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Vol. 99, Issue No. 02

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Victory secured on teacher number agreements 

The EIS has welcomed the news that all 32 of Scotland’s local authorities have now accepted a new funding package from the Scottish Government that will commit councils to maintaining the number of teachers employed in Scotland’s schools... (Page 8)

An End to Austerity?

The years of austerity under the coalition government have been an extremely difficult time for public services, and for public sector workers, in Scotland and across the UK. Here, the SEJ looks at the key issues facing voters... (Page 11)


The Scottish Attainment Challenge

Andrea Bradley, EIS Education and Equality Officer, looks at the advantages & disadvantages of the London Challenge and how its principles can be applied to Scottish Education in order to tackle the attainment gap...(Page 12) 


Outward Bound

The Outward Bound Trust is an educational charity which helps young people develop far reaching key life skills, such as leadership, problem solving, teamwork, communication and confidence, through experiential outdoor learning... (Page 20) 


Scottish Teachers' Pension Scheme 2015

Following the Independent Review of Public Service Pensions in 2011, the UK Government brought forward changes to all public sector pension schemes, designed to make such schemes "sustainable, affordable and fair.”... (Page 16)