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…

DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY

DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY The SSTA today commented on the results achieved by Dumfries and Galloway pupils in the Higher examination diet in 2006. The results were published by the Scottish Executive Education Department earlier this month. Speaking in Edinburgh SSTA…

BETTER BEHAVIOUR – BETTER LEARNING MARCH 2005

The Scottish Secondary Teachers’ Association today welcomed the analysis of “Better Behaviour – Better Learning” (BB-BL) issued by HMIE. “It is very helpful to have this analysis of the position we face with regard to issues surrounding indiscipline” said David…

STRIKE THREAT LIFTED FROM SCHOOLS – 24 MARCH 2005

STRIKE THREAT LIFTED FROM SCHOOLS The Scottish Secondary Teachers’ Association today announced that it was suspending its ballot on Strike Action pending further talks with the Government. “Although it is clear that SSTA members were extremely angry about the proposals…

SSTA CALLS FOR TOTAL BAN OF DRINKS MACHINES IN SCHOOLS

SSTA CALLS FOR TOTAL BAN OF DRINKS MACHINES IN SCHOOLS The Scottish Secondary Teachers’ Association today called on all schools to take immediate steps to remove all “fizzy drink” machines from schools as part of the current healthy lifestyles initiative…

TALKING MAY HELP RESOLVE PUPIL INDISCIPLINE

TALKING MAY HELP RESOLVE PUPIL INDISCIPLINE “Talking may actually help reduce the problems of classroom indiscipline,” was the rather unusual statement from the Scottish Secondary Teachers’ Association today. “The indications which we are receiving from members in schools are that…

MCCRONE – THE FINAL TEST

MCCRONE – THE FINAL TEST Some five years ago after it was approved, the McCrone Agreement on pay and conditions for teachers faces its final test as 2006 approaches. The Scottish Secondary Teachers’ Association today warned its members that a…

UNION WARNS OF PENSIONS FIGHT

UNION WARNS OF PENSIONS FIGHT In his New Year message to SSTA members, General Secretary, David Eaglesham, warned of the threat to pensions which will be faced in 2004. “Members will already be aware of the Government’s proposals to increase…

CURB ON UNRLUY PARENTS

CURB ON UNRULY PARENTS The Scottish Secondary Teachers’ Association today outlined a proposal to deal with unacceptable behaviour by a small number of parents attending Parents’ Meetings in secondary schools in Scotland. The Association has noticed a significant rise in…