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Data Provider: Welsh Government Experimental Statistics Teachers (headcount) disability status and sector
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[Collapse]All schools17024,9001,1455907526,880
All schoolsNursery schools*40...40
Primary schools8012,7752102303513,330
Middle schools*1,18045*.1,235
Secondary schools809,9858202454011,170
Special schools569035105.835
Pupil Referral Units*230305.270

Metadata

Title
Teachers (headcount) disability status

Last update
August 2020 August 2020

Next update
July 2021 (provisional)

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
School Workforce Annual Census

Contact email
EducationWorkforceData@gov.wales

Designation
Experimental statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
Wales

Geographical coverage
Wales

Languages covered
English and Welsh

Data licensing
You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

General description
The data covers different aspects of the school workforce in Wales, using the data collected from the School Workforce Annual Census (SWAC).

Data collection and calculation
School's data are derived from the School Workforce Annual Census (SWAC) returns in November each year. The returns are completed by local authorities. In 2019, there were 4 schools out of 1,502 (99.7% return rate) that did not submit a SWAC school return. For these schools the total number of staff was estimated using a scaling factor derived by comparing staff headcount numbers returned in SWAC and the Pupil Level Annual School Census (PLASC) by schools with similar characteristics within the same local authority. The estimated figures for the missing schools have been recorded as ‘unknown’ for breakdowns by specific characteristics (e.g. sex, age).

Frequency of publication
Annual

Data reference periods
November 2019

Users, uses and context
As SWAC is an individual level collection there may be instances where a workforce member is recorded against multiple roles within the same school or in multiple schools. For local authority staff headcount, as part of the linking and aggregation process, those teachers with more than one role (e.g. working part-time in two schools) have their information combined into one record for each local authority they appear in, recorded against the highest grade for that individual.
For Wales level headcount, the same rationale is applied where teachers with more than one role (e.g. working part-time in two schools) but in different local authorities have their information combined into one record, recorded against the highest grade for the individual.
For this reason, where information is published by local authority the sum of local authorities may not equal to the Wales figure published.

Rounding applied
* = numbers greater than zero but less than five. Teacher numbers have been rounded to the nearest 5.

Statistical quality
The statistics in this headline are based on information collected in the first SWAC collection and as such are published as experimental statistics. The information collected for 2019 has not undergone a formal final validation process. However, various stages of automated validation and sense-checking are built into the process to ensure a high quality of data to inform policy making. A final validation period is being considered to be introduced for future collections for schools and LAs to review the information they return, and re-submit their data where errors are identified prior to publication.

Keywords
SWAC; teachers; Disability; Sex; Sector