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February 2018

Value Education Value Teachers

We have produced a PowerPoint presentation to outline our Pay Campaign, and the key part that you as members and representatives have in supporting this campaign. The presentation may be found on our website.

School reps and Local Associations will be holding meetings regarding the campaign and all members are invited to attend.

Read more about the campaign

SNCT Update

The EIS "Value Education Value Teachers" Campaign progressed last week when the Teachers' Side of the Scottish Negotiating Committee for Teachers (SNCT) lodged a pay claim for a 10% uplift in the salaries of all teachers and associated professionals covered by the SNCT Handbook.

The 10% pay claim was accompanied by a presentation outlining why this claim was not only justified but was also necessary. This can be found on our website. 

More information

Education Conference

Saturday 28 April 2018 – Technology and Innovation Centre at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. 

Registration is now open for this conference.

As previously advertised, internationally renowned Finnish educationalist Pasi Sahlberg is the main keynote speaker.

In addition to what promises to be a highly engaging keynote presentation, there will be extended time for audience conversation and discussion with Pasi on the themes that he raises in relation to education and educational reform.

Register for the Conference

National Reps Training

Having an EIS Representative in the workplace makes a real difference and the role you play is an extremely valuable one. The EIS is encouraging Reps to take up the opportunity to participate in EIS TUC Representatives’ Training Courses.

We have training courses taking place in Glasgow and Inverness and spaces are still available but limited.  

Find out more

Action Research Grants

The EIS will again be offering action research grants of £500 for research projects to be carried out in 2018-19.

Applications are now invited and should link to one (or more) of the following themes:

  • Closing the attainment gap
  • Professional collaboration
  • Additional support for learning
  • Equality (protected characteristics)
  • Health and wellbeing of teachers/lecturers/pupils
  • Early years education
  • Impact of professional learning
  • Home-school relationships

Find out more

Health and Safety Rep Training

Having an EIS Health & Safety Representative in the workplace is extremely important. It is a key role and can make a tangible difference to working conditions.

The EIS is encouraging H&S reps to take up the opportunity to participate in the two-day EIS/TUC Health & Safety Representatives’ Training Courses.

Courses are taking place in Glasgow and Edinburgh. 

Find out more

LGBT+ History Month

The STUC LGBT+ Committee will be holding a film screening and panel discussion on the 22nd February, 6pm – 9pm, in the STUC building in Glasgow to mark LGBT History Month.

This is a free event and everyone is invited to come along for an evening of short films and discussion as part of LGBT+ History Month

Find out more

Win a Trip to New York - EIS Financial Services

We are running a competition in partnership with Cornmarket Insurance Services, where one of our members could win a trip to New York plus £500 spending money. To be in with a chance to win this fantastic prize all you need to do is visit the financial services website and complete the entry form.

Full terms and conditions can be found here.

You must be a current member of the Educational Institute of Scotland. Deadline to enter is 30/06/18. The draw takes place on 13/07/18. Full terms & conditions can be found by clicking here. 

Enter the competition

Funded Masters Level Study

City & Guilds Masters Professional Practitioner Award 

In partnership with the EIS, City & Guilds offers this SCQF Level 11 Masters in Education (MPPA), designed for practising teachers and educators who wish to develop their skills and experience.

The programme is a comprehensive qualification that offers structured support for self-study, work-based development activities and end of unit assignments. It is completed online via the City & Guilds Learning Assistant e-portfolio system.

The first unit (of three) is fully funded by Scottish Government (subject to availability; places are allocated on a first come-first served basis.)

Find out more

Exploring Professional Learning – 2 hour sessions

An offer is available to EIS members across Scotland to be involved in a two-hour learning session on what professional learning looks like to teachers today and what we need to do to ensure that CLPL opportunities are meaningful, relevant and accessible to teachers at all stages of their career, regardless of location or teaching background. 

SCEL Associate Yvonne McCracken will lead two sessions for EIS teachers on Saturday 17th March 2017 in Stirling.

Find out more

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