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Physical Education Teachers

Volume 451: debated on Tuesday 7 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many black and ethnic minority teachers participated in physical education teacher training courses in each of the last five years; and how many black and ethnic minority teachers teach physical education in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools. (99875)

The table provides the number of teachers from black and other ethnic minorities who have participated in teacher training courses with physical education as one of their subject specialisations in each academic year from 2000/01 to 2004/05, the latest year for which figures are available. The figures are for teachers who have trained to teach in secondary schools only. Primary school trainee teachers are trained in all subjects of national curriculum including physical education.

Information on the number of black and ethnic minority teachers teaching by subject area is not collected centrally.

Teachers on teacher training courses in England with physical education as a subject specialisation, 2000/01 to 2004/05

Academic year of qualification

Total

Of which: black and ethnic minorities

Percentage

2000/01

1,160

20

2.0

2001/02

1,330

40

2.7

2002/03

1,320

30

2.4

2003/04

1,700

50

3.2

2004/05

1,870

70

3.8

Notes:

1. Numbers are rounded to the nearest 10.

2. The figures exclude teachers on employment-based routes to qualified teacher status.

Source:

Training and Development Agency’s Performance Profiles

Black and ethnic minorities include the following categories:

Black or black British—Caribbean

Black or black British—African

Other black background

Asian or Asian British—Indian

Asian or Asian British—Pakistani

Asian or Asian British—Bangladeshi

Chinese or other ethnic background—Chinese

Other Asian background

Mixed—white and black Caribbean

Mixed—white and black African

Mixed—white and Asian

Other mixed background

Other ethnic background