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Teachers: Elderly

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 9 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many teachers over the age of 50 years were awarded full-time teaching contracts in the (a) primary and (b) secondary school sector in (i) Leeds and (ii) West Yorkshire in each of the last three years. (154861)

[holding answer 10 September 2007]: The information is not available in the format requested. There are however estimates available which give the number of full-time regular appointments. This information is available at the Government office region level only.

The following table shows the number of teachers aged 50 or over appointed to full-time regular posts in local authority maintained nursery, primary and secondary schools in the Yorkshire and the Humber Government office region and England in each year from 2002-03 to 2004-05, the latest year for which information is available.

Qualified teachers aged 501 or over taking up full-time regular appointments in local authority maintained schools in the Yorkshire and the Humber Government office region and England

2002-03

2003-042

2004-052

Yorkshire and the Humber

England

Yorkshire and the Humber

England

Yorkshire and the Humber

England

Nursery/Primary

Entrants3

120

1,280

90

1,200

100

1,240

Movements4

190

2,100

210

2,300

230

2,060

Total appointments

310

3,370

300

3,500

330

3,300

Secondary

Entrants3

160

1,940

150

1,810

150

1,770

Movements4

210

2,560

200

2,340

190

2,050

Total appointments

370

4,500

360

4,150

350

3,820

1 Teachers aged 50 or over by the end of the year in which appointed.

2 Provisional.

3 Entrants include teachers who were not in service in the local authority maintained sector in England at the beginning of the year of appointment.

4 Includes teachers who were in service in the local authority maintained sector in England at the beginning of the year who had taken up an appointment in a different school by the end of the year.

Note:

Numbers are rounded to the nearest 10 and consequently totals may not always equal the sum of the component parts.

Source:

Database of Teacher Records