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Teachers: Training

Question for Department for Education

UIN HL2547, tabled on 30 October 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that there is an appropriate regional distribution of teacher training opportunities, in the light of the level of recruitment of teachers in rural and coastal areas.

Answered on

4 November 2014

The Department for Education’s estimate of trainee teacher need is based on a number of factors, including the current stock of teachers and pupil number projections. This national estimate forms the basis of our allocation of teacher training places.

The allocation of places for the 2015/16 academic year was based on the criteria identified in our published methodology, which is published online at: www.gov.uk/government/publications/allocation-of-initial-teacher-training-itt-places-2015-to-2016

Geographical impact was considered as part of the allocation of places for 2015/16.