HC Deb 24 February 1977 vol 926 cc664-5W
Mr. Bryan Davies

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what information is now available on the number of teachers successfully completing training last summer who were still seeking teaching posts in the following term.

Mr. Oakes

Surveys of the employment of newly qualified teachers, conducted through the training institutions by the Universities Council for the Education of Teachers and on behalf of the National Association of Teachers in Further and Higher Education, have now been completed and have been supplemented by surveys by my Department of the art teacher training centres and the colleges of education (technical). The table below shows in Column (2) the number of newly qualified teachers in each category reported as still seeking teaching posts in England and Wales in October 1976. Since these figures exclude a substantial

(1) (2) (3)
Students qualifying from Reported numbers Estimated total numbers
University Departments of Education 262 300
College of education and polytechnics 6,261 9,840
Art teacher training centres 96 120
Colleges of education (technical) 80 80
Total 6,699 10,340