Senior management at Moray Council have insisted that the region’s education system is “not a basket case” as it continues to face close scrutiny.
Fresh calls for Moray school mergers after statistics reveal some are operating at less than half of capacity
Fresh calls have been made to merge schools in Moray - after it emerged some neighbouring buildings are running half empty.
Moray Council has agreed to draw up a long-term vision of what the school estate will look like in the region over the next two decades.
A senior Moray teacher believes the number of vacancies advertised for the region’s schools is masking the true scale of the recruitment crisis.
Teacher vacancies in Moray have almost halved during the last year with a “positive message” about the region praised for making the difference.
Education bosses in Moray have again suggested bussing school pupils out of classrooms hit by the region’s ongoing teacher recruitment crisis.
More than 20 newly trained teachers have been hired to ease classroom shortages across Moray next term, following a shake-up of the recruitment process.
Education bosses have pledged to learn from the “mistakes and naivety” that have delayed school builds and could cost Moray Council millions of pounds.
A special council meeting has been organised to debate the future of a secondary school project in Moray which has spiralling costs.
Council bosses responsible for building Moray’s next secondary school have insisted there is “no threat” to the project’s swimming pool.
Fears have been raised that a wrangle over land ownership could delay the opening of a new school in Elgin even further.
Water at three primary schools in Moray remains contaminated with lead following attempts to fix the problem.
Plans for a new Moray secondary school could be drastically downsized in a desperate effort to combat a £700,000 overspend.
Construction of the new Elgin High School is on track to start next March, councillors were told yesterday.