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Whickham School
Burnthouse Lane, Whickham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE16 5AR
Whickham School is a non-selective academy. It has 156 staff (about 140 FTEs), including 98 teachers (about 92 FTEs).
Particular strengths include Qualified teachers, Staff development and Assistant:teacher ratio. Relative weaknesses include Pupil:teacher ratio and Unfilled vacancies.
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Qualified teachers: Above average. The proportion of qualified teachers is about 75%, which is quite high compared to other schools.
Staff development: About average. Reported staff development spend is £343 per teacher per year, which is roughly average compared to other schools.
Assistant:teacher ratio: About average. The number of assistants per teacher is about 0.2, which is roughly average compared to other schools.
Unfilled vacancies: Below average. The proportion of unfilled or temporarily filled teaching positions is 0.5%, which is quite high compared to other schools.
Pupil:teacher ratio: Poor. The number of pupils per teacher is about 18.2, which is very high compared to other schools.
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