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Teachers: Males

Volume 493: debated on Tuesday 2 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families at how many and what proportion of maintained (a) primary and (b) secondary schools fewer than (i) 1 per cent., (ii) 10 per cent., (iii) 20 per cent. and (iv) 30 per cent. of the fully qualified teaching staff were male in each year since 1997. (271479)

The information cannot be provided for all the years requested on the grounds of disproportionate cost. 1997 and 2008 figures are provided within the following table.

The following table shows how many and what proportion of local authority maintained primary and secondary schools in England employed fewer than 1 per cent., 10 per cent., 20 per cent. and 30 per cent. qualified full-time equivalent male teachers, January 1997 and 2008.

Number and proportion of maintained nursery/primary and secondary schools with fewer than 1 per cent., 10 per cent., 20 per cent. and 30 per cent. full-time equivalent qualified male teachers, January 1997 and 2008, England

1997

2008

Nursery/Primary

Secondary1

Nursery/Primary

Secondary1

Number

Percentage

Number

Percentage

Number

Percentage

Number

Percentage

Less than 1 per cent.

5,280

27.9

0

0.0

4,670

26.5

2

0.1

Less than 10 per cent.

6,760

35.7

2

0.1

6,800

38.5

10

0.3

Less than 20 per cent.

11,920

63.0

80

2.1

12,390

70.2

70

2.2

Less than 30 per cent.

16,210

85.6

280

7.9

15,930

90.2

360

11.0

1 Excludes academies. 2 Between one and four schools. Note:Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

Source: School Census