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Teachers: Training

Question for Department for Education

UIN 164630, tabled on 8 March 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish the methodology used by his Department to determine the level of teaching bursaries allocated to different subjects in England from 2021.

Answered on

16 March 2021

The bursaries offered by the Department for initial teacher training (ITT) are intended to incentivise applications to ITT courses. The Department does not use a fixed methodology to decide bursaries but does take account of a number of factors when considering the bursary offer in each subject, including historic recruitment, forecast economic conditions, and teacher supply need. The Department also prioritises English Baccalaureate subjects to provide young people with a strong academic foundation that keeps options open for work and further study.