A North-east school has advertised six times for an English teacher in the last six months, prompting claims the government is presiding over a “crisis” in education.
Aberdeenshire Council advertised the post at Peterhead Academy half a dozen times since July 2017 – but received just two applications.
A Freedom of Information request, showed the local authority has the highest number of unfilled teacher vacancies being re-advertised in Scotland.
As of November 10, Aberdeenshire had 47 vacant posts advertised between two and six times.
A Scottish Govern-ment spokesman said the number of teachers in Aberdeenshire had increased to 2,675, the highest in five years.
Aberdeenshire Council’s head of education, Vincent Docherty, said the authority tried to come up with new ways of attracting teachers.