English Language: Teachers:Written question - 165587

Asked by Lucy Powell
(Manchester Central)
Asked on: 18 July 2018
Department for Education
English Language: Teachers
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of teachers teaching English (a) are specialist English teachers and (b) hold a relevant post A level qualification for each type of 16-19 provider.
Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 25 July 2018

In 2017, there were 37,500 teachers of English in state funded secondary schools. Of these, 81.2% of teachers had a relevant post A level qualification in English or a related subject such as linguistics or language studies. A relevant post A level qualification is defined as a first degree or higher, BEd degree, PGCE, Certificate of Education or another qualification at Level 4 or above.

These figures relate to all teachers in state funded secondary schools regardless of the age range of the school. Figures on the qualifications of teachers are not routinely broken down by the year group of the class taught.

No separate figures are available for 16-19 providers.

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