Teachers

Department for Education written question – answered on 12th February 2019.

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Photo of The Earl of Clancarty The Earl of Clancarty Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many publicly funded schools have had specialist teachers for (1) music, (2) drama, (3) art, and (4) mathematics in each year since 2010.

Photo of Lord Agnew of Oulton Lord Agnew of Oulton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The information requested is not held centrally.

National information on the number of subject teachers in state funded secondary schools is available in the publication, ‘School Workforce in England, 2017’. Information on the percentage of these who are classed as specialist teachers is shown is also available in the same publication. The publication is attached and available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/school-workforce-in-england-november-2017.

A specialist teacher is defined as one who holds a relevant post A level qualification in a subject relevant to the subject taught.

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