Physical Education: Teachers

Department for Education written question – answered on 8th March 2017.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Labour, East Ham

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February 2017 to Question 64690, how many physical education teachers have been trained in the UK in each year since 2010.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

The figures held by the Department for Education for Initial Teacher Training (ITT) relate to England only. In the academic year 2016/17, there were 1,098 new entrants to physical education ITT in England, exceeding our teacher supply model target of 999.

We have exceeded this target for each academic year since 2010/11.

The number of new entrants to physical education (PE) ITT in England each year since 2010 is as follows[1]:

Academic Year

New entrants to ITT

2010/11

1,560[2]

2011/12

980

2012/13

986

2013/14

1,077

2014/15

1,095

2015/16

1,235

2016/17

1,098

Further information on final year ITT trainees for PE, including the proportion of those awarded QTS and the proportion in a teaching post within 6 months, can be found in table 6a on the ITT Performance Profiles webpage. The figures are published up to 2014/15, and can be accessed through: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/initial-teacher-training-performance-profiles-2014-to-2015.

[1] Source: ITT Census

Figures for 2016/17 are provisional and subject to change.

Recruitment to Teach First programmes is included from 2015/16

[2] The 2011/12 onwards figures refer to postgraduates only. The 2010/11 figure may include undergraduate starters.

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