McLeod comments on increase in “grow your own teachers” scheme

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SNP MSP for the South of Scotland Aileen McLeod today (Tuesday) welcomed the announcement by the Scottish Government that D&G Council and University of the West of Scotland’s grow your own teacher scheme will benefit from additional investment in the coming year, increasing the number of training places from 9 primary school paces last year to 20 primary and 10 secondary places in 2016.

Commenting Aileen said:

“The Council’s grow your own scheme is a good one and one thing I do think the current administration has got right. I am very pleased therefore that this year will see a very significant increase in the numbers of trainees in the scheme, from 9 last year to 30 this year.

“This announcement is a clear demonstration that the Scottish Government is listening to local authorities and investing in specific local measures to tackle the particular problems with recruiting professionals which affect many rural areas of Scotland.”

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