Teachers criticise Scottish Government for lack of progress on class contact time

The SNCT Teachers’ Panel, made up of trade unions – including Community – representing Scotland’s teachers has strongly criticised the Scottish Government for the severe lack of progress in delivering the SNP 2021 manifesto commitment to reduce teachers’ class contact time by 90 minutes per week, to 21 hours.

Two and a half years since the manifesto pledge was made, and now midway through the parliamentary term, there has been little or no progress towards the implementation of that promise.

Scotland’s teachers currently have amongst the highest class-contact commitments in the OECD, adding additional workload pressures onto an already severely burdened teaching workforce.

Read the full statement here.

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