Following the conclusion of the agenda, the President gave General Secretary Larry Flanagan permission to address the meeting. Mr Flanagan informed Council that he had taken the decision to stand down as General Secretary, following 10 years in post. He was not “retiring”, he remains a registered teacher and will continue to focus on his international trade union work as President of the ETUCE. Mr Flanagan intends to step aside in the summer, after the EIS AGM and following completion of the appointment process of his successor as General Secretary.

The EIS Annual General Meeting will be held in the Caird Hall, Dundee on 9, 10 and 11 June 2022. Any member wishing to attend as an observer should contact the General Secretary no later than Friday 6 May 2022.

The Statutory Meeting of Fellows of the Institute will be held in Committee Room 1 in the Caird Hall, Dundee at 1.55pm on Thursday 9 June 2022.