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Fresh Teaching Talent Welcome in the Highlands

14th August 2011

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Eighty probationer teachers who will be working in Highland schools in the new session were welcomed to the Highlands at their induction in Inverness by Councillor Bill Fernie, Chairman of The Highland Council's Education, Culture and Sport Committee, and Hugh Fraser, Highland Council's Director of Education, Culture and Sport.

The new teachers will be starting work in schools across the Highlands on Tuesday 16th August 2011 when pupils return to school following their summer break.

In total, 36 probationers have been allocated to secondary schools and 44 to primary schools in the Highlands.

The number of probationer teachers in primary schools in each area are: 7 in Caithness, 5 in Sutherland, 13 in Inverness, 8 in Ross and Cromarty, 2 in Nairn, 3 in Skye and Lochalsh, and 6 in Lochaber.

The 36 probationer teachers in secondary schools are located in each area as follows: 5 in Caithness, 5 in Sutherland, 8 in Inverness, 4 in Ross and Cromarty, 2 in Nairn, 4 in Skye and Lochalsh, 3 in Lochaber, and 5 in Badenoch and Strathspey.

Secondary school probationers will be working in the following subjects: Art and Design (1), Biology with Science (3), Chemistry with Science (1), English (3), French (5), Geography (2), History (3), Home Economics (1), Mathematics (4), Music (1), Physical Education (5), Physics with Science (2), and Technological Education (5).

Councillor Bill Fernie, Chairman of the Council's Education, Culture and Sport Committee, said: "It's great to welcome fresh teaching talent to the Highlands and I am delighted to meet the eighty probationers who will be teaching in our schools over the next year."

The probationer induction day is the first of a number of in-service training days throughout the year specifically allocated to probationer teacher induction and training.

Councillor Bill Fernie, Chairman of The Highland Council's Education, Culture and Sport Committee (front centre right) and Hugh Fraser, Highland Council's Director of Education, Culture and Sport (front centre left) welcome probationer teachers to The Highland Council.

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