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Teacher Training

Volume 281: debated on Tuesday 16 July 1996

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what was the (i) target intake and (ii) actual intake for primary and early years teacher training in (a) 1995 and (b) 1996; and what is the target intake for 1997. [37255]

The target intakes for primary teacher training in England in 1995–96, 1996–97 and 1997–98 together with the actual intake for 1995–96 are set out in the following table. The actual intake figures for 1996–97 will not be known until after courses start in the autumn. The Government do not publish separate targets for early years teacher training.

Target

Actual

1995–9612,11513,601
1996–9711,500n/a
1997–9812,200n/a