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Teaching Staff (Statistics)

Volume 13: debated on Monday 16 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales (1) how many teaching staff were employed in the polytechnics and colleges of further education which offer degree courses in Wales in October 1981, and on a comparable date each year for the last five years; and what is the ratio of pupils to teachers in these colleges al the latest date for which information is available, and at comparable dates for each of the last five years;(2) how many teaching staff were employed in the non-advanced colleges of further education in Wales in October 1981; how many were employed on a comparable date in each of the last five years; and what is the ratio of pupils to teachers in these colleges at the latest date for which information is available, and at comparable dates for each of the last five years.

Information is not available separately for those colleges of further and higher education which offer degree courses and the figures below relate to all maintained colleges of further and higher education in Wales. Figures for October 1981 are not yet available and the series following relates to counts made in January of each year.

Table 1

Numbers of unemployed primary and secondary teachers in Wales*†

Primary

Secondary

Clwyd142148
Dyfed82114
Gwent7874
Gwynedd7184
Mid Glamorgan7896
Powys4028

Table 2

Pupil-teacher ratio within schools*

1975–76

1976–77

1977–78

1978–79

1979–80

1980–81

Primary Schools

Clwyd23·223·323·223·023·122·9
Dyfed19·919·919·619·318·418·8
Gwent23·323·523·822·722·822·8
Gwynedd21·721·621·621·020·519·9
Mid Glamorgan24·724·323·923·323·623·6
Powys19·118·619·918·118·718·7
South Glamorgan23·823·923·723·423·222·8
West Glamorgan22·722·321·921·221·120·7

Secondary Schools

Clwyd16·816·717·016·917·017·0
Dyfed17·818·017·717·116·816·6
Gwent17·116·816·716·516·116·6
Gwynedd17·117·317·316·816·2161
Mid Glamorgan17·217·117·116·916·816·8
Powys15·816·116·316·216·015·9
South Glamorgan17·417·317·217·016·816·9
West Glamorgan16·616·716·416·416·416·1

*At January each year.