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Teachers: Labour Turnover

Question for Department for Education

UIN 853, tabled on 2 June 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many Teach First teachers in each (a) subject and (b) parliamentary constituency (i) began teaching and (ii) left the teaching profession in each of the last five years.

Answered on

10 June 2015

This answer is a correction from the original answer.

The first table below shows the number of Teach First teachers in each subject that began teaching in each of the last five years. The number of trainees starting is increasing annually including to STEM subjects, and the geographical spread is widening.

Qualified Teacher Status Subject

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

Art

3

0

0

0

0

Business Studies

24

21

12

14

14

Citizenship

25

9

6

10

0

Design and Technology

3

10

5

6

8

English

160

194

222

255

302

Geography

19

15

26

44

46

History

23

33

39

47

53

ICT

12

15

18

15

10

Maths

125

172

187

262

217

MFL

33

45

76

81

86

Music

7

14

13

13

12

Primary

18

81

170

226

344

Primary EYFS

0

0

0

16

39

RE

14

18

15

18

18

Science

84

127

187

194

221

Unknown

0

0

0

0

0

The following table shows the number of Teach First teachers in each subject that left the teaching profession in each of the last five years.

Qualified Teacher Status Subject

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

Art

2

2

1

0

1

Business Studies

10

9

7

14

7

Citizenship

18

9

16

11

8

Design and Technology

1

4

3

6

3

English

49

69

99

103

120

Geography

9

8

14

13

13

History

12

16

13

20

22

ICT

8

7

8

10

9

Maths

40

66

88

115

107

MFL

14

12

22

32

43

Music

8

3

4

8

4

Primary

5

28

26

67

94

Primary EYFS

0

0

0

0

3

RE

9

12

14

5

9

Science

40

64

84

84

87

Unknown

4

3

2

0

0

Notes:

Data for those in the second table gives a summary of those who left teaching either when on, or after completing, the Teach First Leadership Development Programme. This includes all those who have completed the Teach First programme since the first cohort in 2003. The data also includes those who have left more than once – for example an individual who leaves the profession in one year, returned, and then left the profession once more – for example someone taking career breaks and/or maternity leave.

Please see detailed tables in Appendix 1 (separate excel file) for data on Teach First teachers in each parliamentary constituency that began teaching in each of the last five years as well as those that left the teaching profession in each of the last five years.

Original answer

The first table below shows the number of Teach First teachers in each subject that began teaching in each of the last five years. The number of trainees starting is increasing annually including to STEM subjects, and the geographical spread is widening.

Qualified Teacher Status Subject

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

Art

3

0

0

0

0

Business Studies

24

21

12

14

14

Citizenship

25

9

6

10

0

Design and Technology

3

10

5

6

8

English

160

194

222

255

302

Geography

19

15

26

44

46

History

23

33

39

47

53

ICT

12

15

18

15

10

Maths

125

172

187

262

217

MFL

33

45

76

81

86

Music

7

14

13

13

12

Primary

18

81

170

226

344

Primary EYFS

0

0

0

16

39

RE

14

18

15

18

18

Science

84

127

187

194

221

Unknown

0

0

0

0

0

The following table shows the number of Teach First teachers in each subject that left the teaching profession in each of the last five years.

Qualified Teacher Status Subject

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

Art

2

2

1

0

1

Business Studies

10

9

7

14

19

Citizenship

18

9

16

11

16

Design and Technology

1

4

3

6

9

English

49

69

99

103

345

Geography

9

8

14

13

53

History

12

16

13

20

64

ICT

8

7

8

10

22

Maths

40

66

88

115

333

MFL

14

12

22

32

115

Music

8

3

4

8

16

Primary

5

28

26

67

285

Primary EYFS

0

0

0

0

19

RE

9

12

14

5

27

Science

40

64

84

84

256

Unknown

4

3

2

0

0

Notes:

Data for those in the second table gives a summary of those who left teaching either when on, or after completing, the Teach First Leadership Development Programme. This includes all those who have completed the Teach First programme since the first cohort in 2003. The data also includes those who have left more than once – for example an individual who leaves the profession in one year, returned, and then left the profession once more – for example someone taking career breaks and/or maternity leave.

Please see detailed tables in Appendix 1 (separate excel file) for data on Teach First teachers in each parliamentary constituency that began teaching in each of the last five years as well as those that left the teaching profession in each of the last five years.