Gender mix of primary school staff

Peter D Williams made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Sefton Park Junior School, Bristol

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

The authority would like to / has responded by postal mail to this request.

For the attention of Jan Lonsdale, Headteacher
Sefton Park Junior School (108961)

Dear Jan Lonsdale

It has long been recognised that ‘Working with children is seen as a predominantly female occupation. Yet male carers have much to offer including acting as positive role models for boys - especially from families where the father is absent.’ (DfEE, DSS and Ministers for Women, 1998)

The Freedom of Education Act 2000 is successfully being used to find out the gender mix of the early years workforce in local communities in England and Wales in 2016.

Comparisons are being made with figures obtained 5, 15 and 25 years ago.

Please disclose

1/ the numbers of male teachers,

2/ the number of female teachers,

3/ the number of male staff not employed as teachers, and

4/ the number of female staff not employed as teachers

who were based at Sefton Park Junior School on the 1st of March 2016.

Include both full time and part time staff, and staff such as cleaners and canteen staff who are not in direct contact with children. Do not include agency workers or peripatetic practioners.

Yours sincerely

Peter D Williams

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In an effort to avoid a possible badly configured spam trap, an email, separate from WhatDoTheyKnow, was sent to John Goodwin, Chair of Governors, informing the Governing Body of their FOI duties and particularly in regard to this request.

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Another reminder was sent to John Goodwin, Chair of Governors, with an exemplary response from another school attached.

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An extract from a letter to Emma Law, HR, sent by separate email:
I am most grateful to you for your email of 12 July 2016 - a clear response to my Freedom of Information request of 14 March 2016 about the number of male and female staff at Sefton Park Junior School. Many thanks.