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Teacher vacancies: statistics 2016 to 2017

Published: 4 Dec 2017
Tables showing advertised vacancies for local authority teaching posts for 2016 to 2017.
Published:
4 Dec 2017
Teacher vacancies: statistics 2016 to 2017

The table below is a snapshot of advertised vacancies for local authority teaching posts as at 20 September 2017. The statistics also show posts that had been first advertised more than three months before and remained unfilled on 20 September 2017.

It should be noted that the vacancy figures are inflated in 2017 by the inclusion in some areas of Pupil Equity Funding (PEF) additional posts, most notably in Glasgow City Council.

Permanent teacher vacancies for 2016 and 2017

Local Authority Pre-school/ Primary vacancies 2016 Pre-school/ Primary vacancies 2017 Pre-school/ Primary vacancies which are > 3 months 2016 Pre-school/ Primary vacancies which are > 3 months 2017 Secondary vacancies 2016 Secondary vacancies 2017 Secondary vacancies which are > 3 months 2016 Secondary vacancies which are > 3 months 2017
Aberdeen City 46 27 5 15 28 32 3 24
Aberdeenshire 7 16 0 5 28 27 4 11
Angus 7 10 0 0 5 27 0 16
Argyll & Bute 9 8 4 3 11 11 7 1
Clackmannanshire 5 6 2 6 3 6 0 4
Dumfries & Galloway 2 2 0 0 15 4 0 2
Dundee City 16 12 1 9 10 34 4 10
East Ayrshire 1 1 0 0 5 0 1 0
East Dunbartonshire 3 4 3 0 12 6 10 4
East Lothian 13 7 7 1 17 11 12 5
East Renfrewshire 1 7 0 0 23 13 0 1
Edinburgh, City of 6 6 0 0 19 7 0 0
Na h-Eileanan Siar 1 0 0 0 4 3 2 2
Falkirk 0 4 0 0 2 9 2 0
Fife 22 12 2 0 23 34 3 0
Glasgow City 9 62 0 50 19 130 1 101
Highland 10 33 0 2 13 40 0 5
Inverclyde 1 0 0 0 8 5 7 5
Midlothian 4 3 0 0 2 8 1 0
Moray 4 5 1 5 7 15 5 12
North Ayrshire 7 5 7 0 16 14 2 6
North Lanarkshire 8 38 0 36 20 15 0 10
Orkney Islands 0 1 0 0 5 0 1 0
Perth & Kinross 22 8 0 0 29 24 1 0
Renfrewshire 0 4 0 0 1 2 0 0
Scottish Borders 7 1 0 0 2 1 0 0
Shetland Islands 2 5 0 0 4 6 2 4
South Ayrshire 7 2 0 0 12 5 6 4
South Lanarkshire 27 8 0 4 33 10 0 1
Stirling 9 7 0 0 14 2 2 0
West Dunbartonshire 4 1 1 1 0 2 0 2
West Lothian 14 7 0 0 22 7 0 0
Total 274 309 33 136 411 507 75 229

Note: these figures exclude head and depute head teachers.

Permanent headteacher and depute headteacher vacancies

2017 Headteachers Depute Headteachers
Primary 55 34
Secondary 9 20

Note: the equivalent information for 2016 is not available.

Permanent teacher vacancies by subject 2016 to 2017

Comparisons between 2016 and 2017 should be made very cautiously as principal teachers were not separately identified in 2016. They therefore appear in the subject split in 2016, but not in 2017.

Data on psychology and Gaelic teachers were also collected for the first time in 2017.

Secondary 2016 2017
Principal Teachers nc 77
English 49 65
Gaelic nc 2
Modern Languages 27 18
Maths 53 71
Biology 17 19
Chemistry 10 13
Physics 13 24
General Science 1 1
Geography 9 6
History 9 9
Modern Studies 6 8
Business Studies 21 23
Computing 7 9
Home Economics 27 30
Psychology nc 0
Technical Studies 32 19
Art 19 12
Drama 5 15
Music 13 17
Religious Education 11 10
Physical Education 11 21
Learning Support 24 13
Additional Support Needs 25 16
Other 23 11
Total 411 507