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Further Education Colleges

Volume 986: debated on Thursday 19 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list the number of further education college lecturers paid under the present Burnham further education arrangements ; and how many are appointed to each of the following lecturer grades (a) lecturer grade I, (b) lecturer grade II, (c) senior lecturer and (d) principal lecturer.

The provisional totals of full-time teachers in maintained and assisted establishments of further education in England and Wales who are paid under the Burnham arrangements are, for 31 March 1979 (the latest date available), as follows :

Total in all grades and establishments Further education establishments :74,904
Lecturer Grade I22,373
Lecturer Grade II19,037
Senior Lecturer22,026
Principal Lecturer5,824
Agricultural and horticultural establishments :
Lecturer Grade IA300
Lecturer Grade IB295
Lecturer Grade II367
There are no distinct grades of senior or principal lecturer on the staff of local education authorities at agricultural and horticultural establishments

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will state the present number of student contact hours per lecturer class contact hour in further education colleges.

In establishments of further education other than polytechnics and specialised institutions, the average number of student contact hours per lecturer class contact hour was 13·9 in the academic year 1978–79. This represents the average class size.