HC Deb 19 November 1965 vol 720 cc115-6W
Mr. Dempsey

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many teachers over the age of fifty-five years are teaching in primary and secondary schools, respectively; and what these figures represent as a percentage of the actual approved teaching establishment.

Mr. Ross

The following table shows the position in relation to teachers in public and grant-aided schools in October, 1964, the latest date for which figures are available:

Primary Schools Secondary Schools
(a) Total number of posts 21,237 20,354
(b) Number of certificated teachers over 55 years of age 4,804 2,954
(c) Numbers at (b) as percentage of those at (a) 22.62 14.51

Note: There is no approved teaching establishment, and the figures shown at head (a) are made up of the numbers of certificated teachers under 70 years of age, together with the additional numbers estimated by Education Authorities and other school managers as being required.