FOI Request - Education (2)

Request 101000419492

The information I require is as follows:

1. Average number of pupils per class for (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in each year from 2007 to 2016.

2. The average amount of contact time between teachers and pupils per week, for each year between 2007 and 2016.

3. Total number of placement requests (a) within your local authority and (b) between your local authority and another local authority, for each year between 2007 and 2016.

4. Total number of rejected placement requests (a) within your local authority and (b) between your local authority and another local authority, for each year between 2007 and 2016.

Please treat each question as a separate request.

Response 22-03-2016

1. The information you requested can be found here.

2. Class contact time in both primary and secondary schools is 22.5 hours per week. This has been the case since 2006.

3.  Total number of placement requests (a) within your local authority and (b) between your local authority and another local authority, for each year between 2007 and 2016    

                                                                  2012/13                2013/14                2014/15                2015/16

  1. Placing Requests within authority         586                         546                       564                         544
  2. Between authorities                               60                         57                          84                          66

4. Total number of rejected placement requests (a) within your local authority and (b) between your local authority and another local authority, for each year between 2007 and 2016

                                                                   2012/13                2013/14                2014/15                2015/16

  1. Rejected within authority                    22                           16                           27                           9
  2. Rejected between authorities               nil                           nil                           nil                           nil

Information from 2007/08 – 2011/12 is no longer available and is therefore exempt under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, information not held.

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