The ACTS committee will fully respond once the exact wording of the SNCT agreement on Chartered Teacher is published later this month.
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I thank the parties to the SNCT for reaching agreement, thereby ending the uncertainty for the over one thousand Chartered Teachers working across education in Scotland.
The agreement will allow each of us to continue to make an enhanced contribution to teaching and learning, planned and agreed through respectful and collegial PRD dialogue.
With regards to “exceptions to no further salary progression”, I ask that the SNCT respectfully consider the position of those Chartered Teacher candidates who are in the latter stages of their long and committed ‘journey’.
Following publication of the final version of the agreement, I will communicate to the SNCT issues and potential issues around implementation as ‘flagged up’ by ACTS members and others.
ACTS continues to play a relevant role in the advancement of education and I look forward to the association engaging with future discussions around ‘The Role and Enhanced Contribution of Chartered Teachers’.
David Noble, ACTS Chair
1st June 2012
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