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Student Teachers

Volume 972: debated on Monday 22 October 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many students graduated from colleges of education in Scotland at the latest graduation date; and how many he expects to obtain teaching appointments before 21 August.

At the end of session 1978–79 the numbers of students in colleges of education successfully completing primary and secondary teacher training courses were 1,081 and 1,519 respectively. Returns from education authorities show that 824 vacancies in primary schools and 1,248 in secondary schools were filled at the beginning of session 1979–80 with teachers who were taking up their first appointments.