Unemployed Teachers

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 11th November 2021.

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Photo of Shirley-Anne Somerville Shirley-Anne Somerville Scottish National Party

We are firmly of the view that we will need all possible teaching resources at our disposal to compensate for any loss of learning suffered since the start of the pandemic, as well as to bring much-needed resilience to the education system at this challenging time.

Since the start of the pandemic, we have provided £240 million of additional investment specifically for the recruitment of more education staff. In addition to that funding, we are providing local authorities with permanent funding of £145.5 million a year to support the recruitment of extra teachers on permanent contracts.