Skip to main content

Teachers

Volume 458: debated on Monday 26 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of newly qualified (a) secondary and (b) primary school teachers who had not taken up full-time teaching posts one year after qualification in each of the last five years in Leeds. (129372)

[holding answer 23 March 2007]: The following tables provide the number and percentage of final year trainees from Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) in Leeds gaining Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) award by academic year who have not commenced a full-time teaching post, in either the maintained or independent sector, six months after completing their course in the academic years, 2002/03 to 2004/05:

Final year primary school trainees from HEI providers in Leeds1 gaining QTS award by academic year that have not commenced a full-time teaching post six months after completing their course

ITT trainees gaining QTS with unknown destinations

Number of ITT trainees gaining QTS known not to be in full-time teaching post

Percentage of all QTS award trainees not in full-time teaching posts

Number

Percentage

2002/03

70

16

80

21

2003/042

90

26

60

17

2004/05

100

26

40

11

1 HEIs in Leeds include the University of Leeds, Leeds Metropolitan University and Trinity and All Saints College. 2 Leeds Metropolitan University is not included in 2003/04 figures because of inconsistencies in data collection and recording from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey. Source: The TDA performance profiles.

Final year secondary school trainees from HEI providers in Leeds gaining QTS award by academic year that have not commenced a full-time teaching post six months after completing their course

ITT trainees gaining QTS with unknown destinations

Number of ITT trainees gaining QTS known not to be in full-time teaching post

Percentage of all QTS award trainees not in full-time teaching posts

Number

Percentage

2002/03

60

10

100

16

2003/041

90

15

110

20

2004/05

90

14

110

17

1 Leeds Metropolitan University is not included in 2003/04 figures because of inconsistencies in data collection and recording from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey. Notes:

1. Figures for final year trainees in Leeds include HEIs only, but exclude SCITT, OU and employment based routes. This is because the breakdown of teaching posts into full-time or part-time posts is only available for HEIs. 2. HEIs in Leeds include the University of Leeds, Leeds Metropolitan University and Trinity and All Saints College. 3. Trainees gaining QTS award and classified as known not to be in a full-time teaching post six months after completing their course include trainees who are in part-time teaching posts, seeking a teaching post and not seeking a teaching post. 4. These figures show the number of final year trainees from HEIs in Leeds gaining QTS award who have not commenced a full-time teaching post six months after completing their course. They do not show the number of NQTs living in Leeds who are not in full-time teaching posts. Also those who are in full-time teaching posts may not necessarily be teaching in Leeds. Not all qualifying teachers will seek employment in teaching immediately; some may travel, take further study or pursue other interests before doing so. 5. Figures for 2003/04 have been affected by inconsistencies in data collection and recording for Leeds Metropolitan University from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey. Therefore no data from Leeds Metropolitan University are included for 2003/04 figures. 6. Data on destinations of final year trainees for 2005/06 are not yet available. 7. The breakdown of the type of teaching posts which trainees enter (i.e. full-time or part-time) is only available for trainees who were awarded QTS in 2002/03 onwards. 8. Percentage calculation includes response whose employment status was unknown. 9. Figures are individually rounded to the nearest 10. Source: The TDA performance profiles.