Created on: 18 Dec 2019

Dear Member,

You will be aware as part of the pay deal for teachers, that the EIS campaigned for, included two additional inservice days which were specifically to be used to reduce workload. A decision on how these inservice days are to be used is to be agreed collegiately with staff in schools.

In Dumfries and Galloway these two inservice days are Tuesday 7th January and Friday 29th May. There should have already been discussions in your school and an agreement made between staff as to what your plans are for the 7th January with a focus to reducing workload.

You can read Mr Swinney’s letter on this issue here.

Please contact us if there are any issues regarding the content of your additional inservice days.

Kind regards,
Elaine Dennis
Kirsty McClelland
Andrew O’Halloran