Teachers: Older Workers

Department for Education written question – answered on 29th March 2017.

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Photo of Liz McInnes Liz McInnes Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many teachers over the age of 60 were employed in schools in 2015-16.

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

In November 2015, there were 10,500 equivalent teachers aged 60 and over employed in state funded schools in England. This represents 2.3 percent of all full-time equivalent teachers in England. These figures are derived from the November 2015 School Workforce Census.

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