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April 2018

Students at AGM

The EIS holds an Annual General Meeting every year with delegates representing members from all over Scotland and from all sectors of education. 

There are debates around some of the big issues in education and decisions are taken on the direction of the union and its policies for the next year. 

This year the AGM will be held in Dundee from 7-9 June and there is an opportunity for a group of student members to attend the event for the day on Friday 8 June to listen in on the debate and participate in the fringe events. 

If you are interested in being part of the EIS Student Group at the AGM please contact, Eilidh Porrelli (eporrelli@eis.org.uk).

Education Conference 2018

Date: Saturday 28 April 2018 

Venue: Technology and Innovation Centre at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.

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.

Also confirmed as speakers are Larry Flanagan, General Secretary and Gayle Gorman, Chief Executive Education Scotland, who will be presenting on and discussing issues related to education governance in a session which will be chaired by EIS President, Nicola Fisher. Questions from the audience will be encouraged.

Register your attendance

Value Education Value Teachers

The EIS launched a campaign to secure a substantial pay increase for Scotland’s teachers in 2018. The EIS 2018 Pay Campaign – entitled ‘Value Education, Value Teachers’ – was launched at the January meeting of the EIS Council in Edinburgh.

The Teachers' Side negotiators of the SNCT rejected a pay offer of 2% / 3% from local authorities to Scotland's teachers made in March. The offer was presented by the Employers' Side of the SNCT at a meeting of the SNCT Extended Joint Chairs group. The Teachers' Side had submitted a pay claim of 10% for teachers at all grades.

Follow the campaign

Want to share?

We are always keen to hear from you as student teachers so please get in touch to share your experiences or suggest a topic that you would like to see feature in our student magazine, Teach In. Please contact, Dan Thompson (dthompson@eis.org.uk) for further information.

Sponsorship Still Available

The EIS has sponsorship funding available for each Teacher Education Institution and this year we are sponsoring:

  • University of Edinburgh PGDE Primary Graduation Ball
  • University of Edinburgh Final Year Conference Institute for Sport, Physical Education & Health Sciences (ISPEHS) 
  • University of Dundee Graduation Ball
  • University of West of Scotland (Hamilton campus) Graduation Ball
  • University of Strathclyde Graduation Ball
  • The Royal Conservatoire of Glasgow Performance
For more information or to make a request for funding, please contact your Organiser.

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