Funding for new teachers welcomed

Scottish Government

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Funding agreed for recruiting teachers should result in 55 new posts for Argyll and Bute.

Ariane Burgess, the Scottish Green MSP for Highlands and Islands, has welcomed the announcement 3,500 additional teachers will be recruited in Scotland as a result of the co-operation agreement between the Scottish Greens and the Scottish Government.

By population share, this should result in 55 new teachers in Argyll and Bute.

The funding will be delivered over the course of this term of Parliament.

The agreement also includes a £10 million initiative to support low income families, plans to limit the cost of school uniforms and to give young people the right to access mental health support in school.

Ariane Burgess, the Scottish Green MSP for Highlands and Islands said: ‘The additional 55 teachers locally will be critical to delivering the post-covid recovery plan for our young people.’