Department for Education: Resignations:Written question - 33288

Q
(Leicester South)
Asked on: 11 April 2016
Department for Education
Department for Education: Resignations
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of officials of her Department resigned in each of the last six years.
A
Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 11 May 2016

The table below shows the number and proportion of officials who resigned in each of the last six financial years.

DfE Resignations 2010-2016

Year

Number of resignations

Proportion of staff[1]

Headcount at year end (March)

2010/11

54

2%

2,586

2011/12

47

2%

2,789

2012/13

117

4%

3,886

2013/14

90

2%

3,476

2014/15

117

3%

3,477

2015/16

113

3%

3,545

Source: RM

The Department’s headcount increased from 2,789 in March 2012 to 3,886 in March 2013 following Arms Length Bodies reform, when the department closed a number of ALB and instead created three Agencies within the department.

[1] Proportion based on average of start and end year headcount figures.

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