Citizenship: Teachers

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 8th May 2008.

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Photo of John Cummings John Cummings Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many teachers of citizenship there were in secondary schools in Easington constituency at the most recent date for which figures are available; and what estimate he has made of the average number of hours each week of citizenship teaching which took place in each school in the constituency in the last 12 month.

Photo of Jim Knight Jim Knight Minister of State (Schools and Learners), Department for Children, Schools and Families, Minister of State (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Schools and Learners)

The information requested is not collected centrally.

Information is available for the number of teachers teaching citizenship for England overall from the Secondary Schools Curriculum Staffing Survey (SSCSS) which is an occasional sample survey last conducted in 2002 and 2007. 2007 figures will be published on 29 May 2008. The 2002 survey showed that there were 9,000 teachers in secondary schools teaching citizenship.

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