FOI Request - Teacher Sick Days

Request 101000266505

1.  A breakdown for the past five years by years of how many sick days teachers have had by each month

2. A breakdown by year of how many days per average this has been, and whether it has been short-term or long-term absence.

3. A breakdown of teachers taking sick days by gender

4. A breakdown of sick days by whether they are primary or secondary school teachers

5. A breakdown of the cost of temporary teaching staff for the past five years to fill in for absent staff.

Response 04-08-2014

1.  This information is not held and is therefore exempt under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

2.  Total number of days lost per year through sickness absence for teachers are available here:  http://www.audit-scotland.gov.uk/performance/council/

Figures have not yet been published for 2013-14.

3.  This information is not held and is therefore exempt under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

4.  This information is not held and is therefore exempt under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

5.  We do not record this as not all sickness absence requires cover and  therefore this information is not held and is exempt under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

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