Teachers: Qualifications

Department for Education written question – answered on 22nd February 2018.

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Photo of Rushanara Ali Rushanara Ali Labour, Bethnal Green and Bow

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many state school teachers in England do not have Qualified Teacher Status.

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

There are 28,000 (headcount) and 24,000 (full-time equivalent) teachers without Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and 475,900 (headcount) and 433,200 (full-time equivalent) with QTS in service in state funded schools in England, November 2016. The source for this information is the annual School Workforce Census.

This information is publicly available in table 3a at the following web link:

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

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