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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
|Retention1 rates of qualified teachers in publicly funded schools by sector.|
|Years: 2005-06 to 2009-10|
|Pupil referral units||89.0||84.3||89.1||76.9||90.6||83.9||91.8||84.0||90.0||83.8|
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
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.