Munich (dpa/lby) - According to a current study, ten percent of the teaching positions in general schools in Bavaria cannot currently be filled. This was announced by the Bavarian teachers' association BLLV on Tuesday.
On behalf of the Education and Training Association (VBE) and the BLLV, the Forsa Institute surveyed 1,308 school principals nationwide, including 250 in Bavaria. According to this survey, eleven percent of the positions in Germany are not staffed.
Many positions are only provisionally filled. The personnel situation will not improve in the coming years, it said.
Around 57 percent of those surveyed in Bavaria stated that they employ lateral entrants at their school. According to the BLLV, this is three percent more than in the previous year. 87 percent of these lateral entrants are employed in Bavaria on a fixed-term basis. Nationally, it is therefore only 51 percent.
"More and more teachers are reaching their limits," said BLLV President Simone Fleischmann. "Lateral entrants can of course be a support in the current emergency situation. But we must not lose sight of what is really needed: For the individual support of the pupils, we not only need more staff. What we need in the long term are professionally trained teachers and multi-professional teams who can support the students pedagogically and professionally."