Number of Scottish teachers leaving to retire falls by 6% in only two years

 (Image: Steve McKendrick)

Thanks to a Freedom of Information request by, probably, some one hoping to fabricate a teacher supply crisis, we can see that the number of teachers retiring is actually falling, contrary to many reports.

An earlier request, in May 2019, found that Scotland has  35% more teachers per capita than Tory England and 46% more than Labour Wales!



5 thoughts on “Number of Scottish teachers leaving to retire falls by 6% in only two years

  1. tcrosbie20 July 24, 2019 / 8:09 am

    Are you sure according to the BBC the education system is in total disarray and ready to collapse ? Morning Prof

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      • Legerwood July 24, 2019 / 4:17 pm

        Education/schools in Scotland failing? Here is a selection of education/schools Articles from the Guardian on the state of Schools in England. I have not given links just the headlines so you can search for them yourself but enough just from the headlines to get some idea about what is happening down south.

        It’s dangerous’: full chaos of funding cuts in England’s schools revealed ….. from March 2019

        More than 49,000 pupils ‘disappeared’ from English schools – study

        Data reveals one in 12 schoolchildren in 2012-17 were removed from rolls without explanation…..From April 2019

        ‘A national shame’: headteachers voice anger about pupils’ hunger…..20th May 2019. Note: as usual the article starts off saying it is ‘across the UK’ but read on and it is clear it is English Schools

        Former Ofsted head says government school funding claims are misleading…..26th May 2019

        School asks BBC Children in Need to cover funding gap
        …Jun 2019
        Some English schools ‘can’t afford to teach five days a week’…..4th July 2019

        More than 300 English primary schools forced to become academies
        Some failing schools shunted between trusts as sponsors collect millions in grants…….11 July 2019
        Vanity project’: debts pile up for English free schools scheme…..13th July 2019

        And earlier articles from the Guardian:
        From Dec 2017

        40,000 children trapped in ‘zombie’ academy schools

        Education ministers urged to investigate after failed trusts leave pupils in limbo
        From July 2017

        More than 600,000 pupils in England taught by unqualified teachers, says Labour

        Party says many school staff have no guaranteed training in safeguarding children, and standards are at risk



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