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Teachers: Recruitment

Volume 475: debated on Monday 28 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many places there were on the Teach First programme in each year since its establishment; how many places there will be on the (a) Teach First and (b) Teach Next programme in each year from 2008 to 2012; and if he will make a statement.

Jim Knight: The following table shows the targets for Teach First places for the academic years 2003/04 to 2009/10. No allocations have been made beyond 2009/10.

Targets for Teach First places

Number

2003/04

200

2004/05

200

2005/06

200

2006/07

280

2007/08

350

2008/09

365

2009/10

435

Note: 2003/04 was the first year of the Teach First programme. Source: Teach First.

At present there is no Teach Next programme. (201105)