Summary Statistics for Schools in Scotland No.4 : 2013 Edition

This contains the results of the annual pupil census, annual teacher census, pre-school data, school estates data, attendance and absence data and exclusions data.

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In the September 2013 census there were 2,132 teachers in the teacher induction scheme (2,044 in 2012), of which 1,158 were in primary schools and 974 were in secondary schools.

In 2013, a higher proportion of teachers were able to secure a teaching post following their one year guaranteed probationer post under the Teacher Induction Scheme. This is the result of a reduction in the number of students entering initial teacher education in 2009 and 2010, resulting in fewer post-probationers and probationers available to fill posts in 2011 and 2012. As part of the 2011 budget, local authorities agreed to secure places for all probationers who require one under the teacher induction scheme.

Table 2.4 shows the percentage of post-probationers from recent induction cohorts who were in publicly funded permanent or temporary posts at the time of the next census. The proportion increased from 75 per cent in 2012 to 79 per cent in 2013. Other teachers may be in the independent sector or may have found supply work, but this is not recorded in the census.

Table 2.4: Percentage of post-probationers in permanent or temporary employment in the following year's teacher census, 2009 to 2013

2008/09 to Sept 2009
2009/10 to Sept 2010
2010/11 to Sept 2011
2011/12 to Sept 2012
2012/13 to Sept 2013
Full-time permanent 17 13 16 28 35
Full-time temporary 25 29 35 35 35
Part-time permanent 2 2 1 3 2
Part-time temporary 12 15 14 8 6
Other(1) 43 42 34 25 21

(1) see following paragraph


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