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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-13387: Richard Lochhead (Moray)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 14 December 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) Quality Improvement Officers, (b) Education Support Officers and (c) Quality Improvement Managers are employed in each local authority’s education department; how many were employed in (i) 2012 and (ii) 2007, and what the current ratio is to the number of (A) schools and (B) pupils in each authority area.

Answered by: John Swinney 9 January 2018

Statistics on the number of Quality Improvement Officers (including Educational Advisors and Support Officers) by local authority are published on the Scottish Government website in the school staff census supplementary data (Table 10.3) available here: and here for 2007:

Statistics on the number of schools and pupils in each local authority area are published here: