At Portfolio Questions in the Scottish Parliament Mr Stevenson asked:
Ms Constance agreed that young people and those who are newly trained should be encouraged to stay within their communities in the North East.
“This is why we have increased the number of student places for initial teacher education across Scotland – but especially at the universities of Aberdeen, Dundee and the West of Scotland. We have also brought the University of the Highlands and Islands on stream as an initial teacher education provider.”
Ms Constance attended the Teacher Summit last week in Aberdeen to discuss the problem of teacher recruitment.
Ms Constance added that this innovation had been widely welcomed by local authorities and that she was looking into extending this to the secondary sector.