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Shortage of head teachers

A Manx headteacher is admitting the scale of the job nowadays deters some prospective holders of the post from coming forward.

Sue Moore, of QEII High School in Peel, says her job is extremely rewarding, but has been talking about some of the pressures teachers face.

At the start of the new term about a thousand schools in the United Kingdom were without a head, while the person in charge at Castle Rushen High School, Maria Tomaszewska, is absent from her post as education chiefs carry out an internal investigation.

Ms Moore says there are a number of factors behind that UK figure:

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