SSTA WARNS ON FALLING TEACHER NUMBERS

SSTA WARNS OF IMPACT OF FALLING TEACHER NUMBERS The Scottish Secondary Teachers’ Association today warned of the short term impact of the increasing age profile of the teaching profession. “It is well documented that the age profile of teachers is…

Press Release on 26 March 2003

The attached press release was issued on 26 March 2003 regarding the possibility of the Association balloting members in Argyll and Bute on industrial action over the authority’s proposal for Secondary Schools

MAIL THE MINISTER – 9 July 2003

The SSTA will today hand to Peter Peacock, Minister of Education, a petition from secondary teachers in Scotland who are outraged at the downgrading of over 2/3rds of promoted posts in secondary schools in Scotland. The handing over of the…

KIDS -V- CASH A RESPONSE TO RE-STRUCTURING IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS

KIDS -V- CASHA RESPONSE TO RE-STRUCTURING IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS What is the biggest challenge facing Scottish education today? Raising pupil attainment? Improving the quality of teaching? Introducing new, more appropriate courses and qualifications? Monitoring and improving pupil behaviour? Perhaps all…

UNION WARNS ON FUTURE TEACHER SHORTAGES – 30 December 2003

UNION WARNS ON FUTURE TEACHER SHORTAGES The Scottish Secondary Teachers’ Association today warned local authorities not to risk future teacher shortages by reducing management posts in schools. “Many local authorities, for reasons best known to themselves, have recently decided to…

CONGRESS General Secretary’s Report -11 May 2007

General Secretary’s Report -11 May 2007 President, colleagues, in presenting this report to you today, I want to take the opportunity to introduce you to the latest member of the Eaglesham family, Isaac Kael Eaglesham, born on 25th April at…

CONGRESS PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS – 11 MAY 2007

PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS – FRIDAY 11 MAY 2007 ““YOUR CONCERNS – OUR PRIORITIES” I became an SSTA member 35 years ago in 1972, at a time when probationer teachers were arriving in schools in considerable numbers, without already having signed up…

CONGRESS 2007 MOTIONS PASSED

CONGRESS 2007 MOTIONS PASSED The following motions were approved at the Association’s 63nd Annual Congress, 11-12 May 2002 , Hilton Coylumbridge, Aviemore. The following motions were approved by Congress. MOTION 1This Association believes that employers of teachers in Scottish schools…

63rd ANNUAL CONGRESS 2007 – 11/12 MAY 2007

63rd ANNUAL CONGRESS 2007 – 11/12 MAY 2007 The Association’s Annual Congress was held on the 11 & 12 May at the Hilton Coylumbridge, Aviemore. Details of motions passed, President’s Address and the General Secretary’s Report are now available for…