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A week in primary: 2 February 2018

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Education secretary John Swinney has told Tes Scotland that strike action is “in nobody’s interest”,after the EIS teaching union announced it will be seeking a 10 per cent pay rise for all teachers. EIS general secretary Larry Flanagan said this would restore pay to an “acceptable” level after years of lagging behind other countries. The agreed staggered 2 per cent pay rise for 2017-18 brought the starting salary for a fully-qualified primary or secondary teacher up from £26,895 to £27,438.

Primary school leaders’ body AHDS has broadly welcomed plans to give headteachers in Scotland more ...

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