This report provides information about students training to become teachers on courses of initial teacher education (ITE) that lead to qualified teacher status for September 2017 to August 2018.

A chart showing decreasing numbers of first year students on Initial Teacher Education courses in Wales. From 2009/10 numbers for primary and secondary teachers are close to their targets but in 2014/15 secondary school teachers drop steeply below the target and in 2015/16 primary school teachers begin to fall below their target.

Key points

  • The number of new secondary school trainee teachers missed the target by over a third (40%) ┬áin 2017/18. The number of new primary school trainees stayed slightly below the target for a third year.
  • There were 1,200 entrants to ITE courses in 2017/18; 670 on primary school courses and 525 on secondary school courses.
  • There has been a small fall in students able to teach in Welsh, which is at its lowest point since 2007/08.
  • Science, PE and English are the most common subjects for entrants to secondary school ITE courses in Wales.
  • More than 8 out of every 10 new ITE students training in Wales were living in Wales before they started their degree.

Reports

Initial teacher education, September 2017 to August 2018
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Contact

Lucy Teague

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