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Ethnicity and number of primary head teachers in Scotland: FOI release

Published: 18 Mar 2019

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
18 Mar 2019
Ethnicity and number of primary head teachers in Scotland: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/19/00640
Date received: 4 Mar 2019
Date responded: 12 Mar 2019
Information requested

 

To provide the below figures:
1. The number of primary headteachers in Scotland
2. Ethnicity data of Scotland's primary head teachers

 

Response

 

  • Statistics on teachers are collected in September each year.
  • The FTE (full time equivalent) of primary school head teachers in 2018 is 1,679.
  • The table below shows the FTE of primary school head teachers by ethnicity in 2018:

Primary school head teachers by ethnicity, 2018

White - Scottish

1072

White - Other British Isles

557

White - Other

*

Mixed or multiple ethnic groups

*

Asian - Pakistani/British/Scottish

0

Asian - Indian/British/Scottish

0

Asian - Bangladeshi/British/Scottish

0

Asian - Chinese/British/Scottish

0

Asian - Other

0

African

0

Caribbean or Black

*

Other

*

Not Disclosed

26

 

An asterisk denotes a number that has been suppressed because it is lower than five or because it allows a number lower than five to be calculated. This suppression is applied to protect the personal information of individuals.   

These statistics can also be found in the teacher census supplementary data. These are shown in Table 2.4: Primary school teachers by grade, mode of working and gender, 2018 and Table 2.7: Primary school teachers by ethnicity and grade(1), 2018. These can found at the link below:

https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/School-Education/teachcenssuppdata

 

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