103 reasons to be worried

17th April 2009 at 01:00

Teacher numbers are dropping in North Lanarkshire at a considerable rate. From 2007-08, the figures are: pre-schoolprimary, down from 1,716 to 1,664; secondary, 1,845 to 1,804 and special needs, 200 to 190.

This is a drop of 103 front-line teachers in an area suffering extremely high social deprivation. Despite protestations from Jim Logue, the convener of the council's learning and leisure services committee (TESS, April 3), Education Secretary Fiona Hyslop has good reason to be concerned about these Labour cuts.

Councillor Tom Johnston, learning and leisure spokesman, SNP group, North Lanarkshire Council.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now