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S5W-09938: Ross Greer (West Scotland)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 26 June 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills on 15 June 2017 (Official Report, c. 46), what impact the proposed education governance reforms could have on the 2001 tripartite agreement on a teaching profession for the 21st century, and whether it plans to revisit the agreement.

Answered by: John Swinney 30 June 2017

The Education Governance: Next Steps publication clearly states that we remain committed to national terms and conditions of service.

The Scottish Negotiating Committee for Teachers (SNCT), the tripartite body including representation from teacher organisations, local authorities and the Scottish Government was established following the 2001 teachers' agreement "A Teaching Profession for the 21st Century" and will continue to negotiate national pay and conditions of service for the teaching profession.