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439k - The number of full-time equivalent teachers in England as of January 2007. Source: Department for Children, Schools and Families

"Ducks." - A Year 11 girl answers the question about what polar bears eat.

91k - The number of qualified teachers who have never taught in schools as of March 2006. Source: Department for Children, Schools and Families

"They could be your dad's drugs, Miss." - A Year 4 pupil knows why you should never taste liquids if you don't know what they are.

22 - The percentage of teachers who qualified in 2005 but were not in schools by spring of the following year. Source: Department for Children, Schools and Families.

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