FOI Request - Primary and Secondary School Posts

Request 101000419636

The information I require is as follows:

1. Number of full time equivalent classroom assistants per class for (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in each year from 2007 to 2016.

2. Number of full time equivalent additional support needs teachers per class for (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in each year from 2007 to 2016.

3. Number of qualified first aiders present in schools for a) primary and b) secondary schools in each year from 2007 to 2016.

Response 23-03-2016

1. We are unable to provide historical information or numbers per class; this information is exempt under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 200, information not held.  Currently 158 Classroom Assistants (37.77FTE) are employed across 45 Primary Schools. We do not have Classroom Assistants in Secondary Schools.

2. We are unable to provide historical information or numbers per class; this information is exempt under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 200, information not held. 53.86FTE ASN teachers are employed across 45 Primary Schools and 31.68 FTE across 8 Secondary Schools.

3. We are unable to provide historical information; this information is exempt under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 200, information not held. Currently there is at least one qualified first aider in Primary Schools and two in Secondary Schools.

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