Teachers: Recruitment

Department for Education written question – answered on 17th September 2014.

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Photo of David Simpson David Simpson Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many fully qualified teachers who have completed their studies within the last three years in England have not obtained a permanent teaching post.

Photo of David Laws David Laws The Minister of State, Cabinet Office, The Minister for Schools

In the academic year 2011/12, there were 1,520 people who had received Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and were still seeking a teaching post within six months of completing their training. Data for the academic year 2012/13 will be published on 23 October.

The table attached gives a breakdown of the total number of trainee teachers who have been awarded QTS and have reported to be seeking a teaching post, and those that were in employment within six months of completion of training.

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