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Teachers

Volume 404: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the projected number of teachers employed in primary and post-primary schools in each Northern Ireland education and library board area is for the next 10 years. [110572]

The Department of Education does not produce projections of the number of teachers employed in primary and post-primary schools in each Northern Ireland education and library board area.

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many Northern Ireland teachers have (a) retired and (b) left the profession within their first three years, in each of the last five years. [110571]

a) The numbers of teachers who have retired in each of the last five academic years are as follows:

1997/98

1998/99

1999/00

2000/01

2001/02

870

778

748

873

782

(b) The numbers of teachers leaving the teaching profession within three years of their first appointment in a permanent teaching post are as follows:

1997/98

1995/99

1999/00

2000/01

2001/02

8156913

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many teachers were employed in (a) primary and (b) post-primary schools in each Northern Ireland education and library board area in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available. [110573]

The information requested (expressed as full time equivalents) is as follows:

Primary schools
BelfastWesternNorth EasternSouth EasternSouthern
1992–931,3841,6141,7691,5861,894
1993–941,4741,6731,8381,6632,001
1994–951,5171,6881,8521,6952,046
1995–961,6131,7171,8711,7412,066
1996–971,6111,7371,8971,7582,085
1997–981,5601,7281,9061,7152,102
1998–991,5321,6281,8631,7252,062
1999–20001,4791,6071,8361,7442,085
2000–011,4661,6011,8221,7772,075
2001–021,4271,6181,8731,8142,047
Preparatory departments1
BelfastWesternNorth EasternSouth EasternSouthern
1992–93714153810
1993–9461316389
1994–951023204511
1995–96110320469
1996–971103194610
1997–981013194810
1998–991033174913
1999–200098215507
2000–019629567
2001–029228499
1 The count of teachers is on a different basis from 1994–95 onwards.
Post-primary schools
BelfastWesternNorth EasternSouth EasternSouthern
1992–932,0221,7542,1591,6732,046
1993–942,1071,8182,2131,7242,104
1994–952,0481,8832,2121,7042,160
1995–962,0861,9312,2361,7432,214
1996–972,1181,9872,2441,7392,262
1997–982,1212,0032,2551,7142,242
1998–992,1361,9852,2301,7322,275
1999–20002,1992,0052,2521,7762,316
2000–012,2362,0592,2861,8272,338
2001–022,2692,0382,3241,8572,321