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Teachers: Ethnic Groups

Department for Education written question – answered on 3rd November 2014.

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Photo of Diane Abbott Diane Abbott Labour, Hackney North and Stoke Newington

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many black and minority ethnic teachers there are in state (a) primary and (b) secondary schools; and if she will make a statement.

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

Figures from the School Workforce Census of November 2013 show there were 12,800 black and minority ethnic teachers in publicly funded primary schools and 18,600 in publicly funded secondary schools in England; a total of 31,400 teachers (an increase from 25,900 in November 2010). This represents 6% of primary school teachers and 9% of all secondary school teachers. 7% of all teachers in primary and secondary schools in England come from black and other ethnic minority groups.

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