• 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.

  • SSTA Survey on SQA changes to National 5 Qualifications

    In addition to the report in today’s Times Education Supplement (Scotland) the SSTA has written to John Swinney, Deputy First Minister, 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. Seamus Searson, SSTA General Secretary said “The SSTA […]

  • SSTA Newsletter – February 2017

    A newsletter containing updates on the Teachers Pay Claim 2017, SSTA Survey on National Qualifications Changes and the Increase in GTCs Fees is available for members to download using the link below.   February 2017 newsletter

  • Vice-President Election 2017-19

    The result of the Vice President Election for 2017 – 2019 I would like to congratulate John Guidi on his election and offer him all the best wishes during his term of office. Seamus Searson General Secretary   The scrutineers report is available from SSTA HQ on request.    

  • Interview with SSTA President on Newstalk Ireland radio

    Please find below an interview with our President Euan Duncan on Newstalk Ireland radio discussing Curriculum for Excellence and National Qualifications.  

  • SQA Changes to National 5 Courses

    The SSTA was represented at a meeting of the Assessment and National Qualifications working group on 31 January where SQA gave a presentation on the changes to National 5 Course for the 2017-2018 session. SQA made these changes following consultation with SQA subject groups and feedback to SQA surveys of pupils, teachers and schools. The […]