Un­filled school posts ‘very con­cern­ing’

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CON­CERNS have been raised after fig­ures showed 11 teach­ing posts in Dundee re­main un­filled with re­cruit­ment cur­rently on­go­ing for an­other 15 jobs.

The fig­ures, ob­tained by the Scot­tish Lib­eral Democrats, re­veal that va­can­cies ex­ist at Mor­gan, Grove, Bal­dragon, Brae­view and Har­ris acad­e­mies as well as at St John’s and Craigie high schools.

They show that one teach­ing post has been va­cant since June 2017. con­vener of neigh­bour­hood ser­vices, said: “You can ap­ply to have your Christ­mas tree up­lifted and you will be given a spe­cific col­lec­tion day.

“If peo­ple don’t do that then your tree won’t be col­lected.

“You can also take them to our re­cy­cling cen­tres at Bal­dovie and River­side.”

Posts re­main un­filled in busi­ness stud­ies, craft, de­sign and tech­nol­ogy, maths and mod­ern lan­guages.

Mean­while, the fig­ures re­veal that a re­cruit­ment process for teach­ers in sub­jects in­clud­ing sci­ence, home eco­nomics, English and PE is tak­ing place at schools in­clud­ing St Paul’s RC Academy, St Fer­gus Pri­mary School and Rowantree Pri­mary School.

Broughty Ferry coun­cil­lor Craig Dun­can called the fig­ures “very con­cern­ing.”

“This re­veals a wor­ry­ing num­ber of teach­ing posts un­filled across the city. Dundee City coun­cil must re­dou­ble its ef­forts to get these posts filled.

Con­vener of chil­dren and fam­i­lies ser­vices Ste­wart Hunter said: “This year has seen the po­si­tion in Dundee im­prove in com­par­i­son to pre­vi­ous years but there are still some va­can­cies. This is a pri­or­ity for the de­part­ment. How­ever, 56% of va­can­cies are al­ready well ad­vanced in the re­cruit­ment process.”

Craig Dun­can.

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