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A week in secondary: 7 October 2016

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Secondary teachers have voted to take industrial action over workload. Nine out of 10 Scottish Secondary Teachers’ Association members voted in favour of action short of strike in the ballot, which closed last Friday. The news of the decision comes as Scotland’s largest teaching union, the EIS, suspended its campaign of industrial action in response to the decision to scrap unit assessments, beginning with National 5 in 2017-18. However, SSTA general secretary Seamus Searson argued workload was unlikely to be reduced in the current session.

Teachers have been invited to discuss digital ...

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