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Teachers

Volume 402: debated on Thursday 3 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many teacher vacancies there were in Kent in each year since 1997. [105866]

Vacancy numbers in the maintained schools sector in England by local authority are shown in table 40 of the 2002 edition of Statistics of Education: School Workforce in England. A copy of this volume has been placed in the Library. The table is also available on the statistics section of the DfES website at:http://www.dfes.gov.uk/statistics/DB/VOL/v0380/456-t40.htm.

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many teachers there were in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England in each year since 1997; [105852]

Table 1
1997199819992000200120021
Jarrow constituency2700690700710740760
South Tyneside31,3701,3501,3801,3101,4401,460
North East322,20021,95022,02022,01022,54022,910
England3399,170397,650401,150404,630410,170419,620
1 2002 is the most recent information available.
2 Source: Annual Schools' Census (ASC). Includes regular teachers normally employed within schools.
3 Source: Annual Survey of Teachers in Service (618G). This is the Department's standard source of teacher information but it does not provide constituency level data. Includes all regular teachers employed including: centrally employed teachers; teachers on paid leave, plus teachers employed to replace them (if employed for a month or more). In 2002, teacher numbers on 618G were 2 to 3 per cent. higher than on ASC.

Note:

Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

Table 2 provides the average salary of full-time' regular qualified teachers in the maintained schools sector, as at March of each year shown. Average salaries are not available at constituency level.

Table 2

£

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2

South Tyneside22,46023,11024,15025,18027,140
North East22,46023,06023,97024,96026,850
England22,90023,54024,44025,38027,200

2 2001 is the most recent information available.

Note:

Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

Maintained schools: full-time equivalent number of teaching staff1 and teaching assistants

2

1996–2002—position in January each year—Leeds local education authority

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

Teaching staff

Nursery33.03.03.00.00.00.00.0
Primary42,816.72,817.72,773.62,767.52,772.02,795.12,867.6
Secondary42,715.02,664.52,712.92,744.02,768.42,858.02,979.3
Special5199.8196.1192.7169.1172.6168.5170.6
Pupil Referral Units24.024.931.949.025.122.524.6
FTE total teaching staff5,758.45,706.35,714.15,729.55,738.05,844.26,042.2

Teaching assistants

Nursery31.01.71.00.00.00.00.0
Primary41,091.91,131.51,200.21,194.61,239.21,318.71,731.1
Secondary4242.6282.1302.8327.0389.3462.1462.0
Special5137.3148.9158.7149.0148.3160.9188.7
Pupil Referral Units1.83.717.10.913.413.18.0
FTE total teaching assistants1,474.61,568.01,679.81,671.41,790.21,954.92,389.8

1 Includes all qualified and other teaching staff.

2 Includes nursery assistants, special needs support staff, minority ethnic pupil support staff and non-teaching assistants.

3 On 31 August 1998, the one maintained nursery school in Leeds local education authority closed.

4 Includes middle schools as deemed.

5 Includes Maintained and Non-Maintained Special Schools.

Source:

Annual Schools' Census

(2) what the average pay for a teacher was in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England in each year since 1997. [105855]

The table provides the full-time equivalent number of teachers in service in the maintained sector, as at January, of each year shown.

1 Source:

Database of Teacher Records. Figures cover all grades and include any allowances paid. The 2001 salary figures include those threshold pay increases that were made before March 2001. However, they do not include threshold pay increases relating to people who passed the threshold in September 2000 and had not received their payment by March 2001. This money was backdated after March 2001 and therefore the average salary for March 2001 will be understated.

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) teachers and (b) non-teaching assistants were employed in schools in Leeds in each year since 1996. [105983]

[holding answer 1 April 2003]: The numbers of teachers and teaching assistants employed in maintained schools in Leeds local education authority are shown in the following table.