FOI request: Permanent teaching posts

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Dear North Lanarkshire Council,

Please send me information about the employment of teachers

Please send me the council's figures for the last five years for the following:

1) How many Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) have been employed in primary schools and secondary schools in your region?
2) How many Recently Qualified Teachers (RQTs) have been employed in primary and secondary schools in your region?
3) How many permanent teacher posts have been advertised for primary and secondary schools in your region?
4) How many permanent teacher posts have been filed in primary and secondary schools in your region?

I am also looking for a break down in year and between primary and secondary school as well as how many posts at each school in your local authority.

Please can the results be shared as a spreadsheet rather than a pdf?

Please do send me an acknowledgment of this freedom of information request, and I look forward to receiving the information within 20 working days.

Yours faithfully,

Jennifer Jones

Jacqueline Keachie, North Lanarkshire Council

Dear Sir/Madam

I acknowledge receipt of your email which is receiving attention.

I shall contact you again when I am in a position to respond more fully to your request.

Yours faithfully.

Jacqueline Keachie
For Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
North Lanarkshire Council
Contact by email

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Angelene Kirkpatrick, North Lanarkshire Council

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Dear Ms. Jones

Request for Information

 

I refer again to your e-mail of 18 August 2022 seeking information in
relation to permanent teaching posts.

 

Having investigated, my response to your four enquiries is as follows:-

 

(1)

 

The following table sets out figures on newly qualified teachers:-

 

 

(2)

 

The following table sets out figures on  recently qualified teachers
(entered Basic Teacher role in NLC within 3 years of qualifying) : -

 

 

(1)           There has been a total of 1,520 permanent teacher posts
advertised.

 

(2)           1,029 candidates were hired.

 

I can advise that North Lanarkshire Council, having regard to the
provisions of Section 21 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002, has established a procedure whereby any person who has requested
information and is in any way dissatisfied with the decision on that
request, can within forty working days require a review of that decision
by writing to the Head of Legal and Democratic Solutions, Civic Centre,
Windmillhill Street, Motherwell ML1 1AB.  Accordingly, if you are
dissatisfied with this decision and seek such review please write to the
Head of Legal and Democratic Solutions.

 

I would advise, also, that in terms of Section 47 of the Act a person who
is dissatisfied with a notice given by the local authority under Section
21 of the Act - ie. a notice following a review of a decision by a local
authority, or by the failure of a local authority to give such a notice -
may make application to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a
decision as to whether, in any respect specified in that application, the
request for information to which the requirement relates has been dealt
with in accordance with the Act.  Such an application must be made within
six months of the review decision and be in writing or in another form
which, by reason of it having some permanency is capable of being used for
subsequent reference. The application must state the name of the
applicant, and provide an address for correspondence. The application must
also specify the request for information to which the requirement for
review relates, the matter which gave rise to the applicant’s
dissatisfaction with the original decision of the local authority and the
matter which gives rise to the applicant’s dissatisfaction with the
decision on review by the local authority or the failure of the local
authority to issue such a decision.  The Scottish Information Commissioner
can be contacted as follows:-

 

Scottish Information Commissioner

Kinburn Castle

Doubledykes Road

St. Andrews

KY16  9DS

email: [1][email address]

 

Appeals to the Scottish Information Commissioner can also be made online
via the following link: -

 

[2]www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal

 

I hope this information is sufficient for your purpose.  If, however, you
require further information – or I can assist in any other way – please
let me know.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Angelene Kirkpatrick

For Freedom of Information Co-ordinator

North Lanarkshire Council

Civic Centre

Windmillhill Street

Motherwell

ML1 1AB

 

Working from home

Please contact via email

 

 

 

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