Data set from School workforce in England

Support staff characteristics

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Support staff FTE and headcount by type of school and characteristics including post held, age group and ethnicity (additional ancillary file at school level).

Data set details

Teachers and school workforce
School workforce in England
Release type
Geographic levels
Local authority, National, Regional
  • Full-time equivalent
  • Full-time equivalent percent within gender post
  • Headcount
  • Age group
  • Ethnicity minor
  • Gender
Time period
2011/12 to 2023/24

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
202324Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandTotal state-funded schoolsTeaching assistantsTotalTotalTotalRefusedRefused3440.0794534660.466379zz
202324Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandState-funded nursery and primaryTeaching assistantsTotalTotalTotalRefusedRefused1772.3986362623.412244zz
202324Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandLA maintained nursery and primaryTeaching assistantsTotalTotalTotalRefusedRefused913.16463191344.324568zz
202324Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandLA maintained nurseryTeaching assistantsTotalTotalTotalRefusedRefused11.4917zz
202324Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandLA maintained primaryTeaching assistantsTotalTotalTotalRefusedRefused901.67463191327.324568zz

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 10 variables
Variable nameVariable description
age_groupAge group
ethnicity_minorEthnicity minor
fte_percent_within_gender_postFull-time equivalent percent within gender post
full_time_equivalentFull-time equivalent


  1. Two new posts of school business professional and leadership non-teacher are reported for the first time in 2023/24. School business professionals include roles such as bursar, business manager, finance officer, office manager, premises manager or ICT network manager. Leadership non-teachers are members of the school's senior leadership team who are not reported in a teaching post. These new posts have displaced reporting from other posts, particularly administrative staff.

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