The Department for Education funds initiatives designed to boost recruitment and supports the costs of training new teachers. Prior to April 2012 recruitment to initial teacher training (ITT) was funded by the former Training and Development Agency. The information provided in the table below reflects the main departmental spend on recruiting teachers for academic years 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15:
ITT academic year
2014/15 (as at end-May 2015)
Marketing and advertising
ITT bursaries and scholarships
Subject knowledge enhancement programme
Additional support services
These figures do not include funding for the School Direct (Salaried) or Troops to Teach programmes which pay for the training of teachers and subsidise their employment costs. Funding for schools for School Direct (Salaried) is in the form of a single grant payment and the department does not hold information on the element of spend relating to employment costs, which will vary by school.