- Date requested: 12 March 2013
- Date responded: 3 April 2013
Amount spent on marketing by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) during the 2012 calendar year. Amount spent on marketing by the NCTL during the 2013 academic year. Please specify what these marketing activities were. I would also like figures for the total spend on advertising by the NCTL during 2012 and 2013. I would like the total amount spent on events by the NCTL during 2012 and 2013. Please specify what these events were.
Teacher quality is at the heart of a high-performing education system. The NCTL manages a teacher recruitment marketing campaign to contribute to the Secretary of State’s objective to attract high-quality graduates into the teaching profession, something which is crucial to pupils’ performance. The evidence suggests the NCTL is successfully attracting a higher calibre of applicants. In the initial teacher training 2012 census summary, the NCTL published data showing the overall proportion of trainees with a 2:1 or higher was 71%. This is a rise of 6 percentage points on the same result in 2011. Full details of the census are available. The NCTL has not yet published any data for the 2012 to 2013 academic year.