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Teachers: North West

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

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Photo of Helen Jones Helen Jones Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people without a recognised teaching qualification are employed as teachers in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) the north west and (ii) Warrington.

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

The following table provides the headcount number [1] and percentage of teachers without Qualified Teacher Status in publicly funded primary and secondary schools in (i) the North West and (ii) Warrington local authority in November 2013:

PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Number of Teachers without Qualified Teacher Status

Total Number of Teachers

% Teachers without Qualified Teacher Status

Warrington Local Authority

10

990

1.2

North West

440

31,470

1.4

ENGLAND

5,660

238,300

2.4

SECONDARY SCHOOLS

Warrington Local Authority

40

930

4.2

North West

840

29,830

2.8

ENGLAND

11,770

227,960

5.2

These figures are based on data from the School Workforce Census, published online at: www.gov.uk/government/statistics/school-workforce-in-england-november-2013

[1] Differs from the published national figure as the table does not include an estimate of unqualified teachers in those schools who did not make a School Workforce Census return.

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