Briefing 7 - Headteachers and Depute Headteachers

Created on: 16 Dec 2020

Within the EIS November survey, thousands of comments from teachers were collected on issues such as behaviour in the classroom, their health, and wider safety concerns about working in schools.

This is the seventh in a series of briefings, that the EIS will issue to the Scottish Government outlining the experiences of EIS members. Some comments have been redacted to ensure they do not identify individual schools or members.

Key Issues

  • 124 comments were left by members who identified themselves as a Headteacher or a Depute Headteacher in their response to the survey (not all are included in this briefing)
  • Senior leaders highlighted that they are doing their best to implement the guidance to keep their schools safe, but there are just too many pupils in class and in communal areas
  • Some members suggested that the transmission within their school is not being reported
  • There was widespread concern over the wellbeing of school staff who feel under pressure with their workload and are anxious about teaching with so many pupils in class full time

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