Teachers: Mathematics

Education written question – answered on 4th July 2012.

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Photo of Elizabeth Truss Elizabeth Truss Conservative, South West Norfolk

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of mathematics teachers in primary schools have a post-GCSE qualification in mathematics.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

holding answer 2 July 2012

The information requested is not collected centrally.

Analysis carried out by the Department from the November 2010 School Workforce Census showed that 5.3% of primary school teachers held a relevant post A-level qualification in mathematics. Qualification information including subject was received for 86% of all primary teachers in service.

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