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Teachers: Training

Volume 493: debated on Tuesday 2 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent discussions he has had with representatives of (a) teachers' professional bodies and (b) industry in respect of teachers' continuing professional development. (274705)

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families regularly meets with representatives of teachers' professional bodies and industry to discuss a range of issues. Most recently this has included attending the conferences of ASCL, ATL, NAHT and NASUWT; and meetings with Agony Aunts and Kids in the Middle; Franklin Covey and the Association of Colleges.

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of graduates enrolling on a postgraduate certification of education course held a (a) first, (b) upper second, (c) lower second and (d) third class first degree in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement. (275040)

The following tables show the number of first year trainees for each academic year between 1998/99 and 2006/07 by the classification of their first degree for:

1. Postgraduate ITT trainees

2. Employment Based Routes (EBR) trainees.

Information relating to the qualifications on entry to mainstream ITT courses is only available from 1998/99 onwards. The same information for trainees on employment based routes was only collected from 2001/02 onwards. Figures relating to 2007/08 will be available in July 2009.

Proportion of postgraduate trainees in their first year of mainstream ITT courses by classification of first degree1,2, 1998/99 to 2006/07, England

Percentage

1998/99

1999/2000

2000/01

2001/02

2002/03

2003/04

2004/05

2005/06

2006/07

1st

5.4

5.5

5.8

5.7

6.4

7.0

7.7

8.1

8.1

2:1

45.9

45.8

46.4

47.3

48.5

49.0

49.8

50.7

50.7

2:2

36.8

37.4

36.7

36.7

35.7

35.3

33.8

32.7

33.8

3

4.0

4.4

4.3

4.0

3.7

3.8

3.6

3.5

3.4

Pass

4.0

3.1

3.4

3.1

3.4

3.1

2.5

2.4

2.0

Total with 2:1 and above

51.3

51.3

52.2

53.0

54.9

56.0

57.5

58.8

58.8

Total with 2:2 and above

88.0

88.7

88.9

89.7

90.6

91.3

91.4

91.5

92.6

Class not known/undefined

4.0

3.9

3.4

3.2

2.3

1.8

2.6

2.6

2.1

Total

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

Total number of first year trainees on postgraduate ITT courses3

16,680

16,740

18,200

19,790

21,240

23,510

23,580

23,240

22,320

1 Includes universities and other higher education institutions, SCITT and Open University but excludes employment based routes and cases where QTS is granted on assessment without a course of ITT.

2 Those training through the Fast Track programme (which ran between 2001/02 and 2005/06) are included.

3 Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10.

Source:

TDA's Performance Profiles

Proportion of postgraduate trainees in their first year of employment based routes to ITT by classification of first degree1 1998/99 to 2006/07, England

Percentage

1998/99

1999/2000

2000/01

2001/02

2002/03

2003/04

2004/05

2005/06

2006/07

1st

n/a

n/a

n/a

6.2

8.3

7.2

8.5

8.6

9.3

2:1

n/a

n/a

n/a

32.8

40.2

40.1

41.0

44.2

47.6

2:2

n/a

n/a

n/a

28.5

32.0

35.2

34.5

34.0

31.7

3

n/a

n/a

n/a

5.0

5.5

5.5

5.9

5.7

4.9

Pass

n/a

n/a

n/a

5.9

9.1

8.0

10.1

7.5

6.5

Total with 2:1 and above

n/a

n/a

n/a

39.0

48.5

47.4

49.5

52.8

56.9

Total with 2:2 and above

n/a

n/a

n/a

67.6

80.5

82.5

84.0

86.8

88.6

Class not known/undefined

n/a

n/a

n/a

21.6

4.9

4.0

0.0

0.1

0.0

Total

n/a

n/a

n/a

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

Total number of first year trainees on postgraduate ITT courses2

n/a

n/a

n/a

2,740

3,560

4,940

4,970

5,250

5,230

n/a = not available

1 Excludes universities and other higher education institutions, SCITT and Open University and cases where QTS is granted on assessment without a course of ITT.

2 Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10.

Source:

TDA's Performance Profiles