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Teachers: Training

Volume 482: debated on Tuesday 11 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his Department’s targets for the number of people entering initial teacher training for each subject by (a) undergraduate, (b) post-graduate certificate of education and (c) other graduate teacher training routes were in each of the last five years. (233510)

The following table shows the targets set for recruitment to mainstream Initial Teacher Training (ITT) for primary courses and secondary courses by subject for each academic year between 2004/05 and 2008/09. The Department does not set targets for each route into ITT.

Only the 2008/09 targets include Employment Based Routes Initial Teacher Training (EBITT) courses. Prior to 2008/09 the Department did not set targets for EBITT, although recruitment data for EBITT courses was still taken into account in projecting the future required numbers of recruits and successful completers on each type of programme and by subject to assist in determining the targets required for mainstream ITT targets.

Initial teacher training places1, academic years: 2004/05 to 2008/09, coverage: England

2004/05

2005/06

2006/07

2007/08

2008/09

Primary

16,300

15,800

15,300

14,800

17,460

Secondary1

19,500

18,500

17,500

16,500

19,385

Of which:

Art

880

800

700

600

670

Citizenship

250

240

230

220

265

Economics, Social Sciences, Classics. Other subjects

300

290

240

185

325

English (including Drama)

2,350

2,200

2,040

1,920

2,670

Geography

935

925

850

770

770

History

910

810

700

600

685

Mathematics

2,350

2,350

2,350

2,350

2,735

Modern foreign languages

2,050

1,900

1,790

1,670

1,670

Music

725

690

640

600

690

Physical Education

1,500

1,450

1,310

1,180

1,570

Religious Education

730

730

695

665

740

Science

3,225

3,225

3,225

3,225

3,615

Technology, of which:

2,895

2,890

2,730

2,515

2,980

Business Studies

760

730

680

600

590

Design and Technology

1,085

1,060

1,010

930

1,195

Information and communications technology

1,050

1,100

1,040

985

1,195

Vocational subjects2

400

Margin of flexibility/secondary reserve3

Primary and secondary

35,800

34,300

32,800

31,300

36,845

1 Targets prior to 2008/09 include School Centred ITT but excludes Employment Based Routes ITT (EBITT). Targets for 2008/08 onwards include EBITT, but exclude Teach First.

2 Places for vocational subjects in 2006/07 are included with the allocation for related academic subject:

Science includes places for applied science, design and technology includes both manufacturing and engineering, ICT includes applied ICT, business studies includes applied business, geography includes leisure and tourism, art includes applied art and other subjects includes health and social care and subjects relating to the new diploma subjects.

In 2004/05 places for vocational subjects were shown separately.

In 2003/04 the margin of flexibility included places for a vocational subjects pilot.

3 The margin of flexibility/secondary reserve constituted places that the TDA could allocate to any secondary subject, to support providers whose baselines would otherwise be below economic levels: to ensure the appropriate denominational balance; and to help providers with a high proportion of places in shortage subjects and who therefore had particular uncertainty of income.

Source:

OGSF

These data were published as part of the Statistical First Release: School Workforce in England (29/2007) and is available at:

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000743/index.shtml