is the Truth and it will Prevail'
9 November, 2004
A SHETLAND teacher made history yesterday
(Monday) by becoming one of the country's first chartered teachers.
from Baltasound Junior High, is one of 37 teachers across Scotland to
gain this status, introduced as part of the McCrone agreement, which
recognises their experience, excellent teaching skills and high level
of professionalism. LINK
It also rewards experienced teachers
who choose to stay in the classroom rather than moving to promoted posts
by awarding them a £6,500 increase to their annual salary.
Mr Harrison received his professional
award at a reception in Edinburgh yesterday.
Education minister Peter Peacock said:
"Teachers are crucial to young people's education and that's why
I want to do everything I can to promote excellence within the profession.
We must create a modern education system which has a valued teaching
profession at its heart.
"Chartered teacher status allows
teachers to be the best they can be and with great teachers we can achieve
great things. This is another achievement for Scotland's devolved
government, helping to raise standards in schools and ensure we have
a motivated, better rewarded and enthusiastic teaching profession.”
Shetland Islands Council education spokesman
Bill Manson said he was delighted with the news and expressed his hopes
that many more island teachers will register to undertake the chartered
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