Teachers: Lancashire

Education written question – answered on 6th September 2013.

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Photo of Andrew Stephenson Andrew Stephenson Conservative, Pendle

To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many (a) teachers and (b) special educational needs support staff have been awarded scholarships by the National Scholarship Fund to develop specialist knowledge and skills in (i) Pendle and (ii) Lancashire since May 2010.

Photo of David Laws David Laws The Minister of State, Cabinet Office, The Minister for Schools

The National Scholarship Fund for teachers and special educational needs (SEN) support staff is administered by the National College for Teaching and Leadership. The scholarships are awarded where applications are judged to be of sufficient merit.

In round one (2011/12) of the National Scholarship Fund the number of teachers who received a National Scholarship Fund award in Pendle was eight and the number of teachers who received a National Scholarship Fund award in Lancashire was 14.

In round two (2012/13), the National Scholarship Fund invited invitations from teachers and SEN support staff. The number of teachers who received a National Scholarship Fund award in Pendle was 0 and in Lancashire were four. The number of SEN support staff who received a National Scholarship Fund award in Pendle was two and in Lancashire was seven.

Round three (2013/14) of the National Scholarship Fund has recently made offers of funding to 514 teachers and SEN support staff. Until successful scholars accept their award, exact numbers for Pendle and Lancashire cannot be finalised.

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