NEWS: Teachers in Scotland to be offered more 'flexible' career options

10 June 2019

Teachers in Scotland should be offered improved opportunities for career progression in an attempt to keep skilled staff in the profession, a new report has found.

An industry review by an independent panel recommended that a new specialised “lead teacher” role should be created to focus on areas such as the curriculum and pupils with additional support needs.

It also suggested that teachers should be given better access to coaching, mentoring and sabbaticals to create more “flexible career pathways”.


Education secretary John Swinney said the Scottish Government was committed to implement changes by 2021 as it would represent “a huge increase in the breadth of opportunities a teaching career offers.”

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