Training earns top marks

2nd June 2006 at 01:00
Almost all (97 per cent) trainee teachers are confident their training has prepared them well for life in the classroom, according to research for the General Teaching Council for England.

An overwhelming majority (93 per cent) expect to be in the profession in five years' time - up from 83 per cent when they started training, according to the interim findings of the six-year Becoming a Teacher project.

But one in six of more than 3,000 trainees questioned expressed doubts about their course, and many admitted teaching was harder than they expected.

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today