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Schools: Teachers

House of Lords written question – answered on 28th June 2012.

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Photo of Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Hill of Oareford on 12 March (WA 30), what was the teacher retention rate by type of state school in England for the past five years.

Photo of Lord Hill of Oareford Lord Hill of Oareford The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The following table shows the percentage of teachers who remained in service in the English publicly funded schools sector by type of school for each of the past five years for which figures are available.

Teacher retention has been defined as those teachers in full or part-time service in the English publicly funded schools sector at 31 March who remained in such service at 31 March of the year after. Teachers in supply service are excluded.

Retention1 rates of qualified teachers in publicly funded schools by sector.
Years: 2005-06 to 2009-10
Coverage: England
(Percentages)
2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-092 2009-102
Full-time Part-time3 Full-time Part-time3 Full-time1 Part-time3 Full-time1 Part-time3 Full-time1 Part-time3
Sector
Maintained nursery 91.0 80.2 93.4 80.3 91.9 87.6 90.3 86.8 93.2 86.5
Maintained primary 92.0 83.4 92.5 83.3 92.5 84.9 92.5 85.5 93.3 84.6
Maintained secondary 91.8 80.6 92.4 78.6 92.5 82.0 92.8 83.3 93.3 82.7
Maintained special 92.0 83.2 92.2 81.5 92.6 85.9 92.9 83.6 93.1 82.9
Pupil referral units 89.0 84.3 89.1 76.9 90.6 83.9 91.8 84.0 90.0 83.8
Academies 90.6 .. 91.8 .. 92.1 .. 92.3 83.8 92.5 82.3
All Sectors4° 91.9 82.2 92.5 81.2 92.5 83.7 92.6 84.5 93.3 83.7

Source: Database of Teacher Records.

1. Retention is defined as all teachers in full or part-time service in the English publicly funded schools sector at 31 March who remained in such service at 31 March of the year after. It excludes those in supply service. Teachers who moved from full to part-time service or vice-versa or to other schools in the English publicly funded sector are excluded.

2. Provisional estimates.

3. 10-20% of part-time teachers may not be included in the data.

4. Figures prior to 2008-09 may vary from published figures because academies have been included.

.. Not available, there were insufficient cases and therefore the rate may not be reliable.

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