FOI Request - Teacher Absences
I write regarding the above and to request, under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, the following information:
1. In each of the last three available academic years:
a) The average number of days taken off by teachers in schools in your local authority area for reasons of ill health (‘sick days’)
b) The total number of sick days taken off by teachers in schools in your local authority area
c) The top five reasons for absence and these as a percentage of the total number of sick days off (i.e. stress, post operation, back pain, etc.)
I understand that data to fully answer the request may not be available, however I would still be interested in receiving the figures for the years which are.
The information you requested can be found here.
Please note the periods used is based on financial years as opposed to academic years.