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Teacher Induction Scheme statistics: FOI release

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


Information requested

I would like to request a breakdown of the number of Teacher Induction Scheme post-probationers with English as a main subject that were permanently employed in the year following their probation, broken down by local authority, preferably over the last 5 years.

In addition, I would like to know if the Scottish government considers English a priority/shortage subject for recruitment.

Response

Table 1 shows the number of Teacher Induction Scheme probationers with English as their main subject that were in permanent employment in a publicly funded school in Scotland in the year following their probation. For example, the 2016/17 column shows the number of probationers that were recorded as a probationer in 2016 with English as their main subject, that held a permanent post in 2017. The information is broken down by the local authority of the teacher’s probation year, some teachers may have been employed in a different local authority following their probation. The cohort used in this table refers to those who were recorded as a teacher induction scheme probationer at the time of the census. Some students may choose to leave teaching and not do a probationer year or enter into a flexible route into teaching, these individuals will not be counted in our data.

English is classed as priority subject for recruitment by the Scottish Government.

Table 1 : Teacher Induction Scheme post-probationers with permanent employment and English as their main subject, by local authority

 

 

Probationer cohort

 

Local Authority

2016 / 2017

2017 / 2018

2018 / 2019

2019 / 2020

2020 / 2021

Aberdeen City

7

5

2

4

4

Aberdeenshire

5

8

4

5

2

Angus

0

1

1

1

1

Argyll & Bute

0

2

3

1

0

Clackmannanshire

0

0

0

0

2

Dumfries & Galloway

3

2

4

5

1

Dundee City

2

4

4

4

1

East Ayrshire

1

2

0

3

1

East Dunbartonshire

1

3

2

0

2

East Lothian

1

0

3

1

2

East Renfrewshire

3

2

0

1

3

Edinburgh City

4

8

3

4

5

Falkirk

4

0

1

2

3

Fife

5

5

11

9

7

Glasgow City

4

10

6

15

5

Highland

2

4

3

4

3

Inverclyde

0

1

0

0

0

Midlothian

2

1

3

2

2

Moray

1

0

2

2

2

Na h-Eileanan Siar

0

0

1

1

0

North Ayrshire

3

3

3

1

1

North Lanarkshire

4

6

6

0

4

Orkney Islands

0

0

0

0

0

Perth & Kinross

2

1

2

0

2

Renfrewshire

5

1

0

1

2

Scottish Borders

1

0

3

1

4

Shetland Islands

1

0

0

0

1

South Ayrshire

1

3

0

1

2

South Lanarkshire

7

7

4

11

6

Stirling

1

1

1

2

5

West Dunbartonshire

2

6

3

2

1

West Lothian

7

3

3

4

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Local Authorities

79

89

78

87

77

Notes on teacher census data collection

Timing

The data above is sourced from the annual census of teachers in publicly funded schools in Scotland, conducted in September. Therefore this information only reflects the employment position at the time of the census.

Subject
The census reports one main subject and up to five other subjects for every teacher for each school where a post is held. All the data provided here has been calculated on the basis of main subject only.

Employment Type
Employment type relates to each post that a teacher holds, rather than their employment contract. This means that teachers may have a permanent employment contract but be recorded with a temporary employment type for an individual post. In this analysis if a teacher has at least one permanent post they are counted as permanent.


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Contact

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