Scottish Secondary Teachers' Association

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Scottish Secondary Teachers' Association
SSTA logo.png
Full nameScottish Secondary Teachers' Association
Founded1944
Members7,205[1]
AffiliationSTUC, EI
Key peopleKevin Campbell, President 2017 -
Seamus Searson, General Secretary 2015 -
Office locationEdinburgh
CountryScotland
Websitewww.ssta.org.uk

Founded in 1944, the Scottish Secondary Teachers' Association (SSTA) is Scotland's second largest teachers' union, set up to focus on secondary issues, initially as a reaction to the perception of undue influence exercised on national education issues at that time by the primary sector.

The SSTA is affiliated to the STUC[2] and Education International.[3]

Aims[edit]

The SSTA aims to:[citation needed]

  • Advance education in Scotland
  • Safeguard and promote interests of Scottish secondary teachers in all matters, especially those that affect salaries and conditions of service

To promote these aims, the Association strives to:[4]

  • Ensure that the secondary view is heard
  • Formulate policies that reflect views and needs of members
  • Respond to consultations on educational matters
  • Represent members and their views to SED, SQA, GTCS, and other national bodies such as SCRE and Learning and Teaching Scotland
  • Advise members on curricular, professional, and contractual matters
  • Campaign to maintain educational standards
  • Negotiate salaries and conditions of service in the SNCT
  • Campaign for improvement, and against deterioration, in salaries and conditions of service

Past presidents[edit]

  • 1944 - J G Lindsey M.A B.Sc F.R.S.E
  • 1945 - James Porter M.A
  • 1947 - W M L Dewar M.A
  • 1949 - Agnes McKendrick M.A
  • 1951 - Alexander Allan M.A
  • 1953 - Alexander R Robertson M.A
  • 1955 - Arthur D Brown B.Com
  • 1957 - James Docherty M.A
  • 1959 - J N C Clark M.A Ph.D
  • 1961 - Albert Anderson M.A B.Sc
  • 1963 - James Miller M.A B.Sc
  • 1965 - David Low B.Sc
  • 1967 - Neil Foggie D.A
  • 1969 - Gladys M Cairns M.A
  • 1971 - John Vallely M.A B.A
  • 1973 - E R Landsman M.A
  • 1975 - L H Inglis Dip.Tech
  • 1977 - J McDRoy D.A
  • 1979 - Alistair B Fulton M.A
  • 1981 - John D Gray M.A M.Sc
  • 1983 - Douglas Campbell M.A
  • 1985 - Donald C Halliday B.Sc
  • 1987 - Thomas Wallace B.Sc
  • 1989 - Ian M Goldsack M.A
  • 1991 - John Small B.Ed
  • 1993 - Marie T Allan M.A
  • 1995 - Barbara E Clark M.A
  • 1997 - W A L Guthrie B.Sc
  • 1999 - William S Fitzpatrick B.A
  • 2001 - G M T Sturrock M.A
  • 2003 - Alan McKenzie M.A
  • 2005 - Albert F S McKay B.Sc
  • 2007 - Ann L Ballinger B.A
  • 2009 - Peter Wright M.A
  • 2011 - Margaret Smith B.A B.Ed
  • 2013 - James B Forbes M.A
  • 2015 - Euan Duncan B.A

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Annual Return for a Trade Union : Scottish Secondary Teachers' Association" (PDF). Certoffice.org. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 July 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ [1]
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  4. ^ [3]

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