Teaching highs and lows;In brief

17th December 1999 at 00:00
There have been 2,800 inquiries following the Government's teacher recruitment campaign in Scotland. This is "much more than in recent years and a very encouraging trend", Peter Peacock, Deputy Children and Education Minister, said. Over the past 10 years an average of 1,125 students a year entered pre-service primary courses and 1,208 signed up for secondary training. But the experience of Dumfries and Galloway gives ministers less encouragement - the council has had to readvertise 16 per cent of teacher vacancies. The figure for secondary posts is 23 per cent.

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