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Teachers: Resignations

Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many teachers left the profession within five years of entering it in the latest period for which figures are available; [288352]

(2) how many teachers (a) in (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools and (b) of (A) English, (B) mathematics, (C) history and (D) science left the profession within five years of entering it in the latest period for which figures are available; [288353]

(3) how many teachers who entered the profession in the maintained comprehensive sector in 2003 were still teaching in the sector in 2008; [288354]

(4) how many teachers who entered the profession in the maintained sector in 2003 teaching (a) in (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools and (A) English, (B) mathematics, (C) history and (D) science were still teaching in the sector in 2008. [288355]

Mr. Coaker: The data are not available in the exact formats requested. It is not possible to provide a breakdown of subjects taught by those teachers entering/leaving the profession. It is not possible to separate out comprehensive schools from the secondary school sector.

All figures provided relate to newly qualified teachers (NQTs) who entered the maintained schools sector in 2002-03 and who are still in service in 2007-08 (the most recent data available). The following table shows the percentage of newly qualified teachers who were still in service in local authority maintained schools five years after qualification.

The number of full and part-time( 1) NQTs who joined the service in 2002-03, and were still in service in the maintained sector in England in 2007-08( 2)

Nursery/primary Secondary Total maintained sector( 3)

Entered service in 2002-2003

9,800

11,600

21,600

In service in 2007-2008(4)

7,600

8,300

16,000

Not in service in 2007-2008

2,200

3,300

5,600

Percentage in service after five years

77

72

74

(1) Teachers in part-time service are under-recorded on the DTR by between 10 and 20 per cent. and therefore these figures may be slightly underestimated.
(2) Figures relating to 2007-08 are provisional and subject to change.
(3) Total maintained sector includes teachers in maintained nursery, primary, secondary, special schools and pupil referral units.
(4) Those in service in 2007-08 will not all have been in service for the full five years; some may have left and returned to service within the five years.
Source:
Database of Teacher Records.

Overall, 21,600 NQTs entered full or part-time service in the maintained schools sector (includes nursery/primary, secondary, special and pupil referral units) in 2002-03 in
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England. Five years later, in 2007-08, 74 per cent. of these were recorded as still in service in the maintained schools sector in England.

Many teachers return to service after a break. In 2007-08, the latest year for which figures are available, around 8,500 qualified teachers returned to service in the maintained sector (all school types) after a break of at least one year.

Youth of Today Programme

Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many young people have participated in his Department's Youth of Today programme (a) shadowing ministers, (b) as part of the fellowship programme, (c) shadowing local councillors, (d) as registered local role models since the programme's inception. [293646]

Mr. Coaker: The information is as follows:

Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many young people were involved in the Summer 2009 fellowship operated by his Department's Youth of Today programme; what the cost of each fellowship was; what was required of each fellow; and whether he plans to publish an assessment of the effectiveness of the programme. [293648]

Mr. Coaker: 165 young people attended the TYOT Fellowship summer residential. An additional 111 young people will be participating in the Fellowship local groups, along with those that participated in the residential, over the course of the next year. The cost of delivering this years fellowship is £617,111.

The requirements for the Fellows are to develop as young leaders within their community; take action through a programme of local group activity; influence others to make positive change locally, nationally and globally; and to complete 1,000 Positive Actions by the end of their Fellowship experience.

The effectiveness of the programme will be assessed through an external evaluation of The Youth of Today programme.

Northern Ireland

Sexual Offences

Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many (a) male and (b) female sex offenders are living in residential accommodation provided by (i) the NHS and (ii) relevant charities in Northern Ireland; [293966]

(2) by what mechanism the care and re-homing of sex offenders deemed physically or mentally ill is funded in Northern Ireland; [293967]


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(3) what mechanisms are in place to inform healthcare staff when a patient has a criminal conviction for sex offences. [293968]

Paul Goggins: Although public protection arrangements, for which I have responsibility, bring together a number
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of criminal justice agencies, and others, to assess and manage risk of harm posed by the most serious offenders, these questions relate specifically to areas of health and social care and are therefore matters devolved to the Northern Ireland Executive.


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