Teachers: Qualifications:Written question - 57946

Asked by Angela Rayner

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Asked on: 15 December 2016
Department for Education
Teachers: Qualifications
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many unqualified teachers taught in classrooms in the last year for which data is available.
Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 20 December 2016

In November 2015, there were 22,500 full-time equivalent teachers without Qualified Teacher Status employed by state funded schools in England. This is the latest information available.

This information is published in Table 3a of the ‘School Workforce in England: November 2015’ statistical release available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/school-workforce-in-england-november-2015

Those without Qualified Teacher Status includes employment-based trainees on, for example, School Direct (Salaried) and Teach First. The total number of teachers without Qualified Teacher Status represents 4.9% of all full-time equivalent teachers employed by state funded schools in England.

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