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unstar this property answer text <p>The Initial Teacher Training Census for 2014-15 will be published on 27 November 2014. This will contain a breakdown of figures to cover school-led (including school direct) and provider-led places.</p><p>The publication will be made available at:</p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-teacher-training" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-teacher-training</a></p><p> </p> more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-24T10:12:15.8427489Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Department for Education is committed to recruiting high-quality graduates into teaching. The latest data published by UCAS on 25 September 2014 in its ‘UCAS Teacher Training statistical releases’[1], indicates that there will be an increase in computing trainees commencing initial teacher training (ITT) this year, although this will not be certain until the 2014/15 ITT census is published.</p><p>For computing trainees starting their training in 2015/16, we have increased bursaries to up to £25,000 tax-free. We are also funding a prestigious scholarship scheme for computing trainees worth £25,000 tax-free and offering a range of professional benefits. Additional funding has also been made available to schools offering School Direct (salaried) places in computing to boost starting salaries; computing trainees will be able to earn over £21,000 nationally and £25,000 in inner London.</p><p>There are a range of other incentives in place to attract high quality computing trainees into the teaching profession, including:</p><ol><li>The delivery of a targeted marketing campaign to encourage high-quality computing graduates and potential career changers to consider a career in teaching.</li><li>The offering of tailored support for graduates and career changers interested in teaching computing, including access to a School Experience Programme.</li><li>Funding of computing subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) programmes, which prepare applicants for teacher training by building up or refreshing their existing knowledge. 31% of computing applicants who accepted an ITT place for 2013/14 accessed a SKE course.</li></ol><p>[1] <a href="http://www.ucas.com/data-analysis/ucas-teacher-training-statistical-releases" target="_blank">www.ucas.com/data-analysis/ucas-teacher-training-statistical-releases</a></p>
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less than 2014-10-24T10:10:23.7614297Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T10:10:23.7614297Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>We are working very closely with other departments, including the Cabinet Office and the Department for Work and Pensions, to simplify free school meals criteria under universal credit, while ensuring that free lunches continue to be available to the families who need them most. These discussions, which include consideration of a phased implementation timetable, are in recognition of the significant number and complexity of passported benefits across Government, most of which have different eligibility criteria.</p><p>We will allow good time to enable schools, local authorities and children's charities to comment on our proposals before we introduce new entitlement criteria for free school meals under universal credit.</p><p> </p> more like this
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less than 2014-02-26T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-02-26T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Standards and Testing Agency (STA) has written to candidates who were incorrectly notified that they had failed the Professional Skills Tests and provided a helpline number to contact should they wish to discuss their options or seek support.</p> more like this
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less than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kevin Brennan more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>No contract has been agreed with any contractor as yet. The Department for Education is in the process of negotiating a contract through a framework agreement. Once a contract has been signed we will make public the identity of the contractor.</p> more like this
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less than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kevin Brennan more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Professional Skills Test results database has been updated to reflect the change in outcome for those candidates who were incorrectly notified that they had failed their Skills Test. Initial Teacher Training (ITT) providers have access to this database.</p><p>Any candidate affected in this way was instructed to contact the Standards and Testing Agency (STA) if they wanted to discuss their options.</p><p>The STA have also written to all providers of ITT courses to inform them of the issue.</p> more like this
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less than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Department for Education does not hold this information prior to March 2011. Between 2010 and 2012/13, 0.12% of initial teacher training (ITT) trainees declared themselves as having an armed forces background. ITT census information and performance profiles can be found online at:</p><p><a href="http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/careers/traininganddevelopment/initial/b00204146/itt-data-and-surveys/trainee-census" target="_blank">http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/careers/traininganddevelopment/initial/b00204146/itt-data-and-surveys/trainee-census</a> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/initial-teacher-training-performance-profiles-2013-for-the-academic-year-2011-to-2012" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/initial-teacher-training-performance-profiles-2013-for-the-academic-year-2011-to-2012</a></p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/initial-teacher-training-trainee-number-census" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/initial-teacher-training-trainee-number-census</a></p>
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less than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>In the 24 month period between March 2011 and April 2013, 322 service leavers applied to postgraduate initial teacher training (ITT). 132 of these were successful. This is an average of six successful applicants per month.</p><p>In the current academic year we have introduced the new Troops to Teachers undergraduate route. This is not comparable to previous years as it is a dedicated undergraduate route which is only for service leavers.</p><p>982 service leavers applied to Cohort 1, and the application process ran for 4 months. 41 service leavers joined the programme in January 2014. This is an average of 10 successful applicants per month. We expect a higher acceptance rate for Cohort 2 as we develop this new programme.</p> more like this
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less than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Troops to Teachers undergraduate programme is a brand new programme, which started in January 2014. It provides a route into teaching for non-graduates with relevant skills and experience. It is a school-based two year programme, at the end of which service leavers will have both a degree and Qualified Teacher Status.</p><p>982 service leavers submitted an initial application to cohort 1 of the new undergraduate Troops to Teachers programme. 332 of these applications went forward to be considered by the initial teacher training provider, which is the normal first stage for initial teacher training applications. 41 service leavers joined the Troops to Teachers programme in January 2014.</p><p>These figures represent only the first cohort of Troops to Teachers trainees. We are looking forward to more service leavers joining the programme this September.</p><p> </p> more like this
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less than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Government has agreed to provide £350 million in 2015-16 to the least fairly-funded local authorities in England. We are able to achieve this without any local authority receiving a cut to its per-pupil schools budget.</p><p> </p><p>We are able to deliver this boost by using money from within our protected schools budget and because HM Treasury will provide additional funding as required.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Education intends to find the majority of the £350 million from within its existing protected schools budget as determined at the Spending Round in June 2013. Based on current forecasts, the Treasury will provide around £90 million in addition to the Department's contribution.</p><p> </p><p>The precise level of any additional funding from the Treasury will become clear when we have final data on pupil numbers.</p> more like this
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less than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kevin Brennan more like this