More than 1,300 teachers have left the profession within the first five years of their career since 2018, figures show.

Responding to a freedom of information request from the Scottish Liberal Democrats, the General Teaching Council for Scotland said 1,337 teachers had left the register within five years.

Just last year, 338 people, the highest since 2018, quit – meaning they are no longer able to teach in Scotland.

Lib Dem education spokesman Willie Rennie pushed for “properly resourced schools and education authorities with a plan for getting Scottish education moving in the right direction”.

He added: “With industrial disputes becoming a regular occurrence and reports of violence in classrooms, I can understand why teaching is not as attractive a career as it once was.

“Those who have completed their probation aren’t being offered stable contracts, with many turning to casual work or supply lists instead.

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