Classroom Assistants: West Yorkshire:Written question - 230863

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Asked by Alex Sobel
(Leeds North West)
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Asked on: 11 March 2019
Department for Education
Classroom Assistants: West Yorkshire
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many teaching assistants have been employed in primary schools in West Yorkshire in each year since 2010.
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Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 14 March 2019

The following table provides the full-time equivalent (FTE) number of teaching assistants in state funded nursery and primary schools in West Yorkshire and England in each November, from 2011 to 2017.

West Yorkshire

England

2011[1]

7,439

136,876

2012[2]

7,725

146,660

2013[3]

8,237

156,238

2014

8,399

166,230

2015[4]

9,043

174,533

2016[5]

9,125

177,692

2017

8,972

176,242

Source: School Workforce Census

West Yorkshire includes Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield local authorities. Comparable information for 2010 is not available.

[1] 2011 figures for West Yorkshire exclude 14 out of 735 nursery and primary schools that did not provide a return for teaching assistant numbers.

[2] 2012 figures for West Yorkshire exclude 10 out of 734 nursery and primary schools that did not provide a return for teaching assistant numbers.

[3] 2013 figures for West Yorkshire exclude 5 out of 734 nursery and primary schools that did not provide a return for teaching assistant numbers.

[4] 2015 figures for West Yorkshire exclude 1 out of 729 nursery and primary schools that did not provide a return for teaching assistant numbers.

[5] 2016 figures for West Yorkshire exclude 5 out of 728 nursery and primary schools that did not provide a return for teaching assistant numbers.

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