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Mr. Brady: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate she has made of the rates of staff retention in (a) secondary schools with sixth forms and (b) secondary schools without sixth forms. 
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2001, Official Report, column 714W, how many full-time equivalent teachers there were without qualified teacher status in maintained schools in each of the last five years, broken down by (a) those on the graduate teacher programme, (b) those on the registered teacher programme, (c) those on the licensed teacher programme, (d) those on the overseas trained teacher scheme, (e) instructors and (f) other teachers without QTS. 
Mr. Timms [holding answer 5 November 2001]: The number of teachers on each of the programmes specified are not identified separately. Numbers of teachers without qualified teacher status (QTS) working in the maintained schools sector in England between January 1997 and January 2001 were as follows:
|Teachers on routes to QTS(13)||460||570||470||580||1,280|
|Instructors and other teachers without QTS(14)||2,480||2,640||3,070||3,240||4,340|
(13) Those on the graduate teacher programme, registered teacher programme, licensed teacher scheme and overseas trained teacher scheme
(14) Includes overseas-trained teachers employed on contracts of at least one month and not currently seeking QTS.
Totals may not equal the sum of their component parts due to rounding. All figures have been rounded to the nearest 10.
When deciding whether to employ an instructor without QTS, headteachers take into account the fact that they can often bring valuable skills and experience to the classroom, particularly in subjects that have a high practical content. Instructors also include teachers without qualifications obtained overseas who are not currently seeking QTS.
Mr. Brady: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimates she has made of the number of teachers in maintained schools who were not British citizens in each term of the last four years. 
Mr. Djanogly: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) primary and (b) secondary teacher vacancies there were in Huntingdon (i) on 31 March and (ii) in each year since 1996. 
|Number of vacancies||Vacancy rate (percentage)(15)||Number of vacancies||Vacancy rate (percentage)(15)||Number of vacancies||Vacancy rate (percentage)(15)|
(15) The vacancy rate is calculated by dividing the number of vacancies by the sum of full-time qualified regular teachers plus teachers on full-time secondment for a term or more
(16) Details of teacher vacancies at 31 March of each year are not available
(17) Cambridgeshire local authority was affected by the local government re-organisation (LGR) on 1 April 1998, when it became two authorities, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Figures for 1996 to 1998 are for the Cambridgeshire local authority prior to LGR
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Mr. Djanogly: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) primary and (b) secondary school teachers were employed in Huntingdon (i) on 31 March and (ii) in each year since 1996. 
Full-time equivalents of regular teachers (excluding short term supply) employed in maintained nursery, primary and secondary schools in the former Cambridgeshire local authority area were as follows:
(18) Details of teachers in service at 31 March of each year are not available.
(19) Cambridgeshire local authority was affected by the local government re-organisation (LGR) on 1 April 1998, when it became two authorities, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Figures for 1996 to 1998 are for the Cambridgeshire local authority prior to LGR.
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Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) male and (b) female teachers in each year between 1990 and 2001 were aged (i) under 25, (ii) 25 to 29, (iii) 30 to 34, (iv) 35 to 39, (v) 40 to 44, (vi) 45 to 49, (vii) 50 to 54, (viii) 55 to 59, (ix) 60 to 64, (x) 65 years plus and (xi) unknown. 
Mr. Timms [holding answer 15 October 2001]: Full-time regular teachers in the maintained schools sector of England, excluding sixth form colleges, 1990 to 2000 (the last year for which data of teacher characteristics are available), by sex and age, are shown in the table 1 :
|65 and over||0.1||0.1||0.1||0.1||0.1||0.1||0.1||0.1||0.0||0.1||0.0|
|65 and over||0.1||0.1||0.1||0.1||0.1||0.1||0.1||0.1||0.1||0.1||0.1
||Men and women||Under 25||12.0||11.1||10.8||11.4||12.9||14.5||15.2||16.2||17.1||16.5||16.5
||65 and over||0.2||0.2||0.2||0.2||0.1||0.1||0.1||0.1||0.1||0.1||0.1
||Age and sex not known(21)||0.0||2.8||1.8||4.0||5.5||4.3||4.3||3.5||3.2||2.6||2.9
||Full-time and part-time (fte)||397.6||394.8||394.0||395.9||397.0||399.6||399.8||399.2||397.7||401.2||404.6
(20) Totals may not be the sum of the component parts because of rounding
(21) For 1990 to 1992 the not known and part-time figures are estimated
(22) Age and sex details of part-time teachers have not been given because about 10 per cent. to 20 per cent. of part-timers are not recorded on the Teachers' Pension Scheme, from which the data are obtained
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