Jenny Gilruth

Scottish National Party MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes

@JennyGilruth

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  • Scottish Parliament: Teaching Bursaries (Unused Funds) 29 Feb 2024

    To manage emerging in-year budgetary pressures, transfers are made between various budget lines through budget revisions. The transfers are managed collectively across all budget lines and it is not possible to attribute an individual reduction in one budget line to an increase in another. However, in general, those transfers are used to manage wider pressures across portfolios, including...
  • Scottish Parliament: Teaching Bursaries (Unused Funds) 29 Feb 2024

    We introduced teaching bursaries back in 2017-18. That scheme provides a £20,000 bursary payment to individual career changers for their initial teacher education. Originally it was to cover teacher training only in STEM subjects, but in the past year we broadened that to include Gaelic. The budget was reduced in the past year due to reduced demand, but the member raises a general point...
  • Scottish Parliament: Teaching Bursaries (Unused Funds) 29 Feb 2024

    The member is right. Undoubtedly, we have less money in the Scottish Government this financial year because of decisions that are taken elsewhere. Despite that, we have been able to protect the education and skills budget. It will grow to more than £4.8 billion, which includes funding to protect teacher numbers, as I intimated in my response to the previous question. That is a testament to...

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Scottish National Party MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election

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