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Teachers

Volume 449: debated on Wednesday 19 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment his Department has made of the availability of trained specialist school teachers in (a) English, (b) mathematics, (c) science, (d) modern languages and (e) information and communication technology in rural areas; and if he will make a statement. (84746)

The information is not available in the format requested.

The following tables provide the information available on the recruitment, training and teachers in service by subject specialism. This information is not available for rural areas only.

Table 1 provides the number of students recruited to initial teacher training courses by phase and subject for academic years 2001/02 to 2005/06.

Table 1: Recruitment to initial teacher training courses1, 2—Academic years 2000/01 to 2005/06 by phase and subject specialism, England

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

Percentage increase 2004/05 to 2005/06

Actual

Places

% difference +/-

Primary and secondary

Undergraduate

8,100

7,830

7,790

7,850

8,250

8,170

-1

Postgraduate

19,620

21,260

23,370

25,780

25,860

25,250

-2

Of which:

School centred/ other non-HEI

1,060

1,190

1,420

1,540

1,720

1,740

1

Total

27,720

29,090

31,160

33,630

34,110

33,410

34,300

-3

-2

Fast Track3

n/a

110

120

300

400

420

Grand total

27,720

29,190

31,280

33,930

34,520

33,830

Primary

Undergraduate

6,580

6,390

6,490

6,600

7,030

6,960

-1

Postgraduate

6,590

6,720

8,000

8,980

9,420

9,060

-4

Of which:

School centred/ other non-HEI

510

590

740

810

890

910

2

Total

13,170

13,110

14,490

15,580

16,450

16,020

15,800

1

-3

Fast Track3

n/a

30

30

60

90

90

Grand total

13,170

13,140

14,520

15,640

16,540

16,110

Secondary

Undergraduate

1,520

1,440

1,300

1,260

1,220

1,210

-1

Postgraduate

13,020

14,530

15,370

16,790

16,440

16,190

-2

Of which:

School centred/ other non-HEI

550

600

680

730

830

840

0

Total

14,540

15,980

16,670

18,050

17,670

17,390

18,500

-6

-2

Fast Track3

n/a

80

90

240

310

320

Grand total

14,540

16,060

16,760

18,290

17,980

17,720

Secondary by subject

Mathematics

1,290

1,550

1,670

1,940

2,030

2,010

2,350

-14

-1

English (inc. drama)

2,030

2,220

2,480

2,420

2,380

2,110

2,200

-4

-11

Science

2,410

2,590

2,700

2,870

2,830

2,930

3,225

-9

4

Modern foreign languages

1,640

1,710

1,730

1,820

1,620

1,560

1,900

-18

-4

Technology4

1,860

2,160

2,400

2,670

2,610

2,570

2,890

-11

-2

History

910

920

990

1,000

910

850

810

5

-7

Geography

900

1,030

950

990

900

820

925

-12

-10

Physical education

1,210

1,330

1,330

1,590

1,530

1,530

1,450

6

0

Art

850

840

890

930

860

780

800

-3

-10

Music

560

650

600

620

600

650

690

-5

8

Religious education

570

590

580

590

630

670

730

-8

7

Citizenship5

0

150

190

220

240

230

240

-5

-3

Other6

320

230

170

230

250

360

290

26

46

Vocational subjects7

n/a

n/a

n/a

160

280

330

18

Total

14,540

15,980

16,670

18,050

17,670

17,390

18,500

-6

-2

Fast Track3

n/a

80

90

240

310

320

Grand total

14,540

16,060

16,760

18,290

17,980

17,720

n/a = not available.

1 Recruitment figures for 2005/06 are provisional and are subject to change. 2 Includes Universities and other HE institutions, SCITT and OU, but excludes employment based routes. Recruitment numbers shown are rounded to the nearest 10. Percentages have been calculated on the actual figure, rather than the rounded. 3 2001/02 was the first year of Fast Track recruitment. 4 Technology includes design and technology, information and communications technology, business studies and home economics. 52001 /02 was the first year of recruitment for citizenship. 6 Other includes classics, dance, economics, media, performing arts and social studies. 7 Vocational subjects includes applied ICT, applied science, applied business, engineering, manufacturing, and health and social care. 2003/04 was the first year of recruitment for these subjects. Source: TDA's ITT Trainee Numbers Census 2000/01 - 2005/06 Available places—DfES.

Table 2 provides the number of teachers gaining qualified teachers status by qualification and phase of training in academic years 2001/02 to 2003/04.

Table 2: Teachers gaining qualified teacher status1 in academic years 2001/02 to 2003/04—Qualification by phase of training, England

2001/02

2002/03

2003/04

UG

PG

Total

UG

PG

Total

UG

PG

Total

Primary and secondary

6,340

16,940

23,280

6,250

19,180

25,430

5,880

21,460

27,340

Primary

5,110

5,610

10,720

5,140

6,800

11,930

4,890

7,580

12,470

Secondary

1,220

11,330

12,550

1,110

12,380

13,490

990

13,880

14,870

Of which:

Mathematics

120

970

1,090

120

1,140

1,270

100

1,420

1,520

English (inc. drama)

70

1,730

1,800

70

2,000

2,070

60

2,110

2,170

Science

120

1,910

2,030

120

2,030

2,140

90

2,230

2,310

Modern foreign languages

20

1,330

1,340

10

1,340

1,350

10

1,440

1,450

Technology2

270

1,270

1,540

260

1,600

1,850

240

1,810

2,060

History

790

790

840

840

850

850

Geography

20

780

810

20

770

800

10

840

850

Art and design

10

630

630

10

720

720

810

810

Music

20

450

470

20

440

460

10

500

510

Religious education

440

440

10

430

440

450

460

Physical education

580

690

1,270

480

700

1,180

470

930

1,390

Other3

360

360

390

390

480

480

1 Includes those trained through SCITTs, but excludes completers through employment based routes. 2 Technology includes Business Studies, Information and Communications Technology and Design and Technology. 3 Other includes Citizenship, Citizenship and Business Studies, Citizenship and History, Social Studies, Classics and Ecc. Note:

“UG” equals Undergraduate, “PG” equals Postgraduate. Source: TDA Performance Profiles.

Table 3 provides the number of teachers teaching by subject in maintained secondary schools and the highest post A-level qualification held in the subject taught.

Table 3: Full-time teachers in maintained secondary schools—Highest post A-level qualification1 held in the subjects they teach2 to year groups 7-13, England

Percentage

Degree3

BEd

PGCE

Cert Ed

Other Qual.

No Qual.

Total teachers (Thousand)

Mathematics

42 ± 3

15 ± 2

9 ± 2

7 ± 1

2 ± 1

24 ± 2

28.2

English

51 ± 3

15 ± 2

7 ± 1

6 ± 1

1 ± 1

20 ± 2

29.4

Combined/General science

62 ± 3

12 ± 2

10 ± 2

4 ± 1

1 ± 1

11 ± 2

28.3

Biology4

71 ± 5

7 ± 3

11 ± 4

3 ± 2

- ± 1

7 ± 3

5.6

Chemistry4

72 ± 5

6 ± 3

12 ± 4

1 ± 1

1 ± 1

7 ± 3

5.2

Physics4

63 ± 6

11 ± 4

15 ± 4

3 ± 2

- ± -

8 ± 3

4.7

Other sciences4

10 ± 6

4 ± 4

5 ± 4

- ± -

- ± -

80 ± 8

1.6

French

54 ± 3

7 ± 2

10 ± 2

3 ± 1

2 ± 1

23 ± 3

16.0

German

47 ± 5

6 ± 3

13 ± 4

1 ± 1

2 ± 1

30 ± 5

6.9

Spanish

37 ± 7

8 ± 4

19 ± 6

- ± -

3 ± 2

33 ± 7

3.6

Other modern languages

18 ± 8

- ± -

9 ± 7

- ± -

3 ± 4

71 ±10

1.4

Design and technology5

26 ± 3

20 ± 3

7 ± 2

21 ± 3

2 ± 1

24 ± 3

20.9

ICT5, 6

13 ± 2

6 ± 1

8 ± 2

2 ± 1

3 ± 1

69 ± 3

18.9

Other/Combined technology5

30 ± 10

13 ± 8

16 ± 7

18 ± 9

2 ± 3

20 ± 9

1.6

Business studies

30 ± 5

11 ± 4

9 ± 3

4 ± 2

3 ± 2

43 ± 5

6.5

Classics

33 ± 7

- ± -

2 ± 4

2 ± -

- ± -

63 ± 7

1.0

History

57 ± 4

9 ± 2

6 ± 2

6 ± 2

- ± -

23 ± 3

13.7

Religious education

22 ± 3

8 ± 2

8 ± 2

4 ± 1

2 ± 1

57 ± 4

14.2

Geography

53 ± 4

9 ± 2

6 ± 2

5 ± 2

1 ± 1

25 ± 3

13.7

Other social studies

35 ± 5

6 ± 3

2 ± 2

2 ± 1

- ± 1

54 ± 6

4.9

Combined arts/humanities/ social studies

5 ± 3

4 ± 2

7 ± 3

1 ± 1

1 ± 1

83 ± 5

5.3

Music

59 ± 5

15 ± 4

5 ± 2

6 ± 3

2 ± 2

13 ± 4

6.3

Drama

25 ± 4

10 ± 3

12 ± 3

6 ± 2

2 ± 1

45 ± 5

8.1

Art and design

54 ± 4

10 ± 3

7 ± 2

9 ± 3

1 ± 1

20 ± 4

9.3

Physical education

25 ± 3

31 ± 3

6 ± 2

13 ± 2

2 ± 1

22 ± 2

21.4

Careers education

2 ± 2

1 ± 2

3 ± 3

4 ± 4

3 ± 4

87 ± 7

1.5

PSHE6

1 ± -

1 ± -

2 ± 1

1 ± -

- ± -

95 ± 1

61.4

General studies

1 ± 1

2 ± 1

1 ± 1

- ± 1

- ± -

95 ± 2

7.1

Citizenship

2 ± 1

1 ± 1

2 ± 1

- ± 1

- ± -

94 ± 2

9.0

Other

32.8

Total2, 7

33 ± -

10 ±-

7 ± -

5 ± -

1 ± -

44 ± -

388.4

‘-’ = zero or less than 0.5.

1 Where a teacher has more than one post A-level qualification in the same subject, the qualification level is determined by the highest level reading from left (Degree) to right (Other Qual.). For example, teachers shown under PGCE have a PGCE but not a degree or BEd in the subject, while those with a PGCE and a degree are shown only under Degree.

2 Teachers are counted once against each subject which they are teaching.

3 Includes higher degrees but excludes BEds.

4 Teachers qualified in combined/general science are treated as qualified to teach biology, chemistry, or physics. Teachers qualified in biology, chemistry or physics are treated as qualified to teach combined/general science.

5 Teachers qualified in other/combined technology are treated as qualified to teach design and technology or information and communication technology. Teachers qualified in design and technology or information and communication technology are treated as qualified to teach other/combined technology.

6 Information and Communication Technology is abbreviated as ICT and Personal, Social and Health Education is abbreviated as PSHE.

7 ‘Other’ not included in total percentages.

Source:

Secondary Schools Curriculum and Staffing Survey 2002.

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) vacancies and (b) temporary replacements there are for head teachers in (i) rural and (ii) non-rural areas; and if he will make a statement. (84747)

The information is not available in the format requested.

The following table provides the number of full-time head teacher vacancies and temporarily filled vacancies in January 2006 (provisional), the latest information available.

Full-time head teacher vacancies and full-time temporarily filled head teacher posts in local authority maintained schools in England, January 20061All maintained schoolsMaintained secondary schoolsFull-time head teacher vacancies18030Full-time temporarily filled head teacher posts2660801 Provisional. 2 Temporarily-filled full-time permanent appointments. The definition used is wider than the vacancy definition (bullet points b and c below are in addition to the normal vacancy definition). A post is included in this row of the table: a. where there is no incumbent who is expected to return to the post; b. whether or not filled on a temporary basis, i.e. either without a contract or on a contract of less than one year; c. whether or not advertised; d. where an appointment has been made but not yet taken up. Note: Figures are rounded to the nearest 10. Source: Survey of teachers in service and teacher vacancies, (618g).

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many vacancies there were for (a) infant, (b) primary and (c) secondary school (i) teachers and (ii) head teachers in (A) Greater London and (B) the London borough of Bexley in the most recent 12 months for which figures are available. (85987)

The following table provides the number of full-time primary and secondary school vacancies for head and other teachers in the London Government Office Region and Bexley local authority in January 2005. Vacancies are those that existed at the survey date and not for the full 12 month period. Infant school vacancies are included with primary schools and are not available separately.

Vacancy information for 2006 at local authority and regional level by phase of education will be published in September.

Full-time vacancy1 numbers in London government office regions and Bexley local authority by grade and phase of education, January 2005

Nursery and primary

Secondary

London

Head teachers

14

11

Other teachers2

233

357

Total

247

368

Bexley

Head teachers

0

2

Other teachers2

17

21

Total

17

23

1 A vacancy refers to full-time appointment of at least one term’s duration that, on the survey date in January, had been advertised but not filled. Vacancies include those filled on a temporary basis unless filled by someone with a fixed term contract of one term or more. 2 Includes vacancies for deputy and assistant head teachers, ASTs and post threshold and other qualified classroom grade teachers. Source: Annual survey of teachers in service and teacher vacancies, (618 g)