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Schools: Staff

Question for Department for Education

UIN 199410, tabled on 5 December 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on the total school workforce for the most recent period for which figures are available; and what estimate he has made of the change in the level of that workforce in the last academic year.

Answered on

10 December 2018

The following table provides the full-time equivalent (FTE) number of staff in service in state funded state schools in November 2016 and November 2017 in England and the number and percentage.

Number of staff in service in state funded state schools in November 2016 and November 2017 in England

2016 FTE
Workforce

2017 FTE
Workforce

Change between
2016 and 2017

% Change between
2016 and 2017

England

957,850

947,060

-10,780

-1.1

Source: School Workforce Census

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