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Teachers: Training

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 6 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) mathematics, (b) science, (c) history and (d) English graduates entered teacher training to qualify as secondary school teachers in each year since 2001-02. (169135)

The following table shows the number of graduate trainees entering postgraduate initial teacher training (ITT) courses to qualify as a secondary school teacher in the subject for which they hold a first degree, through mainstream ITT and employment-based routes (EBR), between 2002/03 and 2005/06 for:

(a) Mathematics;

(b) Science;

(c) History and

(d) English.

Number of graduates entering postgraduate initial teacher training to qualify as secondary school teachers in the subject for which they hold a first degree

Number of graduates entering initial teacher training courses

2002/03

2003/04

2004/05

2005/06

Subject of secondary ITT

Mainstream

EBR

Mainstream

EBR

Mainstream

EBR

Mainstream

EBR

Mathematics

620

100

790

190

810

230

800

250

Science

710

170

780

200

740

40

730

140

History

650

40

530

70

510

100

510

90

English

1,230

260

1,190

310

1,060

480

990

580

Notes:

1. Mainstream includes universities and other higher education institutions, SCITT and OU, but excludes employment-based routes.

2. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

3. The method of classifying degree subjects changed as a result of the introduction of the JACS coding structure in 2002/03. Data collected prior to this date under the HESA coding system cannot be directly compared using the direct match alone.

4. Performance profiles data is collected at the end of a trainees first year, therefore 2006/07 data is collected in autumn 2007 and will be published in July 2008.

5. The table only covers those who hold a first degree in the subject of their ITT training course, it does not cover those who have a first degree (in Mathematics, Science, History or English) but are entering an ITT course which is in a different subject to their first degree.

Source:

TDA’s Performance Profiles.