Larry is General Secretary of the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS), Scotland’s largest teaching union, and a member of the EI/ETUCE Committee. Prior to becoming General Secretary, he had 33 years’ experience as an English teacher, the majority of his service being in Glasgow. As a lay activist, he was the EIS Education Convener and represented the union on the Curriculum for Excellence Management Board during the formative decade of this major curriculum reform.
Written by Larry Flanagan
There is a football chant that is used to taunt opposing fans, most often when their team is losing, which goes, “You only sing when you’re winning…”, so in that vein let me reflect on the recent place of Scotland in the PISA 2018 results on Global Competencies!“PISA 2018 in Scotland: Something to sing about!”, by Larry Flanagan.