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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-10441: Kate Forbes (Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 25 July 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how many Gaelic medium education teachers have been trained in each year since 2010.

Answered by: John Swinney 8 August 2017

The following table sets out the number of teachers trained since 2010 at Primary and Secondary level.

Year

Primary NQT’s

Secondary NQT’s

GIfT Students*

Total NQTs

2010

7

5 (4 Gaelic, 1 Gaelic + Modern Studies)

N/A

12

2011

6

5 (4 Gaelic, 1 Biology)

N/A

11

2012

14

8 (7 Gaelic, 1 History)

N/A

22

2013

4

5 (3 Gaelic, 1 English, 1 Biology)

N/A

9

2014

19

9 (4 Gaelic, 2 History, 1 PE, 1 Computing, 1 Art & Design)

N/A

28

2015

21

3 (PE, French, HE)

8 (5 primary, 3 secondary)

24 (32)

2016

20

3 (Biology, 2 x History)

8 (5 primary, 3 secondary)

23 (31)

2017 (starting in Schools in August 2017)

17

8 (3 Gaelic, 1 Gaelic + Maths, 1 English, 1 French, 2 Physics)

8 (3 primary, 5 secondary)

25 (33)

*Please note that Gaelic Immersion for Teachers (GIfT) Teachers are already qualified but choosing to switch to GM.