Publication - Statistics

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

Published: 11 Dec 2013
Part of:
Statistics
ISBN:
9781784121631

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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Summary Statistics for Schools in Scotland, No.4 : 2013 Edition
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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 42.1 compared to 42.2 in 2012 and 44.1 in 2004.

The proportion of teachers who had temporary contracts (including probationers) was 16 per cent (the same as last year). 13.4 per cent of teachers were working part-time, with the rate higher amongst females (15.7 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, 2013

Pre-school Primary Secondary Special Centrally Employed (3) Total (exclude pre-school)
Gender
Female 96 91 63 78 85 77
Male 4 9 37 22 15 23
Age (years) (1)
Under 25 1 7 5 1 1 6
25 to 34 21 29 26 22 11 27
35 to 44 25 23 23 22 19 23
45 to 54 28 23 26 27 35 25
55 or over 24 18 20 28 35 19
Unknown 1 0 0 0 0 0
Average Age 45 41 42 45 49 42
Ethnicity (1)
White - Scottish - 63 55 64 41 59
White - Other British Isles - 31 36 26 32 33
White - Other - 2 3 3 7 3
Minority Ethnic Group - 1 2 2 5 2
Not Disclosed - 3 4 4 15 4
Employment type
Permanent - 82 86 84 82 84
Temporary (non-induction) - 13 10 16 18 12
Probationer induction scheme - 5 4 0 0 4
Grade
Head teacher 8 1 6 3 5
Percentage female - 87 37 82 70 79
Depute head teacher - 5 5 7 2 5
Percentage female - 89 53 79 82 72
Principal teacher - 7 25 10 12 16
Percentage female - 91 60 77 81 67
Teacher - 79 69 77 83 74
All - Percentage female - 91 63 78 85 77
Mode of working
Full-time 49 84 90 86 68 87
Percentage female 97 90 61 76 82 75
Part-time(2) 51 16 10 14 32 13
Percentage female 96 95 83 87 91 90

(1) Excludes grant aided schools. Totals do not include pre-school.

(2) Includes pre-school teachers who are peripatetic or shared with other centres. Pre-school figures are based on headcount, other teacher data is based on FTE.

(3) Excludes mainstream supply.


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