Scottish Secondary Teachers' Association

The Scottish Secondary Teachers' Association (SSTA) is Scotland's second largest teachers' union. It was created to focus on secondary education issues, in reaction to the perception of national influence exercised by the primary education sector.

Scottish Secondary Teachers' Association
Scottish Secondary Teachers' Association
Founded1944
HeadquartersEdinburgh
Location
Members
7,205[1]
Key people
Stuart Hunter, President 2023
Seamus Searson, General Secretary 2015 -, Assistant General Secretaries, Fiona Dalziel, Euan Duncan, Iain Glennie
AffiliationsSTUC, EI
Websitewww.ssta.org.uk
Scottish Secondary Teachers' Association
MottoCapita Tria Unus Amimus
Recorded in 1965[2]

The SSTA is affiliated to the STUC[3] and Education International.[4]

Aims edit

The SSTA aims to:[5]

  • Advance education in Scotland
  • Safeguard and promote the 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:

  • Listen to the secondary view.
  • Formulate policies that reflect the 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 Education 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 McD Roy 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 - William A L Guthrie B.Sc.
  • 1999 - William S Fitzpatrick B.A.
  • 2001 - George 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.
  • 2017 - Kevin Campbell B.Sc.
  • 2019 - John Guidi B.Sc.
  • 2021 - Catherine Nicol B.Sc.

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.
  2. ^ "Heraldry for Self-Isolators - Week 5 begins". Lyon Court. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Affiliated Unions - STUC". www.stuc.org.uk. Archived from the original on 11 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Education International - Search A Member". www.ei-ie.org. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011.
  5. ^ "About the SSTA".

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