Classroom Assistants

Department for Education written question – answered on 7th March 2018.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Shadow Minister (Wales)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the use of (a) higher level teacher assistants and (b) cover supervisors to cover teaching absences.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

The Department collects information on the number of higher level teaching assistants and cover supervisors employed in schools. However, no information is available on the amount of time these staff spend covering teaching absences.

The full-time equivalent number of contracted staff whose role is defined as that of ‘higher level teaching assistant’ or of ‘cover supervisor’, employed by state funded schools in England, November 2010 to 2016 is provided in the table below.

State Funded Schools

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Cover Supervisor

November

2010

11,040

..

2011

12,150

7,490

2012

13,380

8,010

2013

14,650

8,000

2014

15,850

8,100

2015

16,410

7,970

2016

17,140

7,640

Source: School Workforce Census

Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

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