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Teacher Vacancies

Volume 669: debated on Tuesday 1 February 2005

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asked Her Majesty's Government:How many teacher vacancies, broken down by subject areas, currently exist in schools in England and Wales. [HL918]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Education and Skills
(Lord Filkin)

The following table gives the number of full-time vacancies in maintained secondary schools in England and Wales by subject area at January 2004, the latest information available. Vacancies by subject are not available for other phases of education.

EnglandWalesTotal
Maths26311274
Information technology96298
Any science23311244
Modern foreign languages86187
Welsh088
English19211203
Drama33235
History34337
Social sciences808
Geography47249
Religious education78179
Design and technology1373140
Commerce and business studies23023
Art, craft and design42244
EnglandWalesTotal
Music47350
P.E.80383
Other and combined1304134
Total classroom teachers1,529671,596

Source:

The annual survey of teachers in service and teacher vacancies (Form 618G) and National Assembly for Wales Stats 3 Survey.