HC Deb 10 June 2002 vol 386 cc1056-7W
Mr. Evans

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many nursery staff have been in service in Lancashire in each year since 1997. [57281]

Margaret Hodge

[holding answer 20 May 2002]: The available information for maintained nursery and primary schools is shown in the table. Information is not available for early years settings in the private, voluntary and independent sectors.

Full-time equivalent of staff in maintained nursery schools and nursery classes in maintained primary schools in Lancashire1
19972 19982
Maintained nursery schools
Teachers3 99.5 97.41
Teaching assistants4 134.05 140.93
Administrative staff5 14.92 14.92
Other staff6 0.08 0.24
Nursery classes in maintained primary schools7
Teaching assistants in nursery classes4 101.93 106.49
Other education support staff in nursery classes 3.61 5.98

1 Position in January each year.
2 Before local government reorganisation.
3 Includes head teacher, qualified and unqualified teachers.
4 Includes nursery assistants, special needs support staff, minority ethnic pupil support staff and non-teaching assistants.
5 Includes secretaries and bursars.
6 Includes other education support staff.
7 There may also be teachers in nursery classes but it is not possible to separate these from the overall primary school figures.
8 After local government reorganisation.
9 Not applicable (no schools of this type).
10 It is not possible to separate the number of teaching assistants or other staff in nursery classes from the overall primary school figures.
11 Not available.


Annual Schools Census