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Physical Education: Teachers

Department for Education written question – answered on 14th February 2018.

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Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson Conservative, North Swindon

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate he has made of the number of teachers specialising in physical education.

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

The latest available information shows that, as at November 2016, there were 23,500 teachers of physical education in state funded secondary schools. Of these 88.5% had a relevant post A level qualification. Equivalent information is not available for primary schools.

The source of this information is the School Workforce Census which is an annual survey collected in November each year. The information above is published in Table 12 of the statistical release, School Workforce in England, which is available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/school-workforce-in-england-november-2016.

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