Date lodged: 5 December 2016
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the announcement by the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills of 30 November 2016, how many of the new trainee teachers undertaking conventional courses will be based at universities or campuses (a) in Aberdeen and UHI in Highland, Moray, Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles and (b) elsewhere in Scotland.
Answered by: John Swinney 13 December 2016
It is not currently possible to definitively state the number of student teachers that will be recruited to each course. These figures are currently being refined by the universities that provide initial teacher education.