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Teachers: Recruitment

Question for Department for Education

UIN 1083, tabled on 3 June 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much her Department spent on recruiting teachers in each year since 2010.

Answered on

12 June 2015

The Department for Education funds initiatives designed to boost recruitment and supports the costs of training new teachers. Prior to April 2012 recruitment to initial teacher training (ITT) was funded by the former Training and Development Agency. The information provided in the table below reflects the main departmental spend on recruiting teachers for academic years 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15:

ITT academic year

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15 (as at end-May 2015)

Marketing and advertising

£6,321,204

£3,374,320

£5,230,196

ITT bursaries and scholarships

£159,809,000

£134,733,000

£123,029,000

Subject knowledge enhancement programme

£20,650,000

£9,123,000

£14,718,000

Additional support services

£5,074,155

£4,623,591

£3,563,250

These figures do not include funding for the School Direct (Salaried) or Troops to Teach programmes which pay for the training of teachers and subsidise their employment costs. Funding for schools for School Direct (Salaried) is in the form of a single grant payment and the department does not hold information on the element of spend relating to employment costs, which will vary by school.