Scottish teachers graduating without skills to teach maths

Trainee primary teachers in Scotland are graduating without the skills they need to teach maths to primary seven pupils, MSPs have been told.

According to concerns outlined by trainee teachers to Holyrood’s education committee, the time put into the basics of literacy and numeracy on training courses is very little.


The Conservatives said the evidence was further proof of the SNP’s “terrible record on education”.


The concerns were raised the day after official Scottish Government figures revealed that fewer than half of 13 and 14-year-old Scottish pupils can write well, while the proportion who are functionally illiterate has more than doubled.


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