New debate on intakes

29th January 1999 at 00:00
The working group endorses the decision last year to move away from setting maximum intakes but said that there had to be some regard for students' chances of employment, the role of schools and the quality of teacher education.

A balance was also needed between flexible approaches that "would attract diverse kinds of people into teaching and having too many trainee teachers who would be a burden on schools during training and would not have a satisfactory induction".

Teachers have "limited mobility" and regional needs had to be considered when asking universities and colleges to collaborate.

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