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Teachers: Training

Question for Department for Education

UIN 134015, tabled on 22 March 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has made an assessment of the efficacy of the Now Teach training programme; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

3 April 2018

Now Teach has shown early promise in attracting professional late-stage career changers into teaching, who would not be typically attracted into the profession. 47 trainees began the two-year recruitment and retention programme in September 2017 and 43 remain on the programme.

The programme will undergo an independent evaluation as part of the terms of the department’s grant funding.