The Educational Institute of Scotland has come out firmly in favour of allowing secondary schools to phase in Higher Still as and when they are ready. Fred Forrester, the union's depute general secretary, speaking in Orkney, said priorities in schools' development plans should determine progress.
The EIS also called for assessment to be simplified and for the introduction of Scottish Group Awards to be delayed. Mr Forrester warned that there was no prospect of significant additional resources. "We have got to cut our coat according to our cloth," he said.