Teachers: Sick Leave

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 11th March 2009.

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Photo of David Laws David Laws Shadow Secretary of State (Children, Schools and Families)

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average number of days sickness taken per teacher in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools was (i) in total and (ii) in each decile of area deprivation in each year for which figures are available.

Photo of Jim Knight Jim Knight Minister of State (Schools and Learners), Department for Children, Schools and Families, Minister of State (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Schools and Learners)

The information requested is not available broken down by phase of education or decile of area deprivation.

Information for full-time and part-time teacher sickness absence in local authority maintained schools in England in calendar years 2000 to 2007 is available in table 13 of the school workforce statistical first release and is available at the following link:

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgatewav/DB/SFR/s000813/SFR262008 tables.xls

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