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Headteachers: Vacancies

Question for Department for Education

UIN 1701, tabled on 28 June 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many head teacher posts are vacant in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) England and (ii) the North West.

Answered on

3 July 2017

In November 2016 there were 23 vacancies for full time primary head teachers in England – of which two were in the North West region. For secondary schools there were seven vacancies in England. None of these were in the North West region.

These figures offer the latest position and were published on 22 June 2017 in the ‘School Workforce in England: November 2016’ statistical release, available at the following web link:

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