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S5W-08338: Kezia Dugdale (Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 23 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how much it will cost to provide LGBTI+ education training to teachers, and what support it will provide to (a) local authorities and (b) external organisations to organise this.

Answered by: John Swinney 27 April 2017

The Delivery Plan for Equity and Excellence in Scottish education makes clear our commitment to review initial teacher education programmes to ensure they provide appropriate detail on equality across both primary and secondary sectors; and that we will also work with the General Teaching Council Scotland to provide more support for teachers on equality issues through career long professional learning.

In addition, the newly formed LGBTI Inclusive Education Working Group will help inform work around these important areas of teacher training.

The range of training options available to, and accessed by, teachers means that this information is not held centrally.