FOI Request - Teacher Absences

Request 101003177956 

In line with freedom of information legislation, I would be grateful if you could comply with the following request.

1. Please tell me how many sickness days for the reason of mental health (including stress, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc) were taken in your local authority in 2021/22 and 2022/23-to-date.

Please only provide information for your council’s teaching-related staff:
- Primary and Secondary Teachers and Head teachers
- Other teaching support staff in primary and secondary schools
- Nursery staff (all nursery staff, including teachers, support staff, etc.).

Response 18-11-2022

Year Teaching Staff Support Staff Nursery Staff Total Days
April 2021/March 2022 4159 1952 588 6699
April 2022/Oct 2022 1970 1592 337 3899

Please note that the above totals include weekends as this is part of our calculations


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