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Projections of teacher numbers: FOI release

Published: 30 Nov 2020

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

Published:
30 Nov 2020
Projections of teacher numbers: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000090154
Date received: 23 Sep 2020
Date responded: 23 Oct 2020
Information requested

You asked for:

  • Any Scottish Government projections of Scottish teacher numbers up to the end of 2020, up to the end of 2023, and up to the end of 2025.
  • Any Scottish Government projections of childcare and early learning staff up to the end of 2020, up to the end of 2023, and up to the end of 2025.
Response

I enclose a copy of the information you requested on projections of teacher numbers.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested on childcare and early learning staff.

The Scottish Government does not project childcare and early learning staff figures. As part of the Scottish Government’s work with the Improvement Service on monitoring the expansion to 1140 hours of funded early learning and childcare for the August 2020 delivery date in place prior to the Covid-19 pandemic period, we worked with Local Authorities to establish the numbers of FTE staff still requiring to be recruited to enable rollout of the expansion at several data points from 2018 onwards. The Improvement Service compiled and published these figures at national level, showing forecasts from December 2018 to April 2021. Scottish Government is now working with local authority partners to establish an updated position on additional staffing requirements, in the context of work to reset the timetable for delivery of the 1140 hours expansion.

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