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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-07149: Iain Gray (East Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 10 February 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what subjects the Teaching Makes People campaign is targeting; how many recruits the campaign aims to attract, and how it will measure its effectiveness.

Answered by: John Swinney 28 February 2017

It aims to contribute to a 15% increase in applications to Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) courses in Scottish universities by March 2018, and its effectiveness will be measured by PGDE intake numbers.

The Teaching Makes People campaign is targeting STEM subjects in general, and specifically Chemistry, Computing, Maths and Physics. The campaign has supporting objectives of helping change perceptions of teaching and career intentions among current STEM undergraduates at Scottish universities.