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Teachers: Training

House of Lords written question – answered on 28th June 2012.

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Photo of Lord Storey Lord Storey Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Hill of Oareford on 16 March (WA 124), for each year between 2006 and 2011, how many trainees from (1) graduate teacher programmes, (2) higher education institutions, and (3) school-centred initial teacher training programmes, dropped out of their initial teacher training course.

Photo of Lord Hill of Oareford Lord Hill of Oareford The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The number of initial teacher training (ITT) trainees who leave their course at any point within their training is not collected centrally.

Complete data are collected for the number of trainees in England who leave their course during their final year. The number of initial teacher training (ITT) trainees who left (1) the graduate teacher programme (GTP), (2) higher education institutions (HEI) and (3) school-centred initial teacher training (SCITT) before the end of their course during their final year in England are presented in Table A. The number of trainees who attained qualified teacher status (QTS) and had other outcomes to the final year of their course in each year are also provided.

Figures for academic years 2005-06 to 2009-10 are provided and represent the latest available information. Figures for 2010-11 are not yet available.

Table A-Outcomes of final year ITT Trainees in England by Course Type, 2005-06 to 2009-10
2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10
GTP Left Before End of Course 350 310 240 280 350
Attained QTS 4,600 5,140 4,820 4,970 4,940
Other Outcomes 290 210 120 170 90
HEI Left Before End of Course 1,160 1,120 1,100 990 920
Attained QTS 25,540 25,490 25,040 25,200 26,820
Other Outcomes 2,880 3,100 2,760 2,750 2,670
SCITT Left Before End of Course 140 130 110 100 130
Attained QTS 1,470 1,490 1,430 1,450 1,600
Other Outcomes 30 20 30 30 20
Other ITT Routes Left Before End of Course 70 40 40 60 60
Attained QTS 1,490 1,970 1,690 1,500 1,320
Other Outcomes 160 160 80 100 50
Total Left Before End of Course 1,730 1,600 1,490 1,430 1,460
Attained QTS 33,100 34,090 32,980 33,110 34,680
Other Outcomes 3,360 3,500 2,980 3,050 2,830

Source: Teaching Agency Performance Profiles

1 Numbers are individually rounded to the nearest 10 and may not sum to the indicated total.

2 Other ITT routes includes the teach first programme, overseas trained teachers and the registered teacher programme.

3 Other outcomes includes all other possible outcomes for a recruit on an ITT course, such as completing their course but not passing the literacy, numeracy and information communication technology skills tests.

4 HEI figures include Bradford College which is an further education college and not an HEI.

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