University of Buckingham

Scholarships for aspiring teachers

As one of the leading providers of teacher training in the country, the University of Buckingham’s School of Education launched a scholarship scheme last year offering 20 fully-funded qualifications to state schools in the county. The qualifications represented an investment of over £100k. The latest funding allocations from the Department for Education place Buckinghamshire schools in the bottom 10% of funding per pupil.

Despite rising amounts of money going into schools, spending per pupil is set to fall in real terms by 8% between 2014 and 2020. This is the first time since the mid-1990s that school funding has fallen in real terms. The scholarship scheme means that, despite this challenging financial environment, local schools can invest in their staff, providing them with first class training for teachers and the opportunity to gain Master’s level qualifications in education or school leadership.

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