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S5W-07123: Tavish Scott (Shetland Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 9 February 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) certified nursery teachers, (b) primary school teachers, (c) secondary school teachers and (d) primary classroom assistants are employed in the 20% Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) (i) most deprived and (ii) least deprived areas.

Answered by: John Swinney 24 February 2017

 All the above statistics are based on location of school or setting and do not reflect the level of deprivation of children attending that setting or school.

(ii) There were 595 FTE primary classroom assistants in schools in the 20% least deprived areas.

There were 1,330 FTE primary classroom assistants in schools in the 20% most deprived areas.

(d)

There were also 888 FTE centrally employed secondary teachers that could not be assigned to an SIMD area.

(ii) There were 5,213 FTE teachers in secondary schoosl in the 20% least deprived areas.

(i) There were 3,298 FTE teachers in secondary schools in the 20% most deprived areas.

(c)

There were also 351 FTE centrally employed primary teachers that could not be assigned to an SIMD area.

(ii) There were 3,664 FTE teachers in primary schools in the 20% least deprived areas.

(i) There were 5,418 FTE teachers in primary schools in the 20% most deprived areas.

(b)

Data is not collected for nursery settings specifically, but for all centres providing the funded entitlement of Early Learning and Childcare (ELC). There are 314 teachers (151 FTE) working within ELC settings providing the funded entitlement in the 20% most deprived areas. There are 15 teachers (13 FTE) working at centres in the 20% least deprived areas. There are also 225 centrally employed ELC teachers (188 FTE) working in various centres across Scotland who therefore cannot be assigned to an SIMD area.

(a)

The latest statistics available, for September 2016, show: