“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.
Teaching Union Urges Candidates to Support Increased Investment in Orkney Schools #OICelection
“There is a very clear and urgent need to address shortages within the teacher workforce to support education recovery. ” Jo Hill, EIS Local Association Secretary
96.5% of Orkney’s School Students Have Positive Destination on Leaving
Out of 202 school leavers, 195 Orcadian students have gone on to positive destinations in the period 2020/2021.
Congratulations to Alex Clark #Bikeability Scotland
“Since Bikeability Scotland began in 2010, over 350,000 pupils have received cycle training, giving the next generation the skills and confidence to travel by bike, feel healthier and help tackle the climate emergency.” David Collins, Bikeability Scotland Manager
Schools & Covid: Getting the Balance Right
“Every time we teach a child something, we keep him from inventing it himself.” Jean Piaget