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S5W-12974: Michelle Ballantyne (South Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 24 November 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-12808 by John Swinney on 23 November 2017, how the £88 million funding is to be spent.

Answered by: John Swinney 4 December 2017

As part of the 2017-18 Local Government Settlement all local authorities are required to maintain pupil teacher ratios in line with the data published in the Summary Statistics for Schools in Scotland 2016 and to secure places for all probationer teachers who require one under the Teacher Induction Scheme. This is supported by the £88million funding package which comprises £51million to maintain teacher numbers and £37million to support the Teacher Induction Scheme.