Teacher Numbers

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

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Photo of Paul Farrelly Paul Farrelly Labour, Newcastle-under-Lyme

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills

(1) how the number of (a) teachers and (b) teaching assistants has changed in Newcastle-under-Lyme since 1997;

(2) how many extra (a) nursery teachers, (b) nursery nurses and (c) nursery assistants have been employed in Newcastle-under-Lyme since 1997.

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

The available information is provided in the table. Information is not collected on nursery nurses.

All schools: Full-time equivalent number of staff—Newcastle-under-Lyme parliamentary constituency
Maintained nursery schools(137) All other maintained schools(138)
January 1997
Teachers 3 617
Teaching Assistants(139) 8 120
January 2004
Teachers 2 632
Teaching Assistants(139) 4 186

(137) The number of nursery schools has reduced from three to two in the period shown.

(138) Includes maintained primary and secondary schools, pupil referral units and both maintained and non-maintained special schools.

(139) Includes nursery assistants, special needs support staff, minority ethnic support staff.


Annual School Census. The census includes teachers normally employed within schools in the survey week. Teachers absent for long periods are excluded, their replacements (provided they are qualified teachers) are included.

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