• Education Governance: Next Steps – Empowering Our Teachers, Parents and Communities to Deliver Excellence and Equity for Our Children

    The SSTA supports the Government’s determination to bring about improvements in Education by ‘closing the attainment gap’ and giving all young people the opportunity to fulfil their potential. However, the SSTA has argued for a process of review followed by improvements rather than major structural change. The Government has chosen to use its ‘Governance Review’ […]

  • Members’ Bulletin – June 2017

    A new Members’ Bulletin is now available to download.  The bulletin contains information on motions passed at the SSTA 73rd Annual Congress regarding National 5 Qualifications Benchmarks Qualified Teacher in every classroom Teacher Salary Structure The bulletin can be downloaded here.

  • Report of the General Secretary – Congress 2017 #SSTA17

    ‘Put pupils first – give teachers time to teach!’ The theme of our Congress is ‘Put pupils first – give teachers time to teach!’ This is what SSTA members stood together and pushed for in our struggle against teacher and pupil workload in our ballot in the autumn of 2016. An excellent return in the […]

  • Presidential Address, SSTA Congress 2017 #SSTA17

      Presidential Address, SSTA Congress 2017 Crieff Hydro, Friday 19 May 2017 Welcome once again to our annual Congress.  One of the great pleasures for me at Congress is the way in which the Association comes together from all over the country.  It’s our opportunity to collaborate and find ways of moving Scottish education forward, […]

  • SSTA 73rd Annual Congress

    The Association’s 73rd Annual Congress will take place on Friday 19th & Saturday 20th May 2017 at Crieff Hydro.  You can find the Congress Agenda with includes the motions to be debated at https://ssta.org.uk/congress-2017/ Updates from Congress will be posted on the SSTA website and via social media using hashtag #SSTA17.  Video of the Presidential […]

  • SSTA Guidance ‘Action Short of Strike Action’ – Phase 4

    SSTA Guidance – Action Short of Strike Action Phase 4 – March 2017 SSTA members are continuing to take industrial action to reduce teacher workload and two new initiatives are being introduced into Secondary Schools alongside the SQA changes at National 5. These initiatives have not been included in School Improvement Plans or Working Time […]

  • SSTA Guidance – Action Short of Strike Action – Phase 3

    SSTA Guidance – Action Short of Strike Action Phase 3 – March 2017 SQA Payments for Marking Coursework in Technical and Computing Studies Courses SSTA members are continuing to take industrial action to reduce teacher workload and SSTA wishes to support members by clarify the situation regarding the proposal ‘SQA Payments for Marking Coursework in […]

  • General Secretary Report – March 2017

    ‘Put pupils first – give teachers time to teach!’ Members are being advised to work within the contracted 35 hour working week and focus on teaching and learning. Additional guidance is to be issued on School Improvement Plans, Working Time Agreements, Pastoral Support and Posts of Responsibility. Current guidance and presentations are available at www.ssta.org.uk […]

  • SPPA Circular 2017/03 – Summer Retirals

    Please see the link to the SPPA  circular 2017/03 issued Wednesday 15 March 2017. The purpose of this circular is to: highlight the timescales for submission of summer retiral applications clarify process for late applications confirm the information required highlight facility for accepting electronic submission of applications direct requests for benefit estimates to My Pension […]

  • Letter to Deputy First Minister

    The SSTA wrote to John Swinney, Deputy First Minister, on Thursday 9 March 2017 asking for an urgent review of the changes to National 5 Qualifications introduced by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and intended for implementation in 2017-2018 session. A copy of the letter is available to view below.