Publication - Statistics publication

Summary Statistics for Schools in Scotland, No.3: 2012 Edition

Published: 11 Dec 2012
Part of:
Statistics
ISBN:
9781782562771

This contains the results of the annual pupil census, annual teacher census, pre-school data and school estate data.

Contents
Summary Statistics for Schools in Scotland, No.3: 2012 Edition
Page 8

Data on pre-school, primary and total teachers along with associated pupil teacher ratios for 2010, 2011 and 2012 have been revised to remove teachers who were double counted as a result of working in both sectors. Therefore these figures have been superseded, please use revised figures in the 2013 publication.

Table 2.3 shows main teacher characteristics, including gender, age, ethnicity, employment type, grade and mode of working, by sector.

The proportion of teachers who were male was 23 per cent. In promoted posts this proportion was 30 per cent, with the figure being 25 per cent for heads and deputes. The average (mean) age of primary, secondary and special school teachers was 42.2 compared to 42.5 in 2011 and 44.1 in 2004.

The proportion of teachers who had temporary contracts (including probationers) was 16 per cent (down from 17 per cent last year). 14 per cent of teachers were working part-time, with the rate higher amongst females (16.6 per cent) than males (5.7 per cent).

Table 2.3: Teacher characteristics: Proportions by gender, age, ethnicity and employment type, grade and mode of working by sector, 2012

  Pre-school Primary Secondary Special Centrally Employed (4) Total
Gender            
Female 96 91 62 79 86 77
Male 4 9 38 21 14 23
Age (years) (1)            
Under 25 2 6 4 1 1 5
25 to 34 21 28 26 22 10 27
35 to 44 23 22 22 21 19 22
45 to 54 28 24 27 27 35 26
55 or over 24 19 20 29 35 20
Unknown 2 - - - - -
Average Age 45 41 43 46 49 42
Ethnicity (1)            
White - Scottish .. 61 52 64 44 57
White - Other British Isles Islsles .. 33 39 28 33 36
White - Other .. 2 3 3 5 2
Minority Ethnic Group .. 1 2 2 5 2
Not Disclosed .. 2 4 3 14 4
Employment type            
Permanent .. 81 86 85 84 84
Temporary (non-induction) .. 14 10 15 16 12
Probationer induction scheme (2) .. 5 4 - - 4
Grade            
Head teacher .. 8 1 6 3 5
Percentage female .. 86 33 80 77 78
Depute head teacher .. 5 5 7 2 5
Percentage female .. 90 54 79 80 73
Principal teacher .. 7 25 11 11 16
Percentage female .. 90 60 77 84 67
Teacher .. 79 69 76 84 74
Percentage female .. 92 64 79 87 79
All - Percentage female .. 91 62 79 86 77
Mode of working            
Full-time 54 85 90 86 68 86
Percentage female 96 91 60 77 84 75
Part-time(3) 46 15 10 14 32 14
Percentage female 96 95 84 87 91 91

(1) Excludes grant aided schools.

(2) See background note 3.3

(3) Includes pre-school teachers who are peripatetic or shared with other centres.

(4) Excludes mainstream supply.


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