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Sixth Form Funding

Mr. Luff: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will publish the formula used to calculate the new funding arrangement for school sixth forms in (a) Worcestershire and (b) other shire counties for 2002–03. [10218]

Mr. Ivan Lewis [holding answer 25 October 2001]: This is a matter for the Learning and Skills Council. I have therefore asked John Harwood, the Council's chief executive to write to the hon. Member with the information requested and to place a copy of his reply in the Library.

Teacher Salaries

Dr. Tonge: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will take steps to ensure that the UK upper secondary school teachers starting salary meets the OECD mean average; and if she will make a statement. [8314]

Mr. Timms [holding answer 26 October 2001]: School teachers' pay is based on recommendations made by the independent School Teachers' Review Body. They will take account of all relevant factors before recommending any changes. We consult all key stakeholders, including trade unions and employer representatives, before implementing changes.

State and Independent Schools

(Shared Facilities)

Mr. McNamara: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what measures she has introduced >to encourage the sharing of facilities between state and independent schools; and what assessment she has made of the impact of these measures. [9595]

Mr. Timms: Our independent/state school partnerships programme promotes collaborative working between the independent and maintained school sectors. Over 150 projects, involving over 500 schools and 50,000 pupils, have received a total of £3 million since 1998. Each project is different and individual projects have covered most areas of the curriculum and included a wide range of different schools. Some projects encourage schools to share facilities. An external evaluation of the programme by Leeds University school of education in 1999 found that it was achieving its objectives and contributing to raising standards in a cost-effective way.

Worcestershire Local Education Authority

Mr. Luff: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans she has to make special additional payments to the Worcestershire local education authority for the 2002–03 financial year. [9349]

Mr. Timms [holding answer 22 October 2001]: Worcestershire local education authority will benefit from the general increases in funding for 2002–03: a 6 per cent. increase in education standard spending; a further £85 million in standards fund grant; and a 2.75 per cent. increase in the direct grants to schools. We have no current plans to make payments in addition to these general increases. >

Teacher Training

Mr. McNamara: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what extra training has been made available for teachers intending to teach one of the new vocational GCSEs. [9593]

Mr. Timms: A comprehensive training and support programme, due to be launched through a series of regional conferences, will be available to ensure teachers are well-prepared for, and supported during, the delivery of the new GCSEs.

Mr. Willis: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many post-graduate teacher training places were available in each of the years (a) 1997–98, (b) 1998–99, (c) 1999–2000 and (d) 2000–01 for each secondary age subject; how many of the places were filled in each subject area; how many students failed to complete the course; and how many students commenced teaching in the year they qualified. [8905]

Mr. Timms [holding answer 19 October 2001]: The number of post-graduate initial teacher training places in secondary subjects that were available in England in each of the four years was as follows:

1997–981998–991999–20002000–01
Mathematics2,2472,1261,7101,876
English2,1592,2591,9611,971
Science3,3043,0132,3832,686
MFL2,3682,3012,1022,051
Technology3,0932,8742,8372,137
History928900797920
Geography9309991,0461,090
Physical Education1,5631,4501,0481,192
Art9621,101957863
Music605600585636
Religious Education685752625655
Other325508539534
Total secondary19,16918,88316,59016,611

Source:

Teacher Training Agency (TTA)


Trainees that started post-graduate initial teacher training (places filled) in secondary subjects in England in the years 1997–98 to 2000–01 were as follows.

1997–981998–991999–20002000–01
Maths1,1789281,1091,143
English2,0831,9801,8831,913
Science2,4382,0582,1492,222
Modern Foreign Languages1,7341,6061,4311,612
Technology1,1861,0831,1921,469
>
History964898816913
Geography834734841881
PE763690525612
Art896896785844
Music448462480532
RE602603515564
Other297356283319
Total secondary13,42312,29412,00913,024

Notes:

1. English includes drama

2. Technology includes design and technology, ICT and business studies

3. Other includes economics, classics, other social sciences and other subjects

Source:

Teacher Training Agency, Survey of ITT Providers


Further places were available on employment-based routes for graduate trainees. The Government do not set targets by phase or subject for the numbers of places available to employment-based training in England. The numbers of graduate trainees starting employment-based training in England were as follows:

1997–981998–991999–20002000–01
Maths103271112
English385077154
Science172962165
Modern Foreign Languages416362145
Technology506156167
History871234
Geography42721
PE991436
Art108917
Music16232048
RE11161538
Other21111420
Total secondary235311419957

Notes:

1. The table shows entrants to the Graduate Teacher Programme: and the former Overseas Teacher and Licensed Teacher Schemes

2. English includes drama and performing arts

PE includes dance

3. Other includes economics, classics, other social sciences and other subjects

Source:

Teacher Training Agency


The number of students who failed to complete the course is not collected centrally.

The following table presents the numbers that entered teaching in maintained schools in England by March following the year in which they gained qualified teacher status (QTS), by secondary subject. >

ITT completers ITT completers in service at the following March In service at March as percentage of previous year's completers
199719981999199819992000199819992000
Mathematics2,0351,7671,6941,3541,2251,25367%69%74%
English4,2474,1704,2443,0872,9313,16573%70%75%
Science3,4573,2033,0282,2302,0732,12965%65%70%
MFL1,5731,5631,4561,0341,01296166%65%66%
Technology1,7481,5181,3561,11893490964%62%67%
History1,7831,6181,5541,1621,0171,03765%63%67%
Geography1,6591,5271,3961,12495192968%62%67%
PE1,9391,8651,7641,2121,1181,13863%60%65%
Art1,5711,4421,50796684895261%59%63%
Music80572681956950760871%70%74%
RE1,0309651,00170269271768%72%72%
>
Other4,3014,4374,3143,1693,3183,26874%75%76%
Total Secondary26,14824,80124,13317,72716,62617,06668%67%71%

Note:

Subjects relate to the first subject of ITT qualification

Source:

Database of Teacher Records


Mr. Willis: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many trainees commenced the graduate training programme and registered training programme in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) September 1999, (ii) January 2000, (iii) April 2000, (iv) September 2000, (v) January 2001 and (vi) April 2001; and what subjects they were trained in. [8843]

Mr. Timms: The numbers of trainees starting the Graduate Teacher and Registered Teacher Programmes in England are shown in the table. Trainees in secondary schools are shown by the subject they trained in. >

Recruitment to the Graduate Teacher(8) and Registered Teacher Programmes—September 1999 to April 2001

1999–2000 2000–01
SeptemberJanuaryAprilTotalSeptemberJanuaryAprilTotal
Primary123195175493370292252914
Secondary
Maths24153473384133112
English20174380407244156
Science25122562675149167
MFL10173663703837145
Technology15123461486557170
History624128161034
Geography-257105621
PE727169131537
Art324976417
Music12442015181548
RE4561515101338
Other4461456920
Total secondary13094208432332341292965
Overall total2532893839257026335441,879

Note:

Including participants in the overseas-trained teacher scheme from 2000–01

Source:

Teacher Training Agency


Mr. Willis: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many undergraduates have started full- time teacher training courses each year since September 1998 broken down by subject. [8841]

Mr. Timms: The number of people recruited on to full-time undergraduate initial teacher training (ITT) in England for each year since 1998–99 are presented in the following table:

Academic year
Primary/Secondary/Phase subject 1998–991999–20002000–01
Primary
Primary6,6946,6896,564
Secondary
Mathematics192198147
English153149116
Science221223191
Modern Foreign Languages513823
Technology599518385
History000
Geography133018
Physical Education801666593
Art7207
Music313828
Religious Education17149
>
Other000
Total secondary2,0851,8941,517

Source:

Teacher Training Agency (TTA)



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