COSLA v Scottish Government more about politics than teacher numbers

16 Feb

February 2015
By Professional Officer (Scotland) Dougie Atkinson 

The stushie between COSLA and the Scottish Government over teacher numbers is more about party politics than teacher numbers. 

As COSLA and the political parties engage in turf wars and fight for political advantage in the run-up to the General Election, Scotland’s dedicated teachers – who are providing high quality education for our children – are being caught in the political crossfire.

Our members are telling us that their workload is increasing as additional support measures are being stripped out of schools and teachers are not being replaced when they leave.

Yes, councils are under financial pressure and are having to look for savings, but continued cuts in teacher numbers will compromise the education of a generation of children, and that is too high a price to pay.

Voice Scotland would be happy to work with council employers to explore ways of minimising the impact of the required savings on our members and on children.

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2 Responses to “COSLA v Scottish Government more about politics than teacher numbers”

  1. Richard Fraser 23. Feb, 2015 at 9:27 am #

    Agreement news http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-31561328

  2. Richard Fraser 26. Feb, 2015 at 12:50 pm #

    All 32 local authorities sign up to maintaining teacher numbers: http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/Keeping-teachers-in-Scotland-s-classrooms-166f.aspx

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