In the September 2012 census there were 2,044 teachers in the teacher induction scheme (1,944 in 2011), of which 1,046 were in primary schools and 994 were in secondary schools.
In 2012, a higher proportion of teachers were able to secure a teaching post following their one year guaranteed probationer post under the Teacher Induction Scheme. This is the result of a reduction in the number of students entering initial teacher education in 2009 and 2010, resulting in fewer post-probationers and probationers available to fill posts in 2011 and 2012. As part of the 2011 budget, local authorities agreed to secure places for all probationers who require one under the teacher induction scheme.
Table 2.4 shows the percentage of post-probationers from recent induction cohorts who were in publicly funded permanent or temporary posts at the time of the next census. The proportion increased from 66 per cent in 2011 to 75 per cent in 2012. Other teachers may be in the independent sector or may have found supply work, but this is not recorded in the census.
Table 2.4: Percentage of post-probationers in permanent or temporary employment in the following year's teacher census, 2008 to 2012
|2007/08 to Sept 2008 (n=3,502)||2008/09 to Sept 2009 (n=3,102)||2009/10 to Sept 2010 (n=3,044)||2010/11 to Sept 2011 (n=2,857 )||2011/12 to Sept 2012 (n=1,944 )|
(1) see following paragraph
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