Teachers

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 15th July 2008.

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Photo of Maria Miller Maria Miller Shadow Minister (Children, Young People and Families)

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 25 June 2008, Official Report, column 414W, on teachers, what information his Department holds on the number of newly qualified teachers teaching in secondary schools as a proportion of all teachers in each of the last 10 years.

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 following table provides the number of newly qualified teachers in full-time regular service in local authority maintained secondary schools in England as a proportion of all teachers in similar service in each year from 1997 to 2006, the latest information available.

Newly qualified teachers in full-time regular service as a percentage of all full-time qualified teachers in service: Coverage local authority maintained secondary schools in England—Years March 1997 to 2006
Newly qualified teachers (Percentage)
1997 4.6
1998 4.9
1999 4.6
2000 4.6
2001 4.7
2002 5.1
2003 6.0
2004 6.7
2005(1) 6.7
2006(1) 7.1
(1) Provisional.

Note:

Newly qualified teachers are those who are recorded as acquiring qualified teacher status in the calendar year prior to that where they are recorded in service.

Source:

Database of Teacher Records

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