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Teacher Numbers

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

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Photo of Alexander Stewart Alexander Stewart Conservative

Although there has been a small increase in the number of teachers compared to last year, the pupil teacher ratio remains unchanged. What is the cabinet secretary doing to address the fact that the number of probationers who achieve a full-time teaching post has fallen by 7 per cent? That is the first time it has fallen since 2013.