Classroom Assistants: West Yorkshire

Department for Education written question – answered on 14th March 2019.

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Photo of Alex Sobel Alex Sobel Labour/Co-operative, Leeds North West

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many teaching assistants have been employed in primary schools in West Yorkshire in each year since 2010.

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

The following table provides the full-time equivalent (FTE) number of teaching assistants in state funded nursery and primary schools in West Yorkshire and England in each November, from 2011 to 2017.

West Yorkshire

England

2011[1]

7,439

136,876

2012[2]

7,725

146,660

2013[3]

8,237

156,238

2014

8,399

166,230

2015[4]

9,043

174,533

2016[5]

9,125

177,692

2017

8,972

176,242

Source: School Workforce Census

West Yorkshire includes Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield local authorities. Comparable information for 2010 is not available.

[1] 2011 figures for West Yorkshire exclude 14 out of 735 nursery and primary schools that did not provide a return for teaching assistant numbers.

[2] 2012 figures for West Yorkshire exclude 10 out of 734 nursery and primary schools that did not provide a return for teaching assistant numbers.

[3] 2013 figures for West Yorkshire exclude 5 out of 734 nursery and primary schools that did not provide a return for teaching assistant numbers.

[4] 2015 figures for West Yorkshire exclude 1 out of 729 nursery and primary schools that did not provide a return for teaching assistant numbers.

[5] 2016 figures for West Yorkshire exclude 5 out of 728 nursery and primary schools that did not provide a return for teaching assistant numbers.

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