School Closure and Adverse Weather

Given the recent adverse weather conditions the SSTA calls on Scottish Government, local authority employers and independent school management to make careful scrutiny of their policies on adverse weather.  Such scrutiny should involve answering the key question of what circumstances…

Pay Negotiations Press Release

The SSTA this morning stated that its position with regard to the salary package remains unchanged.  It remains accepted.  Alan McKenzie, Acting General Secretary stated “The SSTA did not conduct a ballot on the McCormac part of the salary offer.…

Indiscipline Complacency

Today the Scottish Secondary Teachers’ Association condemned the continuing complacency of Scottish Government towards the problem of indiscipline in Scottish schools. The Association called for a re-calibration of the extent of the problem and the resumption of the co-ordinated and…

Supply Teachers

The Scottish Secondary Teachers’ Association today expressed alarm at the reported crisis in providing supply cover in many local authorities. The Association has taken note of the reports in some quarters indicating that classes have been split up, doubled up…

Pension Proposal Condemned

Today the SSTA joined colleagues in other Trades Unions to condemn the launch of a consultation on proposed increases to contribution rates for Scottish teachers’ pension scheme.

School Car Park

The SSTA today announced that it is conducting a survey of local authority and independent schools acceptance of liability for injury sustained by employees in untreated car parking areas in schools. The Association is concerned that there are an alarming…

SSTA concern over English Curriculum proposal

Today the SSTA expressed concern about the proposal to include as mandatory a list of Scottish text in the English Curriculum in Scottish Schools. Alan McKenzie Acting General Secretary said “a significant number of our members have contacted us questioning…