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“Join forces and fight this unjust and devastating attack on our pay, working terms and conditions!”
|Posted by Scottish Supply Teachers on April 2, 2018 at 9:45 AM||comments (1)|
“Excessive cover for absent colleagues is just another burden on teachers. They have been expected to plug the gap as a result of the unjustifiable cap on supply teachers’ pay which generated a crisis in supply teacher provision.
Too many schools are also seeing internal cover as a way to save money at the expense of the health and wellbeing of teachers and the livelihoods of supply teachers. Covering for absent colleagues is not a good use of teachers’ time...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Scottish Supply Teachers on December 21, 2017 at 3:10 PM||comments (3)|
"From 1 January 2018, all supply teachers will be paid the appropriate point on the main grade scale, regardless of the duration of the cover."
|Posted by Scottish Supply Teachers on October 28, 2017 at 2:10 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Scottish Supply Teachers on October 7, 2017 at 10:25 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Scottish Supply Teachers on September 12, 2017 at 5:10 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Scottish Supply Teachers on May 9, 2017 at 3:15 PM||comments (0)|
"GRUELLING workloads, high levels of stress and low pay are among the factors threatening to impede trainee teachers from embarking on a career in the classroom, official research has revealed. It comes as staff from headteachers to trainees have lifted the lid on the extraordinary challenges facing every tier of the profession."
|Posted by Scottish Supply Teachers on December 17, 2016 at 7:45 PM||comments (0)|
"As well as calling for a pay rise, the union has proposed a raft of other changes, including removing a cap on short-term supply teachers’ pay and restoring certain maternity entitlements."
|Posted by Scottish Supply Teachers on September 3, 2016 at 8:35 AM||comments (18)|
Sadly the shortage of supply teachers is the norm now in most Scottish councils. It was inevitable based on a series of blows: The low pay supply deal done by EIS and Cosla, introduction of 32 period week to make teachers work to the last minute, reducing teachers number in schools to save money, SMT spread too thinly to provide backup when required, too much paperwork, no extra resources, funds or time provided but somehow teachers should change the whole curriculum and th...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Scottish Supply Teachers on April 30, 2016 at 3:25 AM||comments (0)|
"A SHORTAGE of supply teachers in Scottish schools is getting significantly worse, according to a new survey. A poll of the country's 32 councils found more than two thirds believed the situation had deteriorated in the past year. The shortfall was most acute in primary schools where 20 councils said they had difficulties, while half had problems in secondary."
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|Posted by Scottish Supply Teachers on July 15, 2015 at 2:05 PM||comments (0)|
"Last week, Glasgow’s Govan Law Centre released figures showing that, of 12,533 looked-after children, only 6,374 had been assessed for a co-ordinated support plan (CSP).
Under 2004 legislation, there is a presumption that Scottish children in care may have additional needs and that those who do should receive a CSP assessment.
Exam performance highlights the consequences of failure to carry out this duty. Only 12 per cent of vulnerable s...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Scottish Supply Teachers on March 17, 2015 at 6:15 PM||comments (1)|
"Parents at a Dundee school have been assured that new teachers will soon be in place amid concerns that staff shortages could affect education standards.
A number of posts are empty at Blackness Primary and it has also struggled to secure sufficient supply teachers.
The shortage is likely to become even more pressing as more children than ever are due to start at the school this summer.
The picture at Blackness replicates th...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Scottish Supply Teachers on March 17, 2015 at 4:20 PM||comments (0)|
“Permanent staff [are] in tears as they crumble under the extreme workload of endless extra duties every week, [with] special needs classes merged or individuals decanted to other classes, [and] non-specialists being preferred and employed rather than hire a specialist for a whole absence.
He stressed the problem was also one of cover staff being unwilling to accept work for a “Tesco-rate” gross daily wage packet of around £80."
|Posted by Scottish Supply Teachers on November 4, 2014 at 5:50 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Scottish Supply Teachers on October 29, 2014 at 7:05 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Scottish Supply Teachers on October 9, 2014 at 2:00 PM||comments (0)|
"Eileen Prior, the organisation's executive director, wants an urgent overhaul of the way teacher numbers are monitored and recruited.
She said: "As it stands we are deali...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Scottish Supply Teachers on August 2, 2014 at 9:20 AM||comments (0)|
"New figures show the number of supply teaching hours in schools fell by 15 per cent between 2010/11 and 2012/13, with a further drop of 16 per cent in the last school year. The cut in hours is a result of a well-documented shortage of supply teachers caused by a cut in their wages, which has since been partially reversed."
|Posted by Scottish Supply Teachers on May 7, 2014 at 12:25 PM||comments (0)|
"The UK’s excellent academic reputation has, unfortunately, been built upon the disgraceful exploitation of thousands of temporary staff, with universities and colleges using the fierce competition for permanent jobs to create a no-rights culture for teachers and researchers.
Employers often hide behind the defence of flexibility in justifying the use of casual contracts, but that flexibility is very much a one-way street. It might be good for employers but it leaves em...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Scottish Supply Teachers on March 22, 2014 at 2:30 PM||comments (1)|
"Scottish school pupils face the prospect of being sent home because of a “supply crisis” leaving classrooms without anyone to look after them, according to a senior teachers’ representative."Read Full Post »
|Posted by Scottish Supply Teachers on March 5, 2014 at 2:35 AM||comments (3)|
|Posted by Scottish Supply Teachers on February 7, 2014 at 4:25 AM||comments (1)|
A letter written by a Supply Teacher.
"A raw deal for supply teachers
Thursday 6 February 2014
IF the purpose of the latest offer on pay for Scottish supply teachers is to entice more of them back into the classroom then disappo...Read Full Post »