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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-07122: Tavish Scott (Shetland Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 9 February 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what the impact is on children's education of the number of principal teachers employed by local authorities being its lowest since 2007.

Answered by: John Swinney 21 February 2017

The management structure in schools, including the appointment of Principal Teachers, is a matter for individual local authorities to determine in line with their local needs and priorities. The latest summary statistics for Schools in Scotland published in December 2016 shows an overall increase of 253 in the total number of teachers employed across Scotland.