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@TeacherToolkitIn 2010, Ross Morrison McGill founded @TeacherToolkit from a simple Twitter account through which he rapidly became the ‘most followed teacher on social media in the UK’. In 2015, he was nominated as one of the ‘500 Most Influential People in Britain’ by The Sunday… Read more about @TeacherToolkitDo you think you know everything that has happened in education this academic year?Here are 10 of the toughest questions in education, dating from September 2015 to July 2016. I have given the reader 3 choices per question. Tweet this blog if you think you are good enough …Grab a piece of paper and good luck! (Include your name and score in the comments section below)Question 1:How many (full-time equivalent) teachers are working in state funded schools in England?356,000456,000556,000Question 2:How many teachers entered the profession between 2011 and 2015?45,80065,80085,800Question 3:How many teachers have left the profession between 2011 and 2015?35,05042,05048,050Question 4:How many people are working in state funded schools? This includes support staff.1 million1.4 million1.8 millionQuestion 5:What is the average (FTE) full-time equivalent salary, for a teacher working in state-funded schools in England, between 2014-2015?£31, 800£37,800£45,800Think you’ve got what it takes? Tweet this message to challenge your followers.Image: The GuardianQuestion 6:The percentage of teachers with qualified teacher status (QTS) remains very high; between 2014 and 2015 there was an increase in the number of teachers without QTS. How many employed teachers in schools do not hold QTS in state-funded schools?4.9%5.5%8.2%Question 7:Which UK teacher was shortlisted for a Global Teacher Prize in 2016?Tom BennettColin HegartyStephen LockyerQuestion 8:How many schools did Nicky Morgan visit during her first year in office? (July 2014 – September 2015)5066124Question 9:What were the occupations of Amanda Spielman (OfSTED) and Justine Greening (Secretary of State) before they were appointed?Banker and AccountantTeacher and BankerAccountant and Accountant.Question 10:When Michael Wilshaw ends his position as HMCI and hands over to Amanda Spielman, how long would he have been in post?3 years, 11 months, 25 days4 years, 2 months, 12 days4 years, 11 months, 25 daysThink you’ve got what it takes? Tweet this message to challenge your followers.Answers:As this is my blog, I retain all factual accuracy in the event of disputes between readers.Click here to reveal the answers and then add your name and score into the comments field below. Don’t be shy!TT.n.b. The vast majority of this information was sourced from the Schools Workforce in England, June 2016. Statistics for Nicky Morgan’s visits to schools can be found in this Freedom of Information request. Related

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