SHETLAND schools have welcomed nine new probationary teachers into the classroom this year.
Education and families committee chairwoman Vaila Wishart said the new teachers would be a “real asset” to the schools in question.
Six of the teachers have been placed in primary schools while one secondary teacher has been allocated to the Anderson High School, another will work between Aith Junior High School and Brae High School, and the other probationer will split their time between Whalsay School and Sandwick Junior High School.
Wishart said: “We are really pleased to welcome our new probationers into the authority.
“These new teachers will be a real asset to schools and the local authority in general, bringing new ideas and fresh enthusiasm.
“We hope they find Shetland a rewarding and supportive place to complete their probation.”
Probationer teachers are those who have completed a degree in primary or secondary education or completed a postgraduate education diploma.
Successful completion of one-year placements in schools then leads to General Teaching Council Scotland (GTCS) registration.
Each year the Scottish Government asks each local authority to offer a certain number of placements. By offering nine posts – a similar number to that allocated in previous years – the SIC has met its allocation target.
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