December 2019

Created on: 10 Dec 2019 | Last modified: 16 Dec 2019

Vol. 103, Issue No. 06

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Ceud Mile Fàilte as EIS Launches Welcome Packs

Last month, Hillhead High School in Glasgow played warm host to an EIS event to launch our suite of Welcome Packs created for migrant and refugee young people who have recently arrived in Scotland into new school communitites. 

Welcome to Scotland Books

Tackling Poverty and Inequality

As part of our campaigning activity around Challenge Poverty week, Assistant Secretary Andrea Bradley sat down with Bill Scott, the Chair of the new Poverty and Inequality Commission, set up to advise the Scottish Government on its progress in meeting the objectives of the Child Poverty Act. 

During the intervew we asked Bill more about the Commission, the causes and effects of child poverty, and the role of education in tackling poverty and inequality 

Bill Scott

Time to Tackle Workload - Pull-out Guide

Excessive workload was identified in last year's member survey as second only to pay as the issue of greatest concern to members. This handy pull-out guide provides a focus on initiating a school audit process of excessive workload in your establishment.


Using our Professional Voice

Embracing the opportunities of empowerment through school based activisms is the key for members in reducing excessive workload, argues Dundee Local Association Secretary and EIS Executive member David Baxter. 

David Baxter

Learning from the Past - Looking to the Future

The EIS celebrated Black History Month 2019 with a guest lecture from Professor Sir Geoff Palmer, held at EIS HQ in Edinburgh on 30th October. 

Black History Month is an annual event encouraging everyone to explore the history and achievements of black communities across the world. 

Geoff Palmer