by Tim Lezard The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) is to highlight the key questions facing Scottish education at this weekend’s Scottish Green Party conference in Edinburgh. EIS President Tommy Castles and Scottish Green Party MSP Alison Johnst …

EISby Tim Lezard

The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) is to highlight the key questions facing Scottish education at this weekend’s Scottish Green Party conference in Edinburgh.

EIS President Tommy Castles and Scottish Green Party MSP Alison Johnstone will lead the discussion at a special conference Fringe event today (Saturday) from noon.

Mr Castles said” “While the EIS is not affiliated to any political party, we continue to engage with all major Scottish political parties to promote the interests of Scottish education, its learners and its teaching professionals. We are pleased to be holding this special education Fringe Event at the Scottish Green Party conference today and look forward to an interesting, informative and productive meeting this afternoon.”

The theme of the event is ‘Where now for Scottish Education?’ and, with the Referendum now concluded and Curriculum for Excellence continuing to bed down, the speakers and delegates will explore some key issues and challenges facing Scottish education in the year ahead – including funding for education, pay and conditions, workload, the introduction of new qualifications, moves to tackle excessive bureaucracy, early years provision, and the delivery of high-quality further and higher education across Scotland.


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