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Special Educational Needs

David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children per 1,000 are issued with a statement of special needs in (a) Haltemprice and Howden and (b) the East Riding of Yorkshire. [105234]

Mr. Ivan Lewis: As at January 2002 there were 420 children attending schools in Haltemprice and Howden with statements of SEN. This equates to 26.7 pupils in every 1,000.

For East Riding of Yorkshire there were 1,264 pupils attending schools with statements of SEN which equates to 23.9 pupils in every 1,000.

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This data is derived from Annual Schools' Census returns made by schools to the Department in January each year.

Mr. Boswell: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the gender ratio is of pupils (a) receiving special education and (b) statemented in mainstream schools, on account of emotional and behavioural difficulties; and if he will make a statement on (i) provision of places and (ii) appropriateness of educational experience among teachers in the light of that ratio. [105310]

Mr. Ivan Lewis: The available information is shown in the table.

There is currently no requirement for schools to submit information in the Annual Schools' Census on the nature of such pupils' disability or learning difficulty. However, in June 2001, the Department carried out a pilot study involving a sample of 200 mainstream and special schools to assess whether it would be possible to collect data from schools on a broad range of types of Special Educational Needs (SEN). From January 2004 the Department is planning to ask schools and Local Education Authorities to provide this information.

Local Education Authorities and schools have statutory responsibilities under the Education Act 1996 to identify, assess and make appropriate provision for children with special educational needs, including those with emotional and behavioural difficulties. Guidance on carrying out those responsibilities is given in the Speicial Educational Needs Code of Practice.

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Local Education Authorities have a duty to secure sufficient schools for pupils in their area and in doing so much have particular regard to the need to secure special educational provision. It is up to Local Education Authorities to determine the pattern of provision in the light of local needs and circumstances.

Maintained Primary Secondary and Special Schools:
Number of Pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN) By Gender (11) January 2002 England

Maintained Primary(11)
SEN Pupils without statements Pupils with statements
BoysGirlsTotalBoys GirlsTotal
531,647302,496834,14350,33720,39270,729

(11) Includes middle schools as deemed.


Maintained Primary Secondary and Special Schools: Number of Pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN) by Gender(12)January 2002 England

Maintained Secondary(12)
SEN Pupils without statement Pupils with statements
BoysGirlsTotalBoysGirlsTotal
323,323195,793519,11656,47722,12978,606

(12) Includes middle schools as deemed.


Maintained Primary Secondary and Special Schools: Number of Pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN) by Gender(13)January 2002 England

Maintained Special(14)
SEN Pupils without statements Pupils with statements
BoysGirlsTotalBoysGirlsTotal
1,6777302,40758,49827,23185,729

(13) Includes middle schools as deemed.

(14) Excludes General Hospital Schools


Maintained Primary Secondary and Special Schools: Ratio Boys: Girls with Special Educational Needs January 2002 England

(15)Maintained Primary(15)Maintained Secondary(16) Maintained Special
SEN Pupilswithout statementsPupils with statementsSEN Pupilswithout statementsPupils with statementsSEN Pupilswithout statementsPupils with statements
Ratio boys: girls1.8:12.5:11.7:12.6:12.3:12.1:1

(15) Includes middle schools as deemed.

(16) Excludes General Hospital Schools.


Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many special needs status (a) primary and (b) secondary school children there were (i) in England and (ii) in the Buckingham constituency in 2002. [106018]

Mr. Miliband: The information requested is shown in the table.

Maintained primary and secondary schools: Number of pupils with special educational needs (SEN): January 2002

Number of pupils with a statement of SENPercentage of pupils with a statement of SEN(18)Number of pupils with SEN without a statementPercentage of pupils with SEN without a statement(18)
Primary schools(17)
Buckingham constituency961.396913.1
England70,7291.6834,14319.1
Secondary schools(17)
Buckingham constituency771.851712.1
England78,6062.4519,11615.9

(17) Includes middle schools as deemed

(18) The number of pupils with and without statements expressed as a proportion of the number of pupils on roll.


Specialist Schools

Mr. Jenkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of secondary schools has received specialist status. [106510]

Mr. Miliband: 1,197 secondary schools have been awarded specialist status as part of the Specialist Schools Programme. This represents 38 per cent. of the secondary schools in England.

Teachers

Mr. Norman: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many teacher vacancies there were in Kent in each year since 1997. [105866]

Mr. Miliband: Vacancy numbers in the maintained schools sector in England by local authority are shown in table 40 of the 2002 edition of Statistics of Education: School Workforce in England. A copy of this volume has been placed in the Library. The table is also

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available on the statistics section of the DfES website at: http://www.dfes.gov.uk/statistics/DB/VOL/v0380/456-t40.htm.

Mr. Hepburn: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many teachers there were in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England in each year since 1997; [105852]

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Mr. Miliband: The table provides the full-time equivalent number of teachers in service in the maintained sector, as at January, of each year shown.

Table 1

199719981999200020012002(19)
Jarrow constituency(20)700690700710740760
South Tyneside(21)1,3701,3501,3801,3101,4401,460
North East(21)22,20021,95022,02022,01022,54022,910
England(21)399,170397,650401,150404,630410,170419,620

(19) 2002 is the most recent information available.

(20) Source: Annual Schools' Census (ASC). Includes regular teachers normally employed within schools.

(21) Source: Annual Survey of Teachers in Service (618G). This is the Department's standard source of teacher information but it does not provide constituency level data. Includes all regular teachers employed including: centrally employed teachers; teachers on paid leave, plus teachers employed to replace them (if employed for a month or more). In 2002, teacher numbers on 618G were 2 to 3 per cent. higher than on ASC.

Note:

Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

Table 2 provides the average salary of full-time(22) regular qualified teachers in the maintained schools sector, as at March of each year shown. Average salaries are not available at constituency level.
Table 2 £

19971998199920002001(23)
South Tyneside22,46023,11024,15025,18027,140
North East22,46023,06023,97024,96026,850
England22,90023,54024,44025,38027,200

(22) 2001 is the most recent information available.

Note:

Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.



1 Source:Database of Teacher Records. Figures cover all grades and include any allowances paid. The 2001 salary figures include those threshold pay increases that were made before March 2001. However, they do not include threshold pay increases relating to people who passed the threshold in September 2000 and had not received their payment by March 2001. This money was backdated after March 2001 and therefore the average salary for March 2001 will be understated.

Colin Burgon: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) teachers and (b) non-teaching assistants were employed in schools in Leeds in each year since 1996. [105983]

Mr. Miliband [holding answer 1 April 2003]: The numbers of teachers and teaching assistants employed in maintained schools in Leeds local education authority are shown in the following table.

Maintained schools: full-time equivalent number of teaching staff(23) and teaching assistants(24)1996–2002—position in January each year—Leeds local education authority

1996199719981999200020012002
Teaching staff
Nursery(25)3.03.03.00.00.00.00.0
Primary(26)2,816.72,817.72,773.62,767.52,772.02,795.12,867.6
Secondary(26)2,715.02,664.52,712.92,744.02,768.42,858.02,979.3
Special(27)199.8196.1192.7169.1172.6168.5170.6
Pupil Referral Units24.024.931.949.025.122.524.6
FTE total teaching staff5,758.45,706.35,714.15,729.55,738.05,844.26,042.2
Teaching assistants
Nursery(25)1.01.71.00.00.00.00.0
Primary(26)1,091.91,131.51,200.21,194.61,239.21,318.71,731.1
Secondary(26)242.6282.1302.8327.0389.3462.1462.0
Special(27)137.3148.9158.7149.0148.3160.9188.7
Pupil Referral Units1.83.717.10.913.413.18.0
FTE total teaching assistants1,474.61,568.01,679.81,671.41,790.21,954.92,389.8

(23) Includes all qualified and other teaching staff.

(24) Includes nursery assistants, special needs support staff, minority ethnic pupil support staff and non-teaching assistants.

(25) On 31 August 1998, the one maintained nursery school in Leeds local education authority closed.

(26) Includes middle schools as deemed.

(27) Includes Maintained and Non-Maintained Special Schools.

Source:

Annual Schools' Census


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