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Teachers: Leeds

Volume 508: debated on Monday 29 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many full-time teaching positions in maintained schools in Leeds local authority area are (a) vacant and (b) filled by part-time or temporary staff. (324586)

In January 2009, the latest information available, there were 13 advertised vacant posts for full-time teachers in local authority maintained nursery, primary, secondary and special schools in Leeds local authority that were either uncovered or filled by a teacher on a contract of less than one term. In addition there were a further 65 teaching posts available to permanent full-time teachers that were being filled by teachers with a contract of more than one term but less than one year. These vacancies include posts where a permanent teacher has been appointed but was not in post and exclude posts where the incumbent is on sick, maternity or other paid leave.

Information on the number of full-time posts that are covered by part-time teachers is not collected centrally.

This information is from the “Annual Survey of Teachers in Service and Teacher Vacancies, (618g)”. Provisional national level vacancy information for 2010 is due to be published on 26 May.

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many teachers in maintained schools in Leeds local authority area have left their position for reasons other than retirement in each of the last five years. (324587)

Information on the number of teachers who have left service in the last five years is not available at local authority level because the data source is not complete enough to provide a reliable estimate.