Secondary initial teacher training targets missed

Initial teacher training data has shown that the DfE has achieved just 85 per cent of its secondary school teacher target.

While there were 365 more postgraduate trainees in 2019/20 than in 2018/19, the teacher supply model (TSM) target increased by 864 in the same period.

Within English Baccalaureate (EBacc) subjects, recruitment exceeded the TSM target for biology, history, geography, English and classics.

For other EBacc subjects, recruitment performance against the TSM target varied between 79% for computing and 43% for physics.

Overall, 85% of the TSM target was achieved in secondary subjects and 96% in primary.

This is the seventh consecutive year in which TSM targets have been missed for secondary subjects overall.

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