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Schools: Wansdyke

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 28 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much was spent on the salaries of (a) teachers, (b) teaching assistants and (c) support staff in Wansdyke constituency in (i) 1996-97 and (ii) 2007-08. (251835)

The Department allocates education funding to local authorities so the requested information for Wansdyke constituency is not available. The figures provided in the following table are for Bath and North-East Somerset, City of Bristol and South Gloucestershire local authorities as each of these authorities are responsible for schools located in Wansdyke constituency.

Staffing expenditure by local authority maintained schools for 1996-97 and 2007-08

1996-97

2007-08

Local authority name

Teaching staff

Education support staff

Other support staff

Total

Teaching staff

Education support staff

Other support staff

Total

Bath and North East Somerset

32,153,000

3,260,000

3,447,000

38,860,000

60,998,000

11,476,000

9,991,000

82,466,000

Bristol, City of

72,936,000

10,878,000

7,998,000

91,812,000

111,017,000

28,917,000

20,104,000

160,038,000

South Gloucestershire

50,463,000

5,074,000

5,302,000

60,839,000

93,382,000

18,600,000

14,172,000

126,154,000

Notes:

1. Includes expenditure on salaries and wages consisting of gross pay, including bonus and allowances, maternity pay and the employer’s contributions to national insurance and superannuation for all teachers and supply teachers employed directly by the school; including supernumerary/peripatetic teachers on short-term contracts. This relates to all contracted full time and part time teachers paid within the scope of the Education Act 2002. Also includes threshold payments and other payments relating to teacher pay reforms and also any agency costs for teaching staff that have been brought in to cover teacher absence.

2. Includes expenditure on salaries and wages consisting of gross pay, including of bonus and allowances, maternity pay and the employer’s contributions to national insurance and superannuation for education support staff employed directly by the school in support of students’ learning. Includes:

Childcare staff

Classroom assistants/learning support assistants

Exam invigilators

Foreign language assistants

Librarians

Nursery assistants

Pianists

Residential child care officers at a residential special school

Supply education support staff

Workshop and technology technicians

Educational welfare officers

3. Expenditure on salaries and wages consisting of gross pay, inclusive of bonus, overtime and allowances, and the employer’s contribution to national insurance and superannuation for premises staff, administrative and clerical staff, catering staff and any other staff employed directly by the school. Also includes the cost of all staff employed directly by the school for extended community activities that cannot be funded from the delegated budget.

4. Financial data for the 1996-97 financial year are drawn from Local Authority Revenue Outturn (RO1) forms submitted to the CLG (formerly ODPM). Figures for the 2007-08 financial year are drawn from Local Authority Section 52 Outturn returns submitted to the DCSF.

5. 2007-08 data are subject to change by the local authority.

6. Cash figures are rounded to the nearest £1,000 and may not sum due to rounding.