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Dear Stirling Council,

Under the Freedom of information act please supply the following information:

1. The total number of students attending local authority High
Schools in your area.

2. For the academic years 2014/15/ 2015/16 and 2016/17 to date please
specify per High School:-

a) Number of students per high school, per year and for S3 and above the total number of pupils per subject.

b) The FTE teaching requirements for each department, including science subjects; Please breakdown this FTE teaching requirement per science subject.

c) The FTE teaching shortages in each department. Please disregard staff that
fill in but do not have a specific teaching qualification in the subject
they are filling in for.

Please supply figures in MS Excel format. I 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.

Yours faithfully,

Elaine Miller

FOI, Stirling Council

Dear Ms Miller,

 

Your request for information has been logged and allocated reference
FOI/9501.

 

Your request will be dealt with under the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002 and a response will be issued no later than 21
February 2017.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Catriona Lawrence

Records & Information Compliance Team

Stirling Council

01786 233988

[1][Stirling Council request email]

 

 

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ccefoi, Stirling Council

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Dear Elaine Miller,

 

I refer to your above request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland)
Act 2002, which was logged by us as
FOI/9501.                                                                   

 

The following information has been provided in response to your request.

 

1.       The total number of students attending local authority High
Schools in your area.

 

I can advise that the requested information is already available in Excel
format on the Scottish Governments website at the following link:

 

[1]http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Br...

 

Pupil roll information as at September 2016 was published in February 2017
and is available at this link.

 

               We therefore regard this information as otherwise
accessible in terms of Section 25 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland)
Act 2002.

 

 

2.       For the academic years 2014/15/ 2015/16 and 2016/17 to date
please specify per High School:-

 

a)      Number of students per high school, per year and for S3 and above
the total number of pupils per subject.

 

I can advise that the number of students at each high school, for each
year 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17 is available in Excel format on the
Scottish Governments website at the following link:

 

[2]http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Br...

 

A pupil census is taken each September, and information back to 2002 is
available at this link.

 

               We therefore regard this information as otherwise
accessible in terms of Section 25 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland)
Act 2002.

 

 

The attached files contain details of the number of pupils opting for each
subject, for S3 and above, for 2016/17:

·         Balfron HS (Options.xlsx)

·         Bannockburn HS (Options.xlsx)

·         Dunblane HS (Options.xlsx)

·         McLaren HS(Options.xlsx)

·         Stirling HS (Options.xlsx)

·         St Modans HS (Options.xlsx)

·         Wallace HS (Options.xlsx)

 

We only hold data on our system about options for the year 2016/17.

 

b)      The FTE teaching requirements for each department, including
science subjects; Please breakdown this FTE teaching requirement per
science subject.

 

In response to this question, I can direct you to the teacher census which
is available in Excel format on the Scottish Government website at this
link:

 

[3]http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Br...

 

In particular, see Table 8.9 “Secondary school teachers by main subject
taught and local authority”.

 

We therefore regard this information as otherwise accessible in terms of
Section 25 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

 

                 

c)       The FTE teaching shortages in each department. Please disregard
staff that fill in but do not have a specific teaching qualification in
the subject they are filling in for.

 

We do not record information on teaching shortages in each departments.
Therefore in terms of section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland)
Act 2002. We provide notice that we hold no recorded information in
relation to this part of your request.  

 

 

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Children, Communities and Enterprise

Stirling Council

 

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