Emma Seith

Small class sizes squeeze CPD time

Pisa boss says Scottish recruitment crisis is no surprise

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The man in charge of the world’s most influential education rankings has warned Scotland that there is a “price to pay” for its smaller class sizes – and that is teachers with “little time for anything else but teaching”.

According to Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) boss Andreas Schleicher, the comparatively long periods of time that Scottish teachers spend in front of classes could also explain the current teacher recruitment crisis plaguing schools.

Speaking to Tes Scotland, he said that pay was unlikely to be turning people off teaching – teacher wages in Scotland ...

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