Teachers (Early Retirement)

Education and Skills written question – answered on 18th November 2004.

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Photo of Mr Parmjit Gill Mr Parmjit Gill Liberal Democrat, Leicester South

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many teaching staff have taken early retirement in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in each unitary authority in each year since 1997; and what the average figures for a local education authority in England were in each year.

Photo of David Miliband David Miliband Minister of State (School Standards), Department for Education and Skills

The following tables give the number of full-time and part-time regular teachers in maintained nursery and primary and secondary schools in each unitary local education authority awarded premature retirement benefits under the Teachers' Pensions Scheme in each year from 1997/98 to 2003/04 and the average number of these retirements for all local education authorities in England.

Nursery and primary schools
1997/98 1998/99 1999/2000 2000/01 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04
Bath and NE Somerset 30 (140) 10 10 (140) 10 10
Blackburn and Darwen (141) 0 (140) 10 (140) (140) 10
Blackpool (141) 0 0 10 (140) 10 10
Bournemouth (141) (141) (140) 0 (140) (140) 10
Bracknell Forest (141) 0 (140) (141) (140) 0 (140)
Brighton and Hove (141) 10 10 (140) (140) 10 0
City of Bristol 60 30 20 20 10 10 20
Darlington (141) 0 0 (140) (140) 10 10
Derby (141) 0 0 0 0 0 0
East Riding of Yorkshire 40 0 0 0 10 (140) 10
Halton (141) 0 (140) (140) 10 10 10
Hartlepool 20 (140) (140) (140) (140) (140) 10
Herefordshire (141) 0 0 10 10 10 10
Isle of Wight 10 (141) (140) (140) (140) (140) 10
Isles of Scilly (140) 0 (140) 0 0 0 0
City of Kingston-Upon-Hull 40 10 (140) 10 10 10 20
Leicester (141) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Luton (141) 10 10 10 (141) 10 (140)
Medway (141) 0 10 10 10 10 10
Middlesbrough 20 10 (140) (140) 10 10 (140)
Milton Keynes (141) 10 10 10 10 (140) 10
North East Lincolnshire 50 (140) (140) 10 10 10 10
North Lincolnshire 20 0 (140) 10 10 10 10
North Somerset 20 (140) (141) (141) (141) 20 10
City of Nottingham (141) 0 10 10 10 20 20
City of Peterborough (141) 0 (140) 10 (140) (140) 10
Plymouth (141) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Poole (141) (141) (140) 0 (140) (140) (140)
Portsmouth (141) (140) (140) 10 10 10 10
Reading (141) 0 10 10 (140) (140) 0
Redcar and Cleveland 20 (141) 10 10 10 10 10
Rutland (141) (140) 0 (140) (140) 10 (141)
Slough (141) 0 (140) (140) (141) (140) (140)
South Gloucestershire 30 10 10 (140) 20 10 10
Southampton (140) 20 10 20 10 10 10
Southend-on-Sea (141) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stockton on Tees 20 (140) (141) (140) 10 10 10
Stoke-on-Trent (141) (141) 10 20 10 10 20
Swindon (141) (141) (141) 10 10 (141) (140)
Telford and Wrekin (141) 0 (140) 10 10 (140) 10
Thurrock (141) 0 0 10 (141) 10 10
Torbay (141) 0 (141) (140) (140) (140) (141)
Warrington (141) 0 10 10 10 10 10
West Berkshire (141) 0 (141) 10 (141) (141) (141)
Windsor and Maidenhead (141) 0 0 0 (140) (140) (140)
Wokingham (141) 0 0 (140) (141) 10 10
York 10 (140) 0 (140) (140) 10 20
Average for all LEAs 40 10 10 10 10 10 10

(140) Figures of less than 5 except those that are 0. Other figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

(141) Not applicable, LEA created 1 April 1998.

Source:

Database or Teachers' Records and Pensioner Statistical System

Secondary schools
1997/98 1998/99 1999/2000 2000/01 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04
Bath and NE Somerset 40 (142) (142) (142) (142) 10 20
Blackburn and Darwen (143) 0 (142) (142) (142) (142) (142)
Blackpool (143) 0 0 (142) (142) (142) (142)
Bournemouth (143) 10 10 (142) (142) 10 10
Bracknell Forest (143) 0 0 (142) 10 0 (142)
Brighton and Hove (143) (142) 10 (142) 10 (142) 10
City of Bristol 70 20 50 30 10 40 20
Darlington (143) 0 0 0 (142) (142) 10
Derby (143) 0 0 0 0 0 0
East Riding of Yorkshire 60 (142) 0 (142) 10 10 20
Halton (143) 0 (142) (142) (142) 10 (142)
Hartlepool 10 (142) (142) (142) 10 10 (142)
Herefordshire (143) 0 0 (142) 10 10 10
Isle of Wight 30 (142) (142) 10 10 10 10
Isles of Scilly (142) 0 0 (142) 0 0 0
City of Kingston-Upon-Hull 40 (142) 10 (142) 30 10 10
Leicester (143) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Luton (143) (143) 10 (142) (142) (142) 10
Medway (143) 0 (142) (142) 10 10 20
Middlesbrough 20 10 10 10 10 10 10
Milton Keynes (143) 10 (142) 10 10 (142) 10
North East Lincolnshire 40 (142) (142) (142) (142) 10 10
North Lincolnshire 30 10 10 10 (142) 10 10
North Somerset 40 10 (142) (142) (142) 10 10
City of Nottingham (143) 0 10 10 20 10 10
City of Peterborough (143) 0 (142) 10 10 (142) 10
Plymouth (143) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Poole (143) 10 (142) (142) 10 0 10
Portsmouth (143) (143) (143) (142) 10 (142) (142)
Reading (143) 0 10 (142) (142) (142) (142)
Redcar and Cleveland 20 10 10 10 10 (142) 10
Rutland (143) (143) (142) 0 (142) 10 (142)
Slough (143) 0 10 (142) (142) (142) (142)
South Gloucestershire 30 10 (142) (142) (142) 10 20
Southampton (142) 10 (142) 10 (142) 10 10
Southend-on-Sea (143) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stockton on Tees 10 10 (143) 10 (142) 10 20
Stoke-on-Trent (143) (143) (142) 10 10 10 10
Swindon (143) 10 (142) 20 10 10 10
Telford and Wrekin (143) 0 (142) (142) (142) 10 10
Thurrock (143) 0 (142) (142) (142) 10 10
Torbay (143) 0 (142) (142) 10 10 10
Warrington (143) 0 10 (142) 10 10 (142)
West Berkshire (143) 0 10 (142) (142) (142) 10
Windsor and Maidenhead (143) 0 0 (142) (142) (142) (142)
Wokingham (143) 0 0 (142) (142) 10 10
York 20 0 (142) 10 10 (142) 10
Average for all LEAs 40 10 10 10 10 10 20

(142) Figures of less than 5 except those that are 0. Other figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

(143) Not applicable, LEA created 1 April 1998.

Source:

Database or Teachers' Records and Pensioner Statistical System

Individual local education authority figures include those teachers who were employed in the authority in March of the preceding financial year who retired prematurely on the grounds of efficiency, redundancy or with actuarially reduced pension benefits. Teachers who retired on ill health grounds are excluded.

Changes in the Teachers' Pensions Scheme regulations that became effective from 1 September 1997 led to many more early retirements than normal in the 1997–98 financial year.

The average number of retirements is based on a total of 132 local education authorities in existence in 1997–98 and 150 for 1998–99 onwards.

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