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Lack of PGCE bursaries, and of coverage?

Discussion in 'Trainee and student teachers' started by nemo., Mar 21, 2011.

  1. nemo.

    nemo. Occasional commenter

    Sorry to be bearer of bad news but you get exactly NIL bursary. There seems to be an adequate supply of ict teachers as in my school the head of ict is bombarded with cvs. Don't forget ict has a ks4 bias and loads of "instructors" and fe college teachers available.
  2. I suppose that with all the redundacies and cuts, its not going to raise a big reaction. TBH Im not suprised they have done it. It would be odd if teachers got bursaries, whilst the fees are going up for everyone. I suppose that as we are going to be teachers then we can pay back loans. They dont need to attract people to the profession anymore, the shortage is gone in most areas.
  3. PaulDG

    PaulDG Occasional commenter

    Personally, I want to know why they're continuning to waste money on TV adverts promoting teacher training.
    There isn't a shortage any more. Why is public money being spent on this?
  4. bigpig

    bigpig New commenter

    The adverts are for sciences and maths, which are still shortage subjects and still get a bursary.
    They don't advertise for primary, ICT etc. where there is no shortage,
  5. welshwizard

    welshwizard Established commenter Forum guide

    The adverts are generic and do not make it clear that anyone without a first class degree in Physics from a "good university" should not apply.The TDA have the mistaken belief there are only Science and Maths shortages- English is by far the largest shortfall in East London and Essex. If there is such a shortfall why did Science only achieve 69% into employment in the 2009 figures compared with 78% for English?

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