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Teachers: Recruitment

Mr. Jenkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills which five teaching disciplines faced the most shortages in recruitment in each of the last 10 academic years. [189459]


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Jim Knight: I have been asked to reply.

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The following table provides the full-time classroom teacher vacancy rates in local( )authority maintained secondary schools by subject in England 1997 to 2007.

Full-time classroom teacher vacancy( 1) rates in local authority maintained secondary schools in England by subject. January of each year. Coverage: England
Vacancies as a percentage of teachers in post( 2) Number of vacancies
1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2007

All vacancies

0.4

0.5

0.5

0.7

1.5

1.4

1.2

0.9

09

0.7

0.7

1,130

Main teaching subject(3)

Mathematics

0.4

0.7

0.8

1.2

2.1

1.9

1.5

1.4

1.2

1.1

1.1

200

Information Technology

0.4

0.7

0.9

1.3

2.8

1.4

1.6

1.5

1.5

1.4

1.4

90

All sciences(4)

0.3

0.4

0.5

0.6

1.6

1.4

1.2

1.0

1.1

0.9

0.9

210

Languages

0.5

0.7

0.5

0.7

1.5

1.3

1.1

0.7

0.5

0.3

0.4

60

English

0.4

0.5

0.4

0.7

1.8

1.5

1.3

1.0

0.9

0.9

0.7

140

Drama

0.5

0.2

0.4

0.7

1.7

1.5

1.1

0.9

0.9

0.5

0.6

20

History

0.1

0.2

0.2

0.2

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.4

0.3

0.4

0.2

20

Social sciences

0.2

0.0

0.1

0.2

0.4

0.7

0.3

0.4

0.6

0.5

0.7

10

Geography

0.3

0.4

0.1

0.3

0.6

0.9

0.6

0.6

0.6

0.4

0.3

20

Religious education

0.4

0.8

0.5

0.7

1.8

1.4

1.4

1.4

1.0

0.9

0.8

40

Design and technology

0.4

0.7

0.6

0.7

1.3

1.3

1.0

1.0

0.8

0.5

0.6

90

Commercial/business studies

0.4

0.6

0.4

0.5

1.3

1.0

1.4

0.8

1.0

0.7

0.6

20

Art, craft or design

0.2

0.3

0.5

0.3

0.7

0.8

0.6

0.6

0.6

0.6

0.3

20

Music

0.8

0.7

0.7

0.8

1.8

1.7

1.3

1.1

1.2

1.4

0.7

30

Physical education

0.2

0.3

0.3

0.2

0.8

0.8

0.6

0.6

0.7

0.5

0.5

60

Careers

1.0

1.8

0.9

1.4

4.3

2.5

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.7

0

Other main and combined subjects

0.7

0.7

0.8

1.2

1.7

2.2

18

1.6

1.5

1.5

1.3

100

Total vacancies (numbers)

650

860

840

1,140

2,530

2,350

1,940

1,530

1,440

1,230

1,130

(1) Advertised vacancies for full-time permanent appointments (or appointments of at least one term's duration). Includes vacancies being filled on a temporary basis of( )less than one term, See notes to editors 11 to 12 for further details.
(2 )Teachers in post include full-time qualified regular teachers in (or on secondment from) maintained secondary schools, plus the secondary portion of full-time regular( )divided service, peripatetic, advisory and miscellaneous teachers.
(3 )The number of teachers in post by main teaching subject is estimated using the Secondary Schools Curriculum and Staffing Survey (1996 survey for years 1997 to 2001( )and 2002 survey for years 2002 to 2005).
(4 )The distinction between single science vacancy rates and combined science has been discontinued.
Note:
Totals may not appear to equal the sum of the component parts because of rounding.( ) Source:
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