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Statistics on the size and characteristics of the school workforce as at November 2019.

An issue was identified which affected the 2019 school workforce census results release. This affects the data published on support staff. As a result of this we have reviewed the methodology for deriving headcounts at Wales and local authority level. This affected individuals who were recorded as having multiple roles within a school, and were double-counted against both teaching assistant and other support staff roles.

This resulted in a lower headcount of support staff, and slight changes to the breakdown by staff characteristics. The data published on StatsWales and in our interactive dashboard have been updated to reflect these revisions. The numbers for teachers have remained unchanged during this process.

These are experimental statistics as the data in this report relates to information collected in the first School Workforce Annual Census (SWAC) for Wales as at November 2019. The report does not relate to the period of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


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Gareth Thomas

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