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Teachers: Manpower

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 17 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 10 December 2008, Official Report, columns 187-88W, on teachers: pay, how many staff in local authority maintained schools were employed as (a) teachers, (b) teaching assistants and (c) support staff in (i) 1996-97 and (ii) 2007-08 in (A) Vale of York constituency and (B) England. (244588)

The following table provides the full-time equivalent number of teachers, teaching assistants and support staff employed in local authority maintained schools in the Vale of York constituency and England, January 1997 and 2008.

Full-time equivalent teachers1, teaching assistants2 and support staff3 in local authority maintained schools—years: 1997 and 2008, coverage: Vale of York constituency and England

January

1997

2008

Vale of York constituency

Teachers4

660

770

Teaching assistants4

60

300

Support staff3,4

150

480

England

Teachers5

399,180

434,870

Teaching assistants4

60,580

175,660

Support staff3,4

133,480

322,400

1 Includes qualified and unqualified teachers.

2 ‘Teaching assistants’ include teaching assistants, special needs support staff and minority ethnic pupil support staff.

3 Includes teaching assistants.

4 Source: School Census.

5 Source: Annual Survey of Teachers in Service and Teacher Vacancies, 618g.

Notes:

1. Excludes academies and city technology colleges.

2. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.