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Editorial Comment: Failure: Recruitment & places

The government is failing badly in two of its core duties – teacher supply and school places. Dr Mary Bousted outlines the problems
SecEd Scotland Edition: Thursday, August 25

SecEd Scotland Edition: Thursday, August 25

The last edition of SecEd – our all-Scotland special edition – published on Thursday, August 25. The first UK-wide edition of SecEd for the new term is due out on September 8. For more information, email and to register for our weekly ebulletin, go to

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