Former teachers to be encouraged back to Scotland’s classrooms

The BBC is reporting that in a bid to increase teacher numbers, Scotland will be encouraging former teachers to return to teaching.

Scotland’s Education Secretary John Swinney believed his “innovative plan” would “broaden routes” into teaching.

The proposls will include giving priority to science, technology, engineering and maths subjects. It will also focus on the development of teachers able to work in both primary and secondary schools.

Mr Swinney, who announced the details at the University of Dundee, said: “Teachers are the bedrock of Scotland’s education system and I want to ensure we do everything we can to attract talented graduates to a career in teaching. 

“The quality of teaching is key to helping pupils achieve and to our aspiration of closing the attainment gap.

“These innovative proposals are designed to do just that while, crucially, maintaining the traditionally high standard of teaching in Scotland.”

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