CENSUS OF NEW TEACHERS REQUIRED

CENSUS OF NEW TEACHERS REQUIRED The Scottish Secondary Teachers’ Association today called on the Scottish Executive to undertake a rolling census of new entrants to initial teacher education and to teaching service. “We need to have a more comprehensive picture…

WARNING ON TEACHER SHORTAGE

WARNING ON TEACHER SHORTAGE The Scottish Secondary Teachers’ Association today issued a warning to all local authorities about the effects of the treatment of cover teachers on long-term shortages. “We continue to be notified of attempts by some local authorities…

SSTA WELCOMES PENSION REFORMS

SSTA WELCOMES PENSION REFORMS The Scottish Secondary Teachers’ Association (SSTA) today welcomed the proposals on revised pensions for teachers which have been issued by the SPPA (Scottish Public Pensions Agency). “These proposals represent a very positive conclusion to a lengthy…

PETER PEACOCK, MINISTER FOR EDUCATION AND YOUNG PEOPLE

PETER PEACOCK, MINISTER FOR EDUCATION AND YOUNG PEOPLE It is with regret that the Scottish Secondary Teachers’ Association learned today of the resignation through ill-health of Peter Peacock, Minister for Education and Young People. “While we fully understand the choice…

SSTA CALLS FOR END TO EXAM CHEATING

SSTA CALLS FOR END TO EXAM CHEATING The Scottish Secondary Teachers’ Association today called on the Scottish Executive and the Scottish Qualifications Authority to act promptly to reduce and possibly eliminate cheating which may exist in our examination system. “Over…

DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY

DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY The SSTA today commented on the results achieved by Dumfries and Galloway pupils in the Higher examination diet in 2006. The results were published by the Scottish Executive Education Department earlier this month. Speaking in Edinburgh SSTA…

BETTER BEHAVIOUR – BETTER LEARNING MARCH 2005

The Scottish Secondary Teachers’ Association today welcomed the analysis of “Better Behaviour – Better Learning” (BB-BL) issued by HMIE. “It is very helpful to have this analysis of the position we face with regard to issues surrounding indiscipline” said David…

STRIKE THREAT LIFTED FROM SCHOOLS – 24 MARCH 2005

STRIKE THREAT LIFTED FROM SCHOOLS The Scottish Secondary Teachers’ Association today announced that it was suspending its ballot on Strike Action pending further talks with the Government. “Although it is clear that SSTA members were extremely angry about the proposals…

SSTA CALLS FOR TOTAL BAN OF DRINKS MACHINES IN SCHOOLS

SSTA CALLS FOR TOTAL BAN OF DRINKS MACHINES IN SCHOOLS The Scottish Secondary Teachers’ Association today called on all schools to take immediate steps to remove all “fizzy drink” machines from schools as part of the current healthy lifestyles initiative…