Fewer than three out of five youngsters leaving primary school in Scotland’s most deprived areas achieve the expected standards in literacy.
Seven out of 10 teachers feel they lack the training to help pupils with mental health problems – while just over half say the pressures of the job have contributed to them suffering from conditions such as depression and anxiety.
Shocking new figures reveal teacher support staff in schools across Aberdeen are crumbling under the pressure of growing work-loads.
We are all aware of the shortage of teachers across the north of Scotland and the range of ways local authorities have tried to support teachers to come and teach in our rural schools.
A Scottish Government scheme set up to help oil workers who lost their jobs in the downturn retrain as teachers has recruited just nine people since it launched.
Teachers are the biggest influence on a person’s life behind only parents and friends, new research suggests.
The public under-estimates the weekly number of hours teachers work by almost a full school day, research suggests.
More than 100 teachers have written to the Scottish Government in the month since the First Minister said they were “free to contact her” with concerns about their jobs.
A crack team of education experts has been assembled to find teachers willing to “rise to the challenge” of leading the nation's schools.
Some 30,000 marchers have taken to the streets of Glasgow to support teachers campaigning for a 10% pay rise, organisers have said.
Thousands of teachers from across Scotland have staged a march in support of calls for a 10% rise in pay.
Thousands of teachers from across Scotland are expected to march in Glasgow today to demand a rise in their salary and working conditions.
Teachers are to be balloted on the latest pay offer which they are being urged to reject.
Talks over teachers’ pay have broken down, with “angry and disappointed” workers accusing Scottish ministers of having walked away from the discussions.
Teachers in Aberdeen have taken more than 700 days off due to stress in the space of a year.
North and north-east teachers are being attacked on a daily basis with weapons including BB guns, saws and classroom furniture.
Teachers’ organisations have rejected the offer of a 3% pay rise, branding it “derisory”.
Newly qualified teachers are ready to take up new roles in the classroom at schools across Aberdeenshire next week.
Schools in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire will start the year with 140 unfilled teacher vacancies.
Pupil support assistants feel undervalued and are being “abused at work on a regular basis” in the city, it has been claimed.
At least eight people have applied to become a teacher for ten children on a remote Hebridean island after a Facebook campaign was launched by parents.
Education Secretary John Swinney is under growing pressure to ensure all school staff receive the same level of pay rise as teachers.
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.
Just one teacher has been dismissed for incompetence in the last 20 years across all of the north and north-east, it has emerged.
Highland Council chiefs have scrapped controversial plans to axe up to 40 secondary teachers in a bid to plug a multi-million pound budget gap.
The GMB Union welcomed news that the Highland Council had vetoed proposals to axe 300 specialist teaching roles in schools.
Potential savings outlined in draft Highland Council papers suggest axing up to 300 education jobs – including 40 teachers and 30 additional needs staff – in a bid to plug a £25.8million budget gap.
Moray Council’s advertising spend on teacher vacancies has plummeted - despite the ongoing recruitment crisis.
Nearly 900 teaching jobs in the north of Scotland have had to be re-advertised since 2014.
Nearly 1,400 pupils - some as young as five - have been excluded from schools across Aberdeenshire for assaulting other children and staff in just five years - with more than 100 weapons involved.
Councils across northern Scotland have spent more than £50million on supply teachers over the past three years.
An army of more than 250 teachers have left the profession in Aberdeen in the last year - as bullying and grievance complaints hit a three-year high.