United Kingdom

UK Government Invests Over £300 Million To Improve Teaching Qualifications

Prime Minister Johnson affirms support for new trainee teachers in high-demand subjects

By: Maha Altamimi

Starting from 2022 to 2023, all fresh UK graduates will receive tax-free bursaries of up to £15,000 for training in subjects such as languages, geography, design, technology, and an additional £24,000 bursary or a £26,000 scholarship for teachers studying math, physics, chemistry and computing. These new initiatives were part of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s push to recruit and retain top teachers.

Furthermore, the National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) will support existing teachers and school leaders in every area in the country to develop and improve qualifications at no additional costs. 

According to researchers, the quality of teaching is the most important factor that influences the outcomes of students in school. To support this, the Government is investing almost £200 million to improve the teaching profession by delivering 150,000 high-quality National professional qualifications (NPQs) over the next three years.

“Quality, face to face teaching is the single most important factor in supporting our young people to recover from the impact of the pandemic, and this investment provides a fantastic opportunity to attract and develop the world-leading teachers and school leaders who will guide, care for and educate our children for years to come.” 

“Great teachers can transform young people’s lives, and I want this country to recruit and retain the most talented, committed teachers who support students to thrive and achieve their potential.” Said Robin Walker, Schools Minister