Statistics on chartered teachers in Scotland: FOI release

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

Information requested

  1. The number of chartered teachers,
  2. How many of these are at the top of their pay grade scale.


  1. Information on the number of chartered teachers in Scotland is provided in tables 2.4, 3.4 and 4.4. of the teacher census supplementary statistics for 2021, available on the Scottish Government website: This shows that, in 2021, there were a total of 597 full-time equivalents working across primary, secondary and special schools.
  2. Data on the salaries of Scottish Negotiating Committee for Teachers staff is collected in the unpublished Staff FTE Pay data collection (see here for further information). The definitions used vary across this collection and the teacher census, however the most recent 2022 collection showed that 42% of Chartered Teachers were at the top of the payscale in Autumn 2022.

About FOI

The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at


Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

Back to top