Published: 01/05/2014 15:29 - Updated: 01/05/2014 15:40

Teacher shortage hits Moray classrooms

A CONTINUING chronic shortage of ­supply teachers nationally has forced education officials at Moray Council to step back in to local classrooms.

Please sir, can we have more teachers!
Please sir, can we have more teachers!

The move has been necessary to help out schools struggling to find cover when teachers are off.

A number of head teachers have also seen increased teaching commitments ­because of the shortage.

Laurence Findlay, head of Schools and Curriculum Development with Moray Council, said the shortage of supply teacher availability was across all areas of Moray.

“Officer time has been given to schools for teaching duties; about 14 days in total,” Mr Findlay told members of the children and young people’s committee.

The problem is a national one, he added, and not peculiar to Moray.

For more on this story see 'The Scot' print version.

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