Class act as 120 new teach­ers start work in High­land schools

The Oban Times - - News -

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.

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Coun­cil­lor Drew Mil­lar, cen­tre, and Bill Alexan­der, di­rec­tor of care and learn­ing, right, welcome 120 pro­ba­tion­ary teach­ers to the High­lands

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