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Discussion in 'Trainee and student teachers' started by marlene66, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. Can anyone enlighten me on why there are so few GTP History places allocated to schools. Yet again another unsuccessful attempt at gaining a place this year, despite 8yrs experience in schools. The allocation for Kent is 4! and all Grammar Schools. Are we only catering for the top 25% of student population who are studying History? roll on the Govt making it a compulsory subject? So much for trying to tempt people into teaching if there are no trg places.....
     
  2. A quick look on TES Jobs showed that there are NO History teacher vacancies in Kent. OK, so it may not be prime time for advertising jobs but perhaps that gives you an idea. Why train teachers if there is no demand for them in that subject?
     
  3. welshwizard

    welshwizard Established commenter Forum guide

    Logically the EBAC should generate some future demand for History- the problem with supply and demand is that the Government allocations(supply )are slow to respond to future demands. It is only when there are teacher shortfalls that any rapid actions seem to be taken . The difficulty with all ITT secondary places is the overall cutback in provision has deflated the situation and the increase in pupil numbers has yet to hit secondary schools.
     

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