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PGCE bursary petition against the removal of 2011 bursaries whilst offering up to £20k next year!

Discussion in 'New teachers' started by anon331, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. Hey guys,



    Most of you will know about the Government taking away the bursaries for this year's PGCE students. If you don't, here's a link to the BBC article http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-13927702



    I don't know about the rest of you but I know that no bursary makes it extremely difficult for me especially with all the extra costs of resources and travelling up to 40 miles for placement. I worked all through my degree but it's just not possible with a PGCE really. There are people in an even more difficult position than me relying on that bursary. The Government has said they'll give the bursary to those that did Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses because they did it to lead on to a PGCE and it would be useless without a PGCE, but what about people like me who took an extra year to get experience in a school, something else that's useless if it doesn't go on to a PGCE? Anyway, here's a link to the petition. I'd appreciate if as many people sign it as possible and then pass it around to friends and family. Even if you're finished training, the 2011 trainees would appreciate your support. 100,000 signatures and this could go before the House of Commons for debate.



    http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/162



    Please sign and post it on facebook, twitter and wherever else.



    Thanks



    Caroline
     
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