Teachers: East of England

Department for Education written question – answered on 21st January 2015.

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Photo of Julian Huppert Julian Huppert Liberal Democrat, Cambridge

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many primary school teachers in each parliamentary constituency in the East of England have a science degree.

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

The following table provides the headcount number and percentage of all regular teachers[1] in service in primary schools in each constituency in the East of England with a degree in a science subject in November 2013. This is the latest information available.

Name of Constituency

Number of Teachers with Science Degree[2]

Number of Teachers with a Qualification Recorded[3]

Percentage with a Science Qualification

Confidence Interval[4]

Percentage of Teachers with Qualification Recorded

Basildon and Billericay

20

379

5.3

+/-

2.3

92.7

Bedford

17

327

5.2

+/-

2.4

95.1

Braintree

32

411

7.8

+/-

2.6

95.8

Brentwood and Ongar

22

354

6.2

+/-

2.5

90.8

Broadland

25

376

6.6

+/-

2.5

95.2

Broxbourne

38

526

7.2

+/-

2.2

97.4

Bury St. Edmunds

31

348

8.9

+/-

3.0

91.1

Cambridge

43

380

11.3

+/-

3.2

96.7

Castle Point

16

329

4.9

+/-

2.3

92.9

Central Suffolk and North Ipswich

39

423

9.2

+/-

2.8

91.4

Chelmsford

30

452

6.6

+/-

2.3

96.4

Clacton

17

245

6.9

+/-

3.2

92.8

Colchester

31

476

6.5

+/-

2.2

94.8

Epping Forest

18

338

5.3

+/-

2.4

86.9

Great Yarmouth

41

389

10.5

+/-

3.1

93.3

Harlow

27

401

6.7

+/-

2.5

92.4

Harwich and North Essex

28

385

7.3

+/-

2.6

93.7

Hemel Hempstead

40

507

7.9

+/-

2.3

94.6

Hertford and Stortford

46

541

8.5

+/-

2.4

97.3

Hertsmere

30

487

6.2

+/-

2.1

96.2

Hitchin and Harpenden

48

610

7.9

+/-

2.1

98.2

Huntingdon

42

508

8.3

+/-

2.4

96.6

Ipswich

39

505

7.7

+/-

2.3

89.1

Luton North

39

649

6.0

+/-

1.8

93.5

Luton South

31

508

6.1

+/-

2.1

92.2

Maldon

23

327

7.0

+/-

2.8

90.8

Mid Bedfordshire

20

366

5.5

+/-

2.3

97.6

Mid Norfolk

47

380

12.4

+/-

3.3

94.3

North East Bedfordshire

23

389

5.9

+/-

2.3

94.9

North East Cambridgeshire

42

409

10.3

+/-

2.9

93.8

North East Hertfordshire

41

510

8.0

+/-

2.4

95.9

North Norfolk

35

284

12.3

+/-

3.8

92.5

North West Cambridgeshire

40

600

6.7

+/-

2.0

95.7

North West Norfolk

18

349

5.2

+/-

2.3

86.4

Norwich North

27

348

7.8

+/-

2.8

93.8

Norwich South

32

373

8.6

+/-

2.8

94.7

Peterborough

36

607

5.9

+/-

1.9

97.0

Rayleigh and Wickford

25

383

6.5

+/-

2.5

92.5

Rochford and Southend East

35

445

7.9

+/-

2.5

93.1

Saffron Walden

33

459

7.2

+/-

2.4

91.3

South Basildon and East Thurrock

23

472

4.9

+/-

1.9

94.6

South Cambridgeshire

40

531

7.5

+/-

2.2

96.5

South East Cambridgeshire

45

506

8.9

+/-

2.5

96.9

South Norfolk

33

434

7.6

+/-

2.5

96.2

South Suffolk

40

367

10.9

+/-

3.2

93.4

South West Bedfordshire

29

396

7.3

+/-

2.6

94.1

South West Hertfordshire

39

548

7.1

+/-

2.2

98.6

South West Norfolk

32

385

8.3

+/-

2.8

92.8

Southend West

21

358

5.9

+/-

2.4

91.1

St. Albans

44

562

7.8

+/-

2.2

96.2

Stevenage

35

487

7.2

+/-

2.3

98.2

Suffolk Coastal

36

358

10.1

+/-

3.1

89.9

Thurrock

34

527

6.5

+/-

2.1

91.2

Watford

41

540

7.6

+/-

2.2

97.1

Waveney

36

425

8.5

+/-

2.6

89.7

Welwyn Hatfield

43

536

8.0

+/-

2.3

97.8

West Suffolk

29

394

7.4

+/-

2.6

88.5

Witham

29

355

8.2

+/-

2.8

94.2

Total East of England

1,896

25,264

7.5

+/-

0.3

94.1

Total England

18,795

227,513

8.3

+/-

0.1

95.5

Source: School Workforce Census

[1] Includes qualified and unqualified teachers.

[2] Includes teachers with a first or higher science degree but excluding those with a science PGCE where no record of a science degree exists and those with a BEd in sciences.

[3] Those recorded with a qualification (degree or higher, Bachelor of Education, Post-Graduate Certificate in Education, Certificate in Education, other qualification at NVQ level 4 or higher, relevant non-UK qualification) in any subject, (the total in the sample from which the rate is calculated).

[4] The range within which we can be 95% confident that the true value exists.

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