Scotland teacher crisis puts schools at risk of partial closure

A council in Scotland has told parents they may need to arrange more childcare after warning that a shortage of teachers could mean some primary schools going part-time in the latest sign of the teacher recruitment crisis gripping the country.

Parents in the Moray Council area were told the “ongoing challenges” in recruiting staff meant some educational establishments may have to consider “partial closure”, which could see pupils told not to attend on certain days, according to The Scotsman newspaper.

Earlier this year, Moray offered teachers rent-free accommodation in an attempt to ease a severe staff shortage, while the council’s education director, Laurence Findlay, told Holyrood’s education committee that the chronic shortage of staff in the area was the “number one issue” in his department.

Demand for local Saudi talent on the increase, says Hays

Hays is reporting increased demand for its services to source local talent in Saudi Arabia, as the kingdom makes progress with its Saudi Vision 2030 programme.

18 April 2018

Industry gives cautious reaction to unemployment fall

Unemployment has fallen to levels not seen since the year Stevie Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac, Microsoft was founded and Monty Python and the Holy Grail hit cinemas.

17 April 2018

APPOINTMENTS: 16-20 APRIL 2018

This week’s appointments include: Berwick Partners, Eames, Green Park, Hays Talent Solutions, Heidrick & Struggles, LogicMelon, RecruitAbility, Sky Recruitment Specialists, TEAM, Tile Hill

People 16 April 2018

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 16-20 APRIL 2018

This week’s contracts and deals include: Adecco, APSCo, Careix, DWP, Edward Reed Recruitment, PIXID, REC, Sky Recruitment Specialists

Contracts 16 April 2018
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