HC Deb 06 April 2001 vol 366 cc309-10W
Mr. St. Aubyn

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what proportion of those who completed a teacher training course were full-time teachers three years later in each of the last three years for which figures are available. [155649]

Ms Estelle Morris

[holding answer 29 March 2001]: The information is in the table.

Percentage of teachers who were in full-time teaching in the maintained schools sector in the third year after completing their Initial Teacher Training
Year of completion of Initial Teacher Training Percentage
1994 66
1995 65
1996 (provisional) 66

The number of regular teachers (excluding short-term supply) in the maintained schools sector in England at January 2000 was 404,600, the highest for 10 years and 6,900 higher than January 1998.

There was a growth of 2,300 in the number of people recruited to train as teachers between 1999–2000 and 2000–01, the first such increase since 1992–93.

From April 2001 new graduate recruits can expect to earn £17,000 a year (up 6 per cent. from the previous year) and starting salaries in Inner London will rise to £20,000 (up 9 per cent. from the previous year).