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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-13833: Michelle Ballantyne (South Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

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