Cash for teach­ers

Stirling Observer - - FRONT PAGE -

Five-fig­ure bur­saries are to be cre­ated for those wish­ing to change ca­reers and be­come a teacher.

The Scot­tish Govern­ment is look­ing to re­cruit more teach­ers to work in STEM sub­jects: sci­ence, tech­nol­ogy, en­gi­neer­ing or maths.

And bur­saries of up to £20,000 will be cre­ated for those in­ter­ested.

Stir­ling MSP Bruce Craw­ford said: “STEM sub­jects are cru­cial, not just to the ed­u­ca­tion of our chil­dren but the fu­ture of our econ­omy.

“We need to re­cruit more teach­ers in th­ese sub­jects and to do that we need to reach be­yond re­cent grad­u­ates and at­tract peo­ple who have the ap­pro­pri­ate sub­ject de­gree but are work­ing in busi­ness or in­dus­try.”

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