New figures show extent of the recruitment crisis

Government figures highlight training and staffing shortages, as rolls continue to rise

The Scottish government this month published two sets of figures that gave an insight into the extent of the country’s teacher recruitment crisis.

They showed whether universities had hit their student teacher recruitment targets – figures that previously went unpublished until Tes Scotland reported them – and also the number of advertised vacancies in schools when a snapshot was taken in September. Here, we examine the figures.

What do the figures show?

While primary schools might be struggling for staff, universities can fill the places they are allocated by government and more. The ...

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