School's out for headteachers

The Scotsman has revealed what it terms a major crisis facing Scotland's schools: a growing shortage of headteachers.

"It has been known for some time that almost half of present headteachers will retire within the next decade. But new figures gathered from local authorities by The Scotsman, using the Freedom of Information Act, suggests these early retirements have reached dangerous levels."

New paths to schools' top jobs must be found (The Scotsman, 18 August 2008)