Facts and figures about teaching vacancies

The peak day of the year for teaching vacancies published on the TES website. It’s highest then as teachers tender their resignation in time to find a new job for the following September

The number of teaching and education jobs advertised in the TES on 24th April 2008

24, 274
No of teacher posts advertised in the 2007 – 2008 academic year. Busiest month was April, which clocked up 4533 vacancies.

Average number of applicants that apply for every primary head teacher vacancy. The figure rises to 15.2 for secondary school headships and 5.1 for special schools.
(Education Data Surveys)

The number of secondary schools (20 per cent of all secondary schools) that placed more than 10 adverts for teachers in 2006.
(Education Data Surveys)

Out of three teaching posts are filled by women; 2 in 5 of full-time teachers are aged 45 or over; 1 in 5 are aged under 30
(Education Data Surveys)

Per cent: the increase in full-time teachers since 1997
(Education Data Surveys)

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