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Physical Education: Teachers

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 20 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many qualified physical education teachers there were in each London borough in each year since 1997. (184182)

The information is not available in the format requested.

Information is available for England from the Secondary Schools Curriculum Survey (SSCSS) which is an occasional sample survey last conducted in 2002 and 2007. 2007 figures will be published in spring 2008. The 2002 survey showed that there were 21,400 teachers in secondary schools teaching physical education of which 78 per cent. had a post A-level qualification in the subject. All teachers in primary schools are qualified to teach all subjects of the national curriculum including physical education.

The 2002 SSCSS figures were published in Statistics of Education, School Workforce in England (including teachers’ pay for England and Wales), January 2003 edition, a copy of which has been placed in the House Library.