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Teachers: Labour Turnover

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 1 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many qualified teachers left full-time teaching in London in each of the last five years. (196413)

The following table provides the number of qualified regular local authority maintained sector teachers who left full-time service in London Government office region in each year from 2000-01 to 2004-05, the latest year available at regional level. The numbers include teachers leaving service, retiring, entering part-time service or entering teaching service of any description outside of London.

Teachers leaving full-time regular local authority maintained sector1 service in the London Government office region

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-052

Out of full-time service in London3

5,550

5,360

5,300

4,530

3,990

Retired

740

660

670

700

830

Leavers to part-time service in London

1,120

1,390

1,240

1,300

1,410

Total

7,400

7,410

7,200

6,530

6,230

1 Left full-time service in London but they may in service elsewhere or in other education sectors,

2 Provisional. Figures are available for 2005-06 at the national level but not for individual regions.

3 Excludes academies and CTCs.

Source:

Database of Teacher Records.