Margaret Smith’s Presidential Address – Congress 2013

It seems almost inconceivable that two years have passed since Peter Wright called me ‘Muggins’ and pinned the President’s badge on me – -and what a two years they have been Following my last Congress address I was described in…

Motions from Congress 2012

Details of the motions passed at Congress, held on 11-12 May 2012 can be found on our website below. Further details of this, and a review of other business, will be sent to all members in the next newsletter. In…

Presidential Address – 11 May 2012

The recurring theme of my last several District Secretary Reports, and indeed motions to Congress, was that of ‘Groundhog Day,’ ie, that each year we faced again the same issues of indiscipline, large classes and unrealistic expectations of teachers, in…

Congress 2011 Videos

Video of the Guest Speech and a selection of the debate at Congress 2011 Peter Wright giving the Presidential address to Congress 2011 Mike Jennings, IFUT General Secretary speech at SSTA Congress 2011 – Part 1 Mike Jennings, IFUT General…

Presidential Address – Annual Congress 13/14 May 2011

President’s Address Peebles 13 May 2011 Congress, Guests, Colleagues, In March of this year, I attended a conference on CfE on behalf of the Association.   I was introduced by the chair as the representative of an organisation which had…

President’s Address, Annual Congress 7/8 May 2010

President’s Address Peebles Hotel Hydro 7 May 2010 It’s been thirteen years since an SSTA Congress coincided with a UK General election. The result then was rather different from the one we face today of course. But, whatever judgement History…

Congress 2009 Newsletter

This newsletter contains an overview of events at the Assoications annual Congress held in Peebles on 15/16 May 2009.   The full text of the motions passed at Congress can be seen in the May 2009 Bulletin.

Presidential Address – Annual Congress 15/16 May 2009

President’s Address Peebles 15 May 2009 Congress, Guests, Colleagues, Congress may recall that last year the part of my speech reported in the press was the section on bullying. I discussed the effect bullying had on staff and the need…

Congress 2008 – General Secretary’s Report

Congress, Guests President, Colleagues, those of you who were assiduously watching the pictures you have just seen, will have faced a test of recognition. In the bye going, you will also have faced a test of gender and race awareness,…