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Supplies and support have left the building

Teacher feedback details the impact of staff shortages and budget cuts

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Support staff and supply teachers as endangered species; music, reading clubs and study groups withering on the vine; teachers and parents reaching into their own pockets for resources as prosaic as glue sticks and as essential as textbooks – teachers are decrying life in Scottish schools as they contend with budget cuts.

Frustration is the overriding sentiment in comments received by the Voice Scotland union, shared with Tes Scotland, with some staff even “ashamed” by the quality of education they are now able to provide pupils.

As one member of support staff puts it: “I love my work and the ...

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