Some progress has been made in relation to the new Test and Protect (T&P) procedures regarding EIS concerns about teachers and schools not being informed promptly around positive cases amongst pupils.
The EIS has written to the FM and DFM as well as the leaders of all the political parties to press home the message around vaccinating education staff.
The EIS Executive decided at its last meeting to launch a mass member lobbying campaign aimed at elected political representatives at all levels
Coronavirus update including Schools phased reopening, testing, vaccination, SQA, supply teachers and international data.
This update covers lockdown, remote learning, CERG guidance, ASN, SQA, 1000 woman's voices during covid.
An update from the General Secretary Larry Flanagan about education during pandemic.
An update from EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan on 13th August.
As schools reopen it is essential that updated risk assessments have been carried out by the employer and that staff and teacher trade unions are fully consulted on their content.
I am writing to provide an update from the EIS Executive which met on Friday to consider the First Minister's announcement in Parliament.
The Scottish Government has announced the go ahead for schools to reopen fully from August 11th.
The Scottish Government has published two reports from the SAGE sub-committee on schools.
General Secretary Update 26 June 2020
Yesterday’s statement in the Scottish Parliament by the Deputy First Minister (which can be read here) has sparked considerable debate, anxiety, frustration, confusion and even anger amongst many members.
The latest update from the union
Following on from yesterday’s ebulletin, please find here a link to the Guidance from the Scottish Government, issued in support of its Strategic Framework.
An EIS update
The latest information on the developments surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic.
A message from the General Secretary regarding the First Minister's statement on plans to reopen schools.
You will have picked up from the media that the Deputy First Minister has formed a Covid 19 Education Recovery Group, which is looking at a high-level strategy for when and how schools will reopen post lockdown.
Following on from the SQA Estimates document being issued on Monday, a few general questions have arisen over the procedures advised by SQA, which hopefully this bulletin will answer.
Update from The General Secretary 20 April
I am sure that there will much discussion about the proposals, and there are aspects about which more information is still required.
An update on developments surrounding COVID-19 from the General Secretary
Welcome to this bulletin which contains some significant updates for your information and convenience.
Apologies for interrupting your weekend but it is important that this update is issued. We had planned to issue this on Friday afternoon but unfortunately we are once again struggling to get agreement from COSLA (our Employers)...
Following on from my email on Monday, I thought it would be helpful to provide a quick update on developments.
An update from EIS General Secretary on the Coronavirus
You may not have read, yet, this morning's member email which outlined the constructive engagement the EIS has had with the Scottish Government about the need to make a decision to close schools.