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Staff Retention (Secondary Schools)

Mr. Brady: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate she has made of the rates of staff retention in (a) secondary schools with sixth forms and (b) secondary schools without sixth forms. [14559]

Mr. Timms [holding answer 13 November 2001]: This information is not held centrally.

Qualified Teacher Status

Mr. Brady: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her written answer of 31 October 2001, Official Report, column 714W, how many full-time equivalent teachers there were without qualified teacher status in maintained schools in each of the last five years, broken down by (a) those on the graduate teacher programme, (b) those on the registered teacher programme, (c) those on the licensed teacher programme, (d) those on the overseas trained teacher scheme, (e) instructors and (f) other teachers without QTS. [12424]

Mr. Timms [holding answer 5 November 2001]: The number of teachers on each of the programmes specified are not identified separately. Numbers of teachers without qualified teacher status (QTS) working in the maintained schools sector in England between January 1997 and January 2001 were as follows:

(full-time equivalents)

19971998199920002001
Teachers on routes to QTS(14)4605704705801,280
Instructors and other teachers without QTS(15)2,4802,6403,0703,2404,340
Total2,9403,2203,5403,8205,620

(14) Those on the graduate teacher programme, registered teacher programme, licensed teacher scheme and overseas trained teacher scheme

(15) Includes overseas-trained teachers employed on contracts of at least one month and not currently seeking QTS.

Note:

Totals may not equal the sum of their component parts due to rounding. All figures have been rounded to the nearest 10.


When deciding whether to employ an instructor without QTS, headteachers take into account the fact that they can often bring valuable skills and experience to the classroom, particularly in subjects that have a high practical content. Instructors also include teachers without qualifications obtained overseas who are not currently seeking QTS.

There were 410,200 regular teachers in maintained schools in England in January 2001, 11,000 more than in January 1997.

Overseas Teachers

Mr. Brady: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimates she has made of the number of teachers in maintained schools who were not British citizens in each term of the last four years. [7271]

Mr. Timms [holding answer 15 October 2001]: Information on teachers who are not British citizens is not collected centrally.

Mr. Brady: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many overseas teachers employed in maintained schools are not covered by the overseas trained teacher scheme. [12364]

Mr. Timms: The information requested is not collected centrally.

Teachers (Huntingdon)

Mr. Djanogly: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) primary and (b) secondary teacher vacancies there were in Huntingdon (i) on 31 March and (ii) in each year since 1996. [6163]

Mr. Timms [holding answer 16 October 2001]: The information requested for Huntingdon is not held centrally.

Full-time vacancies for teachers in maintained nursery, primary and secondary schools in the former Cambridgeshire local authority area were as follows:

Nursery/primary Secondary Total
Number of vacanciesVacancy rate (percentage)(16)Number of vacanciesVacancy rate (percentage)(16)Number of vacanciesVacancy rate (percentage)(16)
Cambridgeshire
January(17)
1996(18)30.1100.4130.3
1997(18)20.140.260.1
1998(18)10.060.370.1
199910.100.010.0
200000.000.000.0
200120.110.130.1
Peterborough
January(17)
1996(18)n/an/an/an/an/an/a
1997(18)n/an/an/an/an/an/a
1998(18)n/an/an/an/an/an/a
199900.020.320.1
200000.000.000.0
200130.540.670.5
Total
January(17)
1996(18)30.1100.4130.3
1997(18)20.140.260.1
1998(18)10.060.370.1
199910.020.130.1
200000.000.000.0
200150.250.2100.2

(16) The vacancy rate is calculated by dividing the number of vacancies by the sum of full-time qualified regular teachers plus teachers on full-time secondment for a term or more

(17) Details of teacher vacancies at 31 March of each year are not available

(18) Cambridgeshire local authority was affected by the local government re-organisation (LGR) on 1 April 1998, when it became two authorities, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Figures for 1996 to 1998 are for the Cambridgeshire local authority prior to LGR


Mr. Djanogly: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) primary and (b) secondary school teachers were employed in Huntingdon (i) on 31 March and (ii) in each year since 1996. [6164]

Mr. Timms [holding answer 16 October 2001]: The information requested for Huntingdon is not held centrally.

Full-time equivalents of regular teachers (excluding short term supply) employed in maintained nursery, primary and secondary schools in the former Cambridgeshire local authority area were as follows:

January(19)199619971998199920002001
Cambridgeshire(20)
Nursery/primary2,7402,6902,6001,9501,9902,040
Secondary2,6302,5002,5701,8001,8101,840
Total5,3605,1905,1703,7403,7903,880
Peterborough
Nursery/primaryn/an/an/a680720720
Secondaryn/an/an/a810820730
Totaln/an/an/a1,4901,5401,450
Total
Nursery/primary2,7402,6902,6002,6302,7102,760
Secondary2,6302,5002,5702,6002,6302,570
Total5,3605,1905,1705,2305,3405,330

(19) Details of teachers in service at 31 March of each year are not available.

(20) Cambridgeshire local authority was affected by the local government re-organisation (LGR) on 1 April 1998, when it became two authorities, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Figures for 1996 to 1998 are for the Cambridgeshire local authority prior to LGR.


Teachers (Age Profile)

Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) male and (b) female teachers in each year between 1990 and 2001 were aged (i) under 25, (ii) 25 to 29, (iii) 30 to 34, (iv) 35 to 39, (v) 40 to 44, (vi) 45 to 49, (vii) 50 to 54, (viii) 55 to 59, (ix) 60 to 64, (x) 65 years plus and (xi) unknown. [7973]

Mr. Timms [holding answer 15 October 2001]: Full-time regular teachers in the maintained schools sector of England, excluding sixth form colleges, 1990 to 2000 (the last year for which data of teacher characteristics are available), by sex and age, are shown in the table 1 :

Thousand

19901991199219931994199519961997199819992000
Men
Under 251.91.81.71.92.32.72.82.93.02.92.7
25–299.39.08.98.89.29.910.611.412.312.512.6
30–3416.114.212.912.212.011.912.012.212.412.713.0
35–3929.326.223.320.818.616.915.314.313.613.213.2
40–4433.534.533.331.930.628.325.823.320.918.516.8
45–4921.122.025.027.529.130.632.031.129.828.426.1
49–5414.213.813.914.314.415.215.617.218.321.123.3
55–597.77.27.16.86.36.15.75.35.16.17.2
60–642.42.22.02.01.61.41.31.21.11.11.1
65 and over0.10.10.10.10.10.10.10.10.00.10.0
Women
Under 2510.19.39.19.510.611.912.413.314.013.613.8
25–2926.827.528.529.530.631.933.435.838.540.542.2
30–3427.625.023.422.522.724.025.426.927.828.529.2
35–3941.940.438.235.532.629.727.024.923.422.923.3
40–4448.351.152.052.051.550.047.744.941.837.734.0
45–4935.736.640.744.247.150.453.554.253.853.251.1
49–5428.527.427.027.327.428.429.131.633.237.441.1
55–5915.715.114.914.713.913.612.811.811.312.914.5
60–643.03.02.92.82.62.42.22.11.91.91.9
65 and over0.10.10.10.10.10.10.10.10.10.10.1
Men and women
Under 2512.011.110.811.412.914.515.216.217.116.516.5
25–2936.236.437.438.439.941.943.947.150.852.954.8
30–3443.739.236.337.434.635.937.439.240.341.242.2
35–3971.266.661.556.351.246.642.339.237.036.136.5
40–4481.885.685.383.982.078.273.668.262.756.250.7
45–4956.858.665.771.776.281.085.585.383.581.677.1
49–5442.741.240.841.541.843.744.748.851.558.564.5
55–5923.422.321.921.520.219.618.517.016.519.021.7
60–645.45.25.04.74.23.83.43.23.13.03.0
65 and over0.20.20.20.20.10.10.10.10.10.10.1
Age and sex not known(22)0.02.81.84.05.54.34.33.53.22.62.9
Part-time (fte)(22),(23)24.225.527.227.528.529.930.831.232.033.334.7
Full-time and part-time (fte)397.6394.8394.0395.9397.0399.6399.8399.2397.7401.2404.6

(21) Totals may not be the sum of the component parts because of rounding

(22) For 1990 to 1992 the not known and part-time figures are estimated

(23) Age and sex details of part-time teachers have not been given because about 10 per cent. to 20 per cent. of part-timers are not recorded on the Teachers' Pension Scheme, from which the data are obtained



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