School Workforce Census: a review
Figure 1: Number of school staff (2011-2015)
Maps 1 and 2: Average percentage change in staff and pupils at primary schools (2011-2015)
Maps 3 and 4: Average percentage change in staff and pupils at secondary schools (2011-2015)
Figure 2: Staff characteristics by phase of education (2015)
Maps 5 and 6: Percentage of qualified teachers at primary and secondary schools (2015)
Figure 3: Staff characteristics at urban, suburban and rural schools (2015)
Figure 4: Staff characteristics by Ofsted rating (2015)
Figure 5: Staff characteristics at mixed and single-sex secondary schools (2015)
Figure 6: Changes in teacher characteristics (2013-2015)
Figure 7: Teacher sickness leave (2011-2015)
Maps 7 and 8: Days lost to sickness and percentage of teachers taking sick leave at primary schools (2015)
Maps 9 and 10: Days lost to sickness and percentage of teachers taking sick leave at secondary schools (2015)
Figure 8: Teacher sickness leave by primary school type (2015)
Figure 9: Teacher sickness leave at primary schools by local authority area (2015)
Figure 10: Teacher sickness leave by secondary school type (2015)
Figure 11: Teacher sickness leave at secondary schools by local authority area (2015)
Figure 12: Vacant and temporarily filled teaching positions (2015)
Maps 11 and 12: Percentage of temporarily filled teaching positions at secondary schools in England and London (2015)
- Primary schools are growing while secondary schools are more or less flat overall, though the most successful secondary schools are continuing to get bigger.
- The proportions of qualified teachers and those over 50 are in slow but steady decline. More happily, so too is the number of days lost to teacher sickness.
- However, there are large variations in sickness leave by school type and geography. In general (and with notable exceptions), higher-performing and smaller schools located in wealthier or more rural areas lose fewer days.
- In addition, under-performing schools tend to have more teacher vacancies and temporary appointments.