Dundee teaching vacancies unfilled two weeks before new term

Eleven teaching posts in Dundee have still not been filled, two weeks before the start of the new term.

According to the Evening Telegraph, four headteacher positions are among the positions that remain vacant, despite Dundee City Council looking to fill the roles.

The new term is set to begin 14 August, and councillor Georgia Cruickshank, an education spokeswoman for the council’s opposition labour group has stated she is “very concerned”.

She said: “I am also concerned that headteachers in Dundee may end up having responsibility for more than one school.”

Labour group leader, Kevin Keenan, added: “These posts should have been advertised in plenty time to get teachers in post before the new term starts.

“This isn’t good enough. It’s our children’s education that’s at stake.”

The Evening Telegraph has also reported that Councillor Roisin Smith, deputy convener for children and families services, conceded that sourcing teachers remained a challenge — but insisted the posts would be covered by temporary staff where required.

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