“We have kits to give away to schools, some have already received their kits but we’d like as many schools as possible to enter so we can capture the sun’s energy in a new way – at your school.” Maha Abhishek, OISF Deputy Festival Director,
New Pay Offer Made To Teachers
“COSLA Leaders are clear that it is in all of our interests, not least those of children, young people and families, to conclude the teachers’ pay negotiations as quickly as we can to bring back stability and certainty in our schools.” COSLA’s Resources Spokesperson, Councillor Katie Hagmann
Teachers Strike Dates
Teachers in Orkney will again be on strike on Wednesday 18th of January unless a new pay deal is offered.
Pocket Garden Design Schools Competition
For 2023 secondary, primary and nursery pupils are being asked to design a colourful and sustainable garden.
Schools Closed Due to 2 Day Teachers Strike
“Only a significantly improved offer from the Scottish Government and COSLA can bring an end to this dispute.” EIS General Secretary Andrea Bradley
Strike Action by Teachers
Schools across Scotland will be affected with strike action on Thursday 24th of November by members of the largest teachers union, the EIS.
‘Chalk About’: Live Performances Tour Orkney Schools
” The focus of the piece is about your sense of self and the self that others see, and the need to open up conversations about this” Emma Gee, OIC Arts Officer
Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour Comes To Orkney
“I can’t wait to visit all these schools and to help to get the children excited about reading, drawing, creativity and emotional awareness.“ Tom Percival
School Uniforms: Share Your Views
A national consultation has been launched to find out views on school uniform.
Campaigners Call to Remove Religious Votes in Council Committee Decisions
The Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 requires councils to appoint religious representatives to committees considering education matters.