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Teachers: Vacancies

Volume 476: debated on Monday 2 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many teaching posts in maintained schools in England were vacant at the latest date for which figures are available. (206937)

The latest available information shows that there were 2,510 teaching posts vacant in January 2008, This figure can be found in table 6 of the Statistical First Release ‘School Workforce in England’ at:

http://www.dfes.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000787/index .shtml

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many teaching posts in maintained schools in (a) Greater London and (b) the London Borough of Bexley were vacant at the latest date for which figures are available. (207126)

The latest available information shows that there were 530 vacancies in London and there were 14 vacancies in the London borough of Bexley in January 2007. These figures can be found in table 19 of the Statistical First Release ‘School Workforce in England’ at:

http://www.dfes.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000743/index .shtml