§ Miss Margaret Jackson
Statistics for schools are collected by my Department in January of each year. The information requested for primary and secondary schools maintained by the Rotherham education authority is given below. Figures for January 1974 have been calculated from the component parts of education authorities as they existed prior to the April 1974 local government reorganisation.
January 1974 1978 Primary Qualified teachers* 1,193 1,220 Pupils† 30,169 29,686 Secondary Qualified teachers* 1,178 1,339 Pupils† 21,101 23,009 *Teachers employed within schools on the day of the annual count, including teachers temporarily absent and the full-time equivalent of part-time teachers, and excluding relief teachers and teachers absent for long periods; for example, those on full-time courses lasting one term or more. † Counting each part-time pupil under 5 years as 0.5.