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Volume 407: debated on Thursday 19 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of (a) nursery/primary and (b) secondary school qualified teachers who are not employed in the maintained sector in each year since 1990. [118120]

The following table provides the available data on qualified teachers who were not in service in the maintained schools sector in England and Wales at 31 March of each year shown. Data are not available by phase of training or for years prior to 1998.

No service recorded1Previously in service2Teachers in service outside the maintained schools sector3
1 Includes those who qualified in England or Wales who have no known service in England or Wales. Some may have entered service not recorded on the DTR, which is maintained primarily for the Teachers' Pension Scheme (TPS), e.g. in some independent schools or outside of England and Wales.
2 Qualified teachers with some previous service in any sector in England and Wales. Includes teachers who qualified other than in England and Wales. Some teachers will return to service after career breaks.
3 Qualified teachers in service in England and Wales outside the maintained schools sector, e.g. those in the independent sector, further or higher education sectors or miscellaneous establishments who are members of the TPS.


Database of Teacher Records (DTR).