£26k FE teaching bursaries announced in £24m package

According to TES, the government has announced a support package for training FE staff that includes tax-free bursaries worth up to £26,000 for teachers.

Eligible shortage subjects include maths, sciences, engineering, manufacturing, computing and English, with funding also available for teachers training to teach learners with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in 2020-21. A total of £11 million is being made available in grants and bursaries.

The government’s support package, announced today, also includes grants to FE providers for trainees who are training in-service, so undertaking paid teaching employment at the same time as training, in high-priority shortage subjects in the FE sector in England.

Education secretary Gavin Williamson said the ambition for a “world-beating technical education system” could only be achieved if outstanding teachers are in place.

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