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S5W-14888: Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 27 February 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many school leavers with learning disabilities have gone on to (a) work, (b) further education, (c) higher education, (d) unemployment and (e) another destination in each of the last five years.

Answered by: John Swinney 7 March 2018

The initial destinations of school leavers with a recorded ‘Learning Disability’ Additional Support Need, for the last five leaver cohorts for which data are available, are detailed in the following table:

Percentage of secondary and special school leavers from publicly funded schools with a recorded 'Learning Disability' Additional Support Need by initial destination category, 2011-12 – 2015-16

 

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

Number of Leavers

940

1150

994

1,116

1,266

Higher Education

2.6

3.1

3.6

3

4.4

Further Education

54.7

52.1

52.4

53.8

52.4

Training

6.5

9.2

8.8

9.6

5.9

Employment

9.5

11

10.6

11.6

11.6

Voluntary Work

*

1.1

1

0.8

*

Activity Agreement

3.2

5.1

3.9

3

*

Unemployed Seeking

12.4

8.5

11.1

6.7

7

Unemployed Not Seeking

10

9.3

7.9

10.5

*

Unknown

*

0.5

0.7

1.1

*