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New Teacher Recruitment Campaign is an Important Step

8 February 2017

The EIS has welcomed a new teacher recruitment campaign announced by the Scottish Government. Deputy First Minister John Swinney launched the campaign this morning, to attract highly qualified graduates into the teaching profession.

Commenting, EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan said, "This new recruitment campaign displays a welcome commitment by the Scottish Government to maintaining the very high standards of teaching in Scotland’s schools.

"It is important that we continue to enhance the status of teaching to make it an even more attractive career choice for highly qualified graduates.

"Teaching is a highly rewarding career, which offers graduates the chance to have a positive and lasting impact on the future prospects of Scotland’s young people.”

Mr Flanagan added, "What teachers do in the classrooms makes a difference to pupils’ life chances. High academic standards are important but every bit as crucial is a commitment to young people and to the ambition of social justice and equity in our school system.”