School Visits in Scotland

The SSTA today called for Scottish Government to provide specific funding to encourage schools to have a co-ordinated programme of school visits to places of Scottish cultural and historical interest. Alan McKenzie Acting General Secretary, said today “Many schools do…

Use of Mobile Technology in Schools

Members should be aware of the recent guidelines from Scottish Government on Developing Policies to Promote Safe and Responsible Use of Mobile Technology in Schools. The guidance can be downloaded from the Scottish Government’s website using the link below. Guidance…

New Improved Services to Members

The Association is pleased to inform members that increased cover for personal possessions and malicious damage to private motor vehicles has been arranged.  The cover provides insurance for damage to private vehicles, loss of personal possessions including bicycles and spectacles,…

Survey on Pensions

The results of the recent survey of members who will be directly affected by the proposed pension changes are now available for members to view. Summary of Results of the Survey on Pensions – October 2013 (Adobe Acrobat required to…

Equality Network Annual Reception

Marco Biagi MSP and James Forbes, SSTA President Monique Dréon-Goold, representing the Equalities Panel, accompanied the President James Forbes to the Equality Network Annual Reception in the Scottish Parliament during early November. After opening speeches from the Equality Network, guests…

Survey on Pensions

The Association is inviting members who will be directly affected by the proposed pension changes to take part in a survey to establish what their views are.  Teachers born on or after 1 April 1962 will be affected by the…

Article by the President in the SecEd

From the time when I studied teaching in Glasgow, I recall one particular lecture about multiculturalism and diversity. The students were asked to read silently a story written in what appeared to us to be standard English.