Educational Information

Elaine Miller made this Freedom of Information request to Scottish Borders Council

This request has been closed to new correspondence. Contact us if you think it should be reopened.

The request was partially successful.

Dear Scottish Borders Council,

Under the Freedom of information act please supply the following information:
The total Number of students attending High Schools in your local authority area?
Please break this figure down per High School for the academic years 2014/15/ 2015/16 and 2016/17 to date?

The total number of teachers required per school, and per subject and or department? which I request should in include all science subjects in High Schools within local authority area required to meet the teaching requirement (the pupil/ratio).
The total number of FTE vacancies or FTE teaching requirement to adequately and teach the number of students per High School and per subject/department? Which I request should in include all science subjects.

To clarify the total number of FTE teacher shortages within High Schools per subject including all science subjects and/or Department within your local government authority.

I appreciate that you may use temporary GTSC teachers to cover any classes, therefore not to fall shall off any pupil/teacher ratios, however I must clarify I my request is for FTE subject specific teacher shortages in a the disciplinary they have been obtained their teaching qualification.

Please supply figures for the past three academic years until present date in an excel format, I am sure that your HR department will be able to assist in collating this information.

I am requesting this information as a concerned parent, and would appreciate the information being disclosed in a manner suitable for ease of reading as a person with a protected characteristic under The Equalities Act 2010.

Please acknowledge receipt of this communication and I shall look forward to receiving your response within 20 working days.

Yours Sincerely,

Elaine Miller

Freedom of Information, Scottish Borders Council

Dear Ms Miller

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information relating to the
above and shall respond within the relevant 20 working day period.

Yours sincerely

Information Management Team

Scottish Borders Council

Newtown St Boswells

TD6 0SA

E mail:  [email address]

Tel: 0300 100 1800

 

 

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Freedom of Information, Scottish Borders Council

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Dear Ms Miller

Further to your request for information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 relating to the above I am now able to respond.

Scottish Borders Council has considered your request and concluded that the cost of complying with it would be more than £600. Under S12 (1) of FOISA Scottish Borders Council is not obliged to comply with a request that is estimated to exceed this cost.

The estimated cost of dealing with your request is detailed below:

Activity

Staff Hours

Charge per hour

Other Costs

Subtotal

Preparation

2 hours per academic year (6x9)

£15.00

£810

Total Cost

54

£15.00

£810

Therefore Scottish Borders Council is refusing your request.

I can advise that you have a right to request a review within 40 working days of receipt of this email. You should either e-mail [Scottish Borders Council request email]<mailto:[Scottish Borders Council request email]> or write to the Information Manager, Scottish Borders Council, Council HQ, Newtown St. Boswells TD6 0SA.

If after the Council's FOI Advice Group have considered your review and you are still not happy with the decision you then have a right to appeal to the Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St. Andrews, fife KY16 9DS.

Yours sincerely

for the

Information Management Team

Scottish Borders Council

Newtown St Boswells

TD6 0SA

E mail: [email address]

Tel: 0300 100 1800

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