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16,850 - Number of teachers who retired in 2006-07.

Source: Department for Children, Schools and Families

"Is it a lizard?" - A Year 1 boy gets a bit confused about the definition of a sentence starter.

1,090 - Number of teachers who retired on ill-health grounds in 2006-07.

"Mars, Saturn, Venus, Luton ..." - A pupil reels off the planets in the solar system.

10 - Number of teachers under 40 who retired on ill-health grounds in 2006-07.

Source: Department for Children, Schools and Families.

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