||<p>The Department publishes statistics on the size of the school workforce each year.
The latest statistics were published in June 2017 in the ‘School Workforce in England:
November 2016’ statistical release: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/school-workforce-in-england-november-2016"
</p><p>Table 7b shows the time series, from 2011 to 2016, of the full-time equivalent
number of teacher entrants and the full-time equivalent number of teachers leaving.</p><p>
</p><p>The statistics show that between November 2015 and November 2016, 43,830 full-time
equivalent qualified teachers entered our classrooms (this includes newly qualified
teachers, qualified teachers returning to the profession after a career break and
experienced qualified teachers working in state funded schools for the first time).
This represents a teacher entrant rate of 10.1%.</p><p> </p><p>During the same period,
42,830 full-time equivalent qualified teachers left state funded schools (this includes
those retiring, those leaving the profession early and those taking a career break
and who may come back at a later date). This represents a teacher leavers rate of
9.9%.</p><p> </p><p>Table 7b shows that the qualified teacher entrant rate has been
higher than the qualified teacher leavers rate throughout the period 2011 to 2016.</p>