House of Lords written question – answered on 16th January 2015.

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Photo of Lord Stoddart of Swindon Lord Stoddart of Swindon Independent Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the latest figures available for the number of men and women teachers in primary and secondary schools in England and Wales.

Photo of Lord Nash Lord Nash The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The table below provides the full-time equivalent (FTE)[1] and head count numbers[1] of male and female teachers[2] in service in publicly funded primary and secondary schools in England, November 2013.

Education matters in Wales are a responsibility of the Welsh Government.

FTE Head Count
Primary[3] [4] 209,850 242,320
Male 30,580 32,430
Female 179,160 209,770
Secondary[4] 213,460 232,010
Male 81,060 84,720
Female 132,230 147,100

Figures are rounded to the nearest 10 teachers.

Includes qualified and unqualified teachers.

Includes local authority maintained nursery schools.

Includes gender unknown.

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