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9645 - Education and Early Learning - PERMANENT TEACHING POSITIONS

Houssos, Courtney to the Minister for Education and Early Learning

(1) How many permanent teaching positions were vacant in each New South Wales public school as at the start of term 4, 2022?

Answer -

As at 10 October 2022 (start of Term 4, 2022) there were 2,458.70 FTE vacant teaching positions across 1,264 New South Wales public schools, noting that approximately 1,000 schools have no vacancies.

The number of permanent vacancies fluctuates throughout the year for a range of reasons, but most position movement occurs towards the end of the year. Vacancies include positions that are under recruitment for commencement in 2023, and are filled by existing permanent teachers or temporary staff while recruitment takes place.

Question asked on 13 October 2022 (session 57-1) and published in Questions & Answers Paper No. 846
Answer received on 3 November 2022 and published in Questions & Answers Paper No. 861