Who’d be a school teacher? The job sounds stressful enough at the best of times, but in the current context it must be very difficult indeed. Teaching classrooms full of masked secondary school students, not knowing from one day to the next whether students will be in class or at home isolating, all while worrying […]

Teachers would be right to strike


Allan Crosbie, national executive member of the EIS teaching union, says he wants to feel like a teacher, not an SQA clerk – the response of educational authorities to Covid-19 has so far been a massive wasted opportunity. I’ve been an English teacher for 26 years and a PT for half of that time. Too […]

Would it be so bad to trust teachers during Covid-19?