Probationers set to start in Dumfries and Galloway

Tuesday, 21 June 2022 14:20

Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Education and Learning Directorate has welcomed its new cohort of probationer teachers as they begin their induction training prior to the start of the new term.

70 new teachers have joined Education and Learning Directorate this week.

A key part of the trainee induction scheme is a 2-day induction with input from Education and Learning officers and the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS). Following the initial days, the new teachers will have an induction programme throughout the year including training days and several twilight sessions.

Chair of the Education and Learning committee, Richard Brodie, said: “We are ready to support our new probationers wholeheartedly and we look forward to welcoming them to Dumfries and Galloway Council. Like many of our children and young people, our new probationers have had to learn online as part of their training, so they will understand the challenges that our young people are currently facing and be able to support them. We wish them all the best for rewarding careers that will have a positive impact on thousands of young people in the coming years.”

Councillor George Jamieson, Vice Chair of the Education and Learning committee said: “Providing the best start in life for all our children is a priority of our Council. Recruiting a high number of probationer teachers, is a clear sign that we mean what we say. This is a significant step for education in Dumfries and Galloway. At a time where education is striving to return to a sense of normality, it’s wonderful to welcome these new teachers into our region. Investing in the future, supporting and indeed learning from recent graduates, as they join us fresh from their studies, is hugely significant in a progressive education system. "