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English Language: Teachers

Question for Department for Education

UIN 165587, tabled on 18 July 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of teachers teaching English (a) are specialist English teachers and (b) hold a relevant post A level qualification for each type of 16-19 provider.

Answered on

25 July 2018

In 2017, there were 37,500 teachers of English in state funded secondary schools. Of these, 81.2% of teachers had a relevant post A level qualification in English or a related subject such as linguistics or language studies. A relevant post A level qualification is defined as a first degree or higher, BEd degree, PGCE, Certificate of Education or another qualification at Level 4 or above.

These figures relate to all teachers in state funded secondary schools regardless of the age range of the school. Figures on the qualifications of teachers are not routinely broken down by the year group of the class taught.

No separate figures are available for 16-19 providers.