Tag Archives: workload

‘Crisis? What crisis?’ (updated – again)

22 Mar

‘Crisis? What crisis?’ (updated – again)

Responses to articles on TES, BBC, Guardian etc on teacher recruitment and retention, plus joint union statement and responses to NAO report and Ofsted commentary. Further reports and comment, including from Commons Education Committee…

Work needed to improve SQA and tackle impact of exam system on workload

17 Jan

Work needed to improve SQA and tackle impact of exam system on workload

Urgent work is needed by the SQA to rebuild its relationship with teachers

The Scottish Education Governance Review: Update: Voice Scotland’s response

5 Jan

The Scottish Education Governance Review: Update: Voice Scotland’s response

Education ‘at the heart’ of First Minister of Scotland‘s priorities. Updates: Education Summit in Edinburgh, 15 June 2016, Voice Scotland’s Letter to John Swinney, and Delivery Plan published by Scottish Government. Education Scotland publishes guidance for teachers on how to reduce workload and bureaucracy. Voice Scotland’s Education Governance Survey (October 2016). Voice Scotland’s response (January 2017)

Teachers and headteachers: feeling forswunk or foreswunk?

27 Oct

Teachers and headteachers: feeling forswunk or foreswunk?

“To be forswunk is to be exhausted from overwork…foreswunk…is to be tired before you even begin.”

Meeting with John Swinney

5 Oct

Meeting with John Swinney

Meeting between Voice Scotland, Voice General Secretary and Deputy First Minister John Swinney, 5 October 2016