SEJ May 2015

Created on: 28 May 2015 | Last modified: 10 Apr 2024

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Vol. 99, Issue No. 03

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The Truth About Workload

The EIS recently ran a fortnight focus on Workload, encouraging members to make use of the EIS online Workload Calculator to record their own working hours for a two-week period. The results make for some worrying reading and show that teachers are working an extra 33% of weekly hours over and above the contractual limit of 35 hours per week...(page 8)


A View From the Top

EIS President Tommy Castles will complete his term at this year's AGM in June. Here, Tommy looks back over some of the challenges of a busy year and recalls some of his travels to meet EIS members across Scotland, including a long and memorable trip to Scotland's furthest outpost in Shetland...(page 12) 

 Tommy Castles

Difficult Questions in Important Year for Scottish Education

In what promises to be a hugely important twelve months for the future of Scotland-framed by the UK General Election early this month and the Scottish Parliament election in May 2016 - the SEJ looks at some of the implications for Scottish education...(page 14) 


Misogyny and Education

Last year's AGM passed a Motion calling on the EIS to highlight the issue of misogyny and how it can be challenged. Here Alys Mumford of the campaigning organisation Engender provides a view on the key issues to be overcome...(page 16) 


FE Funding to the Fore at FELA Conference

The SEJ looks back at the main issues arising from the Annual Conference of the 2015 EIS Further Lecturers' Association...(page 20)