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S5W-22894: Tavish Scott (Shetland Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 30 April 2019

To ask the Scottish Government how many people were members of the P1 Practitioner Forum, also broken down by how many were P1 teachers in (a) 2017-18 only, (b) 2018-19 only and (c) both 2017-18 and 2018-19.

Answered by: John Swinney 9 May 2019

The invitation to join the Forum was sent to more than 30 staff from schools, local authorities, Professional Associations, Education Scotland and the Universities. The Forum requested that individuals had experience of doing, managing or advising on the P1 assessments. The Scottish Government did not collect data on which academic year teachers taught P1 children but on how many years teaching experience they had. This information is published in the P1 Practitioner Forum: Group Profile - h ttps://education.gov.scot/improvement/Documents/participation-group-profile.pdf .