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Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 5 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of teachers who qualified within the last two years are not employed as teachers in state maintained schools. (189140)

The following table shows the number of trainees who gained Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) through mainstream Initial Teacher Training (ITT) courses in 2004/05 and 2005/06 and were not employed in state maintained schools six months after gaining QTS.

A minimum of 71 per cent. of trainees who gained QTS in 2004/05 and 2005/06 entered a teaching post in a maintained school within six months of gaining QTS. These are minimums as there are a proportion of trainees where the sector of the schools they enter is unknown or their destination after gaining QTS is unknown.

Proportion of trainees gaining QTSKnown not to be teaching in a maintained schoolWorking in a school where the sector is unknownWith an unknown destinationYear of gaining QTSTotal number of mainstream trainees gaining QTSNumberPercentageNumberPercentageNumberPercentage2004/0527,1503,300121,47053,050112005/0627,0403,790141,56062,5109 Notes:1. Mainstream includes universities and other higher education institutions, SCITT and OU, but excludes employment based routes.2. Performance profiles data are collected at the end of a trainees first year, therefore 2006/07 data are collected in autumn 2007 and will be published in July 2008.3. Trainees taking the assessment only for secondary courses are not included in the table above.4. Those known not to be teaching in a maintained school include those who are working in independent schools, those who are seeking a teaching post and those who are not seeking a teaching post.5. The destination of trainees through Employment Based ITT (EBITT) is not collected. 6. The destination of trainees gaining QTS is collected through the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey 7. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.Source:TDA’s Performance Profiles