The EIS has said that promoting the wellbeing of all children, protecting vulnerable and at-risk children, and supporting those with complex needs, must remain a top priority, despite the decision to scrap the 'Named Person' scheme.
The EIS has written to all local authorities across Scotland to urge them not to punish pupils who take part in planned anti-climate change strike action.
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 welcomed a £15 million investment to recruit 1000 pupil support assistants to work with children with ASN, but warns there is still an urgent need for ASN specialist teachers.
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 publication today of the Independent Inquiry Review on health and safety concerns in two North Lanarkshire schools – Buchanan and St Ambrose High Schools.
Commenting as the results of National Courses and Awards were released by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan said:
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
The EIS is to press ahead with planned strike action in the college sector on Wednesday and Thursday of next week.
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.
The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) has announced that the recipient of the 2019 STUC Equality Award is Khadija Mohammed, EIS, who is a Lecturer in Education at the University of the West of Scotland.
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.
Commenting ahead of today’s Scottish Parliament debate on Additional Support Needs provision...
EIS Council Votes to Recommend Rejection of Teacher Pay Offer
A major survey of Scotland’s teachers, carried out by the EIS has laid bare teachers' concerns over pay, workload, and support for pupils with ASN.
College lecturers across Scotland have today (Wednesday) taken strike action in a dispute over pay.
College lecturers across Scotland will today (Wednesday) take strike action in a dispute over pay.
The General Secretary of the EIS has written to Colleges Scotland to question its refusal to meet with EIS-FELA (Further Education Lecturers’ Association) negotiators ahead of this week’s planned strike on Wednesday.
The EIS has revealed that over 75% of Scotland's teachers frequently feel stressed as a result of their workload.
The EIS is joining with the Scottish Government on a new project that aims to reduce the impact of poverty on education.
The EIS has again highlighted teachers' concerns over the use of SNSAs, in evidence submitted to the Scottish Parliament's Education and Skills Committee Inquiry into the first year of SNSAs in Scottish schools.
The EIS has secured almost £230,000 in compensation settlements for members injured at work over the past year.
The EIS has published new advice for members on accessing work emails during non-working hours.
The EIS has questioned whether the gender profile of the teaching profession is a factor in teaching salaries lagging behind comparable professions.
The EIS has highlighted its concerns over the severe impact of poverty on many young people during the festive period.
The EIS has launched a week of social media action to highlight the value of instrumental music teaching to Scottish education, to young people, and to wider society.
The EIS has welcomed the call from a key children's rights body for more support for teachers who are confronted with challenging behaviour at school.
The EIS has welcomed the decision by Fife Council to scrap the use of SNSAs at Primary 1, but warned that the Council’s intended replacement may be even more damaging.
The EIS has expressed its disappointment in today's Scottish Budget statement, particularly in relation to the continuation of a public sector pay policy which has failed to resolve local government pay claims for the current year.
Commenting on the release of this year's Teacher Census figures, following the publication of both teacher vacancy statistics and student teacher intake figures, EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan said:
The Teachers' Panel of the SNCT has warned COSLA and the Scottish Government that time is running out to deliver a fair pay offer to Scotland's teachers.
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...
EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan says, Scottish schools have much to gain from recruiting and retaining teachers who can bring additional social, cultural and linguistic capital into the profession.
The EIS and Head of Instrumental Music Services in Scotland, will today host a major national conference for Instrumental Music Teachers in Edinburgh.
Teacher pay talks broke down earlier, today, after the Scottish Government and COSLA refused to consider improvements to their previous offer, already rejected by EIS negotiators as “derisory” and “divisive”.
EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan commenting on the release of the OECD report Education at a Glance.
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.
Commenting on the First Minister’s statement on the Programme for Government to the Scottish Parliament today, EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan said:
Winner of competition has been announced...
The EIS has welcomed the publication of a stable set of SQA exam results.
EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan has commented on the Audit Scotland report on Scotland's colleges.
The internationally renowned Finnish educationalist, Pasi Sahlberg, will be the keynote speaker at this Saturday’s (28 April) Education Conference, organised by the EIS.
Larry Flanagan speaking about weapons in schools.
General Secretary Larry Flanagan speaking to Times Educational Supplement.
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.
The EIS has welcomed the announcement by Deputy First Minister John Swinney that the Scottish Government is offering bursaries of £20,000 to graduates to change career and become teachers.
The EIS held a joint fringe meeting with the Deputy First Minister, John Swinney, at the SNP Conference today (Tuesday) where Mr Swinney outlined the Scottish Government’s aims and policies for Education.
The EIS will present evidence to the Education and Skills Committee highlighting its concern surrounding lack of adequate training and resources for the Named Person legislation whilst not opposing the principle aim of the scheme.