Schools still struggling to recruit new headteachers
term there was optimism that things would get better.
He added: “Mr Swinney has agreed to look at headteachers’ pay and we hope that will start to oil the wheels.
“There is an opportunity with the Headteachers’ Charter to put us in control of our own destiny, but we are absolutely clear we need extra resources to fund business managers to help us run schools.”
Greg Dempster, general secretary of the Association of Deputes and Headteachers in Scotland (AHDS), which represents primary schools, said the reality was worse than the figures suggested.
He said: “I know many members in acting headteacher posts and others who are running two or more schools on a temporary basis.”