Moray SNP News
MSP SECURES OPPORTUNITY TO RAISE MORAY TEACHER SHORTAGE IN PARLIAMENT14/06/2016
Moray MSP Richard Lochhead has secured the chance to raise the teacher shortage in Moray with the Deputy First Minister, John Swinney, at Education and Skills Questions in the Scottish Parliament next week.
Over the last few years, Moray Council has had difficulties recruiting teachers and Mr Lochhead will ask the Education Secretary what action the Scottish Government is taking to encourage people to take up teaching posts in Moray.
Mr Lochhead will raise the issue with Mr Swinney in the Chamber on Wednesday 15th at the first Education and Skills Question time of the parliamentary session.
Commenting, Richard Lochhead MSP said:
“For some time now, Moray has faced serious challenges in recruiting teachers to work in our local schools.
“This is an issue I have engaged with the Council and the Scottish Government on in the past, and while welcome steps have been taken, such as additional teacher training places being funded at Moray College and extra newly qualified teachers being allocated to Moray, I’m keen to establish what further action the Education Minister is taking to help encourage people to take up teaching posts in our schools.
“I’m looking forward to having the chance to raise this key local issue directly with John Swinney in the Scottish Parliament next week and I very much hope he will provide a positive response with details of steps being taken to improve the situation locally.”