Teach First

Education written question – answered on 21st July 2010.

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Photo of David Mowat David Mowat Conservative, Warrington South

To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many trainee teachers participated in the Teach First programme in 2009; how many trainee teachers he expects to participate in that programme in (a) 2010 and (b) 2011; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

In 2008/09, there were 370 trainees recruited to the Teach First programme. Provisional data for the autumn term 2009/10 indicate there were 480 recruits. This information has been published as part of Statistical First Release (23/2009): School Workforce in England at:

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000874/Addition_A.xls

In 2010/11, some 620 places will be available for the Teach First programme. In 2011/12 it is expected that 660 places will be made available.

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