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Specialist Schools: Science

Mr. Gibb: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to the answer of 10 November 2008, Official Report, column 900W, on specialist schools: science, how many of the 433 specialist schools which had chosen science as a specialism at the time of that answer entered one or more pupils for GCSE chemistry in 2008. [278962]

Mr. Coaker: Of all 433 schools with a specialism in sciences, 311 (71.8 per cent.) entered at least one pupil for GCSE(1) chemistry in 2008.

The source for this answer is the Achievement and Attainment Tables database.

Teachers: Complaints

Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many complaints against teachers have been (a) investigated, (b) upheld and (c) rejected by the General Teaching Council in each year since 2005; and if he will make a statement. [281177]

Mr. Coaker: The number of complaints against teachers that have been investigated upheld and rejected by the General Teaching Council for England in each year since 2005 are set out in the table.

Investigated Rejected Upheld at a hearing

2005

373

244

56

2006

360

267

98

2007

445

311

124

2008

419

315

125

Note:
Cases are not always concluded in the year in which they are investigated.

Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what the average time taken for the General Teaching Council to complete its investigation of a teacher following a complaint was in the latest period for which information is available; and if he will make a statement; [281178]

(2) how many investigations by the General Teaching Council following a complaint against a teacher took more than (a) three months, (b) six months, (c) 12 months and (d) 18 months to complete in each year since 2005; and if he will make a statement. [281179]

Mr. Coaker: When considering complaints about teachers the General Teaching Council for England has two distinct processes; an investigation process and a hearing
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process. The investigation process concludes either with a referral to the hearing process or with a decision that there is no case to answer.

The average time taken for cases to be concluded in each of these processes is provided in the following table.

Average time taken to conclude complaints
Weeks
Financial year Cases concluded at investigation stage (i.e. no case to answer) Cases concluded following a hearing

2006/07

13

78

2007/08

12

67

2008/09

12

59


The timescales for considering complaints at each of these stages is set out in the following tables.

Cases concluded at investigating stage
Months

0 to 3 3 to 6 6 to 12 12 to 18 Over 18

2006/07

171

62

16

1

2

2007/08

224

59

13

4

0

2008/09

222

84

11

2

3


Cases concluded at hearing stage
Months

0 to 3 3 to 6 6 to 12 12 to 18 Over 18

2006/07

0

0

11

68

44

2007/08

0

2

57

38

40

2008/09

0

1

75

51

24

Note:
Data are unavailable for the financial year 2005/06.

Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many teachers have been struck off the teaching register following an investigation by the General Teaching Council in each year since 2001; and if he will make a statement. [281180]

Mr. Coaker: The number of prohibition orders preventing teachers from practising as a registered teacher issued by the General Teaching Council for England in each year since 2001 is set out in the table.

Number of prohibition orders issued

2001

0

2002

2

2003

6

2004

5

2005

13

2006

24

2007

31

2008

25


Teachers: Essex

Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) teachers and (b) classroom assistants were employed in schools in (i) Essex and (ii) Castle Point (A) in 1997 and (B) on the latest date for which information is available. [280448]


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Mr. Coaker: The following table provides the full-time equivalent number of teachers and teaching assistants employed in local authority maintained schools in the former Essex local authority area and Castle Point parliamentary constituency, January 1997 and 2008.

Full-time equivalent teachers and teaching assistants in local authority maintained schools—years January 1997 and 2008
Coverage: Essex local authority and Castle Point parliamentary constituency
2008
1997 Essex

Former Essex LA areas Castle Point( 3) Southend Thurrock Essex (post 1 April 1998) Castle Point( 3)

Teachers(1)

12,580

710

1,740

1,200

11,150

730

Teaching assistants(2,3)

1,720

80

610

590

4,410

280

(1) Qualified and unqualified teachers.
(2) Teaching assistants include teaching assistants, special needs support staff and minority ethnic pupil support staff. 2008 figures also include higher level teaching assistants.
(3) School Census and the Annual survey of teachers in service and teacher vacancies,618g (Essex teacher numbers).
Note:
Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

Teachers: Males

Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) in which wards there are no primary schools with a qualified male teacher; [274694]

(2) pursuant to his letter of correction of 4 December 2008 to the hon. Member for East Worthing and Shoreham, Deposited Paper DEP2008-2997, to the answer of 28 October 2008, Official Report, column 596W, on teachers: males, how many primary schools with no qualified male teachers there were in each ward in 2008. [274696]

Mr. Coaker: A table that provides the names of Census Area Statistic (CAS) wards that have nursery or primary schools without any full or part-time male qualified teacher and the number of schools in each of these to which this applies has been placed in the House Libraries. The information is for January 2008.

Teachers: Training

Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the (a) target number of places and (b) number of places filled for (i) mathematics, (ii) physics and (iii) chemistry teacher trainees at each teacher training institution was in each of the last three years. [260810]

Mr. Coaker: The Department sets the number of places for recruitment to initial teacher training (ITT) at sector level. ITT providers are allocated training places based on a bidding process carried out by the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) and providers are encouraged to set aspirational recruitment targets for themselves. A table showing the number of allocated places and new entrants to ITT courses in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry in 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09 has been placed in the House Libraries.


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Teaching Assistants: Qualifications

Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many teaching assistants in each (a) primary and (b) secondary school have attained Higher Level Teaching Assistant status. [278082]

Mr. Coaker [holding answer 4 June 2009]: The information has been placed in the House Libraries. It provides the number of higher level teaching assistants in each local authority maintained nursery/primary and secondary school in England, as collected by the January 2008 School Census, the latest information available.

Young People: Greater London

Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment has been made of the effectiveness of the Young London Matters Agenda launched by the Government Office for London in 2006. [278692]

Dawn Primarolo: The Government Office for London (GOL) commissioned an independent stocktake of Young London Matters (YLM) in February 2009. The purpose of the stocktake was to review Young London Matters’ focus and impact and enable GOL to make informed decisions about its direction for the coming year. Stakeholders were surveyed in March and April 2009 and asked to comment on what YLM had done well, where it could have improved and what its focus in the coming year should be. We are aiming to publish this in due course.

Youth Services

Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much has been spent on MyPlace from the public purse to date; how much has been spent on each MyPlace centre to date; and what estimate he has made of the running costs of each such centre in the next five years. [282024]

Dawn Primarolo: We have allocated £240 million to 62 projects to date. A full list showing funding allocations for each of these projects is shown in Annex 1.


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Annex 1: grant allocations to MyPlace projects as at 23 June 2009

£

Pegasus Theatre—Building the Future

Oxfordshire

1,800,000.00

Minehead EYE

Somerset

3,155,856.00

Sutton Life Centre

Wandsworth

4,074,688.00

Shoeburyness Youth Centre

Southend-on-Sea

2,988,362.00

New Life Centre

Hartlepool

4,516,000.00

New Horizon Youth Centre

Camden

1,500,000.00

Bradley Youth Hub

Lancashire

1,335,533.00

PRIMETIME

Bournemouth

1,300,000.00

Blackburn Youth Zone

Blackburn with Darwen

5,000,000.00

My Place Chesterfield

Derbyshire

3,108,226.00

Carlisle Youth Zone

Cumbria

4,980,234.00

The Hub

Kent

2,200,000.00

Dawlish Youth Centre

Devon

1,700,000.00

The Hub

Durham

4,951,830.00

TAB Centre Plus

Enfield

2,168,228.00

OPEN Central

Norfolk

1,256,571.00

Green Rivers Centre

Walsall

1,287,183.00

The Young Persons Village

Stoke on Trent

4,800,000.00

Access all Areas

Somerset

3,922,000.00

Chesterton’s Vision

Staffordshire

4,389,474.00

Tuned In

Redcar and Cleveland

4,946,280.00

Southpoint—the Blackpool Youth Hub Centre

Blackpool

3,996,049.00

The XCHANGE Project

Suffolk

4,750,500.00

Trafford Youth Village

Trafford

4,999,951.00

Middlesbrough Myplace at the Custom House

Middlesbrough

4,262,062.00

ExtremeConnexions'

Hertfordshire

4,999,684.00

Toxteth Youth and Sports Centre

Liverpool

2,300,000.00

The HUT—One Hut, Five Towns, Many Talents

Wakefield

5,000,000.00

Leicester City Youth Hub

Leicester

5,000,000.00

Manchester Youth Zone (Harpurhey)

Manchester

5,000,000.00

The Phoenix Centre

West Sussex

1,500,000.00

Dream Street

Havering

4,704,492.00

TeenSpace Shrewsbury and TeenSpace Oswestry

Shropshire

3,900,000.00

Thamesmead Youth Leisure Zone

Bexley

5,000,000.00

The Y—Stoke Aldermoor Inspiration Centre

Coventry

2,177,748.00

Hastings Youth Hub

East Sussex

4,246,275.00

Culture Fusion

Bradford

5,000,000.00

MYplace in Solihull

Solihull

4,990,000.00

The Showrooom

Lincolnshire

4,842,500.00

The Peoples’ Place

Sheffield

2,144,595.00

The Pitch—A Place to Go

Harrow

4,198,000.00

Integrating Youth Project

Birmingham

4,999,802.00

ICE Centre Stockton-on-Tees (Inspiration, Creativity and Entertainment)

Stockton-on-Tees

4,995,250.00

MyPlace Bristol

Bristol

5,000,000.00

Parkfield

Torbay

4,875,000.00

The NGY

Nottingham

4,906,000.00

Southside Regeneration Youth Project

Bath and North East Somerset

2,036,473.00

OurPlace ‘Where there will be more young people than adults’

Knowsley

4,999,274.00

The Buzz

Halton

2,500,000.00

[email protected] Lane ([email protected])

Newcastle-upon-Tyne

4,924,422.00

The Roundwood Centre—A Beacon for Young People in Brent

Brent

4,997,151.00

Plashet Young Peoples Hub

Newham

4,980,000.00

Myplace in Doncaster

Doncaster

5,000,000.00

Oldham Youth Zone

Oldham

4,994,577.00

The Big Hub

Leeds

4,979,376.00

Hinckley Club for Young People

Leicestershire

4,505,415.00

The Salmon Youth Centre Phase 2

Southwark

1,118,679.00

Myplace at Westfield Folk House Young Peoples Centre

Nottinghamshire

5,000,000.00

Hornsey Road Baths Youth Centre

London Borough of Islington

3,547,720.00

Rotherham myplace (RMP—working title)

Rotherham

3,356,750.00

Hackney’s Youth Hubbz

Hackney

4,990,902.00

Youth Centerprise

Birmingham

4,998,500.00

Total

240,097,612.00


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