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S5W-03516: Tavish Scott (Shetland Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 5 October 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) primary and (b) secondary school head teachers there have been in each year since 2013-14, broken down by local authority.

Answered by: John Swinney 13 October 2016

The number of head teachers in publicly funded primary schools between 2013 and 2015 is shown in table 1. The number of head teachers in publicly funded primary schools between 2013 and 2015 is shown in table two. Please note the caveats presented in the footnotes for each table when interpreting figures.

Table 1: Primary school head teachers, 2013-2015

 

2013

2014(1)

2015

Aberdeen City

43

42

40

Aberdeenshire

138

138

137

Angus

44

44

41

Argyll and Bute

61

56

59

Clackmannanshire

17

19

19

Dumfries and Galloway

85

67

66

Dundee City

32

34

30

East Ayrshire

41

40

40

East Dunbartonshire

36

31

31

East Lothian

30

32

31

East Renfrewshire

22

22

21

Edinburgh, City of

84

83

79

Eilean Siar

18

19

16

Falkirk

43

45

38

Fife

133

129

122

Glasgow City

139

132

130

Highland

139

130

121

Inverclyde

20

21

19

Midlothian

29

26

29

Moray

43

41

41

North Ayrshire

50

42

40

North Lanarkshire

116

112

121

Orkney Islands

12

11

12

Perth and Kinross

65

65

64

Renfrewshire

47

46

47

Scottish Borders

41

41

41

Shetland Islands

24

23

24

South Ayrshire

38

37

35

South Lanarkshire

119

118

118

Stirling

32

32

34

West Dunbartonshire

32

31

32

West Lothian

62

62

64

All local authorities

1,832

1769

1740

Grant aided

1

1

1

1) 2014 teacher figures were revised in February and December 2015, see background notes 3.5a and 3.5b to the published data for details. The published data can be found at http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2015/12/7925

Table 2: Secondary school head teachers, 2013-2015

 

2013

2014(1)

2015

Aberdeen City

11

12

12

Aberdeenshire

17

18

17

Angus

8

8

8

Argyll and Bute

11

9

9

Clackmannanshire

3

3

3

Dumfries and Galloway

16

15

13

Dundee City

9

9

7

East Ayrshire

9

10

9

East Dunbartonshire

8

8

8

East Lothian

6

6

6

East Renfrewshire

7

8

7

Edinburgh, City of

22

23

23

Eilean Siar

3

2

3

Falkirk

8

8

8

Fife

19

19

19

Glasgow City

29

27

30

Highland

28

29

28

Inverclyde

6

6

6

Midlothian

6

5

6

Moray

8

8

8

North Ayrshire

9

9

9

North Lanarkshire

23

22

27

Orkney Islands

4

4

4

Perth and Kinross

10

10

10

Renfrewshire

11

11

11

Scottish Borders

9

8

9

Shetland Islands

5

4

4

South Ayrshire

8

8

8

South Lanarkshire

17

17

17

Stirling

7

7

7

West Dunbartonshire

5

5

5

West Lothian

11

11

11

All local authorities

353

349

351

Grant aided

1

1

1

1) 2014 teacher figures were revised in February and December 2015, see background notes 3.5a and 3.5b to the published data for details. The published data can be found at http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2015/12/7925