Teacher Gender Diversity in England 2010-2023

21 Pages Posted: 26 Apr 2024

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Joshua Fullard

University of Warwick - Warwick Business School; University of Essex - Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)

Date Written: April 26, 2024

Abstract

Using the latest data from the School Workforce Census (SWC) we analyse the trends in the gender and ethnic diversity of the school workforce in state-funded schools in England since 2010. We find that the proportion of schools without a male classroom teacher has increased over the last 24 months – almost 1 in 3 state-funded primary schools do not have a single male classroom teacher. There are four Local Authorities where over half of the primary schools do not have a male teacher (West Berkshire, Northumberland, Cumbria and Windsor and Maidenhead). Looking at teacher ethnicity we observe that almost 1 in 2 schools in the state-funded sector do not have a classroom teacher from an ethnic minority background. Finally, almost 1 in 5 schools are staffed exclusively by white female teachers.

Keywords: Teacher Supply, Teacher Diversity, Education Inequalities

JEL Classification: I21, I24, I28

Suggested Citation

Fullard, Joshua, Teacher Gender Diversity in England 2010-2023 (April 26, 2024). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4808806 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4808806

Joshua Fullard (Contact Author)

University of Warwick - Warwick Business School ( email )

Coventry CV4 7AL
United Kingdom

University of Essex - Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) ( email )

Wivenhoe Park
Colchester CO4 3SQ
United Kingdom

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