The data and evidence provided immediately present a vivid and worrying picture of what many teachers and pupils experience in schools.
We are currently analysing the data and we hope to publish the findings, good practice identified by branches and conclusions by the end of the month.
We will also be providing each Local Association with an LA level report with responses submitted by the LA’s schools. We hope that this, together with the national report, will be useful for future branch and LA meetings.
Thank you again for all your work on this important collective evidence-gathering activity.
Campaigning for the Scottish Government to Implement its Manifesto Pledge to Reduce Weekly Class Contact Hours – Contact your local SNP MSP
The 2021 SNP manifesto for the Scottish Parliamentary elections stated:
"We will recruit at least 3,500 additional teachers and classroom assistants and reduce teachers’ daily contact time by an hour and a half per week to give them the time they need to lift standards."
The manifesto assisted the SNP to elect the largest group of MSPs and it therefore formed the current Scottish Government.
Last week, the Scottish Government reported at the SNCT that it had asked for an external review of factors relevant to the implementation of the manifesto commitment and that the reduction in weekly contact hours promise was at risk pending the outcome of this review that would be reporting back in March 2024.
The EIS will be sending a separate email to members in order for them to email their local SNP MSPs – both constituency and regional MSPs – to call on them to deliver what they said they would deliver. We have an automated tool that helps members to do so.
Look out for the EIS email to call on your local SNP MSP to deliver the manifesto that they were elected on.