Date lodged: 12 January 2018
To ask the Scottish Government how many new teachers have been recruited since the launch of the Teaching Makes People campaign in February 2017.
Answered by: John Swinney 23 January 2018
The Summary Statistics for Schools in Scotland published on 12 December 2017 shows that there are 543 more full-time equivalent teachers than last year, increasing from 50,970 in 2016 to 51,513 in 2017. This is the second year in a row that we have seen teacher numbers increase