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Teacher Numbers Targets Written Answer, 5/05/15 [S]

Written answer given in response to Siobhan McMahon (Lab) question asking the Scottish Government whether it considers that the move from a national target to an individual council target for teacher numbers penalises councils that have maintained teacher numbers relative to their demographic/pupil roll movement.

The Cabinet Secreatry for Education and Lifelong Learning, Angela Constance replied, that the Scottish Government's preference would have been to reach a Scotland wide agreement on teacher numbers for 2015-16 as in previous years. COSLA's failure to commit to such an agreement left us with no alternative but to secure commitments from individual local authorities. The consequences of this will be different for each local authority dependent on a range of factors including pupil roll movement.

For the full answer to this and other questions see the Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 5 May 2015 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 5 May 2015