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Citizenship: Teachers

Department for Education written question – answered on 16th February 2017.

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Photo of Anna Turley Anna Turley Labour/Co-operative, Redcar

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many places were available for trainee teachers who wish to specialise in citizenship education on teacher training courses in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

The number of places initially allocated for citizenship each year since the academic year 2013/14 is shown in the table below:

Academic year (of training)

Initial allocation of citizenship places

2013/14

147

2014/15

149

2015/16

175

Source: Published ITT Allocations Official Statistics.[1]

Data for earlier years are not directly comparable with those shown in the table as they include allocations for Personal, Social and Health Education and Social Studies within the total for Citizenship.

[1] This includes postgraduate and undergraduate allocated places.

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