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Irish teachers recruited to fill Scottish shortfall
February 17th, 2017 | 0 COMMENTS
Glasgow University scheme looks to Ireland to solve education crisis
Glasgow University is spearheading a scheme to recruit teachers from Ireland to try and fill vacancies in Catholic schools. Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow has spoken of ‘acute’ teachers shortages in Catholic schools in Scotland and Glasgow University has responded with a new programme that will be introduced this Summer. 15 teachers will be brought over from Ireland, funded by the Scottish Government, for a Summer school to get them up to speed on the Scottish curriculum, before they spend two years teaching in a Catholic school. The teachers will spend four days in the classroom and a fifth day studying for a Masters Degree. If successful, the university will look to expand the programme. Moyra Boland, deputy head of the University of Glasgow school of education, told the SCO that as well as recruiting for Catholic schools in Ireland, they hoped to fill shortages in rural areas and in STEM (Science,... continue reading.