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Teachers: Vacancies

Question for Department for Education

UIN 31029, tabled on 14 March 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) primary and (b) secondary school teacher vacancies there were in each English region in the latest period for which figures are available.

Answered on

17 March 2016

The following table shows the vacancy rate for full-time teacher posts in state funded nursery and primary schools, secondary schools, and all schools within each English region in November 2014, the latest information available.

Vacancy Rate for State Funded Primary[1][2]

Vacancy Rate for State Funded Secondary[3]

Vacancy rate for all State Funded Schools

North East

0.0%

0.2%

0.1%

North West

0.1%

0.1%

0.1%

Yorkshire and The Humber

0.3%

0.3%

0.3%

East Midlands

0.2%

0.2%

0.2%

West Midlands

0.3%

0.2%

0.2%

East of England

0.2%

0.2%

0.2%

Inner London

0.3%

0.3%

0.3%

Outer London

0.2%

0.3%

0.2%

South East

0.2%

0.3%

0.3%

South West[4]

..

..

..

England

0.2%

0.3%

0.3%

[1] Includes local authority maintained nursery schools.

[2] Advertised vacancies for full-time permanent appointments (or appointments of at least one term’s duration). Includes vacancies being filled on a temporary basis of less than one term.

[3] Advertised vacancies for full-time permanent appointments (or appointments of at least one term’s duration). Includes vacancies being filled on a temporary basis of less than one term.

[4] Data are not available, some schools in the South West misunderstood the School Workforce Census data requirements and provided incorrect data.

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