‘Continued school closures could affect supply of new teachers’

Senior academic warns that if classrooms are empty in the next academic year then students will not be able to gain practical experience

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent @aiden_corkery
15th February, 2021
‘Continued school closures could affect supply of new teachers’
The current closure of schools has meant that student teachers are unable to proceed with their work placements. Picture: Getty

The supply of new teachers could be seriously affected if school closures continue into the next academic year and beyond, as students will not be able to gain practical experience, a senior academic has warned.

Professor Damian Murchan, head of the School of Education at Trinity College Dublin, said that the closure of schools last year and again this year had caused significant challenges for in-school placements for student teachers. Approximately 3,500 primary and secondary...

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