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28th April 2006 at 01:00
Some 12 per cent of teachers in independent schools are not registered with the General Teaching Council for Scotland, according to a Scottish Executive bulletin. But independent schools retain their popularity with pupil numbers steady despite the decrease in the population. In September last year, there were 30,321 pupils in primary, secondary and special schools in the sector, some 4 per cent of the total pupil population. Some 3,354 teachers were employed, up 52 on the year before.

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