Nearly 15 per cent, or 6,000, of the 40,000 people beginning teacher training each year now follow these routes, compared with just 85 in 1997-8, the Teacher Training Agency reported. Of these, about four-fifths are graduates who are looking for a change of career. In 2004-5, more than 5,000 GTP places were created by the agency. Just over 2,000 of these were in priority secondary subjects. A survey of GTP trainees in 2003 showed high levels of satisfaction and confidence in the scheme.
Class in the craftroom, page 20 Further details at www.tta.gov.uk. GTP inquiries. Tel: 01245 45 44 44.Oriel, the new 'TES' agony aunt, answers questions and helps solve GTPproblems on www.tes.co.uk