HC Deb 04 December 1995 vol 268 c139W
Mr. Don Foster

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how many(a) teaching staff and (b) non-teaching staff were employed by the local education authorities throughout the United Kingdom and for each year since 1990; and if she will make a statement. [3626]

Full-time equivalent teaching and non-teaching staff employed by local authorities in England—June 1990 to June 1995
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 19952
Teaching 482,700 475,100 466,800 392,100 378,000 372,600
Non-teaching3 362,400 364,200 360,300 318,200 320,300 262,000
1 The table includes all manual and non-manual staff whether employed in schools or centrally based. Staff employed by grant-maintained schools are excluded throughout. There was a growth of over 6,000 teaching staff in grant-maintained schools between January 1994 and January 1995. The figures for 1993 to 1995 exclude staff in colleges that transferred to the new FE sector in April 1993.
2 As a result of changes to the survey form, the 1995 figures are on a different basis from other years. Previously the FTEs were estimated using national statistics of average hours worked. More reliable FTEs are now calculated by local authorities at employee level. Also, staff doing two or more jobs in an authority are now recorded for each job separately. After adjusting the 1994 data to allow for these changes the estimated differences between 1994 and 1995 FTEs are decreases of 3,600 and 5,200, for teaching and non-teaching staff respectively.
3 Non-teaching staff include educational support, clerical, school meals and premises related staff employed in schools and colleges, together with central services and administration within the education service.