Head of teacher union turns fire on Catholic schools

The leader of Scotland’s biggest teachers’ union has spoken out against the system that allows the Catholic Church to approve the appointment of teachers based on their religion.

Larry Flanagan, the general secretary of the Educational Institute of Scotland trade union, said: “We are not in favour of the current operation of approval by the Catholic Church.”

He also said there may be fewer non-Catholics working in Catholic schools now than before a famous legal case eleven years ago, which ruled that a teacher who was an atheist had been discriminated against.

• Full story at The Herald.