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Teacher Shortages

Volume 453: debated on Monday 27 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many schools in Bournemouth have teacher shortages. (100925)

The information is not available in the format requested but the number of teacher vacancies is collected.

In January 2006, the latest information available, there was one vacancy in Bournemouth local authority giving a vacancy rate of 0.1 per cent. The vacancy was in a primary school and was for a classroom grade teacher. The vacancy rate for England was 0.6 per cent.

The information is from the DfES annual survey of teachers in service and teacher vacancies, 618g. Vacancies counted are those advertised for full-time permanent appointments, or appointments of at least one term’s duration, and include those being filled by a teacher on a temporary contract of less than one term’s duration.