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Teachers: Training

Volume 472: debated on Monday 25 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what proportion of entrants to (a) primary and (b) secondary school teacher training courses were (i) male and (ii) female in each year since 1997, broken down by subject for secondary school trainees. (185689)

I have been asked to reply.

The following tables show the proportion of first year trainees, at the end of the first year of their Initial Teacher Training (ITT) course, who are male and female for:

1. Mainstream trainees between 1998/99 and 2005/06.

2. Employment Based ITT (EBITT) between 2001/02 and 2005/06.

Table 1: Mainstream1,2,3,4,5 first year trainees

Percentage

1998/99

1999/2000

2000/01

2001/02

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Primary and secondary

74

26

74

26

75

25

75

25

Primary

87

13

87

13

87

13

88

12

Secondary

63

37

63

37

64

36

64

36

Art and design

75

25

76

24

79

21

80

20

Business studies

53

47

56

44

60

40

59

41

Citizenship6,7

61

39

Design and technology

49

51

51

49

53

47

55

45

English (including drama and dance)

76

24

76

24

79

21

79

21

Geography

55

45

55

45

56

44

57

43

History

55

45

56

44

57

43

57

43

Information and communications technology

51

49

49

51

55

45

52

48

Mathematics

50

50

51

49

50

50

50

50

Modern languages

82

18

81

19

81

19

80

20

Music

60

40

65

35

64

36

62

38

Other8

59

41

55

45

61

39

65

35

Physical education

53

47

56

44

53

47

52

48

Religious education

68

32

66

34

65

35

72

28

Science

59

41

59

41

62

38

59

41

Vocational subjects7

Percentage

2002/03

2003/04

2004/05

2005/06

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Primary and secondary

75

25

74

26

74

26

74

26

Primary

88

12

87

13

87

13

87

13

Secondary

63

37

62

38

62

38

61

39

Art and design

79

21

79

21

76

24

80

20

Business studies

59

41

59

41

60

40

53

47

Citizenship6,7

52

48

60

40

57

43

65

35

Design and technology

56

44

55

45

61

39

59

41

English (including drama and dance)

78

22

78

22

79

21

80

20

Geography

57

43

58

42

59

41

59

41

History

56

44

55

45

58

42

58

42

Information and communications technology

45

55

43

57

42

58

41

59

Mathematics

46

54

47

53

45

55

48

52

Modern languages

81

19

78

22

80

20

78

22

Music

64

36

62

38

63

37

64

36

Other8

66

34

66

34

66

34

67

33

Physical education

55

45

51

49

54

46

49

51

Religious education

61

39

71

29

67

33

68

32

Science

59

41

57

43

59

41

58

42

Vocational subjects7

51

49

59

41

57

43

1 Mainstream includes universities and other higher education institutions, SCITT and OU, but excludes employment based routes. 2 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. 3 Trainees taking the assessment only are not included in the table above. 4 Data prior to 1998/99 is not available in a consistent format. 5 Data relating to the gender of trainees are not collected on entering ITT courses. This information is collected as part of the Performance Profiles data at the end of trainees' first year. 6 2001/02 was the first year of recruitment to Citizenship. 7 '-' represents not applicable. 8 Other includes classics, economics and social sciences. Source: TDA's Performance Profiles.

Table 2: EBITT1,2,3,4,5 first year trainees

Percentage

2001/02

2002/03

2003/04

2004/05

2005/06

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Primary and secondary

69

31

65

35

64

36

67

33

68

32

Primary

79

21

77

23

77

23

81

19

80

20

Secondary

63

37

59

41

56

44

59

41

61

39

Art and design

80

20

74

26

71

29

70

30

78

22

Business studies

65

35

58

42

57

43

59

41

55

45

Citizenship

100

0

86

14

77

23

68

32

87

13

Design and technology

58

42

60

40

56

44

60

40

62

38

English (including drama and dance)

79

21

78

22

75

25

79

21

78

22

Geography

65

35

54

46

52

48

47

53

42

58

History

56

44

51

49

58

42

55

45

52

48

Information and communications technology

51

49

47

53

41

59

41

59

44

56

Mathematics

49

51

45

55

41

59

48

52

47

53

Modern languages

78

23

81

19

75

25

81

19

77

23

Music

59

41

50

50

45

55

54

46

55

45

Other6

67

33

63

37

67

33

78

22

77

23

Physical education

33

67

40

60

31

69

40

60

39

61

Religious education

69

31

45

55

55

45

62

38

59

41

Science

55

45

46

54

51

49

51

49

58

42

Vocational subjects7

78

22

66

34

73

27

1 The gender of EBITT trainees was not collected prior to 2001/02. 2 The gender of Teach First trainees was not collected prior to 2005/06, therefore only 2005/06 data includes Teach First trainees. 3 The gender of Overseas Trained Teacher Programme trainees was not collected prior to 2004/05, therefore only 2004/05 and 2005/06 data includes Overseas Trained Teacher Programme trainees. 4 Data relating to the gender of trainees are not collected on entering ITT courses. This information is collected as part of the Performance Profiles data at the end of trainees' first year. 5 Performance profiles data is collected at the end of a trainee’s first year, therefore 2006/07 data is collected in autumn 2007 and will be published in July 2008. 6 Other includes classics, economics and social sciences and other subjects. 7 '-' represents not applicable. Source: TDA's Performance Profiles.

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many people studied to become a teacher via (a) a PGCE, (b) SCITT, (c) a BA or BSc with QTS, (d) a BEd, (e) the Graduate Teacher Programme, (f) the Registered Teacher Programme and (g) Teach First in each of the last three years, broken down by age. (185690)

I have been asked to reply.

The following table shows the age break down of first year trainees at the end of the first year of their Initial Teacher Training (ITT) course between 2003/04 and 2005/06 for:

1. Postgraduate trainees (training towards PGCEs)

2. School Centred ITT (SCITT) trainees (postgraduate trainees only)

3. Undergraduate trainees (training towards BA or BSc with QTS and BEd)

4. The Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP)

5. The Registered Teacher Programme (RTP)

6. Teach First Programme (TFP)

Age breakdown of first year trainees

Under 25

25-29

30-34

35-39

40-44

45-49

50-54

Over 55

Total

2003/04

Postgraduate

10,160

6,970

2,890

1,950

1,550

750

270

90

24,640

SCITT

490

470

190

160

110

60

30

10

1,500

Undergraduate

5,780

510

420

460

250

100

20

10

7,520

GTP

380

1,760

890

780

770

420

170

60

5,210

RTP

*

30

40

40

50

30

10

*

210

TFP

2004/05

Postgraduate

10,360

7,490

2,750

1,830

1,500

700

240

60

24,930

SCITT

530

550

230

170

140

80

20

10

1,710

Undergraduate

6,190

470

370

400

290

90

20

*

7,820

GTP

890

1,730

800

670

690

370

140

50

5,340

RTP

20

40

40

50

60

50

20

10

270

TFP

2005/06

Postgraduate

10,510

7,190

2,600

1,790

1,460

740

240

70

24,600

SCITT

550

520

210

160

160

70

30

10

1,700

Undergraduate

6,660

470

270

310

230

100

10

*

8,070

GTP

1,060

1,690

780

620

650

410

160

40

5,410

RTP

10

40

30

40

50

30

10

*

220

TFP

140

30

0

0

0

0

0

0

170

Notes:

1. Data relating to the age of trainees are not collected on entering ITT courses. This information is collected as part of the Performance Profiles data at the end of trainees’ first year.

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

3. The age breakdown for the Teach First Programme was not collected prior to 2005/06.

4. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10. ‘*’ represents values which round to under 10. ‘—’ represents data which is not available.

5. Postgraduate trainees taking the assessment only are not included in the table above.

6. Postgraduate includes Universities and other Higher Education institutions, SCITT and OU, but excludes employment based routes.

7. Undergraduate includes Universities and other Higher Education institutions, but excludes employment based routes.

Source:

TDA’s Performance Profiles

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what proportion of people starting (a) primary and (b) secondary school teacher training were aged (i) under 30 and (ii) over 30 years in each of the past five years, broken down by subject for secondary school trainees. (185691)

I have been asked to reply.

The following tables show the proportion of trainees at the end of the first year of their Initial Teacher Training (ITT) course, who are aged under 30 and 30 years and over for the last five years which data are available for:

Mainstream trainees

Employment Based ITT (EBITT) trainees

Mainstream trainees

Percentage

2001/02

2002/03

2003/04

2004/05

2005/06

Under 30

30 and over

Under 30

30 and over

Under 30

30 and over

Under 30

30 and over

Under 30

30 and over

Primary and Secondary

71

29

72

28

73

27

75

25

76

24

Primary

73

27

75

25

75

25

77

23

79

21

Secondary

70

30

69

31

70

30

73

27

73

27

Art and design

70

30

70

30

70

30

71

29

72

28

Business studies

54

46

61

39

60

40

67

33

71

29

Citizenship

61

39

63

37

68

32

66

34

69

31

Design and technology

58

42

56

44

55

45

63

37

60

40

English (including dance and drama)

73

27

74

26

75

25

78

22

79

21

Geography

83

17

79

21

81

19

82

18

85

15

History

74

26

75

25

78

22

79

21

79

21

Information and communications technology

47

53

47

53

54

46

59

41

59

41

Mathematics

55

45

54

46

58

42

60

40

61

39

Modern languages

70

30

70

30

68

32

69

31

69

31

Music

79

21

78

22

78

22

81

19

80

20

Other1

71

29

76

24

72

28

81

19

83

17

Physical education

97

3

97

3

98

2

98

2

97

3

Religious education

67

33

68

32

70

30

68

32

69

31

Science

65

35

65

35

66

34

70

30

70

30

Vocational subjects

51

49

66

34

60

40

‘—’ Represents data which is not available.

1 Other includes classics, economics and social sciences.

Notes:

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

2. Performance profiles data are collected at the end of a trainee’s first year, therefore 2006/07 data are collected in autumn 2007 and will be published in July 2008.

3. Trainees taking the assessment only are not included in the table.

4. Data relating to the age of trainees are not collected on entering ITT courses. This information is collected as part of the performance profiles data at the end of trainees' first year.

Source:

TDA’s Performance Profiles

EBITT trainees

Percentage

2001/02

2002/03

2003/04

2004/05

2005/06

Under 30

30 and over

Under 30

30 and over

Under 30

30 and over

Under 30

30 and over

Under 30

30 and over

Primary and Secondary

34

66

36

64

40

60

45

55

48

52

Primary

33

67

37

63

36

64

41

59

42

58

Secondary

34

66

36

64

42

58

47

53

52

48

Art and design

41

59

48

52

47

53

51

49

46

54

Business studies

10

90

31

69

33

67

47

53

50

50

Citizenship

50

50

21

79

32

68

42

58

47

53

Design and technology

30

70

29

71

32

68

36

64

43

57

English (including dance and drama)

39

61

42

58

48

52

52

48

57

43

Geography

52

48

49

51

44

56

56

44

63

37

History

37

63

41

59

40

60

47

53

57

43

Information and communications technology

26

74

28

72

32

68

37

63

40

60

Mathematics

22

78

22

78

29

71

32

6

39

61

Modern languages

45

55

44

56

43

57

48

52

53

47

Music

33

67

41

59

57

43

63

37

59

41

Other1

44

56

29

71

42

58

49

51

41

59

Physical education

61

39

72

28

82

18

76

24

81

19

Religious education

24

76

38

62

51

49

46

54

47

53

Science

31

69

32

68

35

65

40

60

47

53

Vocational subjects

9

91

41

59

34

66

‘—’ Represents data which is not available.

1 Other includes classics, economics and social sciences and other subjects.

Notes:

1. Data relating to the age of trainees are not collected on entering ITT courses. This information is collected as part of the performance profiles data at the end of trainees’ first year.

2. Performance profiles data are collected at the end of a trainee’s first year, therefore 2006/07 data are collected in autumn 2007 and will be published in July 2008.

3. The age breakdown for the teach first programme was not collected prior to 2005/06. Therefore only 2005/06 data includes teach first trainees.

4. The age breakdown of overseas trained teacher programme trainees was not collected prior to 2004/05, therefore only 2004/05 and 2005/06 data includes overseas trained teacher programme trainees.

Source:

TDA’s Performance Profiles