Number of Teacher and Supply Teachers on the register

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Dear General Teaching Council for England,

Please can you give me the total number of teachers registered with
the GTC

Also can you advise the number of supply teachers registered with
the GTC

Yours faithfully,

Mark Beedles

Alison Vale, General Teaching Council for England

Thank you for your email Mark.

On 31 March 2010 502,562 registered teachers were recorded as being in
service, of which 46k were supply teachers. You should note that the way
we enable supply teachers to tell us of their employment was changed a
couple of years ago and over time we are capturing more supply teachers'
employment over time we are however aware that we do not yet hold data
for all supply teachers.

This data will be published in the GTC's Annual Digest of Statistics
which profiles the Register of teachers as at 31 March each year. I am
just working on this year's which is due to be published in September.

This link: takes
you to last years Digest, see section two in particular. Please ensure
you read the Glossary.

Let me know if you need anything clarifying or other information.
Best regards,

Alison Vale
Data Governance Team Leader
Telephone: 0121 345 0054

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