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Teacher Supply (Tayside)

Volume 958: debated on Wednesday 15 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what are the senior secondary subjects in Tayside where deficiencies in teacher supply have been experienced as at August 1978; and what steps have been taken to achieve recruitment to standard.

Authorities were asked in October to report the number of unfilled vacancies in secondary schools by subject. The following table shows the numbers reported by the Tayside regional council:

SubjectTayside
English6
Modern languages5
Classics2
Mathematics4
Biology2
Chemistry4
Physics5
Business studies3
Home economics1
Technical1
Music3
The recruitment of teachers to fill these vacancies is a matter for the regional council. The information in the table above, together with the national information which will be derived from the September 1978 school census, will be taken into account in considering the arrangements for intake to teacher training courses in session 1978–80.