FOI request - Pupil to Teacher Ratios

Request 101002655172

I am writing to you Under the Freedom of Information Act (Scotland) 2002 to request information relating to pupil: teacher ratio within Moray Local Authority.  I would be grateful if you could provide me with the current locally agreed threshold/staffing formulae (maximum class size) which is used by your Council to determine when an additional teacher would be supplied for 1, 2 and 3 teacher schools (e.g., a 1 class school would get an additional teacher when the pupil role reached 20).

Specifically, I am looking to clarify the locally agreed threshold for a multi-level composite class for a single teacher school. That is your locally agreed threshold for a primary composite whole school class (P1-P7) in accordance with national guidelines and practice agreed by COSLA (generally being around 19) and thereafter the threshold at which your local Council supply an additional teacher for 2 and 3 classes.

I am also looking to ascertain if you have a multi-level composite class with one teacher, what additional support with regards to staff numbers is in place and at what number in respect of pupil: teacher ratio is additional staff deemed necessary.

Response 23.12.20

Please see the following documents:

School Staffing With ASN Base

School Staffing Without ASN Base

Primary Staffing Formula 2018-19 (Paired Schools)

DSM 2014 - Appendix

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