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Teachers: Qualifications

Volume 475: debated on Monday 28 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what proportion of new teachers had (a) a first class, (b) an upper second class, (c) a lower second class, (d) a third class and (e) no degree in each year from 1996 to 2008; and if he will make a statement; (201042)

(2) what proportion of maintained secondary schools have no teacher on staff with a degree level qualification in physics; and if he will make a statement;

(3) what estimate he has made of teacher turnover in maintained schools in the most recent period for which figures are available, broken down by local authority area;

(4) what estimates he has made of teacher turnover rates in each local authority in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement;

(5) how many schools had a teacher turnover rate above 25 per cent. in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.

The information requested could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Surrey Heath on 4 February 2008, Official Report, column 924W with respect to question 201131.

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of teachers in each local authority area was classed as unqualified in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. (201191)

The following table provides the proportion of full-time equivalent unqualified teachers employed in local authority maintained schools in England by each local authority in January 2007. Unqualified teachers include 11,000 instructors and overseas trained teachers and 5,700 on employment based training routes to qualified teacher status (including teachers on the Graduate Teacher Programme, Registered Teacher Programme, Overseas Trained Teacher Programme and Teach First).

The proportion of full-time equivalent unqualified teachers employed in local authority maintained schools in England by each local authority in January 2007

Percentage

Gateshead

0.5

Newcastle upon Tyne

2.1

North Tyneside

0.8

South Tyneside

1.3

Sunderland

2.4

Hartlepool

3.2

Middlesbrough

1.4

Redcar and Cleveland

3.5

Stockton on Tees

3.1

Darlington

2.0

Durham

1.7

Northumberland

1.2

North East

1.9

Cumbria

1.1

Cheshire

1.8

Halton

1.1

Warrington

1.4

Bolton

2.0

Bury

0.9

Manchester

3.9

Oldham

3.5

Rochdale

1.7

Salford

3.0

Stockport

0.9

Tameside

1.7

Trafford

1.9

Wigan

1.6

Lancashire

1.5

Blackburn with Darwen

0.5

Blackpool

1.5

Knowsley

1.8

Liverpool

1.4

St. Helens

0.7

Sefton

1.7

Wirral

1.2

North West

1.7

Kingston-Upon-Hull, City of

7.3

East Riding of Yorkshire

2.5

North East Lincolnshire

5.9

North Lincolnshire

4.0

North Yorkshire

3.0

York

2.2

Barnsley

1.2

Doncaster

3.0

Rotherham

2.9

Sheffield

3.3

Bradford

0.9

Calderdale

0.9

Kirklees

1.9

Leeds

2.5

Wakefield

2.4

Yorkshire and the Humber

2.7

Derby

2.7

Leicestershire

4.0

Leicester

5.2

Rutland

1.9

Lincolnshire

5.1

Northamptonshire

4.5

Nottinghamshire

0.9

Nottingham

2.9

East Midlands

3.2

Herefordshire

2.5

Worcestershire

1.8

Shropshire

1.3

Telford and Wrekin

2.2

Staffordshire

2.1

Stoke-on-Trent

3.6

Warwickshire

3.6

Birmingham

1.0

Coventry

3.3

Dudley

2.9

Sandwell

0.7

Solihull

4.0

Walsall

3.9

Wolverhampton

3.9

West Midlands

2.3

Cambridgeshire

5.5

Peterborough

4.0

Norfolk

4.0

Suffolk

2.3

Bedfordshire

5.8

Luton

9.5

Essex

3.9

Southend-on-Sea

12.7

Thurrock

10.3

Hertfordshire

5.2

East of England

5.0

City of London

15.3

Camden

9.4

Greenwich

8.4

Hackney

15.3

Hammersmith and Fulham

10.4

Islington

8.8

Kensington and Chelsea

12.7

Lambeth

9.0

Lewisham

5.4

Southwark

12.0

Tower Hamlets

10.0

Wandsworth

8.2

Westminster

12.3

Barking and Dagenham

9.2

Barnet

8.5

Bexley

4.6

Brent

9.7

Bromley

5.3

Croydon

6.0

Ealing

8.5

Enfield

8.0

Haringey

6.5

Harrow

9.4

Havering

6.9

Hillingdon

9.1

Hounslow

6.5

Kingston upon Thames

4.5

Merton

6.2

Newham

5.5

Redbridge

9.1

Richmond upon Thames

4.8

Sutton

5.0

Waltham Forest

9.1

London

8.1

Bracknell Forest

7.0

Windsor and Maidenhead

9.1

West Berkshire

2.7

Reading

3.2

Slough

10.1

Wokingham

4.2

Buckinghamshire

5.8

Milton Keynes

3.7

East Sussex

3.3

Brighton and Hove

2.6

Hampshire

3.6

Portsmouth

4.5

Southampton

3.8

Isle of Wight

6.1

Kent

8.9

Medway

5.9

Oxfordshire

5.2

Surrey

3.8

West Sussex

1.8

South East

5.1

Isles of Scilly

Bath and North East Somerset

1.1

City of Bristol

2.7

North Somerset

0.2

South Gloucestershire

0.7

Cornwall

2.0

Devon

1.8

Plymouth

1.5

Torbay

2.3

Dorset

2.0

Poole

1.8

Bournemouth

1.9

Gloucestershire

1.6

Somerset

2.1

Wiltshire

1.6

Swindon

3.3

South West

1.8

England

3.8

Source:

Annual Survey of Teachers in Services and Teacher Vacancies (618g)