Teachers: South West

Mr. Sanders: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many teachers and teaching assistants were employed in schools in each constituency in the South West in each year since 1997. [313165]

Mr. Coaker: The following tables provide the full-time equivalent number of teachers and teaching assistants in service in local authority maintained schools, city technology colleges and academies in each constituency in the south-west Government office region, in each January, 1997 to 2009.

Further information by constituency is provided within the Department's ‘In Your Area’ website available at:

Information available at constituency level includes the number of specialist schools, number of operational academies, number of teaching assistants and other support staff, number of teachers and pupil:teacher ratios. Where information is not available at constituency level it has been provided at local authority level.

Additional information could be provided only at disproportionate cost.



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Full-time equivalent teachers(1) in service in local authority maintained schools, city technology colleges and academies. Years: January 1997 to 2009: Coverage: parliamentary constituencies in the south-west Government office region (GOR)

1997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009

South-West GOR(2,3)

34,950

34,990

35,360

35,900

36,930

37,980

38,220

38,280

38,800

39,440

39,570

40,130

40,360

Bath

680

680

680

690

690

700

670

640

650

660

680

690

700

Bournemouth East

580

590

600

600

630

650

640

630

630

620

630

660

660

Bournemouth West

410

430

440

440

470

480

480

480

470

460

480

490

480

Bridgwater

650

650

650

670

680

710

720

720

730

730

740

760

770

Bristol East

620

600

550

660

710

620

640

650

660

680

670

710

700

Bristol North West

900

890

910

900

910

910

920

940

900

920

930

910

910

Bristol South

860

830

790

860

870

840

810

830

820

850

810

780

840

Bristol West

430

430

440

440

450

450

440

440

460

470

480

530

640

Cheltenham

610

680

690

700

710

670

680

690

670

680

690

690

700

Christchurch

560

570

590

610

620

560

580

590

530

600

590

570

570

Cotswold

690

700

720

730

750

770

810

800

820

830

830

830

840

Devizes

800

800

800

800

810

840

860

870

910

910

910

940

950

East Devon

470

470

490

500

520

540

540

560

570

580

580

600

610

Exeter

650

660

650

660

670

690

690

720

700

700

690

720

730

Falmouth and Camborne

670

660

660

660

680

690

710

710

730

730

730

730

720

Forest of Dean

590

550

560

550

580

660

660

650

670

680

680

680

690

Gloucester

910

910

930

940

980

1,010

1,050

1,070

1,080

1,120

1,120

1,130

1,140

Kingswood

750

750

730

760

780

820

840

830

820

840

840

860

880

Mid Dorset and North Poole

830

840

820

830

850

870

900

870

880

900

890

920

900

North Cornwall

850

830

840

870

880

900

890

900

920

950

960

980

970

North Devon

630

630

640

640

660

700

710

720

710

750

750

760

760

North Dorset

570

590

600

600

620

740

750

770

810

840

840

840

840

North Swindon

720

720

730

770

810

770

740

780

770

780

750

800

840

North Wiltshire

830

820

820

840

890

900

910

910

950

990

1,020

1,060

1,070

Northavon

840

840

870

890

920

940

940

890

910

920

920

940

940

Plymouth, Devonport

1,020

1,010

1,000

1,010

1,020

1,050

1,040

1,010

1,010

1,000

980

980

950

Plymouth, Sutton

550

550

590

610

640

620

610

600

610

630

630

650

640

Poole

420

430

420

430

450

450

460

440

440

460

480

460

470

St. Ives

640

640

620

630

660

670

690

690

700

700

700

730

730

Salisbury

740

740

730

740

760

760

780

790

790

790

800

810

300

Somerton and Frame

660

670

670

680

690

710

720

720

710

720

720

720

700

South Dorset

480

480

490

490

500

520

520

520

530

540

520

530

540

South East Cornwall

700

690

700

710

750

760

760

750

770

800

800

810

790

South Swindon

680

690

690

710

710

800

790

780

760

780

840

830

340

South West Devon

670

690

700

720

740

780

780

770

800

790

770

790

800

Stroud

710

720

720

730

760

790

800

780

810

820

830

840

830

Taunton

680

650

650

670

690

740

740

790

780

770

770

780

780

Teignbridge

640

650

670

670

690

730

730

730

740

750

760

770

750

Tewkesbury

680

680

680

700

720

750

770

770

780

780

810

820

800

Tiverton and Honiton

750

760

790

780

810

860

850

840

850

880

890

900

900

Torbay

720

740

770

770

790

830

820

710

740

750

850

870

850

Torridge and West Devon

680

700

720

720

750

770

770

780

790

800

790

790

800

Totnes

620

640

640

650

680

710

710

860

870

920

770

790

800

Truro and St. Austell

660

650

650

650

660

700

700

710

720

730

730

760

770

Wansdyke

860

860

870

890

900

950

940

930

950

960

980

990

990

Wells

680

680

690

710

720

760

780

770

790

800

800

800

800

West Dorset

700

730

750

760

790

820

850

910

910

910

940

940

940

Westbury

760

740

760

780

830

860

860

860

890

910

920

920

920

Weston-Super-Mare

690

670

660

660

670

700

690

710

710

740

740

750

750

Woodspring

710

690

690

700

700

720

720

710

740

750

780

780

790

Yeovil

690

680

670

680

710

740

750

740

770

760

750

750

750

(1) Includes qualified and unqualified teachers.

(2) City technology colleges are excluded for 1997, 1998 and 1999, from the parliamentary constituency breakdown. They are included in the regional totals.

(3) A small number of teaching assistants are included in the South West region total but excluded from the parliamentary breakdown because the constituency of some institutions is unknown.

Source:

School Census