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Further Education: Labour Turnover

Question for Department for Education

UIN 211665, tabled on 23 January 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of recent trends in the levels of retention of further education teachers and staff.

Answered on

28 January 2019

While further education (FE) providers are a key part of our national infrastructure, unlocking potential, developing skills, and improving social mobility and productivity, they are private sector institutions, independent of government. As such, the department has not historically collected data that would allow us to measure rates of retention amongst FE teachers and other staff. However, in 2018, we carried out the first College Staff Survey, gathering new workforce data, and we expect to extend this to other types of provider in 2019, as well as conducting a follow-up survey that will allow us to assess a number of issues concerning the FE sector.

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