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Oct 27 2021

The School Workforce Census is a statutory return therefore you have a legal obligation to submit data.

This collection is the department’s primary source for data on the school workforce, covering both teachers and the wider workforce. It feeds into decisions on teachers’ pay and teacher supply and is one of our main tools for evaluating the effect of decisions on a multi-billion-pound budget. It also has additional importance from 2020 in managing the department’s response to COVID pressures, such as monitoring curriculum changes, increased vacancies, and modelling effects on budgets (for example from an increased use of supply teachers).

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