Table 2.3 shows main teacher characteristics, including gender, age, ethnicity, employment type, grade and mode of working, by sector.
The proportion of teachers who were male was 23 per cent. In promoted posts this proportion was 30 per cent, with the figure being 25 per cent for heads and deputes. The average (mean) age of primary, secondary and special school teachers was 42.1 compared to 42.2 in 2012 and 44.1 in 2004.
The proportion of teachers who had temporary contracts (including probationers) was 16 per cent (the same as last year). 13.4 per cent of teachers were working part-time, with the rate higher amongst females (15.7 per cent) than males (5.7 per cent).
Table 2.3: Teacher characteristics: Proportions by gender, age, ethnicity and employment type, grade and mode of working by sector, 2013
|Pre-school||Primary||Secondary||Special||Centrally Employed (3)||Total (exclude pre-school)|
|Age (years) (1)|
|25 to 34||21||29||26||22||11||27|
|35 to 44||25||23||23||22||19||23|
|45 to 54||28||23||26||27||35||25|
|55 or over||24||18||20||28||35||19|
|White - Scottish||-||63||55||64||41||59|
|White - Other British Isles||-||31||36||26||32||33|
|White - Other||-||2||3||3||7||3|
|Minority Ethnic Group||-||1||2||2||5||2|
|Probationer induction scheme||-||5||4||0||0||4|
|Depute head teacher||-||5||5||7||2||5|
|All - Percentage female||-||91||63||78||85||77|
|Mode of working|
(1) Excludes grant aided schools. Totals do not include pre-school.
(2) Includes pre-school teachers who are peripatetic or shared with other centres. Pre-school figures are based on headcount, other teacher data is based on FTE.
(3) Excludes mainstream supply.
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