Physical Education: Teachers:Written question - 126905

(North Swindon)
Asked on: 06 February 2018
Department for Education
Physical Education: Teachers
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate he has made of the number of teachers specialising in physical education.
Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 14 February 2018

The latest available information shows that, as at November 2016, there were 23,500 teachers of physical education in state funded secondary schools. Of these 88.5% had a relevant post A level qualification. Equivalent information is not available for primary schools.

The source of this information is the School Workforce Census which is an annual survey collected in November each year. The information above is published in Table 12 of the statistical release, School Workforce in England, which is available at:

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