The initial teacher training performance profiles are collected each year for trainees in the final year of their ITT training. This year, the DfE has again collected data on the Database of Trainee Teachers and Providers (DTTP) and its successor Register. The main collection period occurred from September to November 2021 but in some cases further changes were made directly by the DTTP team in agreement with providers.
The definition of final year trainees, as well as all other definitions in terms of data collected, remains the same as in ITT performance profiles for academic year 2017/18 (see below), so all comparisons remain valid over time.
For the academic year 2020/21, we received data from all 239 providers. This consisted of 169 SCITTs, and 70 HEIs. All data were reviewed, confirmed and signed-off by a designated person at each provider.
This statistical release presents final year trainee outcomes and provisional employment data for 2020/21 and revised employment data for 2019/20.
Data for the ITT performance profiles were completed, reviewed and signed-off by providers. The data collection and publication team within DfE carried out additional quality checks and data validations throughout the data entry process. After data was extracted on 22nd March 2022 (excluding employment data which was extracted at a later date), a quality assurance process was undertaken by the publication production team. This process included detailed quality checks across the dataset.
This quality assurance process identified a small number of issues. These, along with the solutions that have been implemented, are outlined below.
- A small number of EYITT trainees were incorrectly recorded as being on other routes. For these 62 records the route information was manually recoded, and the data was then validated and signed-off by the production team.
The Department uses internal administrative data sources to estimate how many final year trainees awarded QTS go on to employment in a state-funded school in England. For full details on the methodology for measuring employment, see the publication methodology.
For this publication, we calculate two employment rates:
- A provisional employment rate for final year trainees in the 2020/21 academic year
- A revised employment rate for final year trainees in the 2019/20 academic year
Provisional employment rate: Departmental analysis has found that matching ITT trainee data to School Workforce Census (SWC) data from the year following qualification does not fully capture how many trainees go onto employment because some teachers do not start in time to be recorded in that SWC, while others start up to a year later. We account for these teachers by applying an uplift to the 2020/21 employment figures to estimate a provisional employment rate for 2020/21. The uplift is derived by comparing with data from previous years to determine what proportion of new teachers employed during the year were not included in their first school workforce census but were captured in the following year’s census (the uplift applied for 2020/21 was around 30.6% of those not captured in the first year).