• Education Motions
    In moving this motion on behalf of Shetland and West Dunbartonshire Local Associations, Joanne Thomson (Shetland) shone a sharp light on the impact which the systemic underfunding of Additional Support for Learning is having on pupils and staff in schools across Scotland. She highlighted the increasing and unacceptable levels of violence which teachers are experiencing… Read more: Education Motions
  • Equality Motions
    In moving this motion, incoming President, Paula McEwan (Inverclyde) argued that all learners in Scotland’s schools, including those recently arrived from other parts of the world, should be able to see themselves, their experiences and their heritage reflected in the curriculum. Ms McEwan pointed to the potential of using classroom resources drawn from other cultures,… Read more: Equality Motions
  • Employment Relations Motions
    The EIS will survey members on pupil behaviour and its impact on teacher wellbeing, following a successful motion from James McIntyre (East Dunbartonshire), “I’ve been verbally abused, including homophobic abuse, more over the past two years than I have experienced before in my entire life. Too often, it seems that staff are being gaslighted when… Read more: Employment Relations Motions
  • Salaries Motions
    A motion regarding a campaign to ensure that future pay increases for teachers and associated professionals address restoration of the value of teachers’ pay, was proposed by Salaries Convener Des Morris (East Renfrewshire and Council). “You cannot pick and choose which bits of McCrone you want to lose and which bits you want to keep”,… Read more: Salaries Motions
  • Organisation Motions
    Incoming Vice-President Allan Crosbie, (Edinburgh), moved a motion calling for a campaign to address teacher workload, including the possibility of industrial action to ensure that campaign demands are met. “The levels of burnout that I have seen over the past few years are unparalleled and they are unsustainable. The teaching profession is on its knees.… Read more: Organisation Motions