Class act as 120 new teachers start work in Highland schools
MORE than 100 probation teachers began work in Highland schools when the new term began last week.
The new starts began their first year in education at an induction course at Highland council’s Inverness chamber.
Councillor Drew Millar, chairman of the local authority’s adult and children’s services committee, said: ‘It’s really good to see so many young people starting their careers in education here in the Highlands and I wish them all well. We hope we are able to retain as many of them as possible after their years’ probation, as the Highlands has a lot to offer as a place to live and work in. We greatly value the role teachers play in the lives of our young people and believe that highquality teaching underpins the successes our pupils achieve.’
Of the 120 probationers, 76 were allocated to primary schools, while 44 went to high schools, including eight new English teachers.
Councillor Drew Millar, centre, and Bill Alexander, director of care and learning, right, welcome 120 probationary teachers to the Highlands