To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there has been any reduction in the number of (1) teachers, and (2) teaching assistants, in the secondary school sector in England since 2015; if so, by how many; and what assessment they have made of the impact of any such reductions on children's future education.
Information on the number of teachers and support staff in secondary schools is provided in the School workforce in England statistical first release. This is available at the following link:
Full-time equivalent numbers in state funded secondary schools, November each year
1. Source - Form 618g. Figures are as at January 2000.
2. Source - Figures are taken from the School Workforce Census and are as at November.
In June 2018 the data for November 2017 is expected to be published.
The department makes an annual assessment of the need for new teachers through the Teacher Supply Model. The model makes use of the latest available data on the school workforce, projected growth in pupil numbers and policy changes.