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Information on the Scottish Attainment Challenge / Regional Improvement Collaboratives: FOI release

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


Information requested

For the following information in relation to the Scottish Attainment Challenge / Regional Improvement Collaboratives.

1. How many officers in the following categories are employed (either full time or on a seconded basis) by either Scottish Government or Education Scotland, as part of the Scottish Attainment Challenge:

1. Senior/Regional Managers.
2. Attainment Advisors.
3. Development Officers.
4. Admin support.

2. How many officers in the following categories are employed (either full time or on a seconded basis) by either Scottish Government or Education Scotland, as part of the Regional Improvement Collaboratives.

1. Senior/Regional Managers.
2. Attainment Advisors.
3. Development Officers.
4. Admin support.

3. What is the cost of employing officers who are part of the Scottish Attainment Challenge?

4. What is the cost of employing officers who are part of the Regional Improvement Collaboratives?

Response

1. How many officers in the following categories are employed (either full time or on a seconded basis) by either Scottish Government or Education Scotland, as part of the Scottish Attainment Challenge:

As at 11 July, we have 28 permanent Attainment Advisors, two Seconded Attainment Advisors and two vacancies.

We do not have any Senior/Regional Managers or any Development Officers but we do have one Education Officer.

2. How many officers in the following categories are employed (either full time or on a seconded basis) by either Scottish Government or Education Scotland, as part of the Regional Improvement Collaboratives.

We have based our answers on the Regional Improvement Directorate as Regional Improvement Collaboratives are our Local Authorities.

a

Senior/Regional Managers

Two Strategic Directors and eight Senior Regional Advisors.

b

Attainment Advisors

Please refer to question one.

c

Development Officers

There are currently nine Development Officers.

d

Admin support

Five Admin Officers.

3. What is the cost of employing officers who are part of the Scottish Attainment Challenge?

The cost of employing officers who are part of the Scottish Attainment Challenge is £3.297m.

4. What is the cost of employing officers who are part of the Regional Improvement Collaboratives?

The cost within the Regional Directorate is £961K.

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Contact

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Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

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Edinburgh
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