Unions call for stable job opportunities for teachers

Posted by Scottish Supply Teachers on June 17, 2012 at 5:45 AM

"NEW teachers are increasingly being employed on temporary contracts, sparking warnings over the casualisation of the profession in Scottish schools.

Anthony Finn, chief executive of the GTCS, highlighted the increase in temporary contracts, which has heightened existing fears that councils met Scottish Government targets on teacher employment earlier this year by employing staff on a short-term basis. "Too many talented teachers are struggling to find employment and there appears to be a prevalence of temporary teaching contracts which cannot be good for the stability of the profession, and the consistency of teaching for our young people,"

by Andrew Denholm.


"Only quarter of new teachers in full-time permanent positions in Scotland" by Chris Marshall.


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