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Summary Statistics for Schools in Scotland, No.2 ¦ 2011 Edition 7th December, 2011

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Data on pre-school, primary and total teachers along with associated pupil teacher ratios for 2010 and 2011 have been revised to remove teachers who were double counted as a result of working in both sectors. Therefore these figures have been superseded, please use revised figures in the 2013 publication.

 

Teachers

Table 2.1 shows the teacher numbers in publicly funded schools for all sectors. There were 22,851 teachers in primary schools (23,131 in 2010), 24,241 teachers in secondary schools (24,776 in 2010), 1,973 teachers in special schools (1,913 in 2010). There were a further 881 teachers reported as centrally employed (714 in 2010). There were 1,461 teachers in pre-school centres.

Table 2.1: Teachers in publicly funded schools by sector, by LA, 2011 (1)

  Pre-school (3) School Total
Centre-based Home visiting Primary Secondary Special Centrally employed
Aberdeen City 98 - 748 744 65 37 1,692
Aberdeenshire 103 - 1,217 1,258 46 17 2,641
Angus 25 - 532 581 - 41 1,179
Argyll & Bute 17 - 420 432 6 - 875
Clackmannanshire 12 - 227 221 28 7 495
Dumfries & Galloway 44 - 619 786 8 111 1,568
Dundee City 37 3 639 716 69 7 1,471
East Ayrshire 22 - 550 567 50 9 1,198
East Dunbartonshire 26 - 476 611 55 26 1,194
East Lothian 53 1 423 469 - 31 978
East Renfrewshire 37 - 496 650 31 8 1,222
Edinburgh City 157 1 1,380 1,487 176 73 3,274
Eilean Siar 3 - 160 199 - 4 365
Falkirk 30 - 709 754 72 11 1,576
Fife(5) 77 6 1,725 1,654 67 47 3,576
Glasgow City (4) 129 1 2,264 2,161 504 22 5,080
Highland 41 6 1,076 1,222 40 23 2,408
Inverclyde 15 - 328 377 41 5 766
Midlothian 38 3 357 413 26 14 850
Moray 10 - 374 465 - 45 894
North Ayrshire 39 - 621 653 42 31 1,386
North Lanarkshire 90 - 1,622 1,693 197 26 3,628
Orkney Islands 9 - 111 127 - 6 252
Perth & Kinross 40 - 669 636 20 25 1,391
Renfrewshire 22 - 708 766 78 24 1,598
Scottish Borders 34 2 499 516 - 107 1,158
Shetland Islands 17 - 161 187 - 8 373
South Ayrshire 40 - 487 542 24 30 1,123
South Lanarkshire 94 - 1,485 1,535 115 11 3,239
Stirling 19 - 411 478 21 34 963
West Dunbartonshire 8 - 404 444 37 20 912
West Lothian 76 1 936 849 69 20 1,951
All local authorities(5) 1,461 25 22,833 24,190 1,886 881 51,276
Grant aided (2) - - 18 51 87 - 156
Total(5) 1,461 25 22,851 24,241 1,973 881 51,431

(1) These figures refer to full-time equivalents of teachers - see background notes 3.1, 3.3 and 3.4.
(2) At September 2011 there was one grant-aided mainstream school, with primary and secondary departments, and seven grant-aided special schools. These schools are included in national totals, but are identified separately in the local authority level table.
(3) Includes partnership pre-school centres.
(4) Provisional data.
(5) Pre-school figures were amended on 03/05/12 due to Fife centre-based pre-school teacher figures being revised down to the total estimated by the Scottish Government as part of its pre-school education census, replacing the total WTE figure provided by Fife at the time of the publication.