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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-22883: Jamie Greene (West Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 30 April 2019

To ask the Scottish Government how many teachers have been recruited in each of the last 10 years.

Answered by: John Swinney 10 May 2019

The Scottish Government does not collect data specifically on teacher recruitment. Information is collected and published on teacher numbers through the annual school staff census, this is available on the Scottish Government website at:

As part of the school staff census information is collected on the number of probationers and the number of teachers in employment in publicly funded schools in the year following their probation (post-probationers). Teachers can also be recruited having qualified in other countries, from the private sector and from those that had previously left teaching.