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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-15825: Oliver Mundell (Dumfriesshire)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 5 April 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many probationer teachers have been retained following their probationer year in each of the last three years, also broken down by local authority.

Answered by: John Swinney 24 April 2018

In September 2016 there were 2,630 probationer teachers working in publicly funded schools in Scotland. Of these teachers, 2,326 (88%) were still working in publicly funded schools in Scotland in 2017.

Probationer and Post Probationer Teachers in Publicly Funded Schools in Scotland

 

2014 Cohort

2015 Cohort

2016 Cohort

 

Probationers

Post-Probationers

Probationers

Post-Probationers

Probationers

Post-Probationers

Aberdeen City

83

70

85

74

90

82

Aberdeenshire

141

124

157

140

139

121

Angus

51

45

57

54

48

42

Argyll & Bute

21

17

18

17

21

19

Clackmannanshire

29

22

28

28

39

31

       

Dumfries & Galloway

64

52

74

60

78

71

Dundee City

57

55

65

60

72

61

East Ayrshire

49

41

61

56

41

39

East Dunbartonshire

77

65

78

66

99

85

East Lothian

59

52

76

64

57

47

       

East Renfrewshire

94

79

91

70

91

83

Edinburgh City

137

108

163

135

170

128

Na h-Eileanan Siar

8

7

12

12

13

13

Falkirk

91

85

95

85

97

89

Fife

158

138

179

160

192

169

       

Glasgow City

240

205

229

195

239

214

Highland

109

86

119

97

130

120

Inverclyde

33

25

29

24

30

26

Midlothian

44

39

51

46

49

44

Moray

49

43

38

35

37

33

       

North Ayrshire

52

46

53

51

63

60

North Lanarkshire

149

137

153

134

155

143

Orkney Islands

11

7

12

10

14

9

Perth & Kinross

66

56

62

50

60

52

Renfrewshire

111

87

89

75

109

98

       

Scottish Borders

32

28

31

28

26

22

Shetland Islands

11

8

10

9

9

9

South Ayrshire

52

43

49

43

57

48

South Lanarkshire

169

153

178

163

194

183

Stirling

64

53

49

37

70

58

       

West Dunbartonshire

56

47

55

46

60

54

West Lothian

80

70

76

68

79

71

       

Grant Maintained

1

1

2

2

2

2

       

Scotland

2,448

2,094

2,524

2,194

2,630

2,326

Notes:

1. For each cohort, the number of probationers in post in September of that year are shown and then the number who are still working in a publicly funded school in Scotland in the following September. For example the 2016 cohort are teachers who were probationers in September 2016.

2. Post-Probationers are shown in the local authority where they were probationers regardless of where in Scotland they worked after probation.