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Fast-track training course off to a slow start – with just 25 recruits

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It was just a year ago that the Scottish government announced a new “fast-track” route into teaching. The vision was that up to 50 science, technology, engineering and maths graduates would become teachers on a shortened six-month course.

At the time, education secretary John Swinney said: “This innovative proposal is designed to broaden the range of people entering the profession – providing a challenging, yet extremely rewarding, opportunity to train in rural schools within areas of high deprivation.”

Back in the present day, the course hasn’t quite managed to broaden that range as much as ...

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