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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-05296: Ross Thomson (North East Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 1 December 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many teachers trained through the planned fast-tracked process are expected to work in the north east, and whether there will be an incentive for new recruits to work in (a) Aberdeen City, (b) Aberdeenshire and (c) Angus.

Answered by: John Swinney 13 December 2016

It is not yet possible to say how many teachers will work in each local authority. Given the expansion of distance learning routes we expect to see an increase in the number of students entering teacher education on the basis that they will ultimately work locally. Whether to offer incentives in order to recruit teachers is a decision for each local authority as their employer.