Schools have no funds to train teachers, says study

There are 20,000 teachers in schools in England without any budget to train them, according to research by the Teacher Development Trust.

 

Teacher quality has often been highlighted as the key to raising school standards and this research warns of a serious gap in funding.

 

David Weston, chief executive of the Teacher Development Trust, said the findings were "extremely concerning".

 

The Department for Education said such training was "vital for all teachers".

 

But it was up to head teachers to "make the right decisions for their staff".

 

The study says 600 schools have "wiped out" their budget for professional development.

 

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