PM: Modern teaching methods 'vital' to UK's future

David Cameron has stressed the importance of making sure Maths, Science and Computing are taught to a high standard in British schools.

Around 15,000 teachers will be sent back to the classroom for retraining under a £67 million initiative to raise school standards in the subjects.

School leavers will be offered a substantial amount of cash towards university costs in return for becoming a teacher once they graduate in maths or physics.

David Cameron with children at Downing Street. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

A national college for digital skills will also be set up in London next year with outposts then expected across the country.

Speaking at a launch event at 10 Downing Street, the Prime Minister said the new initiative was "for everyone".

We're putting in place the resources and the training and making sure that every school can do this. It will take time but it's absolutely vital for the success of our country that we teach maths and science and computing in the modern way, because that will be one of the things that will determine whether we succeed or not.

– David Cameron