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Teachers

Volume 507: debated on Wednesday 17 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many qualified teachers below retirement age were not teaching in the state sector in (a) 1997, (b) 2005 and (c) the latest year for which figures are available. (317817)

The following table provides the number of teachers with qualified teacher status aged below 60, the normal retirement age for those teachers who first entered service before 1 January 2007, who were not recorded in service in state maintained schools in England in March 1997, 2005 and 2008, the latest information available.

Qualified teachers aged under 601 not recorded in service2 in state maintained schools3, March 1997, 2005 and 2008—England

Teachers

1997

509,360

2005

503,410

20084

483,760

1 Teachers age at March of each year.

2 Figures include teachers who never entered service, have left service both permanently and temporarily and those in service in other sectors or outside England. They exclude teachers who are receiving a pension or those recorded in occasional service in the state maintained sector.

3 State maintained schools include local authority maintained schools, City Technology Colleges and academies.

4 Provisional.

Note:

Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

Source:

Database of Teacher Records.