SEJ October 2019

Created on: 08 Oct 2019

Vol. 103, Issue No. 05

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A Clear Vision for Scotland's Schools

In the national EIS survey carried out in support of the pay campaign, over 12,000 responses from members highlighted the need to tackle workload as a priority. At this year's AGM, a significant number of Motions were proposed on the issue of workload...(page 08)


Forward Through Unity

Long-time EIS activist, Local Association Secretary and Committee Convener Bill Ramsay was elected as the EIS President for 2019-2020, and formally took up his post at the EIS AGM in June. The SEJ spoke to Bill following the recent meeting of EIS Council, and asked his views on some of the key issues facing teaching professionals and Scottish education...(Page 10) 

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Climate Change and the Environment

EIS Council has approved a number of proposals with the aim of protecting the environment. The recent International day of action, including the 'school strikes' which were well supported by pupils across Scotland, have shone a light on the urgent need to tackle climate change. In addition to passing a number of Motions related to climate change action, EIS Council also approved proposals aiming to reduce the Institute's own carbon footprint...(Page 14) 

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Still Game for Working Together to Improve Scottish Education

Billed the Jack and Victor of Scottish education, EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan and Deputy First Minister John Swinney co-delivered a seminar exploring the EIS and Scottish Government's shared objectives for the system...(Page 16) 

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Challenge Poverty Week and all Year Round

Child poverty in Scotland is rising. The latest figures from the Scottish Government show that 240,000 children, almost one in four, are living in povery. Following a decade of austerity some projections suggest child poverty will reach 29% by 2023/2024...(Page 20)

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