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Stand Up for Teaching

  • Submitted by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, Glasgow, Scottish Labour.
  • Date lodged: Monday, 13 May 2024
  • Motion reference: S6M-13196
  • Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, 15 May 2024

That the Parliament is concerned by reported plans to cut teacher posts in a number of local authorities, including Glasgow City Council, where 172 jobs are at risk in 2024, rising to 450 jobs that are to be cut over the next three years; recognises that teacher numbers have fallen, compared with 2007, and that these cuts will have the greatest impact on pupils in the most deprived communities; notes that the target numbers of student teachers in some subjects have not been met; considers that the increasing precarity of teaching as a profession makes it harder to attract and retain high-quality candidates; understands that local authorities require stability of funding to provide permanent teaching roles and drive up standards in education in Scotland, and calls on the Scottish Government to intervene to prevent job losses and publish a comprehensive plan to address gaps in the teaching and school staff workforce to inform future recruitment and retention.


Supported by: Paul Sweeney, Martin Whitfield

Vote

Result 62 for, 61 against, 1 abstained, 5 did not vote Vote Passed

Scottish National Party

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Scottish Labour

Scottish Green Party

Scottish Liberal Democrats

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No Party Affiliation

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Alba Party

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Amendments that have not been voted on

Motion ref. S6M-13196.1

Stand Up for Teaching - Amendment - Amendment

Submitted by: Ross Greer, West Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date lodged: Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Current status: Taken in the chamber on Wednesday, May 15, 2024


Motion ref. S6M-13196.2

Stand Up for Teaching - Amendment - Amendment

Submitted by: Liam Kerr, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date lodged: Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Supported by: Roz McCall
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Wednesday, May 15, 2024


Motion ref. S6M-13196.3

Stand Up for Teaching - Amendment - Amendment

Submitted by: Jenny Gilruth, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party, Date lodged: Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Supported by: Graeme Dey, Natalie Don
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Wednesday, May 15, 2024