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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 Edition 452: Thursday, July 7

SecEd Edition 452: Thursday, July 7

The last edition of SecEd published on Thursday, July 7. We are now on our summer break. The next publication will be SecEd's Scotland Edition on August 25 and the first UK-wide edition of 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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