To ask the Secretary of State for Education, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of academies had funding arrangements with the Secretary of State requiring them to employ only teachers with Qualified Teacher Status in each year since 2009.
8 July 2015
The Education Funding Agency has received 34 requests from schools with academy status to amend their funding agreement to enable them to employ teachers without qualified teacher status. All of these applications were accepted.
2320 academies had funding arrangements with the Secretary of State requiring them to only employ teachers with QTS since 2009. This represents 46 per cent of the 5043 academies that were open on 1 July 2015.