Teachers: Qualifications

Department for Education written question – answered on 23rd January 2015.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of primary school teachers in (a) England, (b) the North West and (c) Warrington have a degree in (i) English and (ii) mathematics.

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

The following table provides the headcount number and proportion of all regular teachers in service in primary schools in England, the North West and Warrington with a degree in English and mathematics in November 2013. This is the latest information available.

Number of Teachers

with relevant

Degree[1]

Total Number of Teachers

where Qualifications are Recorded[2]

Percentage with a relevant Degree1

Confidence Interval[3]

Percentage of Teachers where Qualifications

Are Recorded

(i) English

England

24,650

227,513

10.8

+/-

0.1

95.5

North West

3,632

30,097

12.1

+/-

0.4

95.6

Warrington

109

969

11.2

+/-

2.0

98.0

(ii) Mathematics

England

4,278

227,513

1.9

+/-

0.1

95.5

North West

709

30,097

2.4

+/-

0.2

95.6

Warrington

27

969

2.8

+/-

1.0

98.0

Source: School Workforce Census

[1] Includes teachers with a first or higher English or mathematics degree but excludes those with an English or mathematics PGCE where no record of an English or mathematics degree exists and those with a BEd in English or mathematics.

[2] 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).

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

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