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Teachers: Manpower

Volume 460: debated on Wednesday 9 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many people with qualified teacher status there were in (a) pupil referral units, (b) special needs units attached to mainstream schools, (c) classes in maintained mainstream schools and (d) maintained special schools in each year from 1997 to 2007. (133711)

The following table shows the number of full-time equivalent regular teachers with qualified teacher status employed in pupil referral units, mainstream nursery/primary and secondary schools and maintained special schools in England, January 1997 to 2007.

The number of teachers employed in special needs units attached to mainstream schools cannot be provided separately.

Full-time equivalent number of regular qualified teachers in pupil referral units, maintained nursery, primary and secondary schools and maintained special schools in England, January 1997 to 20071

Pupil referral units2

Maintained nursery/primary and secondary schools

Maintained special schools

1997

3,220

378,320

14,700

1998

3,520

376,660

14,260

1999

3,860

379,620

14,150

2000

3,960

382,740

14,120

2001

4.150

386,380

14,030

2002

4,650

389,660

13,860

2003

4,900

389,830

13,630

2004

5,220

391,040

13,750

2005

5,970

394,000

13,330

2006

6,300

397,870

13,470

20071

6,530

398,300

13,470

2Pupil referral unit teacher numbers include other teachers who work outside of mainstream primary, secondary and special schools i.e. home tutors.

1 Provisional

Note:

Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

Source:

DfES annual survey of teachers in service and teacher vacancies,618g (Teachers)