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Encouraging Teaching as a Career

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A scheme to encourage more people in Scotland to take up teaching has been extended to cover English and Home Economics and will be available from 4th September 2017.

Originally the ‘Teaching Makes People‘ initiative was to cover areas such as science, engineering and technology. The extension of the scheme to include further curricular areas is in response to feedback from local authorities who are not able to fill teaching posts in these subjects.

Undergraduates studying English,  food, nutrition and health have been targeted in this latest campaign. It has also reached out to include those working in related industries in a bid to encourage them to re-train as teachers.

Deputy First Minister in the Scottish Government John Swinney said:

“Thousands more undergraduate students are seriously considering teaching as a career as a direct result of the first phase of our campaign. We want to build on that momentum and reach even more people who may not have considered it as an option, with a particular focus on STEM, English and HE.”

You can find out more at Teach in Scotland

Reporter: Fiona Grahame

 

1 reply »

  1. A worthy piece: my daughter’s an English teacher,and like so many of her colleagues now, see themselves as true ‘educators’, and deservedly so…none of them ‘mark time’ and leave the building (or the job…) when the ‘bell goes…’. They plan not only academic lessons but are also involved in so many aspects of care of their pupils…we don’t just need more ‘teachers’…we need intelligent and creative educators…

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