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
Argyll & Bute
Dumfries & Galloway
Edinburgh, City of
Na h-Eileanan Siar
Perth & Kinross
All local authorities
* 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.