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Teachers: Labour Turnover

Volume 475: debated on Monday 28 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of teachers left the profession within (a) one year, (b) two years and (c) five years of joining in the latest period for which figures are available; what information his Department holds on the levels of qualifications of those teachers; and if he will make a statement. (201106)

The readily available information relates to the percentage of newly qualified teachers who remained in local authority maintained service a number of years after qualification. This information is provided in the following table:

Percentage of full and part-time1 secondary teachers that qualified in a particular year and were still in service in the maintained sector in England a number of years later

Percentage in full or part-time service the following number of years later

Year qualified2

Newly qualified entrants

First year in service3

1 year

2 years

3 years

4 years

5 years

6 years

7 years

8 years

1997

9,300

1997-98

89

82

77

73

70

68

67

65

1998

8,700

1998-99

89

81

76

73

71

69

67

1999

8,800

1999-2000

89

82

77

74

72

70

2000

8,900

2000-01

90

83

78

76

72

2001

9,700

2001-02

91

83

79

75

2002

11,600

2002-03

91

84

80

2003

13,000

2003-04

91

85

2004

13,300

2004-05

91

1 Teachers in part-time service are under-recorded on the DTR by between 10 and 20 per cent. and therefore these figures may be slightly underestimated. 2 Calendar year in which the teachers qualified. 3 Financial year during which the teachers entered service. Notes: 1. Figures relating to 2004-05 and 2005-06 are provisional; entrant numbers rounded to nearest 100. 2. The length of service may not have been continuous; for example, not all of those shown as teaching eight years after entering service in 1997-98 may have taught continuously for eight years, some may have taken periods of time outside of the maintained sector. Source: Database of Teacher Records (DTR).

Information on the levels of qualifications of these teachers could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many full-time teachers entering the profession left the profession within (a) three and (b) five years in the latest period for which figures are available in each local authority area in Yorkshire and the Humber; and if he will make a statement. (201961)

The information requested is not available by local authority area.

The readily available information relates to the percentage of newly qualified teacher who remained in local authority maintained service in England a number of years after qualification. This information is provided in the following table.

Percentage of full and part-time1 secondary teachers that qualified in a particular year and were still in service in the maintained sector in England a number of years later

Percentage in full or part-time service the following number of years later

Year qualified2

Newly qualified entrants

First year in service3

1 yr

2 yrs

3 yrs

4 yrs

5 yrs

6 yrs

7 yrs

8 yrs

1997

9,300

1997-98

89

82

77

73

70

68

67

65

1998

8,700

1998-99

89

81

76

73

71

69

67

1999

8,800

1999-2000

89

82

77

74

72

70

2000

8,900

2000-01

90

83

78

76

72

2001

9,700

2001-02

91

83

79

75

2002

11,600

2002-03

91

84

80

2003

13,000

2003-04

91

85

2004

13,300

2004-05

91

1 Teachers in part-time service are under-recorded on the DTR by between 10 and 20% and therefore these figures may be slightly underestimated.

2 Calendar year in which the teachers qualified.

3 Financial year during which the teachers entered service.

Notes:

1. The length of service may not have been continuous; for example, not all of those shown as teaching eight years after entering service in 1997-98 may have taught continuously for eight years, some may have taken periods of time outside of the maintained sector.

2. Figures relating to 2004-05 and 2005-06 are provisional; entrant numbers rounded to nearest 100.

Source:

Database of Teacher Records (DTR)