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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-22108: Ross Greer (West Scotland)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 13 March 2019

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-13573 by John Swinney on 9 January 2018 and to question S5W-15654 by John Swinney on 15 April 2018, whether it will provide the information for 2018 regarding the number of additional support for learning (a) teachers and (b) classroom assistants there were in each local authority.

Answered by: John Swinney 20 March 2019

(a) Additional Support Needs (ASN) Teachers - Full Time Equivalents

The following table sets out the full time equivalent of additional support for learning teachers in each authority in 2018.

This includes teachers with their main subject recorded as: Learning Support Secondary; Learning Support, Primary; Special Educational Needs (SEN) (primary) non-recorded pupils; SEN (recorded pupils); SEN (Secondary) non-recorded pupils; SEN Behavioural Support; SEN Learning Difficulties; SEN Physical Disabilities; Hearing Impairment; Visual Impairment; or English as an Additional Language (EAL). Teachers from all sectors, primary, secondary, special schools and centrally employed, are included. Teachers in grant-aided schools are not included.

FTE

2018

Aberdeen City

131

Aberdeenshire

247

Angus

78

Argyll & Bute

49

Clackmannanshire

29

Dumfries & Galloway      

96

Dundee City

106

East Ayrshire

117

East Dunbartonshire

104

East Lothian

38

East Renfrewshire

36

Edinburgh City

133

Falkirk

96

Fife

175

Glasgow City

171

Highland

175

Inverclyde

35

Midlothian

53

Moray

91

Na h-Eileanan Siar

24

North Ayrshire

108

North Lanarkshire

160

Orkney Islands

31

Perth & Kinross

88

Renfrewshire

51

Scottish Borders

69

Shetland Islands

37

South Ayrshire

90

South Lanarkshire

111

Stirling

37

West Dunbartonshire

44

West Lothian

55

  

All local authorities

2,862

Statistics reported in S5W-13573 and S5W-15654 also include special schools with their main subject recorded as primary teaching. In 2018 there were 575 FTE teachers in special schools with their main subject recorded as primary teaching (these teachers are not included in the above table).

(b) Classroom Assistants, Additional Support Needs Auxiliaries and Care Assistants - Full Time Equivalents

The following table sets out the full time equivalent of Classroom Assistants, Additional Support Needs Auxiliaries and Care Assistants support staff in each authority in 2018. Staff in grant-aided schools are not included.

FTE

2018

Aberdeen City

508

Aberdeenshire

736

Angus

266

Argyll & Bute

393

Clackmannanshire

149

Dumfries & Galloway     

285

Dundee City

290

East Ayrshire

322

East Dunbartonshire

304

East Lothian

219

East Renfrewshire

204

Edinburgh City

864

Na h-Eileanan Siar

84

Falkirk

402

Fife

848

Glasgow City

1,584

Highland

966

Inverclyde

322

Midlothian

249

Moray

268

North Ayrshire

345

North Lanarkshire

893

Orkney Islands

46

Perth & Kinross

324

Renfrewshire

318

Scottish Borders

272

Shetland Islands

112

South Ayrshire

276

South Lanarkshire

701

Stirling

189

West Dunbartonshire

273

West Lothian

609

  

All local authorities

13,620