Teacher Recruitment

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 25th January 2010.

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Photo of Michael Fabricant Michael Fabricant Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps he is taking to recruit additional teachers of (a) mathematics and (b) science; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Vernon Coaker Vernon Coaker Minister of State (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Schools and Learners)

The Training and Development Agency for Schools has recruited beyond its targets for secondary mathematics and science trainees in 2009/10 for the first time by:

advertising the benefits of teaching mathematics and science, running effective recruitment events, marketing to career changers through employers, providing subject knowledge enhancement courses for those whose degree subjects are not exactly what they plan to teach, and paying bursaries to trainees on £9,000 to Postgraduate Certificate of Education courses.

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