National Statistics

School workforce in England: November 2018

Single reference for all school workforce statistics based on staff working in publicly funded schools in England.



This publication sets out the:

  • numbers of, and full time equivalent (FTE) numbers of teachers and support staff in service
  • number of entrants to, and leavers from, teaching
  • teacher retention
  • characteristics of teachers and support staff, including gender, age and ethnic group
  • teachers’ pay
  • teachers’ qualifications
  • curriculum taught by secondary school teachers
  • teacher vacancies
  • teacher sickness absence
  • pupil-to-teacher ratios

The release also includes information underlying the national tables at:

  • individual school level
  • local authority level
  • regional level

Teachers and teaching statistics team

Published 27 June 2019