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Teachers: Training

Question for Department for Education

UIN 35510, tabled on 26 April 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many trainee teachers have carried out practical teaching experience at pupil referral units in each year since 2012.

Answered on

4 May 2016

The number of trainees who undertook teaching experience at a pupil referral unit is listed below.


Number of trainee teachers at pupil referral units









Source: ITT census raw data

1) Totals include valid trainees on a placement at a PRU or a school with a PRU attached.

2) The number of trainee teachers at a PRU is sometimes not known, because PRUs may be attached to a maintained school, and trainee teachers may not necessarily be at the PRU.

3) The numbers have increased in line with the increase in School Direct numbers and the increase in the number of placement schools.

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