HC Deb 13 December 1960 vol 632 cc39-40W
Dr. King

asked the Minister of Education (1) how many untrained graduates left the teaching profession during their first year as teachers, in the years 1958, 1959, and 1960, respectively;

(2) how many graduates entered maintained schools without having had professional training in the school year 1959–60, and in the opening of the school year 1960–61.

Mr. K. Thompson

Information is given in the table below related to the years ending 31st March, 1958, 1959, 1960 and 1961. Information related to school years is not readily available.

Year ending 31st March Untrained graduates entering maintained primary and secondary schools Numbers in Column (2) who had left service before the end of the year
(1) (2) (3)
1958 2,952 1,370
1959 3,931 1,916
1960 4,061 Not yet known
1961 2,394* Not yet known
* Figure covers period 1st April to 30th November, 1960, only.

Dr. King

asked the Minister of Education the number of teachers in State schools, the number of trained teachers, the number of untrained graduates, and the number of untrained non-graduates, for the latest available date.

Mr. K. Thompson

The table below gives the number of full-time teachers in maintained primary and secondary schools (including nursery schools but excluding special schools) in England and Wales on 31st March, 1959. Further details are given in Table 78 of "Education in 1959" (Cmd. 1088).

Men Women Total
Trained in England and Wales 22,416 14,436 36,852
Others* 7,651 4,841 12,492
Trained in England and Wales 64,856 121,710 186,566
With other qualifications* 6,191 6,729 12,920
Others† 1,675 11,034 12,709
102,789 158,750 261,539
* Including those trained outside England and Wales.
† Teachers qualified by long service as un-certificated teachers together with non-qualified teachers.

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