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Teachers: Training

Question for Department for Education

UIN 17437, tabled on 24 November 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many new undergraduate and postgraduate entrants to initial teacher training there were (a) including and (b) excluding Teach First to teach (i) English, (ii) mathematics, (iii) all science subjects, (iv) biology, (v) chemistry, (vi) physics, (vii) computing, (viii) classics, (ix) design and technology, (x) drama, (xi) modern and ancient languages, (xii) geography, (xiii) history, (xiv) art and design, (xv) music, (xvi) physical education, (xvii) religious education, (xviii) business studies, (xix) other subjects, (xx) all secondary subjects and (xxi) all primary subjects in each year from 2010-11 to 2015-16.

Answered on

30 November 2015

Information on postgraduate entrants to initial teacher training (ITT) for the period 2010-11 to 2015-16 can be found in the ITT Census 2015/16:

In 2015/16, Teach First data was collected for the first time for inclusion in the ITT Census. This reflects the Teacher Supply Model (TSM) methodology. In previous years, Teach First was not included. Please see the tables for historic information on entrants to the Teach First Summer Institute.

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