Bulletin no 399/05 12 December 2005
Distribution One Per Member
THIS IS THE FIRST BULLETIN ISSUED BY THE ASSOCIATION FROM ITS NEW HEADQUARTERS AT WEST END PLACE IN EDINBURGH. MEMBERS ARE ASKED TO NOTE THE NEW CONTACT DETAILS AS ABOVE.
1. COUNCIL 3 DECEMBER 2005
a) The following district motion was approved
This Association condemns any attempt by the Scottish Executive, local authorities or headteachers to delay implementation of the reduction in maximum class sizes for English and Maths classes in S1 and S2 to 20.”
- full members £150.70 if paid annually by 31 January 2006, or £164.40 if paid afterwards; £13.70 ( £6.85) if paid by monthly direct debit.
- retired, part-time, job-share, temporary or supply members: £75.35 if paid annually by 31 January 2006 or £82.20 if paid afterwards; £6.85 per month if paid by monthly direct debit.
Members who pay annually are encouraged to transfer to annual Direct Debit. This method not only considerably reduces workload for both school representatives and office staff but clearly benefits members from the reduced rate. Paying by Direct Debit guarantees that the payment will be taken in time to obtain the discounted subscription. Direct debit instruction forms for this purpose are available from either school representatives or directly from this office. Members who have opted to receive information on revised subscription rates directly to their home addresses will be contacted early in the New Year.
3. DIRECT DEBIT PAYMENTS IN DECEMBER
4. LAWLINE SERVICE
5. CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR CLOSURE OF THE SSTA OFFICE
Members are asked to note that the Association office will close at noon on Friday 23rd December and will re-open for normal business after New Year on Monday 9 January 2006..
The President and Council of the Association wish all members the Compliments of the Season
ALBERT MCKAY, President
DAVID EAGLESHAM, General Secretary