FOI Request Teacher Absence (2)

Request 101001582934

Tabulated by year, in the last 7 years (2016-17, 2015-16, 2014-15, 2013-14, 2012-13, 2011-12, 2010-11) please provide the following:

1.  How many teachers working in your local authority have been absent on at least one occasion, giving the reason for absence as (a) musculo/skeletal, (b) stress/anxiety, (c) surgical procedure, (d) gastrointestinal, (e) depression, (f) cancer/cancer-related, (g) neurological, (h) work-related stress, (i) infection, (j) ENT(ear/nose/throat)/eyes?  

2.  How many FTE (full-time equivalent) days overall have been lost by teachers working in your local authority as a result of absence giving the reason for absence as (a)  musculo/skeletal, (b) stress/anxiety, (c) surgical procedure, (d) gastrointestinal, (e)depression, (f) cancer/cancer-related, (g) neurological, (h) work-related stress, (i) infection, (j) ENT(ear/nose/throat)/eyes?  

3.  How many referrals has your local authority made on behalf of teachers seeking counselling support in relation to  (a) stress/anxiety, (b) depression, (c) work-related stress?

4. If your local authority operates a counselling service, how many self-referrals have you received from teachers seeking counselling support in relation to (a) stress/anxiety, (b) depression, (c) work-related stress?

5. How many work-related stress risk assessments have been carried out by line managers in schools in your local authority?

6. How many complaints has your local authority received under your dignity and respect at work policy?

7.  How many teachers have resigned from the employment of your local authority and left teaching altogether for reasons other than retirement?

8. In terms of absence (excluding counselling costs) how much has work-related stress among teachers cost your local authority?

Response 14-09-2017

1) The information you requested is included in the attached.  Please note Information from Workforce Profiling returns run form beginning of November to end of October each year rather than by financial year 

2) Included in table for Q1 above

3) In accordance with Section 17 the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, we can confirm that this information is not held as we are unable to separate out teachers from the rest of Education and Social care staff.

4) In accordance with Section 17 the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, we can confirm that this information is not held as we are unable to separate out teachers from the rest of Education and Social care staff.

5) This information is exempt under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 - Excessive Cost of Compliance as this information is held teacher’s personal record and would require a manual check of approx 1000 records

6) This information is exempt under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 - Excessive Cost of Compliance as this information is held teacher’s personal record and would require a manual check of approx 1000 records

7) In accordance with Section 17 the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, we can confirm that this information is not held as we do not report on the employees have left the Council.

8)  In accordance with Section 17 the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, we can confirm that this information is not held as we don’t differentiate between work related and non work related Depression/Stress/Anxiety

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