FOI Request - Mobility Clauses in Teacher Contracts

Request 101001288138

1. How many times has the mobility clause in teachers contracts been used for each of the following years 2015/16, 2014/15,2013/14.

2. Please breakdown by type of school teacher, eg primary, secondary.

If possible please provide the name of the school they were moved from and the new school.

3. Please breakdown by reason for moving.

4. The most times a single teacher has been moved from their school. Please provide the names of the schools they taught at and the type of teacher (primary, secondary).

For background these clauses tend to be included in contracts to move teachers as a result of  disciplinary procedure, to require the movement of teachers with whom there was seen to be conduct issues, to transfer teachers surplus to a school’s requirements in line with an agreed policy, or as a reasonable adjustment for health and wellbeing.

Response 20-09-2016 

1. 

2013/14 2014/15 2015/16
5 compulsory transfers 2 compulsory transfers 7 compulsory transfers
2 primary/3 secondary 2 primary 4 primary/3 secondary
5 excess staff 2 Health and Wellbeing 5 excess 1 Health and Wellbeing 1 Disciplinary

2. See table above.

We are unable to confirm the schools without identifying individual members of staff. This information is therefore exempt under section 38(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

3. See table above.

4. 3 times    

We are unable to confirm the schools without identifying individual members of staff. This information is therefore exempt under section 38(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

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