Members Briefing - Dundee - 22 October 2019

SSTA Members Briefings 2019

Seamus Searson the General Secretary would like to meet with SSTA members to discuss the issues that face secondary teachers. This includes the potential new career structure and pay scales for teachers, the impact of the Government’s Empowerment Agenda (Headteachers’ Charter, RICs, etc.) and reducing teacher workload. In addition

Public Sector Pensions – Legal Challenge – Age Discrimination.

The outcome of the legal challenge (McCloud & Sargent) regarding Public Service Pension Schemes and the transitional arrangements that were introduced in 2015 to help protect those members of the schemes closest to retirement. This case has shown that the transitional protection discriminated members of the scheme on the grounds of age.


We see the outcome of the legal challenge applying to all teachers who were active members of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme prior to 31st March 2015. Whilst this matter is not yet fully resolved and there is ongoing discussion the SSTA believe it is important that you understand the potential implications of this outcome and what this could mean to you and your retirement plans. Stuart McCullough, Independent Financial Advisor from Llife Ltd will be giving a presentation on the potential impact of the legal challenge.



  1. General Secretary – Members’ Update,
    • Career Pathways Report – new pay structures
    • Reducing Teacher Workload
    • Empowerment Agenda – Headteacher Charter, Regional Improvement Collaboratives
  1. Teacher Pensions and potential changes. (Stuart McCullough, Independent Financial Advisor, Llife Ltd)
  2. Members Questions

The briefing will start at 5.00pm and will be repeated at 7.00pm.


Bookings are closed for this event.


Contact Details

Scottish Secondary Teachers' Association, West End House, 14 West End Place, Edinburgh EH11 2ED

0131 313 7300

Monday to Thursday – 9am to 4.45pm Friday - 9am to 4.15pm

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