Gender mix of primary school staff

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Plasmarl Primary School, Swansea should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Peter D Williams

For the attention of Lucy Saunders, Headteacher
Plasmarl Primary School (400883)

Dear Lucy Saunders

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 Wales in 2016.

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

Please disclose in FTE units:

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 Plasmarl Primary School on the 1st of April 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.

Thank you for your precious time.

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 Lesley Williams, Chair of Governors, informing the Governing Body of their FOI duties and particularly in regard to this request.

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A further reminder was sent to Lesley Williams, Chair of Governors, with an exemplary response from another school.