Resignations from the Teacher Panel: FOI release

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

Information requested


How many resignations have there been from the Teacher Panel in each of the last three calendar years?

Please provide any information regarding the resignations including the reasons for the resignation, any statements or letters providing the reason for resignation, and any comments offered by the person resigning.




I include a copy of some of the information you requested alongside this letter. That information is also provided in the table below.



Date of Leaving


Susan Smith

Headteacher, Bervie School, Aberdeenshire

28 November 2016

Left post to take up a role at Education Scotland.

Louise Sanders

Headteacher, Ayton and Reston Primary Schools, Scottish Borders

29 June 2017

Left post to take up roles with the University of Glasgow and the Scottish College of Educational Leadership.


Some of the information you have requested which details those who stepped down from the Teacher Panel in 2018 is already available from Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you.  If, however, you do not have internet access to obtain this information from the website listed, then please contact me again and I will send you a paper copy.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information you have requested because an exemption under section 38(1)(b) (personal information) of FOISA applies to that information.  The reasons why that exemption applies are explained in the Annex to this letter.


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FoI-19-00478 - Information released


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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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