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Teachers: Resignations

Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many teachers under 60 years old have left the profession since 1997. [191304]

Jim Knight: Provisional estimates show that in March 2006 there were 104,580 qualified teachers under age 60 who had left the English local authority maintained sector since January 1997 and were still out of recorded service. This figure excludes teachers who have been awarded retirement benefits and includes those who have left service temporarily. An unknown number will be in service in other education sectors or establishments which are not part of the teachers’ pensions scheme.

The information provided is from the database of teacher records which is maintained on behalf of the Department for pension administration purposes.

Teachers: Retirement

Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many teachers retired from the profession in each year since 1997. [195215]

Jim Knight: I refer the hon. Member to the following website

using excel link “Additional tables giving information on teacher retirements”. The information can be found in Table H1 of the workbook, copies of which have been placed in the House Libraries.


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Table H1: Retirements from local authority maintained schools( 1) Type of award by sex and year of award. Year: 1989-90 to 2006-07—Coverage: England
Premature ( 2) Age Ill-health ( 3) Total
Financial year (1 April to 31 March) Men Women Men and Women Men Women Men and Women Men Women Men and Women Men Women Men and Women

1989-90( 4)

3,220

4,840

8,060

960

2,550

3,500

1,270

2,310

3,580

5,440

9,700

15,140

1990-91( 4)

3,000

4,740

7,740

890

2,610

3,500

1,420

2,860

4,280

5,310

10,210

15,520

1991-92 (4)

2,470

4,070

6,530

810

2,360

3,170

1,390

2,640

4,030

4,660

9,070

13,730

1992-93 (4)

2,760

4,400

7,170

750

2,560

3,310

1,440

2,610

4,050

4,950

9,580

14,530

1993-94 (4)

3,180

4,860

8,030

850

2,580

3,430

1,840

2,990

4,820

5,860

10,420

16,290

1994-95 (4)

2,730

4,390

7,120

780

2,740

3,520

1,970

3,310

5,290

5,490

10,440

15,930

1995-96 (4)

3,360

5,240

8,600

760

2,720

3,480

1,870

3,290

5,160

5,990

11,250

17,240

1996-97 (4)

3,840

6,370

10,210

700

2,600

3,300

1,810

3,170

4,980

6,360

12,130

18,490

1997-98 (4)

4,350

7,020

11,370

810

2,770

3,580

1,200

2,070

3,260

6,350

11,860

18,210

1998-99 (4)

950

1,430

2,370

840

2,990

3,840

850

1,440

2,290

2,640

5,860

8,500

1999-2000 (4)

1,140

1,520

2,650

1,000

3,280

4,280

860

1,470

2,320

2,990

6,260

9,250

2000-01 (4)

1,270

1,890

3,160

1,000

3,240

4,240

1,040

1,590

2,630

3,300

6,720

10,020

2001-02 (4)

1,330

2,150

3,470

1,090

3,350

4,440

920

1,460

2,380

3,340

6,950

10,290

2002-03( 4)

1,510

2,450

3,960

1,290

3,720

5,010

770

1,260

2,030

3,580

7,420

11,000

2003-04 (4)

1,910

3,030

4,930

1,420

4,160

5,580

770

1,100

1,870

4,090

8,290

12,380

2004-05 (4,5)

2,400

3,660

6,060

1,660

4,830

6,490

620

950

1,580

4,690

9,440

14,120

2005-06 (4,5)

2,660

3,990

6,640

1,610

4,730

6,330

570

930

1,500

4,830

9,650

14,480

2006-07 (4,5)

2,950

4,510

7,460

2,000

6,300

8,300

390

700

1,090

5,340

11,510

16,850

(1) Excludes sixth form colleges.
(2) The effect of the change in the Teachers’ Pension Scheme as from 31 August 1997 was that many more teachers took early retirement in 1997 than in previous years. Premature includes Actuarially Reduced Benefit retirements from 2000-01.
(3) Changes in the statutory regulations governing ill-health retirement came into force on 1 April 1997. To qualify for ill-health retirement benefits a teacher must now be regarded as permanently unfit to teach.
(4) All years are subject to slight revision due to the addition of retrospective awards and suspension of pension benefits where teachers return to service.
(5) 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2006-07 are provisional estimates.
Source:
Pensioner Statistical System (PENSTATS).


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