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Classroom Assistants

Volume 486: debated on Thursday 22 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many teaching assistants became higher level teaching assistants in each year since 1997. (248869)

The information is not available in the format requested.

The following table provides the full-time equivalent number of teaching assistants (TAs) and higher level teaching assistants (HLTAs) employed in local authority maintained schools in England, January 1997 to 2008 (from 2005 only for HLTAs).

Full-time equivalent teaching assistants and higher level teaching assistants in local authority maintained schools, years: January 1997 to 2008Coverage: England

Teaching assistants1

of which Higher level teaching assistants

1997

60,580

n/a

1998

65,540

n/a

1999

69,600

n/a

2000

79,020

n/a

2001

94,990

n/a

2002

105,360

n/a

2003

121,190

n/a

2004

132,060

n/a

2005

147,000

1,010

2006

153,100

5,500

2007

162,990

8,990

2008

175,660

11,690

n/a=Not applicable

1. Includes higher level teaching assistants (2005 onwards), nursery nurses, nursery assistants, literacy and numeracy support

staff, special needs support staff, minority ethnic pupil support staff and any other non-teaching staff regularly employed to support

teachers in the classroom.

Note:

Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

Source:

School Census