Schools still searching for a head after three years

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One Scottish council has been unable to recruit a permanent headteacher for more than a quarter of its primary schools, with some schools searching for a headteacher for longer than three years, Tes Scotland can reveal

In response to a freedom of information request, Aberdeen City Council has revealed that 14 of its 49 primary schools are seeking headteachers, with the longest running vacancy at Culter School – which has a roll of over 300 pupils – where the council has been trying to recruit a headteacher since June 2014.

Three further Aberdeen primary schools – Kaimhill School, ...

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