Graduates looking to specialise in SEN teaching could be eligible for bursaries of up to £9,000, under plans announced by Business Secretary Vince Cable. The money will be provided by the Government to assist graduates with funding toward initial teacher training.
The move is part of a wider Government scheme designed to help young people get the skills needed to get a job.
Money to improve numeracy and literacy teaching to young people has also been announced by Mr Cable. Grants of up to £20,000 will be offered to maths graduates to encourage them to teach in further education colleges. There will also be £9,000 available for graduates teaching English.
In addition, £1 million in grants will fund high-level specialist training for those already working with students with SEN, through continuous professional development (CPD). The Government says that this new package of support will help to equip teachers in the FE sector with the skills and confidence to help young people with SEN realise their full potential.