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Citizenship: Education

Volume 493: debated on Tuesday 2 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many secondary schools in England employ one or more teachers who have completed initial teacher training courses to become specialist citizenship teachers. (275909)

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many secondary school teachers in England have completed initial teacher training courses to become specialist citizenship teachers in the last (a) 12 months and (b) two years. (275910)

The number of teachers gaining Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) via secondary Initial Teacher Training (ITT) courses in Citizenship for each of the last two years for which data are available is given in the following table.

Teachers gaining QTS Via secondary ITT courses in citizenship

Mainstream

Employment based routes

2005/06

190

40

2006/07

180

40

Notes:

1. Mainstream figures include Universities, other Higher Education Institutions, SCITT and Open University but excludes employment based routes and cases where QTS was granted on assessment-based teacher training.

2. Employment based ITT excludes cases where QTS was granted on assessment-based teacher training.

3. Citizenship includes Citizenship and Business Studies, and Citizenship and History.

4. Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10.

Source:

TDA Performance Profiles.