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Publication - Research Finding

Gathering views on probationer teachers' readiness to teach

Published: 13 Dec 2017
Part of:
Education, Work and skills
ISBN:
9781788514392

The broad aim of the project is to explore the views and perceptions of whether probationer teachers are ready to teach.

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Contents
Gathering views on probationer teachers' readiness to teach
Appendix 2 - Data Tables – results from on-line survey of probationer teachers

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Appendix 2 - Data Tables – results from on-line survey of probationer teachers

Data table 1 Primary literacy

Statement % of respondents
Strongly agree Agree Neither agree or disagree Disagree Strongly disagree
I am confident in my knowledge of literacy 20.0 65.9 5.9 7.4 0.7
I am confident in my ability to teach literacy 11.9 68.9 9.6 8.2 1.5
I am confident in developing resources to support pupil outcomes for literacy 9.6 62.2 9.6 16.3 2.2

Data table 2 Did you have opportunities over the course of the TIS year to continue to further develop your knowledge of literacy? (primary)

Response Percentage
Yes 85.9%
No 14.1%

Data table 3 Secondary literacy

Statement % of respondents
Strongly agree Agree Neither agree or disagree Disagree Strongly disagree
I am confident in my knowledge of literacy 56.6 37.5 2.1 4.2 0
I am confident in my ability to teach literacy 50.0 44.8 1.0 4.1 0
I am confident in developing resources to support pupil outcomes for literacy 38.5 46.9 5.2 8.3 1.0

Data table 4 Did you have opportunities over the course of the TIS year to continue to further develop your knowledge of literacy? (secondary)

Response Percentage
Yes 82.3%
No 17.7%

Data table 5 Primary numeracy

Statement % of respondents
Strongly agree Agree Neither agree or disagree Disagree Strongly disagree
I am confident in my knowledge of numeracy 25.8 58.6 7.8 7.0 0.7
I am confident in my ability to teach numeracy 17.2 60.1 10.2 9.4 3.1
I am confident in developing resources to support pupil outcomes for numeracy 18.8 52.3 15.6 12.5 0.8

Data table 6 Did you have opportunities over the course of the TIS year to continue to further develop your knowledge of numeracy? (primary)

Response Percentage
Yes 82.8%
No 17.2%

Data table 7 Secondary numeracy

Statement % of respondents
Strongly agree Agree Neither agree or disagree Disagree Strongly disagree
I am confident in my knowledge of numeracy 32.3 46.2 16.1 3.2 2.2
I am confident in my ability to teach numeracy 33.3 44.1 12.9 7.5 2.2
I am confident in developing resources to support pupil outcomes for numeracy 22.6 43.0 20.4 10.8 3.2

Data table 8 Did you have opportunities over the course of the TIS year to continue to further develop your knowledge of numeracy? (secondary)

Response Percentage
Yes 69.9%
No 30.1%

Data table 9 Primary health and wellbeing

Statement % of respondents
Strongly agree Agree Neither agree or disagree Disagree Strongly disagree
I am confident in my knowledge of health and wellbeing 19.7 58.3 18.1 3.2 0.8
I am confident in my ability to teach health and wellbeing 15.0 59.1 19.7 4.7 1.6
I am confident in developing resources to support pupil outcomes for health and wellbeing 12.6 47.2 28.4 10.2 1.6

Data table 10 Did you have opportunities over the course of the TIS year to continue to further develop your knowledge of health and wellbeing? (primary)

Response Percentage
Yes 82.7%
No 17.3%

Data table 11 Secondary health and wellbeing

Statement % of respondents
Strongly agree Agree Neither agree or disagree Disagree Strongly disagree
I am confident in my knowledge of health and wellbeing 37.8 55.6 4.4 1.1 1.1
I am confident in my ability to teach health and wellbeing 38.9 46.7 8.9 3.3 2.2
I am confident in developing resources to support pupil outcomes for health and wellbeing 36.7 37.8 15.6 8.9 1.1

Data table 12 Did you have opportunities over the course of the TIS year to continue to further develop your knowledge of health and wellbeing? (secondary)

Response Percentage
Yes 87.8%
No 12.2%

Data table 13 Primary Equality (knowledge)

Statement % of respondents
Strongly agree Agree Neither agree or disagree Disagree Strongly disagree
I am confident in my knowledge of the equality agenda in respect to additional support needs 26.8 56.1 13.0 3.3 0.8
I am confident in my knowledge of the equality agenda in respect to race 32.5 46.3 15.5 4.9 0.8
I am confident in my knowledge of the equality agenda in respect to gender 29.3 49.6 14.6 5.7 0.8
I am confident in my knowledge of the equality agenda in respect to sexual orientation 24.4 50.4 14.6 9.8 0.8

Data table 14 Primary Equality (support)

Statement % of respondents
Strongly agree Agree Neither agree or disagree Disagree Strongly disagree
I am confident in my ability to effectively support the equality agenda with respect to additional support needs 18.7 52.0 19.5 8.1 1.6
I am confident in my ability to effectively support the equality agenda with respect to race 18.7 56.1 18.7 5.7 0.8
I am confident in my ability to effectively support the equality agenda with respect to gender 21.1 53.7 17.1 7.3 0.8
I am confident in my ability to effectively support the equality agenda with respect to sexual orientation 17.9 49.6 21.1 9.8 1.6

Data table 15 Primary Equality (developing resources)

Statement % of respondents
Strongly agree Agree Neither agree or disagree Disagree Strongly disagree
I am confident in developing resources to support pupils explore the equality agenda in respect to additional support needs 9.8 48.0 25.2 13.8 3.3
I am confident in developing resources to support pupils explore the equality agenda in respect to race 4.1 42.3 28.5 21.1 4.1
I am confident in developing resources to support pupils explore the equality agenda in respect to gender 5.7 42.3 28.5 20.3 3.25
I am confident in developing resources to support pupils the equality agenda in respect to sexual orientation 4.9 32.5 36.6 21.1 4.9

Data table 16 Did you have opportunities over the course of the TIS year to continue to further develop your knowledge of health and wellbeing? (primary)

Response Percentage
Yes 69.1%
No 30.9%

Data table 17 Secondary Equality (knowledge)

Statement % of respondents
Strongly agree Agree Neither agree or disagree Disagree Strongly disagree
I am confident in my knowledge of the equality agenda in respect to additional support needs 35.7 51.2 8.3 2.4 2.4
I am confident in my knowledge of the equality agenda in respect to race 40.5 42.9 13.1 2.4 1.2
I am confident in my knowledge of the equality agenda in respect to gender 42.9 41.7 10.7 2.4 2.4
I am confident in my knowledge of the equality agenda in respect to sexual orientation 42.9 44.1 7.1 2.4 3.6

Data table 18 Secondary Equality (support)

Statement % of respondents
Strongly agree Agree Neither agree or disagree Disagree Strongly disagree
I am confident in my ability to effectively support the equality agenda with respect to additional support needs 32.1 48.8 9.5 4.8 4.8
I am confident in my ability to effectively support the equality agenda with respect to race 41.7 35.7 17.9 2.4 2.4
I am confident in my ability to effectively support the equality agenda with respect to gender 42.9 38.1 14.3 3.4 2.4
I am confident in my ability to effectively support the equality agenda with respect to sexual orientation 42.9 39.3 11.9 2.4 3.6

Data table 19 Secondary Equality (developing resources)

Statement % of respondents
Strongly agree Agree Neither agree or disagree Disagree Strongly disagree
I am confident in developing resources to support pupils explore the equality agenda in respect to additional support needs 21.4 38.1 20.2 15.5 4.8
I am confident in developing resources to support pupils explore the equality agenda in respect to race 26.2 34.6 22.6 13.1 3.6
I am confident in developing resources to support pupils explore the equality agenda in respect to gender 32.1 31.0 22.6 10.7 3.6
I am confident in developing resources to support pupils the equality agenda in respect to sexual orientation 29.7 34.5 17.9 13.0 4.8

Data table 20 Did you have opportunities over the course of the TIS year to continue to further develop your knowledge of health and wellbeing? (Secondary)

Response Percentage
Yes 73.8%
No 26.2%

Data table 21 Primary Data literacy

Statement % of respondents
Strongly agree Agree Neither agree or disagree Disagree Strongly disagree
I am confident in my knowledge of data literacy 13.1 46.7 18.0 18.9 3.3
I am confident in my skills to use data to track learners' progress (for example through assessment data, classroom activities and observations) 17.2 54.9 13.9 12.3 1.6
I am confident in my skills to analyse and interpret data 18.9 49.2 20.5 10.7 0.8
I am confident in my skills to use data to make professional judgements about the effectiveness of my practice 15.6 60.7 14.8 8.2 0.8

Data table 22 Secondary Data literacy

Statement % of respondents
Strongly agree Agree Neither agree or disagree Disagree Strongly disagree
I am confident in my knowledge of data literacy 24.4 50.0 19.2 6.4 0
I am confident in my skills to use data to track learners' progress (for example through assessment data, classroom activities and observations) 41.0 46.2 7.7 5.1 0
I am confident in my skills to analyse and interpret data 35.9 43.6 15.4 3.8 1.3
I am confident in my skills to use data to make professional judgements about the effectiveness of my practice 34.6 52.6 7.7 5.1 0

Data table 23 Did you have opportunities over the course of the TIS year to continue to further develop your knowledge of health and wellbeing? (Secondary)

Response Percentage
Yes 77.0%
No 23.0%

Data table 24 The geographical distribution of probationer teachers in local authorities for the TIS placement for the probationer teacher cohort session 2015-16.

Local Authority employer No of respondents
Aberdeen City Council 4
Aberdeenshire Council 17
Angus Council 12
Argyll and Bute Council 1
Clackmannanshire / Stirling Council 13
Dumfries and Galloway Council 10
Dundee City Council 3
East Ayrshire Council 9
East Dunbartonshire Council 8
East Lothian Council 7
East Renfrewshire Council 5
City of Edinburgh Council 13
Eileen Siar 1
Falkirk Council 12
Fife Council 10
City of Glasgow Council 13
Highland Council 12
Inverclyde Council 1
Midlothian Council 1
Moray Council 6
North Ayrshire Council 7
North Lanarkshire Council 16
Orkney Council 1
Perth and Kinross Council 8
Renfrewshire Council 7
Scottish Borders Council 3
Shetland Council 0
South Ayrshire Council 2
South Lanarkshire Council 24
West Dunbartonshire Council 3
West Lothian Council 8
Total 237

Data table 25 The geographical distribution of probationer teachers' current employer post- TIS

Local authorities Number of respondents
Aberdeen City Council 6
Aberdeenshire Council 19
Angus Council 9
Argyll and Bute Council 0
Clackmannanshire / Stirling Council 18
Dumfries and Galloway Council 10
Dundee City Council 4
East Ayrshire Council 10
East Dunbartonshire Council 5
East Lothian Council 9
East Renfrewshire Council 2
City of Edinburgh Council 15
Eileen Siar 1
Falkirk Council 11
Fife Council 8
City of Glasgow Council 23
Highland Council 13
Inverclyde Council 3
Midlothian Council 1
Moray Council 3
North Ayrshire Council 8
North Lanarkshire Council 16
Orkney Council 0
Perth and Kinross Council 6
Renfrewshire Council 4
Scottish Borders Council 1
Shetland Council 0
South Ayrshire Council 2
South Lanarkshire Council 17
West Dunbartonshire Council 2
West Lothian Council 10
Other 1
total 237

Data table 26 Current type of contract and post held by probationer teachers

  Contract type
Position held Permanent Supply Temporary Other
Classroom 173 9 37 4
Peripatetic 3 1 3 0
Other 5 1 1 0
total 181 11 41 4

Respondents who identified as with position as classroom teacher but other for contract type commented that their contract type was;

  • Permanent area cover
  • Permanent teaching job abroad
  • Two temporary contracts
  • Recently left contract

Respondents who identified their contract type as other are employed in the following ways;

  • Raising attainment cover
  • Area cover class teachers
  • Supply
  • PE teacher
  • No response

The respondent who identified their contract type as temporary is employed in the classroom (2 days per week) and visiting (1 day per week)

The respondent who identified their contract type as supply is employed as a nurture teacher.

As might be expected from probationer teachers, the classroom teachers make up the majority of posts.

Data table 27 Primary/Secondary Post-Teacher Induction Scheme

Statement % of respondents
Strongly agree Agree Neither agree or disagree Disagree Strongly disagree
I feel that within my new role I am supported 33.9 39.9 12.1 10.6 3.5
I feel that within my new role I am challenged 55.6 36.9 4.0 3.0 0.5
I know who to approach if I need support 41.4 45.5 5.6 5.1 2.5

Data table 28 Responses of probationer teachers with regard to perceived future support needs around teaching literacy, numeracy, contributing to health and wellbeing and equality, and with using data to make professional judgments.

Statement % of respondents
Strongly agree/agree Neither agree or disagree Strongly disagree/disagree
primary secondary primary secondary primary secondary
I would like more support with teaching literacy 59.2 41.0 28.3 35.9 12.5 23.1
I would like more support with teaching numeracy 64.2 48.7 23.3 30.8 15.0 20.5
I would like more support with contributing to the health and well-being agenda 66.7 59.0 21.7 23.1 11.7 17.9
I would like more support with the equalities agenda 67.5 57.7 24.2 28.2 8.3 14.1
I would like more support with using data to make professional judgements 66.7 50.0 22.5 32.1 10.8 17.9

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