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New Teachers

Volume 453: debated on Monday 27 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills now many new teachers have been employed since 1997, broken down by local authority. (102000)

Information on the number of new teachers entering service is not available at local authority level.

The following table provides the number of newly qualified entrants to maintained sector service in England in each year from 1997-98 to 2004-05, the latest information available. The table does not include teachers whose entry to the English maintained sector was delayed after attaining qualified teacher status.

Newly qualified entrants1 to the maintained sector in England, 1997-98 to 2004-05

Full-time

Part-time2

Total

1997-98

18,010

890

18,900

1998-99

16,820

840

17,660

1999-2000

17,630

810

18,440

2000-01

16,780

600

17,380

2001-02

18,330

570

18,910

2002-03

20,790

760

21,550

2003-043

22,250

990

23,240

2004-053,4

21,950

1,000

22,950

Total

152,560

6,470

159,030

1 Teacher qualified in the previous calendar year.

2 10-20 per cent. of part-time teachers may not be included in the data.

3 Provisional.

4 Figures for 2004-05 may be underestimated due to the late receipt of data.

Source:

Database of Teacher Records.