachers' mental health and wellbeing: Evidence Review.
The national Council of the EIS, will launch a new national survey of Scotland's teachers in support of the union's Time to Tackle Workload initiative.
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:
The EIS is launching a new online resource to promote health and wellbeing for teachers.
The Gwen Mayor Trust, a charity established by the Educational Institute of Scotland following the 1996 Dunblane tragedy, has announced its latest funding allocations to primary schools across Scotland.
The EIS has secured almost £300,000 in compensation settlements for members injured at work over the past year.
Commenting on the publication of the Summary Statistics for Schools in Scotland, EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan said:
The analysis of Scotland’s data from the PISA results, published today, has highlighted the value of Scotland’s comprehensive education system.
The EIS has launched a suite of information packs to welcome young people from migrant and refugee families into Scottish schools.
Taking steps to reduce the damaging impact of poverty on young people’s education is an extremely worthwhile objective, supported by teachers across Scotland.
Following yesterday's announcement of a Review of the Senior Phase of secondary education, the EIS has called for the review to remain cognisant of the challenging environment in which Scottish education has operated in recent years.
New international figures, published today by the OECD, have confirmed that Scotland’s teachers work some of the longest hours in the world.
The EIS has again called for medical screening to be implemented at Buchanan and St Ambrose High school in North Lanarkshire for staff and pupils who wish it.
The EIS has welcomed the unanimous decision of Midlothian councillors to put plans for a restructuring of the local authority music service on hold, pending a full review of the service.
The EIS welcomes the increased investment to continue the provision of free sanitary products in schools, colleges and universities.
The EIS has written to the Scottish Government and to the Health & Safety Executive, urging them to act on the case of two North Lanarkshire schools
Following publication of the Independent Review of the SNSAs at Primary 1 and the announcement in the Scottish Parliament of the Scottish Government’s response, EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan said,
In response to recent H&S concerns raised at St Ambrose and Buchanan High EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan said: Members at these schools have raised significant and legitimate health and safety concerns.
The AGM of the EIS continues in Perth Concert Hall today (Friday).
The EIS AGM will debate on a Motion calling on the Scottish Government to reconsider plans which would allow local authorities to charge teachers for parking in school car parks.
This week, the EIS has published the findings of a survey on the impact of cuts to school cleaning services which arose from a resolution at last year's Annual General Meeting.
Commenting following the publication of the Independent Panel report on Flexible Career Pathways in Teaching
Teachers from across Scotland will gather in Edinburgh today for a special conference focusing on the delivery of education for young people with Additional Support Needs (ASN) in Scotland's schools.
The EIS , notes the motion on CfE and subject choice to be debated in the Scottish Parliament this afternoon.
The EIS has welcomed the launch at the Scottish Trades Union Centre in Glasgow of 'Our Turn', a Safe Passage campaign in Scotland for child refugees; and called for more support for unaccompanied refugee children.
The EIS has welcomed today's Holyrood debate on Instrumental Music Tuition in schools.
The SNCT has formally reached agreement on a new three year pay deal for Scotland's teachers and associated professionals.
Commenting on the decision taken today by local authority group CoSLA to support a proposal on teachers’ pay, previously outlined by the Scottish Government, EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan said:
College lecturers across Scotland have today taken part in a third day of strike action as a long-running dispute over pay intensifies.
The Glasgow Association of the EIS is to hold two events in Glasgow City Chambers on Thursday 7 March to celebrate International Women’s Day, in conjunction with Glasgow City Council.
Following today's meeting of the Extended Joint Chairs of SNCT, which broke up with no revised pay offer having been made, the EIS is to continue preparations for a strike ballot of its members.
Scotland’s teachers have formally rejected the latest pay offer from COSLA and the Scottish Government, at a negotiating meeting today
The EIS Executive Committee has today agreed to open a statutory strike ballot over pay, and agreed a timetable for the action.
EIS Members have voted to reject the latest pay offer from Scotland's local authorities and the Scottish Government, and to move to a statutory ballot for industrial action.
The EIS has welcomed the decision of Midlothian Council not to cut free music tuition in its schools.
The EIS has slammed the decision of Midlothian Council to axe instrumental music tuition in its schools.
The EIS has opened a consultative ballot of its members on the latest pay offer made to Scotland's teachers.
EIS Council Votes to Recommend Rejection of Teacher Pay Offer
College lecturers across Scotland have today (Wednesday) taken strike action in a dispute over pay.
Commenting on a report on the contribution that independent schools make to the economy...
Commenting on a report on the number of cases of indiscipline in Scottish schools...
Difficulty filling vacant posts is just one example of the effects of the recruitment...
The EIS will always oppose cuts to school budgets and staffing...
The Cabinet Secretary’s statement to parliament this afternoon gave no more reassurance to EIS members than his statements last week on publication of the User Review of the first year of implementation.
Winner of competition has been announced...
The EIS has welcomed the publication of a stable set of SQA exam results.
The EIS has secured over £450,000 in compensation settlements for members injured at work over the past year.
The Scottish Negotiating Committee for Teachers (SNCT) has formally agreed a number of proposals in relation to pay and conditions of service for teachers and associated professionals.
The EIS has welcomed the confirmation in today’s draft Scottish Budget that the 1% public sector pay cap will be lifted in the next financial year.
The EIS has commented on today’s publication of the independent review of student support.
Winner of competition has been announced...
The EIS has today (Tuesday), welcomed the launch of a consultation on the Education (Scotland) Bill.