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Teachers: Plymouth

Volume 493: debated on Tuesday 2 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) teachers and (b) classroom assistants were employed in schools in Plymouth, Sutton (i) in 1997 and (ii) at the latest date for which information is available. (276683)

The following table provides the full-time equivalent number of teachers and teaching assistants employed in local authority maintained nursery, primary, secondary, special and pupil referral units in Plymouth, Sutton constituency in January 1997 and 2008.

Full-time equivalent teachers1 and teaching assistants2 in local authority maintained nursery, primary, secondary, special and pupil referral units

Years: January 1997 and 2008, coverage: Sutton, Plymouth constituency

1997

2008

Teachers

550

650

Teaching assistants

50

240

1 Includes qualified and unqualified teachers.

2 ‘Teaching assistants’ include teaching assistants, higher level teaching assistants (2008), special needs support staff and minority ethnic pupil support staff.

Notes:

1. Excludes academies and city technology colleges.

2. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

Source:

School Census