SEJ AGM 2016

Created on: 05 Jul 2016 | Last modified: 29 Jun 2020


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Dominant Issues in Debate

It was a welcome return to Dundee's Caird Hall for delegates to the 170th EIS Annual General Meeting. Dominant Issues in debate this year included the ongoing imposition of excessive assessment demands by the SQA, The Scottish Government's National Improvment Framework and the continuing severe workload demands being placed on teachers...Page 2

Standing up for Scottish Education

Pat Flanagan, delivering his final speech as EIS President, told the AGM that teaching professionals must forge constructive relationships with local and national government, and others, to support Scottish education...Page 5

Teachers must Stand Together to Reject Excessive Assessment Burden

EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan, used his AGM address to urge Scotland's teachers to stand together to reject the overburdening of pupils and teachers with excessive assessment...Page 9

Deputy First Minister Addresses AGM

The Deputy First Minister and recently appointed Cabinet Secretary for Education, John Swinney, delivered a speech to AGM delegates during the Saturday morning session of the AGM...Page 10

AGM Sights and Sounds

Two new videos were given their premier. The first was a new Recruitment film and the second was a short film entitled "School Costs", which highlights the struggle of families on low incomes to meet the costs associated with their children attending school. There were also several fringe events held on the Friday lunchtime of the AGM and music was provided from children at the local school...Page 6