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More schools urged to take student teacher placements

Focus turns to high number of unregistered primaries and secondaries following last month’s training crisis

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Almost one-fifth of secondaries and a quarter of primaries have failed to register with the system that places student teachers in schools, TESS can reveal.

The news comes in the wake of last month’s placement crisis, which, at its peak, saw more than 100 student teachers without school training placements.

Primary and secondary headteacher organisations have joined calls from Scotland’s teaching watchdog, the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS), for the default position to be made that all schools take students on placement, unless they are able to point to exceptional circumstances ...

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