8 Key Findings from DfE’s First FE Workforce Data Release

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The 2021 Skills for Jobs white paper set out the DfE’s plans to introduce a mandatory, comprehensive data collection on the FE workforce. The first release, published recently, covers the 2021/22 academic year and includes data from over 1,250 general FE colleges, sixth form colleges and private training providers. The key findings are as follows:

  • 9 in 10 FE leaders are white.

  • Sixth form college teachers earn almost £10k more than GFEs.
  • There are more women in the sector.

  • However men in the sector are paid more.
  • Pay differs by region and subject.

  • 5.4 per 100 teaching positions are vacant across the sector.

  • Scale of governors serving for over 10 years revealed

  • Zero hour contracts are more common in GFEs

Click here for more and here for the first release in the series of annual statistics on the further education workforce in England.