Promoting Quality in Teacher Education

DfE: Teacher Recruitment Bulletin (January 2023)

19 January 2023


Welcome to the January edition of the Teacher Recruitment Bulletin from the Department for Education (DfE).


1. Spring Get Into Teaching events spaces available

2. Initial Teacher Training partnerships and grant guidance

3. Career Changer Trainees: free resource

4. Request a Teacher Training Adviser at provider-led events

5. Mathematics Teacher Training Scholarships

6. Sign off your 2020 to 2021 trainee data for performance profiles by 31 January 2023

7. Update your HESA data from 16 to 31 January 2023

1) Spring Get Into Teaching events spaces available

The Get Into Teaching (previously Train to Teach) Spring term event programme has been confirmed and spaces are available for training providers.

Please only apply for events in your region as we can only host a limited number of providers at each event and events are regionally focused.

A list of events and further information on the programme is available on the attached booking form.

Spaces will be allocated and providers notified week commencing 13 February 2023.

Please complete the booking by 5pm on 3 February 2023 here:

2) Initial Teacher Training partnerships and grant guidance

As part of the Initial Teacher Training (ITT) reform, the department has published ITT partnership guidance to support accredited providers setting up new partnerships. The guidance outlines the requirement for ITT partnerships and sets out some of the key policies to inform the development of partnerships.

Accredited providers can apply for a grant of up to £20,000 to support the costs of establishing new partnerships in target areas outlined in the guidance. A grant webinar explaining the criteria and grant application process was held on 16 January 2023.

A recording of the webinar can be viewed here:

For more information on:

· partnerships – visit:

· partnership grants – visit:

3) Career Changer Trainees: free resource

Now Teach has developed a resource for those recruiting and training career changers helping prepare and support trainees at the start of their teaching career.

Changing career can be challenging, by sharing our experience and insight we help trainees navigate the unique aspects of teaching and help them to prepare for the surprising things that career changers often encounter.

‘Prepare for Take off’ shares some of what the charity has learned from 5 years of supporting career changers to become teachers, including:

· how schools have changed

· the importance of networks

· getting a new mindset

· wellbeing

· why behaviour management is not something to stress about

You can download for free at:

4) Request a Teacher Training Adviser at provider-led events

We encourage providers who organise their own events to support recruitment for ITT to join up with other providers where possible. For most provider-arranged events, we can offer the support of a Teacher Training Adviser. Advisers provide one-to-one support to potential teachers as part of the Get into Teaching Service.

An adviser can attend the event to provide one or more of the following:

· a presentation on a variety of topics

· a Q&A session for attendees, either individually or as part of a panel

· one-to-one advice to attendees

To request adviser support, please complete this form:

Further information about Teacher Training Advisers can be found here:

5) Mathematics Teacher Training Scholarships

A Mathematics Teacher Training Scholarship opens up a world of CPD, networking and knowledge sharing opportunities for Maths Scholars. This includes complimentary membership of key mathematical societies, providing access to a wealth of information regarding the latest developments in mathematics and maths education to help inspire and support teachers in their role.

CPD events provide opportunities for Maths Scholars to hear from inspirational speakers, take away resources and talk to experienced maths teachers, developing personal networks which will last a lifetime and give them the confidence to progress in their career.

Scholarships are also available in Physics, Chemistry, Computing and Languages and applications are open across all subjects.

For further information on the Maths scholarships, please click:

For further information on other Scholarship programmes please visit:

Got a question? The Maths scholarship team is here to help. Contact us at:

6) Sign off your 2020 to 2021 trainee data for performance profiles by 31 January 2023

Organisations that registered trainee teachers in the 2020 to 2021 academic year need to sign off their data by 11:59 pm on 31 January 2023.

This is so that the data can be included in the annual initial teacher training performance profiles publication.

Read guidance about how to find, check, fix and sign off your data in the Register trainee teachers service:

7) Update your HESA data from 16 to 31 January 2023

Higher education institutions will be able to update data for the current academic year through the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) from 16 to 31 January 2023.

You’ll need to have your data decommitted before you can update it. Email, with the subject line “Decommit HESA trainee data for January update”.

To help you check your data, you can now filter your list of trainees by academic year in the Register trainee teachers service.