Teachers: Veterans

Department for Education written question – answered on 22nd September 2020.

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Photo of Anne-Marie Trevelyan Anne-Marie Trevelyan Conservative, Berwick-upon-Tweed

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of applications to the Troops to Teachers scheme were successful in each year since 2018.

Photo of Anne-Marie Trevelyan Anne-Marie Trevelyan Conservative, Berwick-upon-Tweed

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of (a) applicants and (b) successful applicants to the Troops to Teachers scheme were (i) female, (ii) aged under 30, (iii) aged between 30 and 40, (iv) aged between 40 and 50 and (v) aged over 50.

Photo of Anne-Marie Trevelyan Anne-Marie Trevelyan Conservative, Berwick-upon-Tweed

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of (a) applicants and (b) successful applicants to the Troops to Teachers scheme were from the (i) Army, (ii) Royal Navy and (iii) Royal Air Force; and which rank each of those applicants held on leaving service in each year since 2018.

Photo of Anne-Marie Trevelyan Anne-Marie Trevelyan Conservative, Berwick-upon-Tweed

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of successful applicants to the Troops to Teachers programme left the course before completion in each year since 2018.

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

The Troops to Teachers programme was closed in 2017 and replaced by a new Troops to Teachers initial teacher training bursary that became available in September 2018. The Department does not hold information centrally on the characteristics of people who are in receipt of the Troops to Teachers bursary.

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