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Physical Education Teachers

Volume 454: debated on Tuesday 5 December 2006

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

[pursuant to the reply, 6 November 2006, Official Report, c. 965W]: The following 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.

These numbers replace those previously given. The subsequent notes are also revised.

Teachers on teacher training courses in England with physical education as a subject specialisation, 2000/01 to 2004/05Academic year of qualificationTotalOf which: Black and ethnic minoritiesPercentage of black and ethnic minorities2000/011,2002022001/021,3804032002/031,3503022003/041,7605032004/051,920704 Notes:1. Numbers are rounded to the nearest 10.2. The figures include teachers on employment based routes to qualified teacher status.3. The total includes those who did not declare or refused to provide their ethnic background.4. Black and ethnic minorities include the following categories:Black or black British—CaribbeanBlack or black British—AfricanOther black backgroundAsian or Asian British—IndianAsian or Asian British—PakistaniAsian or Asian British—BangladeshiChinese or other ethnic background—ChineseOther Asian backgroundMixed—white and black CaribbeanMixed—white and black AfricanMixed—white and AsianOther mixed backgroundOther ethnic backgroundSource:Training and Development Agency's Performance Profiles.