figures show the biggest increase in teaching staff numbers for 20 years.
Government has claimed credit for beginning to turn around the shortage but
there are still nearly 4,500 official teacher vacancies across the country,
with more than 1,300 in London.
figures only count posts vacant for more than a term.
figures, released by Official Statistics, show a 2.3 per cent increase in the
number of teachers in schools in England in the year to January, up 9,400 to
is the single biggest annual increase in more than 20 years.
London, the increase was 0.6 per cent to 62,100 full-time staff.