SSTA Response to Governance Review

SSTA says ‘Put Pupils First – Give Teachers Time to Teach’ The SSTA would argue for a process of review followed by improvements rather than major structural change in its response to ‘Empowering teachers, parents and communities to achieve excellence…

Technologies for Learning Strategy

The Scottish Government is developing a Technologies for Learning Strategy which aims to further the use of technology in learning and assessment in a practical and organised way for the benefit of Scotland’s learners and Scotland’s economic growth.    …

An invitation to respond to GTC Scotland consultations 2010

In January 2008 the First Minister announced that the General Teaching Council for Scotland would be established as a ‘self- regulatory, profession led body, along the lines of the General Medical Council. Consultation followed focussing on some key functions of…

EHRC – Inquiry into Disability Related Harassment

Please note that the Equality and Human Rights Commission is conducting an inquiry into disability related harassment. The remit is explained fully here, but please note that the geographical area covered does include Scotland, so members are encouraged to submit…

Restructuring of the GTC

The Consultation The most important consultation exercise the profession has been involved in within the last twenty years is to be undertaken this year. It does not relate to the curriculum, to conditions or to faculty arrangements: it relates to…

Association criticises consultation on new S4 qualifications.

The Association has written to the Cabinet Secretary condemning the mechanism used to consult on the new examinations intended to replace Standard Grades and the Intermediate National Qualifications. The consultation took place earlier this session. Many members responded on an…

General comments

In addition to the comments made on the consultation proforma, the SSTA would wish to add the following. It is disappointing to note the loaded nature of certain questions. Questions 1, 2, 8, 9 and 10 involve the adoption of…
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