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.