Scottish Secondary Teachers' Association

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Scottish Secondary Teachers' Association
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Full name Scottish Secondary Teachers' Association
Founded 1944
Members 7,205[1]
Affiliation STUC, EI
Key people Euan Duncan, President 2015 -
Seamus Searson, General Secretary 2015 -
Office location Edinburgh
Country Scotland
Website www.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]

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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

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