HC Deb 20 December 1999 vol 341 cc398-9W
Mr. Willis

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, pursuant to his answer of 6 December 1999,Official Report, column 421W, on teachers, if the grants are payable to (a) the school of each training graduate or (b) the company contracted to provide the service. [102844]

Ms Estelle Morris

Training grants are paid to recommending bodies who are responsible for organising individual training programmes for trainees. The recommending body can be the school where the trainee is employed or another organisation capable of organising a training programme. The Teacher Training Agency (TTA) employs two contractors to administer the employment-based routes to Qualified Teacher Status including approval of training programmes, administration of funding and assessment arrangements and matching potential trainees with jobs. Neither of these organisations acts as a recommending body.