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7th January 2016

Stirling loses out on share of £10 Million

Bruce Crawford MSP annual report

Letter to Tory/Labour administration leader

SNP Bruce Crawford MSP tore into Stirling Council Tory/Labour coalition leader Johanna Boyd when it was revealed that Stirling had missed out on it’s share of a pot of £10 Million set aside by the Scottish Government.  The share of funds was to be allocated to local authorities who maintained or improved on full time teachers in position since 2014. The vast majority of Scottish councils have met or exceeded their targets to build on the 2014 figures but Stirling’s administration have failed, showing a drop in teacher numbers of 15 over the period.

Bruce had written to Boyd expressing concern why Stirling Council under her chair of the Tory/Labour group, had allowed teacher numbers to fall to a five year low point

Once again Stirling’s “leadership” ( using the term loosely ) have had to forego funds so desperately needed within the area. Readers will recall the 2014 fiasco when coalition council leader Boyd voted at COSLA to reject a deal which would have seen over £2Million of funds incoming to the Stirling area, but then only later having to U turn on this appalling decision.

The Stirling council area remain with unfilled teacher vacancies across the area as we enter 2016 and they can be viewed at the careers section of the Stirling Council website.