Religion: Education

Department for Education written question – answered at on 24 May 2024.

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Photo of Lord Warner Lord Warner Crossbench

To ask His Majesty's Government what proportion of the successful applicants for secondary teacher training for religious education in the current recruitment year received a subject knowledge enhancement grant (1) before 10 April 2023, and (2) after that date.

Photo of Baroness Barran Baroness Barran The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education, Lords Spokesperson (Equalities)

246 candidates have accepted an Initial Teacher Training (ITT) offer for religious education (RE) in this academic year 2023/24. 106 of those 246 candidates, or 43%, have been set subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) as a condition of their ITT offer. 58 of those started their SKE up to and including 10 April 2024 and 48 have started or are due to start from 11 April onwards.

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