SEJ Dec 2013

Created on: 02 Dec 2013 | Last modified: 11 Apr 2024

Vol. 97, Issue No. 06

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Campaign on Workload Reduction

The CfE Working Group on Tackling Bureaucracy was established following a commitment by Education Secretary Michael Russell at the EIS AGM to tackle concerns over unnecessary bureaucracy associated with the implementation of Curriculum for Excellence...(page 8).

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The GTCS Elections

This page offers an overview of the work of the GTCS, and highlights the importance of effective teacher representation on the Council. It also includes a message from Larry Flanagan on the importance of voting along with profiles of EIS Candidates...(page 10).

Gwen Mayor Trust

The Gwen Mayor Trust was established by the EIS in memory of Gwen Mayor, the teacher who lost her life in the tragic shootings at Dunblane Primary School in March 1996. The purpose of the Trust is to advance education by providing financial support for projects in connection with the arts, culture, music or sport. This page reveals the successful schools who applied for Gwen Mayor Trust Funding and explains how the funding has made a difference to their project...(page 14).


Jonathan Wood, National Manager, Scotland for Place2Be, explains the work of the charity for SEJ readers. Having grown into a national organisation, Place2Be is now expanding its emotional support services for pupils into schools across Scotland...(Page 20).