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'Celebrate rather than judge' new teachers

A third of secondary school teacher training places were not filled at the start of this academic year, official figures show.

Teaching union Ucac said it showed Wales was facing a problem with recruiting new teachers.

Only 553 students started initial secondary teacher training in September 2015, the official target was 880.

The Welsh Government said the overall teacher vacancy rate "remains very low".

Dylan Jones, dean of education and communities at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, said the value of teaching was a message which needed to be reinforced.

  • 26 May 2016
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