Boost Scottish promotion prospects, SSTA leader says

24 May 2017

More “rungs on the promotion ladder” need to be created in Scottish schools so that the leadership burden is shared more fairly, more graduates join the profession and teachers are better rewarded, according to the president of the Scottish Secondary Teachers’ Association (SSTA).

Parliamentary hopefuls targeted over funding

17 May 2017

As the June 8 General Election looms, trade unions are targeting individual Parliamentary candidates asking them to pledge to tackle the growing school funding crisis.

Deficit letter angers union

17 May 2017

Teaching unions have hit back at a letter issued to schools in Northern Ireland warning them to avoid going into debt.

So, how ‘competitive’ is your teaching salary?

10 May 2017

The row over teachers’ pay erupted again this week after the government claimed that salaries are ‘competitive’. It was part of a wider response from ministers on recruitment and retention issues. Pete Henshaw looks at what they had to say

The world wide web goes on trial

10 May 2017

Teachers are being invited to “put the internet on trial” in their classrooms with the help of a new open access resource developed by academics.

Mental health education petition hits 100,000 target

10 May 2017

A petition calling on the government to make mental health education compulsory in schools has hit 100,000 signatures and campaigners are now calling for a Parliamentary debate to be held on the issue.

Exams risk from teacher shortages

10 May 2017

A shortage of teachers in some authorities is threatening Scottish pupils’ exam results and a government scheme to protect staffing numbers is exacerbating the problem, according to councils.

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