Teachers: Training

Department for Education written question – answered on 22nd February 2018.

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Photo of Rushanara Ali Rushanara Ali Labour, Bethnal Green and Bow

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people were not accepted onto a teacher training programme in England in 2017-18 because they failed either or both professional skills tests.

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

There is no published data yet for 2017-18 on the professional skills tests for trainee teachers. The last published data released on the number of candidates taking and passing the tests was for 2015-16 and is available on the Standards and Testing Agency website at: http://sta.education.gov.uk/professional-skills-tests/skills-tests-statistics.

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