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Teacher Numbers

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 26th February 2020.

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Photo of John Swinney John Swinney Scottish National Party

Statistics that were published on 10 December 2019 show that the number of teachers has increased for the fourth year in a row, rising to 52,247 in 2019. There are now more teachers than at any time since 2009, and the ratio of pupils to teachers is at its lowest since 2013. The number of primary teachers is at its highest since 1980.