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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-18730: Tavish Scott (Shetland Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 12 September 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many teachers there were in 2017-18, and how many taught (a) P1s and (b) pupils who sat the Scottish National Standardised Assessments.

Answered by: John Swinney 19 September 2018

There were 51,513 FTE teachers in 2017-18. Of those, 3558 FTE teachers were teaching P1 in September 2017. This includes those teaching composite classes of pupils from two or more years. We do not have a breakdown of the number of teachers who taught the children and young people who sat SNSAs in 2017-18.