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'Table 1D - Daily workforce absence in education settings during the COVID-19 outbreak (12 October to 17 December, 8 March to 22 April)' from 'Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic'

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'Table 1D - Daily workforce absence in education settings during the COVID-19 outbreak (12 October to 17 December, 8 March to 22 April)' for 2022/01/13, 2022/01/20, 2022/01/27, 2022/02/03, 2022/02/10 and 4 other filters in England between 2022 Week 2 and 2022 Week 11
2022/01/132022/01/202022/01/272022/02/032022/02/102022/03/032022/03/102022/03/17
2022 Week 22022 Week 32022 Week 42022 Week 52022 Week 62022 Week 92022 Week 102022 Week 11
Proportion of teachers and school leaders absent for any reason7.6%9.0%9.9%9.1%7.5%5.8%7.6%9.1%
Proportion of teachers and school leaders absent with a confirmed case of covid-193.0%4.1%4.7%4.1%2.6%1.2%--
Proportion of teachers and school leaders absent with a suspected case of covid-190.3%0.2%0.2%0.2%0.1%0.0%--
Proportion of teaching assistants and other staff absent for any reason8.2%9.4%9.9%9.0%7.3%5.4%7.0%8.5%
Proportion of teaching assistants and other staff absent with a confirmed case of covid-193.3%4.1%4.5%3.7%2.3%1.1%--
Proportion of teaching assistants and other staff absent with a suspected case of covid-190.3%0.2%0.2%0.2%0.1%0.0%--

Footnotes

  1. All national level figures are adjusted for non-response. Regional and local authority level figures are based on responding schools only. See accompanying document for full methodology.
  2. The purpose of this data collection is primarily to understand attendance and workforce availability. This data is reported directly by schools via DfE's daily education settings survey. It is not the primary source of data on infection, incidence and COVID-19 cases overall.
  3. Absence rates for teaching assistants and other staff are likely to be less robust as more work part-time. There are likely to be inconsistencies in how schools treat part time staff in their reported data, for example some may update their on roll numbers daily to account for part-time staff ‘expected’ to be on-site and others may not.
  4. Workforce absences are not known in closed schools. This means these figures are likely to be under-estimates of the numbers of workforce with confirmed or suspected cases and self-isolating, particularly when the proportion of schools closed for COVID-19 related reasons is higher.
  5. On-site testing for staff was available from 4 January to 5 March 2021. All staff are now encouraged to take two rapid COVID-19 tests each week at home. Rates of confirmed cases and isolation among workforce may be impacted by levels of testing.
  6. From 7 March 2022, data collection has changed from daily to weekly, data will be collected every Thursday.

Source: Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Table 1D - Daily workforce absence in education settings during the COVID-19 outbreak (12 October to 17 December, 8 March to 22 April)

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