Teaching fails to entice new blood

Profession does not appeal to graduates, says SSTA chief

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Why would anyone go into teaching? It’s a question frequently asked by people who haven’t stepped inside a classroom since they were pupils themselves decades previously, often fuelled by lurid notions that feral children are running wild, with teachers doing well simply to herd them in and out of the school building.

But when that same question is asked by one of the country’s most prominent organisations representing teachers, you know something serious really is up.

At the annual gathering of the Scottish Secondary Teachers’ Association (SSTA) today, president Kevin Campbell is expected to ...

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