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‘What we do to teachers in Scotland is ridiculous’

Pay, workload, cuts and teacher morale are key issues at the EIS union’s AGM

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If you want a primer on what’s happening in the world in 2018 – people’s fears, priorities and preoccupations – you just need to take a look through the 86 motions at this year’s EIS teaching union AGM.

Besides the perennial concerns you’d expect the union to reflect, you’ll also find a mirror held up to myriad topical issues that extend far beyond the classroom, from Donald Trump’s presidency to the #MeToo movement, from the privacy pitfalls of social media to society’s growing awareness about mental health.

Pay, of course, features prominently, but another P word runs like a thread through ...

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