To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many entrants there were to (a) primary school and (b) secondary school teaching through (i) the Graduate Teacher Programme, (ii) a Postgraduate Certificate of Education, (iii) TeachFirst and (iv) a Bachelor of Education degree in the last year for which figures are available.
The available information is given in the table and shows the number of trainees gaining qualified teacher status (QTS) by the requested routes and phase of training.
Numbers of undergraduate QTS completers are not held separately for BEds, BAs or BScs with QTS.
|Teachers gaining QTS by route and phase of training, 2007/08, England|
|ITT course type|
|Graduate Teacher Programme||1,620||3,210||4,820|
|Teach First Programme||0||270||270|
|Undergraduate (BA or BSc with QTS, or BEd)||5,340||870||6,210|
| Notes: |
1. Excludes cases where QTS was granted primarily as a result of assessment-based training.
2. Figures for secondary also include those for key stage 2-3.
3. Other routes to QTS not presented here include: Overseas Trained Teacher programme; and the Registered Teacher programme.
4. The recruitment figures for Teach First are starters at the Teach First summer institute. This is the most comparable indicator to 'entrants' via other initial teacher training routes. Teach First is mainly secondary but there is a pilot of 30 primary places spread across 2008/09 and 2009/10.
5. Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10.
TDA's Performance Profiles.