Universities' are concerned about the impact of the next round of initial teacher training allocations on their ability to sustain teacher training provision. This includes the ability to sustain support for schools-led routes such as the School Direct programme.
Universities UK calls to government to:
While demand for teachers is rising, the government has announced a 15% cut in the number of teacher training places allocated to universities for 2014–15. Universities are concerned that these cuts will make it difficult to sustain teacher training provision, including their capacity to support school-led routes such as the School Direct programme, and lead to teacher shortages in the future.