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Teacher vacancies and initial teacher places for technological education: FOI release

Published: 7 Jan 2019

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

Published:
7 Jan 2019
Teacher vacancies and initial teacher places for technological education: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/18/03664  
Date received: 10 December 2018  
Date responded: 21 December 2018
 
Information requested

 

1. Currently, how many vacancies are there across Scotland for Secondary Teachers of Technological Education? 

2. Can you tell me how many of these are Full-Time, Part-Time and Temporary?

3. Can you tell me the target intake for Initial Teacher Education for Secondary Teachers of Technological Education for 2018/19, and if this target was met?

4. Can you tell me how many Secondary Teachers of Technological Education currently working in Scottish Schools are within 5 years of retirement age?

5. Can you tell me the percentage of newly qualified Secondary Teachers of Technological Education which leave the profession within 5 years of starting?
 
Response
 

Questions 1 &2

Please see the attached website link which shows 23 teacher vacancies in technological education at 19 September 2018: Teacher vacancies: 2018 statistics.  21 of these vacancies are permanent full-time and 2 are permanent part-time.  There are no temporary vacancies.

Question 3

Please see the attached website link which shows a Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) technological education target intake of 50 and an intake of 48 in 2018/19: Initial teacher education: 2018 student teacher intake statistics.  Undergraduate technological education had a target of 33 and an intake of 19 in 2018/19.

Questions 4 & 5

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance, the Scottish Government does not hold the information you have requested.  You may, however, be interested to see the published teacher census supplementary statistics where you will find the most relevant available data, such as age breakdowns of teachers:

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

 
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Contact

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Central Enquiry Unit 
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000 

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