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Education Scotland jobs relating to the teaching and learning of primary school aged children: FOI release

Published: 13 Nov 2020

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

Published:
13 Nov 2020
Education Scotland jobs relating to the teaching and learning of primary school aged children: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000085388
Date received: 8 Sep 2020
Date responded: 2 Oct 2020
Information requested

You have requested the following information:

I am trying to identify the jobs which exist within the education sector and therefore would it be possible to get a list of the jobs currently in operation at Education Scotland, Learning and Teaching Scotland and the Scottish Government which relate to the teaching and learning of primary school aged children.

My research is looking at identifying the structure which is currently in place which supports our students and I am trying to put together a flow chart which highlights all the roles and/or departments.

Response

Please note that Learning and Teaching Scotland amalgamated with HM Inspectorate of Education (HMIe) in July 2011 and were renamed Education Scotland.

Please see the Annex attached to this letter for a list of jobs within Education Scotland relating to the teaching and learning of primary school aged children. I have broken these roles down by our directorates for ease.

I received a nil return from the Scottish Government HR department in relation to this specific request. However in the interests of providing advice and support, I am also advising you that the Scottish Government have a huge variety of policy related roles that do not fit in with your exact request including, for example, a school age childcare policy team consisting of 1 C1, 1 GDP posting, 1 B3, 1 part time B2 and a B1. These roles relate to school age childcare policy which covers out of school care for both primary and secondary age children.

In addition there are also roles within the Learning Directorate and Curriculum unit but again these are all policy related. If you are interested in gathering information on these types of roles as well I would advise you to contact the Scottish Government directly with a new Freedom of Information request and perhaps narrow your request to policy related roles. They can be contacted at the Central Enquiry Unit: CEU@gov.scot.

Annex – Education Scotland
In response to this FOI, please find below a list of jobs within Education Scotland relating to the teaching and learning of primary school aged children:

Scrutiny Directorate
Strategic Director
Head of Scrutiny Primary
HMI (Primary)
Associate Assessor (Primary)

Regional Improvement Directorate
Strategic Director
Senior Regional Advisors for the following areas: Northern, Tayside, West South West, South East, West Lothian
Attainment Advisors
Senior Education Officer 
National Improvement Framework Advisor
Education Officer
STEM Education Officer
Development Officer

National Improvement Directorate
Strategic Director
Head of Curriculum Innovation
Head of Inclusion, Wellbeing and Equality
Senior Education Officer – Curriculum Leadership
Education Officer

Professional Learning and Leadership Directorate
Strategic Director
Head of Professional Leadership and Learning
Senior Lead Specialist
Lead Specialist

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Contact

Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG