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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-15654: Ross Greer (West Scotland)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 27 March 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, further to its answer to question S5W-13573 by John Swinney on 9 January 2018, whether it will provide the information for 2017 regarding the number of (a) teachers and (b) classroom assistants there were in each local authority.

Answered by: John Swinney 16 April 2018

(a) Additional Support Needs (ASN) Teachers*

(whose main subject is ASN, English as an Additional Languages or primary teaching in special schools)

Full Time Equivalents

 

2017

Aberdeen City

137

Aberdeenshire

262

Angus

77

Argyll & Bute

43

Clackmannanshire

35

  

Dumfries & Galloway

96

Dundee City

121

East Ayrshire

130

East Dunbartonshire

77

East Lothian

37

  

East Renfrewshire

58

Edinburgh, City of

178

Na h-Eileanan Siar

21

Falkirk

122

Fife

205

  

Glasgow City

267

Highland

182

Inverclyde

57

Midlothian

59

Moray

88

  

North Ayrshire

123

North Lanarkshire

218

Orkney Islands

29

Perth & Kinross

93

Renfrewshire

79

  

Scottish Borders

74

Shetland Islands

38

South Ayrshire

91

South Lanarkshire

158

Stirling

44

  

West Dunbartonshire

54

West Lothian

102

  

All local authorities

3,358

* includes teachers in primary, secondary, special schools and centrally employed teachers, with their main subject recorded as: Learning Support Secondary; Learning Support, Primary; Special Educational Needs (SEN) (primary) non-recorded pupils; SEN (recorded pupils); SEN (Secondary) non-recorded pupils; SEN Behavioural Support; SEN Learning Difficulties; SEN Physical Disabilities; Hearing Impairment; Visual Impairment; or English as an Additional Language (EAL). It also includes teachers in special schools with their main subject recorded as primary teaching.

(b) Initial quality assurance of the data on support staff revealed some issues that have required more extensive quality assurance to be carried out in conjunction with local authorities. As a result this data is not yet ready for publication. Statistics on teachers are not affected by these issues.