Moray SNP News
ADDITIONAL CASH WILL BE USED TO RECRUIT MORE TEACHERS AND SUPPORT STAFF
Richard Lochhead MSP has welcomed the allocation of an additional £1.2m for the Moray Council to support schools after lockdown and assist in closing the attainment gap.
The Council’s Chief Executive confirmed to Moray’s MSP, that the additional funds provided by the Scottish Government, will allow the local authority to recruit an extra 23 teachers and 9 support staff.
Commenting Mr Lochhead said:
“This has undoubtedly been an incredibly challenging year for teachers, school staff, and young people across Moray, and it’s important that the authorities continue to do what they can to ensure our local schools have the support they need going forward.
“Earlier this year the Scottish Government committed to making funds available to local authorities to cover additional costs in schools associated with covid, and also for the recruitment of extra teachers and support staff to help mitigate any gaps in learning caused by school closures earlier in the year.
“I recently met with the Chief Executive of the Moray Council and one of the many issues we discussed was the reopening of schools and the need to ensure that the workforce and students receive as much support as possible following months of upheaval and disruption.
“It’s good news that the Scottish Government has allocated an extra £1.2m to Moray Council to be used to support our schools and I think parents across Moray will be pleased to hear that as part of plans for this extra cash, the Council intends to recruit more teachers and support staff.”