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Teacher vacancies: 2018 statistics

Published: 10 Dec 2018
Directorate:
Learning Directorate
Part of:
Education

The table included is a snapshot of advertised vacancies for local authority teaching posts as at September 2018.

Published:
10 Dec 2018
Teacher vacancies: 2018 statistics

Teacher vacancies 2018

The statistics also show posts that had been first advertised more than three months before and remained unfilled at September. This information is not formal statistics.

It should be noted that the vacancy figures are inflated the inclusion in some areas of Pupil Equity Funding (PEF) additional posts, most notably in Glasgow City Council in 2017.

The information on teacher vacancies and on recruitment into initial teacher education will be used to inform the 2019 to 2020 teacher workforce planning exercise which provides guidance to the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) on setting student intakes to initial teacher education.

Table 1: Permanent full and part time teacher vacancies, 2018
Note: these figures exclude head and depute head teachers.

Local authority

Pre-school/primary vacancies

Pre-school/primary vacancies which are > three months

Secondary vacancies

Secondary vacancies which are > three months

Aberdeen City

28

15

32

13

Aberdeenshire

14

6

33

12

Angus

2

0

22

13

Argyll & Bute

1

0

5

3

Clackmannanshirt

1

0

4

0

Dumfries & Galloway

5

1

8

1

Dundee City

5

1

13

6

East Ayrshire

9

3

12

1

East Dunbartonshire

12

0

8

2

East Lothian

6

0

15

7

East Renfrewshire

6

1

6

0

Edinburgh, City of

2

0

11

0

Falkirk

6

0

17

3

Fife

16

16

24

24

Glasgow City

43

2

40

16

Highland

5

0

8

2

Inverclyde

0

0

8

5

Midlothian

2

0

6

0

Moray

6

1

21

0

Na h-Eilean Siar

0

0

4

1

North Ayrshire

4

0

7

3

North Lanarkshire

5

2

16

9

Orkney Islands

0

0

2

1

Perth & Kinross

1

0

9

0

Renfrewshire

2

0

2

0

Scottish Borders

7

0

8

1

Shetland Islands

1

0

10

5

South Ayrshire

0

0

0

0

South Lanarkshire

10

0

25

12

Stirling

1

0

5

3

West Dunbartonshire

3

2

11

0

West Lothian

1

0

10

7

Total

204

49

402

148

 

Table 2: Permanent full time headteacher and depute headteacher vacancies, 2018

Sector

Headteachers

Depute Headteachers

Primary

55

47

Secondary

6

19

 

Table 3: Permanent full and part time secondary teacher vacancies by subject, 2018

Subject

2018

Principal Teachers

68

English

51

Gaelic

1

Modern Languages

16

Maths

60

Biology

10

Chemistry

10

Physics

18

General Science

1

Geography

2

History

3

Modern Studies

3

Business Studies

19

Computing

11

Home Economics

23

Psychology

0

Technical Studies

23

Art

1

Drama

7

Music

15

Religious Education

8

Physical Education

14

Learning Support

8

Additional Support Needs

25

Other

5

Total

402

 

Related information

Teacher vacancies: statistics 2016 to 2017