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Classroom Assistants: Derbyshire

Volume 498: debated on Thursday 29 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many teaching assistants have been appointed in (a) Derbyshire and (b) North East Derbyshire constituency since 1997. (296069)

Information on the number of teaching assistant appointments is not collected centrally. Figures are however available for the number in service. The following table shows the number of teaching assistants in service in local authority maintained schools in Derbyshire local authority and North East Derbyshire constituency in January 1997 and 2009.

Full-time equivalent teaching assistants in local authority maintained schools1, years January 1997 and 2009: Coverage: Derbyshire local authorities2 and North East Derbyshire parliamentary constituency



Former Derbyshire


Derbyshire (post 1 April 1997)


City of Derby


North East Derbyshire



1 Excludes academies and city technology colleges.

2 Derbyshire local authorities were re-organised with effect from 1 April 1997. The new authorities that make up the former Derbyshire area are shown for 2009.


Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.


School Census