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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-05564: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 14 December 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many school support staff each local authority has employed in each year since 2010, broken down by category of employment.

Answered by: John Swinney 10 January 2017

Children and young people with additional support needs receive support in school from teaching and support staff. The following information provided provides a picture of the support staff employed to support all pupils, including those with additional support needs. The figures provided are based on FTE (Full-Time Equivalent) and have been rounded to the nearest 1 FTE. Because of this the local authority total may not be equal to the sum of local authority figures.

Total

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Aberdeen City

1,011

776

779

798

841

828

947

Aberdeenshire

1,412

1,333

1,290

1,223

1,210

1,222

1,183

Angus

519

474

467

455

451

442

450

Argyll & Bute

477

503

576

490

532

542

549

Clackmannanshire

279

269

258

264

368

248

248

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dumfries & Galloway

756

689

638

614

607

593

548

Dundee City

761

1,426

628

1,027

615

666

653

East Ayrshire

486

466

461

483

472

431

470

East Dunbartonshire

694

555

568

564

527

520

514

East Lothian

382

431

404

400

422

396

416

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

East Renfrewshire

491

823

537

490

461

479

457

Edinburgh, City of

1,460

1,423

1,365

1,481

1,458

1,241

1,424

Na h-Eileanan Siar

171

184

166

179

156

139

137

Falkirk

768

731

733

721

702

676

633

Fife

1,706

1,646

1,578

1,594

1,544

1,549

1,483

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glasgow City

2,132

2,000

2,838

2,037

2,135

2,074

2,116

Highland

1,318

1,288

1,229

1,227

1,112

1,134

1,093

Inverclyde

474

452

432

368

375

361

352

Midlothian

398

421

427

373

368

414

443

Moray

509

555

753

864

868

506

486

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Ayrshire

656

655

613

624

621

624

611

North Lanarkshire

1,690

1,685

1,668

1,595

1,649

1,558

1,653

Orkney Islands

130

113

119

130

129

130

131

Perth & Kinross

574

579

579

618

612

610

669

Renfrewshire

717

624

615

651

628

544

645

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scottish Borders

438

457

432

430

407

404

356

Shetland Islands

209

202

198

174

168

165

170

South Ayrshire

456

424

444

448

449

445

436

South Lanarkshire

977

1,101

997

1,007

1,000

1,011

1,024

Stirling

424

696

592

397

385

368

366

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Dunbartonshire

525

489

490

427

445

446

445

West Lothian

915

844

875

904

945

900

829

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Local Authorities

23,907

24,300

23,734

23,048

22,654

21,661

21,935

 

Primary

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Aberdeen City

538

353

352

368

387

421

503

Aberdeenshire

770

736

734

671

677

665

665

Angus

268

250

233

231

238

245

242

Argyll & Bute

231

257

344

272

295

275

265

Clackmannanshire

152

144

128

128

252

122

129

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dumfries & Galloway

355

360

316

296

294

303

272

Dundee City

387

404

280

601

257

262

266

East Ayrshire

206

204

177

186

187

178

180

East Dunbartonshire

317

276

285

274

257

253

248

East Lothian

247

242

238

236

252

252

281

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

East Renfrewshire

211

217

217

207

185

197

200

Edinburgh, City of

771

728

712

775

800

715

827

Na h-Eileanan Siar

107

87

91

97

88

75

77

Falkirk

342

348

358

347

345

334

300

Fife

839

815

778

761

747

705

785

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glasgow City

1,026

993

1,463

1,172

1,115

1,137

1,114

Highland

760

669

644

637

550

550

550

Inverclyde

207

208

191

187

193

188

195

Midlothian

168

183

195

190

176

205

238

Moray

278

288

498

616

625

286

273

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Ayrshire

349

349

288

298

290

306

308

North Lanarkshire

832

833

835

810

846

815

841

Orkney Islands

77

66

69

79

80

78

79

Perth & Kinross

334

328

322

348

339

333

412

Renfrewshire

325

253

248

272

267

262

296

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scottish Borders

219

268

227

226

215

208

189

Shetland Islands

114

109

107

97

92

91

90

South Ayrshire

203

204

221

221

222

212

216

South Lanarkshire

507

632

520

538

543

556

553

Stirling

213

499

265

191

186

171

165

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Dunbartonshire

252

240

243

235

229

239

238

West Lothian

455

408

409

431

442

441

439

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Local Authorities

12,065

11,950

11,987

11,996

11,668

11,080

11,442

 

Secondary

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Aberdeen City

305

259

238

232

255

224

243

Aberdeenshire

432

395

365

354

328

350

338

Angus

194

183

183

175

173

161

163

Argyll & Bute

194

183

186

169

190

176

181

Clackmannanshire

76

75

82

82

67

81

68

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dumfries & Galloway

223

233

228

228

219

219

207

Dundee City

231

904

220

211

195

193

212

East Ayrshire

178

156

170

178

165

162

166

East Dunbartonshire

181

181

181

182

163

172

167

East Lothian

121

132

153

153

141

133

125

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

East Renfrewshire

194

172

192

192

185

197

166

Edinburgh, City of

424

420

376

423

410

297

342

Na h-Eileanan Siar

49

76

56

61

47

46

41

Falkirk

234

210

216

215

208

195

184

Fife

545

501

485

495

489

509

538

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glasgow City

468

409

439

397

441

387

427

Highland

401

445

443

415

367

391

362

Inverclyde

146

132

135

121

124

117

115

Midlothian

109

123

120

105

101

111

108

Moray

187

218

205

197

188

168

162

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Ayrshire

187

179

178

168

164

180

169

North Lanarkshire

498

483

462

439

455

400

444

Orkney Islands

46

42

43

45

44

46

46

Perth & Kinross

161

169

175

185

188

190

181

Renfrewshire

224

214

200

207

188

153

196

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scottish Borders

158

154

165

159

146

152

135

Shetland Islands

67

67

68

58

56

54

60

South Ayrshire

164

156

156

158

146

150

142

South Lanarkshire

309

324

302

305

299

281

292

Stirling

150

145

135

135

134

140

128

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Dunbartonshire

134

126

125

116

127

134

132

West Lothian

264

229

239

224

240

230

214

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Local Authorities

7,249

7,693

6,918

6,788

6,641

6,393

6,456

 

Special

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Aberdeen City

90

86

105

111

110

92

101

Aberdeenshire

83

90

86

91

93

92

91

Angus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Argyll & Bute

18

21

8

15

15

24

22

Clackmannanshire

34

34

32

41

40

41

42

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dumfries & Galloway

8

9

9

13

15

14

14

Dundee City

97

95

105

105

61

105

101

East Ayrshire

46

50

56

55

59

65

68

East Dunbartonshire

54

54

54

60

59

50

53

East Lothian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

East Renfrewshire

24

49

74

40

44

41

41

Edinburgh, City of

157

182

143

220

209

180

162

Na h-Eileanan Siar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Falkirk

51

49

45

55

56

56

63

Fife

100

115

107

114

104

130

83

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glasgow City

429

393

711

335

417

391

387

Highland

73

74

72

73

69

81

83

Inverclyde

44

52

46

45

40

44

42

Midlothian

39

37

38

39

50

55

58

Moray

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Ayrshire

43

49

53

55

60

59

65

North Lanarkshire

189

200

214

191

232

237

247

Orkney Islands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perth & Kinross

29

29

29

33

32

33

24

Renfrewshire

79

79

77

82

83

64

86

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scottish Borders

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shetland Islands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South Ayrshire

41

28

36

36

48

47

47

South Lanarkshire

91

84

103

92

96

102

114

Stirling

24

21

162

35

39

37

35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Dunbartonshire

42

46

49

44

50

51

50

West Lothian

95

114

122

142

182

158

163

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Local Authorities

1,990

2,038

2,533

2,118

2,263

2,246

2,237

 

Centrally Employed

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Aberdeen City

78

78

84

87

89

91

100

Aberdeenshire

127

112

105

107

112

115

89

Angus

57

41

51

49

40

36

45

Argyll & Bute

34

42

38

34

32

67

81

Clackmannanshire

17

16

16

13

9

4

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dumfries & Galloway

170

87

85

77

79

57

55

Dundee City

46

23

23

110

102

106

74

East Ayrshire

56

56

58

64

61

26

56

East Dunbartonshire

142

44

48

48

48

45

46

East Lothian

14

57

13

11

29

11

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

East Renfrewshire

62

385

54

51

47

44

50

Edinburgh, City of

108

93

134

63

39

49

93

Na h-Eileanan Siar

15

21

19

21

21

18

19

Falkirk

141

124

114

104

93

91

86

Fife

222

215

208

224

204

205

77

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glasgow City

209

205

225

133

162

159

188

Highland

84

100

70

102

126

112

98

Inverclyde

77

60

60

15

18

12

0

Midlothian

82

78

74

39

41

43

39

Moray

44

49

50

51

55

52

51

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Ayrshire

77

78

94

103

107

79

69

North Lanarkshire

171

169

157

155

116

106

121

Orkney Islands

7

5

7

6

5

6

6

Perth & Kinross

50

53

53

52

53

54

52

Renfrewshire

89

78

90

90

90

65

67

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scottish Borders

50

35

40

45

46

44

32

Shetland Islands

28

26

23

19

20

20

20

South Ayrshire

48

36

31

33

33

36

31

South Lanarkshire

70

61

72

72

62

72

65

Stirling

37

31

30

36

26

20

38

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Dunbartonshire

97

77

73

32

39

22

25

West Lothian

101

93

105

107

81

71

13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Local Authorities

2,603

2,619

2,296

2,146

2,082

1,942

1,800