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Question for Department for Education

UIN 17273, tabled on 23 November 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 9 November 2015 to Question 14873, and with reference to the Answer of 11 November 2014 to Question 213691, what her most recent estimate is of the number of teachers needed in (a) mathematics, (b) English, (c) science, (d) physics, (e) computer science, (f) modern languages, (g) geography and (h) history in (i) 2016-17, (ii) 2017-18, (iii) 2018-19, (iv) 2019-20 and (v) 2020-21.

Answered on

26 November 2015

I refer the Hon. Member to my answer of 9 November 2015 to PQ 14872 and 14873, which was as follows:

The Department for Education uses the Teacher Supply Model (TSM) to estimate the demand for the number of qualified teachers within state-funded schools in England each year using a range of assumptions, including projections for the numbers of pupils in schools, the number of teachers expected to leave the sector and the number of returnees.

The estimate of teacher demand is published in part 1 of the TSM here:

The TSM’s primary purpose is to provide an estimate of the number of Initial Teacher Training (ITT) places required in the 2016/17 academic year to yield the required number of Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) entering the profession in 2017/18. The TSM is updated annually to reflect the latest available data.

The estimates of the number of teachers needed in the current TSM differ from those provided the Answer of 11 November 2014 to Question 213691 because the inputs, such as population projections, have been updated to use the most recent data.

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