Teachers

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 18th March 2005.

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Photo of Stewart Stevenson Stewart Stevenson Scottish National Party

Question S2W-15080

To ask the Scottish Executive what the average length of career was for teachers retiring from the profession and what percentage of teachers retired in each year since 1997, broken down by local authority area.

Photo of Peter Peacock Peter Peacock Labour

From the Teacher Flow survey which is part of the annual teacher workforce planning exercise it is possible to estimate the average length of service of teachers retiring. This is based on the last registration date with the General Teaching Council for Scotland of such teachers. It does not take account of possible career breaks. On this basis the average length of service is set out below for the financial years concerned.

Average Number of Years from Latest Date of Registration to Retiral -Includes Age Retirement, Early Retirement and Ill Health Retirement

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

Aberdeen City

33

32

33

Aberdeenshire

32

34

35

Angus

33

30

33

Argyll and Bute

32

34

36

Clackmannanshire

30

34

36

Dumfries and Galloway

30

31

32

Dundee City

33

34

34

East Ayrshire

32

33

36

East Dunbartonshire

23

34

34

East Lothian

33

34

28

East Renfrewshire

34

33

32

Edinburgh City of

32

33

31

Eilean Siar

35

35

32

Falkirk

33

32

34

Fife

32

33

32

Glasgow City

31

29

33

Highland

31

35

35

Inverclyde

31

-

32

Midlothian

34

35

31

Moray

31

33

35

North Ayrshire

34

32

32

North Lanarkshire

31

31

34

Orkney Islands

38

33

28

Perth and Kinross

27

34

34

Renfrewshire

31

32

35

Scottish Borders

35

33

31

Shetland Islands

32

29

32

South Ayrshire

29

31

33

South Lanarkshire

30

32

31

Stirling

30

29

34

West Dunbartonshire

30

33

32

West Lothian

28

33

34

Information on the percentage of teachers retiring by local authority since 1997 is set out in the following table.

Percentage of School Teachers Retiring - Includes Age Retirement, Early Retirement ad Ill Health Retirement

1996-97

1997-98

1998-99

1999-2000

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

Aberdeen City

7%

2%

1%

2%

1%

2%

3%

Aberdeenshire

5%

1%

1%

5%

1%

1%

2%

Angus

5%

3%

2%

2%

2%

2%

4%

Argyll and Bute

4%

1%

1%

1%

1%

2%

2%

Clackmannanshire

8%

1%

1%

2%

2%

3%

2%

Dumfries and Galloway

3%

1%

1%

2%

1%

3%

2%

Dundee City

7%

2%

2%

1%

1%

3%

2%

East Ayrshire

2%

2%

2%

3%

2%

3%

4%

East Dunbartonshire

5%

1%

2%

2%

1%

1%

1%

East Lothian

6%

0%

1%

2%

2%

2%

0%

East Renfrewshire

4%

1%

2%

1%

2%

2%

2%

Edinburgh, City of

3%

2%

1%

2%

1%

1%

2%

Eilean Siar

5%

2%

2%

1%

2%

1%

4%

Falkirk

7%

1%

1%

2%

1%

2%

4%

Fife

5%

1%

1%

2%

3%

3%

3%

Glasgow City

6%

1%

1%

1%

1%

2%

1%

Highland

8%

1%

2%

2%

1%

2%

2%

Inverclyde

1%

0%

1%

1%

1%

0%

1%

Midlothian

4%

2%

1%

1%

1%

1%

3%

Moray

5%

2%

2%

3%

2%

3%

3%

North Ayrshire

2%

2%

2%

2%

1%

3%

1%

North Lanarkshire

3%

2%

2%

3%

2%

2%

3%

Orkney Islands

7%

2%

1%

0%

0%

1%

5%

Perth and Kinross

7%

2%

1%

2%

1%

0%

2%

Renfrewshire

3%

1%

1%

1%

2%

5%

1%

Scottish Borders

7%

1%

0%

2%

1%

1%

2%

Shetland Islands

3%

1%

2%

4%

2%

2%

4%

South Ayrshire

2%

2%

2%

2%

2%

2%

1%

South Lanarkshire

8%

1%

1%

3%

1%

1%

8%

Stirling

6%

3%

1%

4%

2%

1%

2%

West Dunbartonshire

6%

1%

1%

2%

2%

2%

2%

West Lothian

3%

1%

1%

2%

1%

2%

3%

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