Teacher Numbers

Friday, 08 January 2016
Request Date
Friday, December 9, 2016
Response Date
Friday, January 8, 2016


1. Using the same methods of counting that is used for the annual teacher census, please provide a snapshot of how many teachers were in publicly funded schools in your local authority area on (a) 15 September 2015 (b) 9 September 2015 (c) 16 August 2015.
2. Please break the response to question 1 down by (i) ELC, (ii) primary school, (iii) secondary school, (iv) special school and (v) centrally employed.
3. Please also break down the response to question 1 by the following employment categories: Teacher Status Further Description (if applicable) Normal complement Classroom teacher Long term sick absence replacement Instead of the teacher on sick absence Secondment replacement Instead of the teacher on secondment Maternity leave replacement Instead of the teacher on mat leave Other replacement (over 2 days)* Other replacement includes teachers who are on short term contracts which are over 2 days that cover a vacancy and are teaching on census day. Supernumerary Long term training/staff development replacement Instead of the teacher on training Temporary contract covering a vacancy Teacher abroad on foreign exchange Instead of the teacher on foreign exchange Other Short term supply teacher (2 days or less) AND centrally employed (mainstream supply teacher from supply pool) If an authority runs a supply pool, those teachers should be included ‘in complement’ if they are assigned to a school on the census day. They can be included either in the assigned sector or in the centrally employed total but not both.



The census reports are built-in to the SEEMiS Management Information System and not customisable, so we cannot use the same “method of counting” to produce a report for the requested dates. We can only re-run the Census report which will only report on the number of teachers in schools on census day (16 September 2015). 
We have some snapshots taken on the 23, 24, 26, 27 August and 30 September, 5 and 10 October that were used for quality assurance purposes. Please let me know if you would require these and I shall forward them to you as soon as possible.