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Foreign Teachers

Volume 450: debated on Tuesday 10 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many foreign teachers, excluding language assistants, are working in maintained (a) primary and (b) secondary schools, broken down by (i) nationality and (ii) local authority area. (89548)

The information requested is not collected centrally for England. Information for Scotland is a matter for the Scottish Executive.

The following table provides the number of foreign teachers recruited to the overseas trained teacher programme in each year from 2000/01 to 2004/05, the latest year for which full details are available.

Recruitment to the overseas trained teacher scheme in England by phase, 2000/01 to 2004/05

Primary

Secondary

Total

2000/01

110

80

190

2001/02

310

440

760

2002/03

330

510

830

2003/04

510

710

1,210

2004/05

610

940

1,540

Notes:

1. Teacher Development Agency (TDA)

2. Figures are rounded to the nearest10.