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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-15826: Oliver Mundell (Dumfriesshire)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 5 April 2018

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

Answered by: John Swinney 24 April 2018

The Scottish Government works closely with the General Teaching Council for Scotland to administer the Teacher Induction Scheme and allocate eligible probationer teachers to every Local Authority each year.

The following table indicates the total number of probationers placed in each Local Authority for the last three years:

Local Authority

2015

2016

2017

ABERDEEN

87

89

95

ABERDEENSHIRE

156

140

159

ANGUS

58

48

58

ARGYLL & BUTE

18

21

28

CLACKMANNANSHIRE

29

40

26

DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY

74

78

97

DUNDEE

66

71

80

EAST AYRSHIRE

61

41

73

EAST DUNBARTONSHIRE

78

99

119

EAST LOTHIAN

77

57

69

EAST RENFREWSHIRE

91

92

86

EDINBURGH

165

170

159

FALKIRK

97

97

108

FIFE

181

194

225

GLASGOW

230

238

238

HIGHLAND

120

131

145

INVERCLYDE

29

30

36

MIDLOTHIAN

51

50

46

MORAY

39

37

37

NORTH AYRSHIRE

54

62

79

NORTH LANARKSHIRE

155

156

216

ORKNEY ISLANDS

12

14

10

PERTH & KINROSS

62

60

68

RENFREWSHIRE

90

110

102

SCOTTISH BORDERS

31

26

32

SHETLAND ISLANDS

10

9

7

SOUTH AYRSHIRE

51

57

56

SOUTH LANARKSHIRE

177

195

191

STIRLING

49

70

67

WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE

58

60

63

WEST LOTHIAN

76

80

93

WESTERN ISLES

12

13

17

TOTALS

2544

2635

2885