Quotes of the week
"We have been listening to the concerns of teachers over the past few weeks and I thank the EIS for their positive contribution to our discussions." Education secretary Michael Russell announcing additional support for National 4 and 5 courses
"The provision of course materials in all subject areas for the new National 4 and 5 qualifications directly responds to concerns over unmanageable workload and will be welcome in schools." Larry Flanagan, incoming EIS general secretary.