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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-00194: Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 24 May 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to recruit more school teachers in ICT subjects.

Answered by: John Swinney 2 June 2016

Recruitment of teachers is a matter for local authorities. In recognition of the challenges faced by local authorities in relation to teacher recruitment, the Scottish Government launched its 'Inspiring Teachers' recruitment campaign in September 2015, with an initial focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects, including computing. We are currently considering how best to build on that in the future.