Scholarships and bursaries to attract more high-quality graduates into teaching

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More scholarships and bursaries are to be made available to help recruit the most talented graduates with the potential to be brilliant teachers in key subjects, to help raise standards in schools.

Scholarships, awarded by respected subject organisations, will be available to the most talented maths, physics, chemistry and computing trainees.

Bursaries will be available to top graduates in maths, physics, chemistry, computing, and languages, in primary and in priority subjects at secondary school (English, history, biology, geography, music, and design and technology).

The government introduced scholarships in 2011. Since then, 425 high-quality graduates in maths, physics, chemistry and computing have been attracted to teaching through the scheme. A further 680 teacher training scholarships will be available for trainees starting in the 2014 to 2015 academic year.

For the 2014 to 2015 academic year scholarships for graduates training to teach maths, physics, chemistry and computing with a 2:1 or better will increase from £20,000 to £25,000.

Bursaries for graduates training to teach computing with a first or 2:1 will increase to £20,000, from £9,000 and £4,000 respectively. New bursaries will also be introduced for those with a 2:2, worth £15,000.

Graduates training to teach design and technology will receive bursaries worth £9,000 for those with a first and £4,000 for those with a 2:1.

Bursaries for primary maths specialists with a 2:1 degree will increase from £6,000 to £11,000, matching bursaries for those with a first. New bursaries will be introduced for those with a 2:2, worth £6,000.

David Laws said: "The expansion of the scholarships and bursaries schemes will help us to attract these graduates into teaching - ensuring that all children get the education they deserve."

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