Teachers: Qualifications:Written question - 221323

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Asked on: 20 January 2015
Department for Education
Teachers: Qualifications
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of primary school teachers in (a) England, (b) the North West and (c) Warrington have a degree in (i) English and (ii) mathematics.
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Answered by: Mr David Laws
Answered on: 23 January 2015

The following table provides the headcount number and proportion of all regular teachers in service in primary schools in England, the North West and Warrington with a degree in English and mathematics in November 2013. This is the latest information available.

Number of Teachers

with relevant

Degree[1]

Total Number of Teachers

where Qualifications are Recorded[2]

Percentage with a relevant Degree1

Confidence Interval[3]

Percentage of Teachers where Qualifications

Are Recorded

(i) English

England

24,650

227,513

10.8

+/-

0.1

95.5

North West

3,632

30,097

12.1

+/-

0.4

95.6

Warrington

109

969

11.2

+/-

2.0

98.0

(ii) Mathematics

England

4,278

227,513

1.9

+/-

0.1

95.5

North West

709

30,097

2.4

+/-

0.2

95.6

Warrington

27

969

2.8

+/-

1.0

98.0

Source: School Workforce Census

[1] Includes teachers with a first or higher English or mathematics degree but excludes those with an English or mathematics PGCE where no record of an English or mathematics degree exists and those with a BEd in English or mathematics.

[2] Those recorded with a qualification (degree or higher, Bachelor of Education, Post-Graduate Certificate in Education Certificate in Education, other qualification at NVQ level 4 or higher, relevant non-UK qualification) in any subject (the total in the sample from which the rate is calculated).

[3] The range within which we can be 95% confident that the true value exists.

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