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Impact of FTS revealed as EDT launches its fifth Annual Impact Report

This week, Education Development Trust (EDT) launched its fifth Annual Impact Report, which demonstrates the incredible growth in the reach and impact of EDT’s work around the world in 2022/23.

EDT is the delivery centre for the Future Teaching Scholars programme, in addition to providing a wide range of education development, employability and careers services – both within the UK and globally.

This year, EDT’s work impacted 12.3 million school-age learners worldwide – over 3 million more than last year. We also impacted the work of over double the number of teachers and over 14,000 more schools than in 2021/22, equipping educators and school leaders to create positive, lasting change.

Impact of Future Teaching Scholars

Future Teaching Scholars is one of EDT’s longest running programmes within the UK. With a third cohort of Scholars graduating from the programme in 2024, we are taking a closer look at the impact that FTS has had thus far on nurturing a new generation of maths and physics teachers.

  • 93% of Scholars who started their Initial Teacher Training remained in the profession after three years – compared to a national average of 76%.
  • 56% of our Scholars are female, and 44% are male – breaking the gender gap that is widely observed across STEM subjects and occupations.
  • Some Scholars have already begun to progress, moving into middle leadership roles including Head of Year, Deputy Head of Maths, and KS4 Coordinator within just three years of teaching.

The impact of the Future Teaching Scholars programme is also observed at an individual level, with many of our Scholars sharing their stories of how FTS has supported them on their journey into a career in teaching.

The goal of the programme has always been to support students with the potential to become outstanding maths and physics teachers, and we are proud that 100% of Scholars who completed their ITT successfully secured a qualified teaching post for their fifth year on the programme.

A series of research has been published by EDT, outlining the effect of support provided during the undergraduate phase on our Scholars’ Initial Teacher Training. This research led by Dr Richard Churches, Global Head of Research at EDT, has been documented in a series of papers: ‘Assessing the Potential to Teach’.

A summary of the impact of the FTS programme, as well as the research published by EDT, can be found on the FTS website.


EDT’s fifth Annual Impact Report, focusing on the year to September 2023, is now available to download or watch at edt.org/impact23.