Pay Background

Created on: 29 May 2007 | Last modified: 28 Apr 2023

McCormac Review of Teacher Employment in Scotland

In January 2011 the Government set up an independent review, chaired by Professor Gerry McCormac. This Review was to consider current arrangements for teacher employment in Scotland and make recommendations designed to secure improved educational outcomes for our children and young people.

The Review completed its  work and published its report, Advancing Professionalism in Scottish Teaching: Report of the Review of Teacher Employment in Scotland, on 13 September 2011.  

The EIS submitted its response to the Call for Evidence in April 2011 the document can be downloaded here.


A Teaching Profession for the 21st Century.

In 2001, following the McCrone Committee of Inquiry, the Scottish Government, Scottish Local Authorities and teachers’ unions agreed a landmark pay and conditions package, A Teaching Profession for the 21st Century. This Agreement set out significant pay increase for Scottish teachers, sought to modernise the profession with a number of changes to conditions of service.