• 1 in 5 new teachers not employed in state schools within 16 months of qualifying

    Nearly a fifth of teachers were not teaching in a state-funded school in England within 16 months of qualifying, new statistics released today show. Figures released by the Department for Education reveal that the percentage of teachers working in a state school a year and four months after being awarded qualified teacher status dropped from

    11.49 Sep. 19th, 2019 | News

  • ITT providers must guarantee trainees have ‘fundamental English and maths skills'

    Initial teacher training providers will have to assess and offer assurance for the “fundamental English and mathematics” skills of trainee teachers after the government axed the QTS tests. An email sent to providers by the Department for Education, seen by Schools Week, said it will be an accreditation requirement from April for ITT providers to

    10.06 Sep. 13th, 2019 | News

  • School-led teacher training routes see first fall in numbers for 4 years

    The proportion of trainee teachers taking the school-led route has dropped for the first time in four years, new figures released on Thursday reveal. Initial teacher training statistics for 2017-18 show that 53 per cent of final year trainees went via the school-led route, rather than through a higher education institution (HEI). In last year’s

    12.28 Jul. 25th, 2019 | News

  • Teacher drop-outs rise in every subject, and 8 more workforce findings

    The rate of teachers dropping out of the classroom increased for every single subject between 2015 and last year, new figures show. The Department for Education has published its latest analysis of data on teacher supply, retention and mobility. The analysis is published twice a year. Officials analysed the school workforce census data and initial teacher

    11.40 Sep. 27th, 2018 | News