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John Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether Teach First advocates are being used to mentor disadvantaged gifted and talented students from state schools in (a) London, (b) the Black Country and (c) Greater Manchester. 
Jim Knight: The Teach First Advocates scheme, part of the City Challenge Gifted and Talented Education Strand (City GATES), is now called the Higher Education Access Programme for Schools (HEAPS). HEAPS has been piloted in London and will continue there. It is being rolled out in Greater Manchester from this academic year (2008/09) and will be extended to the Black Country in academic year 2009/10.
Mr. Gibb: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what percentage of pupils who gained a GCSE in (a) German, (b) French and (c) Spanish were educated in (i) the state sector and (ii) the independent sector in the latest year for which figures are available, broken down by individual grade. 
|Percentage of pupils at the end of KS4 who achieved a GCSE in French, German and Spanish by grade as a proportion of total entries|
Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many secondary school teachers of (a) Mandarin, (b) Urdu, (c) German, (d) Italian and (e) Japanese (i) there are in maintained secondary schools and (ii) qualified in the last year for which data are available. 
Jim Knight: Information on secondary school teachers and the subjects they are teaching is collected in the Secondary School Curriculum and Staffing Survey (SSCSS). The most recent survey was carried out in February 2007, and achieved a sample of 14,137 teachers in 327 schools. Results were grossed up to provide national estimates of the number of secondary school teachers in England by subject area.
|Number of secondary school teachers of languages|
|Subject||Count of teachers|
|(1 )The table may include some double counting, as teachers are counted once under subject they are teaching. For example, a teacher who teaches Italian and German will be counted once under each subject. The table gives national estimates.|
Data are rounded to nearest 10
Secondary School Curriculum and Staffing Survey, 2007
The table includes a category of teachers who teach Languages/Other Languageswe do not know which language(s) these teachers are delivering and it is possible that it may include any of the subjects listed in the table. In addition, care should be taken when interpreting national estimates based upon a sample survey.
The number of teachers gaining QTS in Modern Foreign Languages in 2005-06, the most recent year for which data are available, was 1,260 (excluding those on employment based routes). We do not know which specific languages these teachers qualified in.
John Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what progress has been made in the pilots in schools trialling new ways to assess, report and stimulate progress throughout the key stages; and if he will make a statement. 
Jim Knight: The Making Good Progress pilot is a two year pilot, due to run until July 2009. It is being independently evaluated by PriceWaterhouseCoopers. The interim report on the first year of the pilot was published on the 18 December 2009 and a copy was sent to the chairman of the Select Committee for Children, Schools and Families. A copy will be placed in both Libraries.
English: 81 per cent.
Mathematics: 78 per cent.
English: 73 per cent.
Mathematics: 77 per cent.
My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State, stated, on 16 December, Official Report, column1002, that he had decided not to proceed with collating and publishing key stage 3 performance tables at the school-level for 2008, as to do so would place a disproportionate burden on secondary schools when we are no longer proceeding with KS3 tests.
John Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families in how many schools less than 50 per cent. of pupils achieved level 5 or above in (a) English, (b) mathematics and (c) science in 2008. 
Jim Knight: My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, announced on 14 October 2008, Official Report, column 673, that secondary schools will no longer be required to enter pupils for national tests at the end of key stage 3.
My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State, stated, on 16 December, Official Report, column 1002, that he had decided not to proceed with collating and publishing the key stage 3 achievement and attainment tables for 2008 as to do so would place a disproportionate burden on secondary schools in the light of the decision to abandon national tests at the end of key stage 3.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families on what date he expects primary schools to receive the results of the 2009 national tests; and if he will make a statement. 
Jim Knight: The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) is responsible for the administration of the key stage 2 (KS2) national curriculum tests. QCA advise that marked scripts and results will be returned to schools by 7 July 2009.
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