Scots teachers look to boost equality

Less than 2 per cent of teachers in Scotland come from ethnic
minority backgrounds, a symposium on the recruitment of refugee
teachers into the profession in Scotland heard last week.

Matthew McIver, chief executive of the General Teaching Council for
Scotland, called for greater accessibility to the profession for
those previously debarred, and greater support from organisations
that help refugees with skills into the profession.

McIver said: “The symposium comes at a time when the GTC is not
only advocating widening access to teaching in general terms. We
need to develop a teaching profession that is as diverse as our
society itself.”

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