Bursary cuts "risk primary teacher numbers"

Bursary cuts "risk primary teacher numbers"

Posted on 2/11/2015 by David Owen

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Bursaries for trainee primary teachers in England will be slashed from next year, sparking fears the move could fuel the teacher recruitment crisis.

Some of the bursaries available this year will be two thirds less in value for trainees who start in 2016.

Calculations by the Times Educational Supplement (TES) suggest the changes could affect more than half of trainee primary teachers.

The government said bursaries were targeted at the areas in most need.

Primary cuts

The Department for Education's list of funding available to trainee teachers for the year 2016 to 17 shows bursaries for primary teacher trainees with first-class degrees or PhDs will fall to £3,000 - down from £9,000 this year.


This article has been extracted from the BBC website.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-34676374

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