FOI Request - Probationer Teachers

Request 101002161038

1.       How many probationer teachers were employed by the local authority in (a) 2016/17 (b) 2017/18 and (c) 2018/19.
2.       How many probationer teachers employed by the local authority dropped out of their probationary year in (a) 2016/17 (b) 2017/18 and (c) 2018/19.
3.       How many probationer teachers employed by the local authority asked for mental health support in (a) 2016/17, (b) 2017/18 and (c) 2018/19.
4.       How many sickness days for mental health reasons were taken by probationer teachers employed by the local authority in (a) 2016/17, (b) 2017/18 and (c) 2018/19.

Response 29-05-2019

1. (a) 2016/17 42 primary and secondary 

(b) 2017/18 35 primary and secondary 

(c) 2018/19 45 primary and secondary

2. The numbers are so low that disclosure could risk identifying individuals. This information is therefore exempt under section 38(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, personal information. 

3. In accordance with section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 please be advised that this information is not held. 

4. (a) 2016/17 - In accordance with section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 please be advised that this information is not held. 

(b) 2017/18 - 43 days

(c) 2018/19 - 18 days

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