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Teachers: Vacancies

Question for Department for Education

UIN 133826, tabled on 21 March 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of teacher vacancies in (a) maths, (b) music and (c) science in secondary schools in each English region.

Answered on

26 March 2018

The following table provides the number of full-time classroom teacher vacancies and temporarily filled posts[1] for maths, music and science subjects in state funded secondary schools in each region in England, as at November 2016. November 2017 figures will be available in the summer.

Maths

Music

Science

North East

10

-

10

North West

40

-

30

Yorkshire and the Humber

30

-

30

East Midlands

30

-

30

West Midlands

30

-

50

East of England

40

-

50

Inner London

20

-

30

Outer London

30

-

60

South East

40

-

70

South West

10

-

20

Total England

280

20

380

Source: School Workforce Census

Figures have been rounded to nearest 10.

’-‘ nil or negligible.

[1] Includes advertised vacancies for full-time permanent appointments (or appointments of at least one term’s duration) plus vacancies filled on a temporary basis by a teacher on a contract of less than one year.

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