UNITED FOR QUALITY EDUCATION ON WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY

Leaders of trade unions representing teachers and lecturers in Scotland, together with those representing teachers and lecturers throughout the UK and Ireland, have issued a joint letter to mark World Teachers’ Day, which is taking place this Sunday, 5 October.…

New General Secretary Appointment Confirmed

The SSTA today announces the confirmation by its Council on Saturday of the appointment of Sheila Mechan as its General Secretary. Acting General Secretary today said “We are thrilled to welcome Sheila Mechan to the SSTA bringing as she does…

SQA and Scottish Government Announcement

The Scottish Secondary Teachers’ Association (SSTA) today welcomed the announcements by the Scottish Government and the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) concerning the N4 and N5 examinations as recognition that there are continuing issues surrounding the implementation of the new examinations.…

Verification Stage 3

The Scottish Secondary Teachers’ Association today supported the EIS call for an opt in arrangement for Phase 3 Verification. Acting General Secretary Alan McKenzie today said, “This is a sensible proposal allowing a little flexibility for hard-pressed schools to ease…

David Eaglesham

The SSTA with great sadness announces the death of their former General Secretary David Eaglesham, 1996 – 2008. Alan McKenzie, Acting General Secretary, today said: “David was an outstanding General Secretary of this Association, taking up office following the death…

LGBT Curriculum Awareness

Today the SSTA welcomed Scottish Government’s invitation to it to set in motion a combined Action Plan to raise the awareness of the need to support LGBT young people in Scottish Schools.  In particular, the SSTA would propose a partnership…