Teacher Workforce Planning Advisory Group


The Teacher Workforce Planning Advisory Group considers:

  • the workforce planning process: in particular, the distribution of secondary subjects amongst universities and that the process reflects geographical needs
  • the requirement of teachers in denominational schools
  • the impact of new routes into teaching
  • refinement to the teacher vacancy survey
  • the method of potential clawback of funding from universities for under-recruitment and penalties for over-recruitment to courses
  • what further improvements should feed into the teacher workforce planning process
  • the outcome of the teacher workforce planning projections, the key factors affecting teacher supply and the aspects which should be drawn to the Scottish Funding Council's attention in ministers' guidance on initial teacher education
  • advice on teacher recruitment publicity activity


  • Stuart Robb, Scottish Government (Joint Chair)
  • Linda Brownlow, Scottish Council of Deans of Education (Joint Chair)
  • Greg Dempster, Association of Headteacher and Deputes in Scotland
  • Tracey Gillespie, Society of Personnel Directors in Scotland
  • Elizabeth Horsburgh, Scottish Funding Council
  • Pauline Stephen, General Teaching Council for Scotland
  • Jim Thewliss, School Leaders Scotland
  • Dave McGinty, SNCT Teachers Panel
  • Michael Wood, Association of Directors of Education in Scotland
  • Stephanie Walsh, Scottish Government
  • Alastair Anthony, Scottish Government
  • Huw Landrock, Scottish Government
  • Ann Hunter, Scottish Government
  • Morag Redford, Universties Scotland
  • Carrie McLennan, Universities Scotland
  • Gavin Lee University West of Scotland
  • Simon Cameron  COSLA




Teacher Workforce Advisory Group
c/o Learning Directorate
The Scottish Government
Victoria Quay

Tel: 0131 244 4000 or 0300 244 4000 (for local rate throughout UK and for mobile)

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