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Teachers: Qualifications

Volume 472: debated on Monday 25 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many and what proportion of teachers attained the National Professional Qualification of Headship between 2003 and 2007 who are not head teachers; (187153)

(2) what proportion of head teachers hold the National Professional Qualification for Headship.

The Department does not hold this information. National College of School Leadership (NCSL) holds details of National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) graduates each year; it does not have information on their current position in schools.

The number of NPQH graduates in each year since 2003 are as follows:

Number

2003

3,278

2004

3,839

2005

4,237

2006

4,409

2007

4,721