HC Deb 24 October 1989 vol 158 cc394-5W
Mr. Redmond

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what are the current figures of teacher shortages in south Yorkshire by(a) local education authority and (b) subject.

Mr. Alan Howarth

Numbers of vacancies in January 1989 for full-time permanent teachers in nursery, primary and secondary schools maintained by the four local education authorities in South Yorkshire are shown in the table.

Full-time teacher vacancies in maintained nursery, primary and secondary schools in South Yorkshire, January 1989
Total vacancies 71
Barnsley 5
Doncaster 22
Rotherham 32
Sheffield 12
By sector and subject/age group:
Nursery and primary schools
nursery age group 3
infant age group 13
junior age group 9
more than one age group 17
Total nursery and primary 42
Secondary schools
chemistry 2
physics 1
other science 1
French 2
other language 1
English 1
drama 3
geography 1
religious education 1
music 4
physical education 4
remedial 2
others 1
Total secondary 15
1 Including three deputy heads for whom no subject specified.