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Teachers/Teaching Assistants

Volume 450: debated on Monday 23 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of teachers in primary schools who speak (a) Urdu and (b) other languages used by children of a Pakistani and Kashmiri background. (95072)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) teachers and (b) teaching assistants are employed in (i) the West Midlands and (ii) Coventry. (94738)

[holding answer 19 October 2006]: The following table shows the full-time equivalent number of teachers and teaching assistants employed in local authority maintained schools in the West Midlands and Coventry in January 2006.

Full-time equivalent regular teachers (excluding occasionals) and teaching assistants in local authority maintained schools in the West Midlands and Coventry, January 2006

Teachers

Teaching assistants

West Midlands

49,400

17,430

Coventry

2,980

770

Note: Figures are rounded to the nearest 10. Source: Survey of teachers in service and teacher vacancies, (618g) and Annual School Survey.