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Teachers: Males

Volume 481: debated on Thursday 23 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many qualified full-time male secondary school teachers were working as teachers in each of the last 10 years, broken down by local authority; (228710)

(2) how many qualified full-time male primary school teachers were working as teachers in each of the last 10 years, broken down by local authority.

Information on gender of teachers is available from the Database of Teacher Records which is collected primarily for pensions administration purposes. Figures from this source are only considered sufficiently reliable to publish as percentages at the national level.

Information on the proportion of teachers by gender is available at an aggregate level for England and this has been published in table D2 of the School Workforce Statistical First Release, January 2007 (Revised) at the following web link:

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

The school work force census planned for 2010 will provide more detailed information on the school work force at local authority level.

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) primary schools, (b) secondary schools did not have a qualified full-time male teacher in each of the last 10 years. (228712)