Quickly, former New Labour minister Brian Wilson and former Jack McConnell SPAD, Susan Dalgety have long rancid trails of nasty and ill-informed attacks on the First Minister behind them in the pages of the Hootsman. They belong on the right there.
If you enjoy badly-written horror stories with disgusting homophobic and misogynistic overtones, try here:
Most readers will find these upsetting.
Anyhow back to the Secondary Teachers Association which maybe represents 6 500 of Scotland’s 53 400 teachers, 12%.
1 711 responded in a self-selecting thus unreliable, ‘squeaky wheel’ sample, 26% of their members or 3% of all teachers.
75% of their tiny self-selecting sample said pupils has difficulty providing suitable evidence – 2%.
85% of their tiny self-selecting sample said it made more work for staff – just over 2%.
92% of their tiny self-selecting sample said it was stressing pupils out – nearly 3%
Ask any professional group if a change in what they have to do makes life harder and rely only on the regular moaners and what do you expect?
My daughter has just finished assessment at Glasgow University. The pressure and the standard of evidence she had to provide is way beyond that expected by our media of a survey by a trade union these days.
16 year-old modern studies pupils would laugh their heads off at the methods and the claims made by, in some cases, their own teachers.