• Free School Meals
    Scottish government must reverse free school meals delay to help tackle poverty. The Scottish Government must reverse its decision to delay the roll-out of free school meals to all children in Primaries Six and Seven. The commitment was originally due to be delivered by last August, but a previous decision by the Scottish Government delayed… Read more: Free School Meals
  • Continuing Pandemic Impact
    Curriculum for excellence data confirms continuing pandemic impact on schools Recent data on Curriculum for Excellence achievement levels in schools confirms the continuing impact that the Coronavirus pandemic has had on education and young people across Scotland. Whilst the data paints an outline of the impact of COVID on learners’ achievement of CfE levels, the… Read more: Continuing Pandemic Impact
  • Gwen Mayor Trust
    The Gwen Mayor Trust was established by the EIS in memory of Gwen Mayor, the primary 1 teacher at Dunblane Primary School who was killed alongside 16 of her pupils in the 1996 tragedy. The purpose of the Trust is to advance education by providing financial support for projects in connection with the arts, culture,… Read more: Gwen Mayor Trust
  • ASN Funding Desperately Needed
    Increase in early years ASN funding desperately needed to support young learners A survey of early years practitioners conducted by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists has shown that there has been an increase in the number of children in Scotland experiencing difficulties with speech, language and communication since the pandemic. Almost 90%… Read more: ASN Funding Desperately Needed
  • Supporting Educational Arts Projects
    EIS supports educational arts projects to tune of over £150k over past 5 years The EIS has supported arts projects with an educational element with more than £150,000 in direct funding over the past five years. This included over £35,000 in funding for the year 2021-2022. Commenting, EIS General Secretary Andrea Bradley said, “The EIS… Read more: Supporting Educational Arts Projects