It rather makes me wish that, instead of funding my own degree for 6 years, and then funding my own PGCE (ok, the course was paid for but I worked nights to fund the travel, books etc.), I had done my degree and then got a big fat bursary to pay me so I could have learned the easy way that I didn't want to teach. https://inews.co.uk/news/education/...8B2aDUWDX__ZdJWH75NYqVhUMntXJ4zuFv1Csjq9OHjoA Nearly £22m of taxpayers’ cash has been “wasted” in a single year on generous bursaries for teacher trainees who have never set foot in the classroom, according to Labour. An analysis of government figures reveals that graduates handed the maximum £25,000 in golden hellos were twice as likely to not enter the profession than those who received no cash incentive. The study also shows a fifth of top graduates handed the bursary to lure them into the profession did not continue into a career in teaching.