New teaching vacancies could be created in the south-west after the government announced financial assistance to support the building of a new town in Devon.
The government has released £32 million of funding to unlock further private investment in the development of Sherford, located partly within Plymouth and partly within South Hams, after the project seemed to have stalled.
It is likely this will have ramifications for local education recruitment as, along with the 5,500 homes scheduled for construction, three primary schools and one secondary school are also set to be built in Sherford to cater for this growing community.
Plymouth councillor Mark Lowry commented: "This is tremendous news. This heralds the start of a project that will bring much-needed new homes and new jobs to Plymouth."
Primary teacher jobs could also be created elsewhere in the region, with Bournemouth Borough Council shortly set to consider proposals to establish a new two-form primary school, which would open in September 2014, on the town's Avonbourne College site.
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