"Lack of supply teachers has become a problem"

Posted by Scottish Supply Teachers on March 17, 2015 at 6:15 PM

"Parents at a Dundee school have been assured that new teachers will soon be in place amid concerns that staff shortages could affect education standards.


A number of posts are empty at Blackness Primary and it has also struggled to secure sufficient supply teachers.


The shortage is likely to become even more pressing as more children than ever are due to start at the school this summer.


The picture at Blackness replicates the situation at schools throughout the city and across Scotland.


A spokesman for the parent council said senior staff were spending more time covering in classrooms than usual, adding: “Concerns have been identified about the reducing pool of teachers available for supply cover. “This has come at a time when 44 priority one children are seeking a place at Blackness in August.”

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