Comhairle Welcomes EIS Comments

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has welcomed comments from the EIS that ‘we have to think differently, work differently and resource differently’ for schools to recover, not only from the impact of the COVID pandemic, but do better than we were pre-pandemic.

The comments were attributed to Andrea Bradley, assistant secretary of the EIS teaching union and come amidst an ongoing debate over the future of teaching methods in the Western Isles and the harmonization of timetables.

Cllr Roddie Mackay, Leader of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, said: “This informed perspective from the EIS chimes perfectly with the approach taken at CNES, particularly with the deployment of the nationally prized eSgoil model which has proved to be such a visionary development and an invaluable resource across Scottish Education. The EIS are absolutely right that we have to think, work and resource differently and that is exactly what we are doing”.