To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the numbers of teachers aged over 60 taking up new posts within schools in each of the last five years.
Information on the number of teachers taking up new posts is not available. The following table provides the number and percentage of full-time equivalent teachers aged 60 and over in each year between 2011 and 2015.
FTE Teachers aged 60 and over (thousands)
Percentage of all FTE Teachers aged 60 and over
Source: School Workforce Census