FOI Request Teacher Absence
I would like to request, under the Freedom of Information act, the following information for each year since 2010:
(a)The absence rate of ASN specialist staff at schools
(b) A breakdown of this absence rate by role, ie teachers, assistants, speech and language therapist and so on.
(c)The overall staff absence rate within schools in your area.’
(a) and (b) We do not analyse this information in this much detail and are therefore unable to provide it. That would mean it is exempt under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002- Information Not Held.
(c)We have been reporting this information (HR Metrics) since 2014:
01-04-2014 – 2.7% teachers, 2.8% support staff
01-04-2015 – 4.12 teachers, 2.02% support staff
01-04-2016 – 3.88% teachers, 7.03% support staff
01-04-2017 – 3.72% teachers, 4.44% support staff