Highlands & Islands

Council calculates savings from appointing new teachers

Appointing newly qualified teachers to vacancies could save a council up to £6,000 in pay for each post, according to a report.

The paper prepared for Highland councillors said the savings could be achieved because the new staff were on the lowest teachers grade.

About 30 vacancies are currently being advertised by the council, however, many are for senior roles.

A further report on what savings could be achieved will be made in November.

The paper outlining the potential £6,000 savings on posts available to new teachers will be presented to next week's education, culture and sport committee.

Vacant teaching posts being advertised include social subjects and technical education teachers.

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