Summary Statistics for Schools in Scotland, No 5: 2014 Edition

This contains the results of the annual pupil census, annual teacher census, early learning and childcare data and school estates data.

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One of the most important uses of the data collected in the teacher census is in modelling future changes in the workforce in order to provide guidance on the number of new teachers to train. Chart 1 shows the age profile of school teachers and the change since 2004. The age profile for 2014 shows a peak at age 56, however the proportion of teachers aged 50+ has reduced since early in the last decade. There is also now a peak forming in the early thirties.

Chart 1: Age profile, school based teachers, 2004 to 2014

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