Shabana Mahmood (Birmingham, Ladywood, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Education what funding he plans to make available for the Graduate Teaching Programme for (a) students undertaking placements and (b) schools offering placements in the academic year (i) 2012-13, (ii) 2013-14 and (iii) 2014-15.
Nick Gibb (Minister of State (Schools), Education; Bognor Regis and Littlehampton, Conservative)
The funding for the Graduate Teacher Programme consists of two parts: funding for the training provider to deliver the training programme (the training grant, which includes the salary grant administration fee) and funding to support the school's costs in employing the trainee (the salary grant). For academic year 2012/13 we will make £60.1 million available for salary grant and £23.7 million for training grant. Funding for the Graduate Teacher Programme beyond the 2012/13 academic year is yet to be decided.