SEJ Oct 2013

Created on: 07 Oct 2013 | Last modified: 27 Feb 2018

Vol. 97, Issue No. 05

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Campaign on Workload Reduction

EIS Council discussed the further development of the Workload Campaign. The aim of the campaign, to achieve a meaningful and sustainable reduction of the workload burden of teaching professionals, has led to the development of a campaign slogan and identity 'Make time for Teaching.'(page 8). 

EIS Ballot - Vote Now

The EIS ballot on Post McCormac Negotiated Outcome is currently open. This page has all the information you require on how to vote, arguments for both accepting or rejecting the proposals, along with some of the most Frequently Asked Questions by members. (page 14).

When Things Fall Apart

When things go wrong in school, it's important to have support from your union. Here an EIS Headteacher member shares her own story and highlights the invaluable support she received from the EIS. (page 16).

Professional Update and You

This page provides a snapshot of recent CPD Events and the success of the CPD Live Chat with EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan which took place on 12 September 2013. It also gives details of CPD Events coming up in your area. (Page 20).

Q&A Kezia Dugdale

The SEJ spoke to Scottish Labour's new education lead and asked for her views on some key issues facing Scottish education including Curriculum for Excellence and the loss of Qualified Teachers from nursery establishments. (Page 22)