We have this coming Monday and Tuesday assigned as “inservice days” apropos the inset days John Swinney agreed to to “tackle workload” Our EIS rep has said these days should be given over to discussing and identifying workload drivers then feeding back to management. The EIS I see is backing him and dictating this nationally. So, rather than SMT hijacking our no-weans days with some old rope and flannel, the EIS is. With prelims looming, filing need sorted and marking needing caught up with, I reckoned the inset days would be given over to departments catching up on that/ catching up with each other. I just don’t see the point in using up this time for a circular discussion on workload drivers. We all know them. Colleagues who “self start” extra curricular guff we can say no to anyway and management hobby horses we can nod and smile at but slip right at the bottom of the priority pile anyway (A bit of discretion plus playing dumb and innocent at appropriate times with SLT is slipping). What are you doing in your place? I may not be Swinney’s biggest political fan but I’m sure he intended these as unstructured inset catchup with yer work days.