Teachers: Qualifications

Education and Skills written question – answered on 27 April 2007.

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Photo of Lindsay Hoyle Lindsay Hoyle Labour, Chorley

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Chorley constituency have a teacher with a formal music qualification.

Photo of Jim Knight Jim Knight Minister of State (Schools and 14-19 Learners), Department for Education and Skills, Minister of State (Education and Skills) (Schools and 14-19 Learners)

The information requested is not collected centrally.

In 2002 an estimated 6,300 full-time teachers were, teaching music in maintained schools in England. Of these, an estimated 87 per cent. (4 percentage points) held a Post A level qualification in music. The source of this information is the 2002 Secondary School Curriculum and Staffing Survey and is the latest available.

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