many academies lose out under staff-pupil ratio

Jobs of 40 teachers to be axed in Highlands

By Iain Ramage

Published: 27/03/2009

More than 40 teaching jobs in Highland secondary schools could be axed to meet staff-to-pupil roll targets, the Press and Journal can reveal.

The ratio was set by the local authority’s Independent, Liberal Democrat and Labour administration.

Education chiefs have suggested the newly-built Millburn Academy in Inverness should bear the brunt of the cuts and lose nine staff.

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