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Allocation of additional funding to local authorities: FOI release

Published: 5 Jul 2021

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

Published:
5 Jul 2021
Allocation of additional funding to local authorities: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100209885
Date received: 6 Jun 2021
Date responded: 30 Jun 2021
Information requested

You asked for: of the appointments referred to in the following publication, please tell me how many appointments were (a) permanent and (b) temporary.

https://www.gov.scot/publications/teacher-recruitment-local-authority-returns/

Please also detail of all advice sent by the Scottish Government regarding the permanence of these appointments.

For example, please detail any advice provided alongside the additional funding or the further additional funding referred to here: https://www.gov.scot/policies/schools/teachers/.

Response

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have some of the information you have requested. I am unable provide the number of temporary and permanent appointment this funding bought as the Scottish Government does not collate information on local authority recruitment. Recruitment practices are matters for each individual local authorities.

I have attached 2 copies of the allocation letters which were sent to all 32 local authorities. The letters provide advice on their funding allocation.

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