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Highland Council secures funding for more teachers

By Ian Duncan

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John Finlayson: 'Badly needed and welcome additional funding'
John Finlayson: 'Badly needed and welcome additional funding'

HIGHLAND Council has received funding from the Scottish Government to recruit more teachers.

It means the authority can take on additional full-time staff – 30 primary school and 25 secondary school teachers – for 2021/22.

In 2020, the Scottish Government provided additional funding of £2,200,000 to the council, to support its education recovery, and the funding was wholly spent on additional teacher resources in schools.

The council’s education committee chairman John Finlayson said: “I am delighted that we have received this badly needed and welcome additional funding stream from the Scottish Government so we can provide extra support to over 200 schools.

“Additional funding will help towards building our resilience and lifting some of the pressures currently being experienced by schools.”

Recruitment will start soon.

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