‘Teacher training applications up 65% due to lockdown’

Since the start of the lockdown, 21,410 graduates have applied to teacher training programmes, a 65 per cent rise from the five-year average, new analysis by the Education Policy Institute shows. If this trend were to continue throughout the year, it would result in an extra 11,000 applications, closing the teacher training recruitment gap entirely for the first time since 2012, the EPI concludes.