FOI Request - Teacher Stress

Request 101003183736

1.  In your local authority area, how many (I) Teachers (II) Support Assistants and (III) Other school staff in the last five financial years have had days off with stress?

2.  Can I also have the total number of days off for stress in your local authority area's schools in the last five years?

3.  Can this be broken down by the number of days off in each of the last five financial years including 2022-2023 so far, for stress related reasons?

4.  Finally, how many teachers in the last five years have retired due to stress-related issues?

Response 12-12-2022


Years No of Staff Off with Depression/Stress/Anxiety Total No of Days
2017-2018 139 4084
2018-2019 155 5837
2019-2020 65 4183
2020-2021 171 6349

Please note that the figures for 2021-2022 are not available until early January 2023, therefore these are exempt under section 27(1) of the Act, due for publication within the next 12 weeks.

4. Not held. Information that is not held falls under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 - Information not held.

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