is the Truth and it will Prevail'
9 November, 2004
teacher made history yesterday (Monday) by becoming one of the country's
first chartered teachers.
Harrison, 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.
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.
received his professional award at a reception in Edinburgh
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.
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.”
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
update - Thursday, 10 March 2005 10:05
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