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Head Teachers: Vacancies

Volume 467: debated on Thursday 22 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the most recent vacancy rates were for (a) head teachers and (b) teachers in each local authority area; and if he will make a statement. (166622)

The following table provides local authority maintained schools regular full-time teacher and head teacher vacancy rates in each local authority area, in January 2007. Rates for individual local authorities, particularly for head teachers, are based on small numbers and may vary considerably from year to year.

Full-time regular teachers and head teacher vacancy rates1 in local authority maintained schools by, local authority and Government office region in England: January 2007

Local authority maintained full-time vacancy rates2

Teacher vacancy rate (percentage)

Head teacher vacancy rate (percentage)

Gateshead

0.1

0.0

Newcastle upon Tyne

0.7

0.0

North Tyneside

0.2

0.0

South Tyneside

0.7

0.0

Sunderland

0.4

0.0

Hartlepool

1.3

0.0

Middlesbrough

0.7

0.0

Redcar and Cleveland

1.8

0.0

Stockton on Tees

0.8

0.0

Darlington

0.3

0.0

Durham

1.1

1.0

Northumberland

0.0

0.0

North East

0.4

0.0

Cumbria

0.1

0.0

Cheshire

0.4

0.6

Halton

0.3

0.0

Warrington

0.0

0.0

Bolton

0.0

0.0

Bury

0.2

1.2

Manchester

0.0

0.0

Oldham

0.3

0.0

Rochdale

0.9

3.2

Salford

0.5

2.0

Stockport

0.4

1.6

Tameside

0.4

0.0

Trafford

0.7

0.0

Wigan

0.4

1.5

Lancashire

0.3

0.8

Blackburn with Darwen

0.3

0.0

Blackpool

0.5

0.0

Knowsley

0.6

0.0

Liverpool

0.5

0.5

St. Helens

0.1

0.0

Sefton

0.0

0.0

Wirral

0.0

0.0

North West

0.3

0.6

Kingston-Upon-Hull, City of

0.6

0.0

East Riding of Yorkshire

0.2

0.0

North East Lincolnshire

0.8

2.8

North Lincolnshire

1.1

2.5

North Yorkshire

0.2

0.3

York

0.1

0.0

Barnsley

1.0

2.1

Doncaster

0.9

0.0

Rotherham

0.5

1.6

Sheffield

0.7

0.0

Bradford

1.5

0.9

Calderdale

0.2

0.0

Kirklees

0.2

0.0

Leeds

0.0

0.0

Wakefield

0.1

0.0

Yorkshire and the Humber

0.5

0.5

Derbyshire

0.5

0.9

Derby

0.4

0.0

Leicestershire

0.4

0.0

Leicester

0.4

1.0

Rutland

0.4

0.0

Lincolnshire

0.2

0.6

Northamptonshire

0.5

2.8

Nottinghamshire

0.0

0.0

Nottingham

0.7

1.7

East Midlands

0.3

0.9

Herefordshire

0.0

0.0

Worcestershire

0.6

0.0

Shropshire

0.1

0.0

Telford and Wrekin

0.0

0.0

Staffordshire

0.4

0.0

Stoke-on-Trent

0.5

1.0

Warwickshire

0.4

0.0

Birmingham

0.9

1,7

Coventry

0.6

0.9

Dudley

0.7

0.0

Sandwell

0.1

0.0

Solihull

1.0

0.0

Walsall

0.3

0.9

Wolverhampton

1.4

6.3

West Midlands

0.6

0.7

Cambridgeshire

0.5

0.4

Peterborough

0.1

0.0

Norfolk

1.0

0.9

Suffolk

0.8

0.9

Bedfordshire

0.7

1.5

Luton

1.9

0.0

Essex

0.4

0.0

Southend-on-Sea

1.3

0.0

Thurrock

1.1

0.0

Hertfordshire

0.8

0.4

East of England

0.7

0.5

City of London

0.0

0.0

Camden

0.2

0.0

Greenwich

1.2

1.2

Hackney

1.2

0.0

Hammersmith and Fulham

1.5

0.0

Islington

2.5

0.0

Kensington and Chelsea

1.7

2.9

Lambeth

1.6

1.3

Lewisham

0.9

0.0

Southwark

0.0

0.0

Tower Hamlets

0.9

0.0

Wandsworth

1.9

2.4

Westminster

2.7

1.9

Barking and Dagenham

1.4

0.0

Barnet

0.2

0.0

Bexley

0.8

0.0

Brent

1.2

2.5

Bromley

0.0

0.0

Croydon

0.8

1.7

Ealing

0.8

0.0

Enfield

0.6

0.0

Haringey

1.9

2.7

Harrow

0.3

0.0

Havering

0.5

2.4

Hillingdon

1.1

0.0

Hounslow

1.0

0.0

Kingston upon Thames

0.8

0.0

Merton

1.1

0.0

Newham

1.7

1.1

Redbridge

0.5

0.0

Richmond upon Thames

2.0

4.3

Sutton

0.9

16

Waltham Forest

1.6

2.6

London

1.0

0.8

Bracknell Forest

0.6

0.0

Windsor and Maidenhead

0.6

0.0

West Berkshire

0.7

1.3

Reading

0.6

0.0

Slough

1.6

2.2

Wokingham

0.4

0.0

Buckinghamshire

0.9

0.4

Milton Keynes

0.7

0.0

East Sussex

0.5

1.5

Brighton and Hove

0.3

0.0

Hampshire

0.4

0.2

Portsmouth

0.8

0.0

Southampton

0.7

0.0

Isle of Wight

0.9

0.0

Kent

0.7

1.2

Medway

0.8

0.0

Oxfordshire

0.9

1.7

Surrey

0.6

0.5

West Sussex

0.5

0.7

South East

0.6

0.7

Isles of Scilly

0.0

0.0

Bath and North East Somerset

0.2

0.0

City of Bristol

0.5

0.0

North Somerset

0.1

0.0

South Gloucestershire

0.1

0.0

Cornwall

0.1

0.0

Devon

0.2

0.0

Plymouth

0.1

0.0

Torbay

0.3

0.0

Dorset

0.2

0.6

Poole

0.3

0.0

Bournemouth

0.0

0.0

Gloucestershire

0.5

1.7

Somerset

0.2

0.4

Wiltshire

0.2

0.4

Swindon

0.9

0.0

South West

0.3

0.3

England

0.6

0.6

1 Vacancies as a percentage of teachers in post i.e. full-time regular teachers in (or on secondment from) maintained nursery, primary and secondary schools, plus full-time regular divided service, peripatetic, advisory and miscellaneous teachers.

2 Advertised vacancies for full-time permanent appointments (or appointments of at least one term’s duration). Includes vacancies being filled on a temporary basis of less than one term.

Note:

Totals may not appear to equal the sum of the component parts because of rounding.

Source:

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