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Teachers: Labour Turnover

Volume 467: debated on Thursday 22 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of school teachers left the profession before completing five years of teaching (a) in total and (b) broken down by subject in (i) England, (ii) each region and (iii) each local education authority area in the latest year for which figures are available. (166501)

Provisional estimates show that the number of full and part-time qualified teachers with less than five years recorded teaching service who left local authority maintained schools in England in 2005-06 was 9,340. It is not known how many of these were going to teaching posts in other education sectors or countries or how many were leaving teaching permanently. This information is not available broken down by subject, region or local authority.

The source of this information is the Database of Teacher Records (DTR).