“IT’S YOUR MONEY” CAMPAIGN

“IT’S YOUR MONEY” CAMPAIGN The Association seeks the help of its members, and indeed any concerned teachers, to protest to MPs and MSPs about the Government proposals to increase the pension age from 60 to 65. The Association urges its…

STUC PENSION RALLY, SATURDAY 19 JUNE 2004

STUC PENSION RALLY, SATURDAY 19 JUNE 2004 Members of SSTA lent their support to the STUC Pensions Rally on Saturday 19 June in Edinburgh. They came from various districts of Scotland to brave the very wet and windy conditions in…

MODERNISATION OF THE TEACHERS’ PENSION SCHEME (TPS):

MODERNISATION OF THE TEACHERS’ PENSION SCHEME (TPS): A PROGRESS REPORT ”” JULY 2004 Over the last six months or so, a considerable amount of progress has been made on the review of the TPS. Many aspects of the Scheme have…

SSTA WARNING ON CHILD SAFETY DANGER

SSTA WARNING ON CHILD SAFETY DANGER The Scottish Secondary Teachers’ Association today warned that there is a real danger of chaos if the Scottish Parliament does not proceed urgently with the Bill designed to improve child protection (Protection of Vulnerable…

SSTA EXPRESSES CONCERN ABOUT PROGRESS REPORT ON TEACHING

SSTA EXPRESSES CONCERN ABOUT PROGRESS REPORT ON TEACHING The Scottish Secondary Teachers’ Association (SSTA) has commented on the report published today by HMIe (Schools Inspectors) entitled “Teaching Scotland’s Children.” “Whilst we welcome the many positive findings from the report, it…

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…