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News: Subject association representatives urge Education Secretary to reconsider withdrawing ITT Arts & Humanities bursaries

Members of the Council for Subject Associations (CfSA) have signed a joint letter to Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson to reconsider withdrawing ITT bursaries for Arts and Humanities subjects.

The letter states that cutting off support conveys a strong signal as to the value of teaching in our society and the lack of financial support is likely to deter well-qualified and ambitious graduates due to these negative messages and potential hardship issues.

The ISM has signed this letter as a member of CfSA and a subject association for Music. In October, we wrote a joint letter in partnership with Music Mark and Music Teachers' Association expressing our concerns about the reported removal of postgraduate bursaries for Initial Teacher Training in Music.