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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-13346: Liam Kerr (North East Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 12 December 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how many teaching posts are (a) unfilled and (b) filled by temporary staff in Aberdeen City Council (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools.

Answered by: John Swinney 20 December 2017

Teacher vacancy information as at 20 September 2017 can be found at:

This information is not formal statistics and was collected for the purpose of informing the annual teacher workforce planning exercise. This is a snapshot of the vacancy situation as at 20 September.

Statistics on the employment type (permanent/temporary) of teachers by local authority in 2016 are published in the teacher census supplementary data (Table 7.7 primary and Table 7.8 secondary), available on the Scottish Government website at:

Supplementary data for the 2017 census will be published by 6 March 2018.