|Previous Section||Index||Home Page|
18 Dec 2001 : Column: 290W
Mr. Timms: About 195,000 teachers in England were assessed as meeting the threshold standards in the first (2000) round, which entitles them to be paid on the upper pay scale while they are employed as a classroom teacher in the maintained sector. Applications for the second round of the threshold (November 2001) have not yet been assessed.
We estimate that about 250,000 teachers in England were eligible to apply for threshold assessment in 2000 and that about 20,000 teachers will become newly eligible to apply for threshold assessment in September 2002.
Margaret Hodge: The Learning and Skills Council (LSC) will be taking over responsibility for funding school sixth forms from 200203. However, 14 heads of secondary schools with sixth forms currently sit on the LSC. The precise breakdown is as follows:
|Local LSC||Member||School with sixth form|
|Greater Merseyside||David Atkin||Headteacher: Rainhill High School|
|Hereford/Worcester||Valerie Thomasson||Headteacher: The Minster College|
|West of England||Andrea Arlidge||Headteacher: St. Katherine's School|
|County Durham||Unica O'Reilly||Headteacher: Wolsingham School and Community College|
|Yorkshire and the Humber|
|North Yorkshire||Rachel Totton||Headteacher: Whitby Community College|
|East of England|
|Bedfordshire||John Mitchell||Headteacher: The Cedars Upper School and Community College|
|Cambridgeshire||Christopher Walford||Headteacher: John Mansfield School|
|Essex||Susan Anderson||Headteacher: Hedingham School|
|Hertfordshire||Jane Creasey||Headteacher: Sir John Lawes School|
|Gail Tolley||Headteacher: Stanborough School|
|Norfolk||Robert Young||Headteacher: Hamond's High School|
|Suffolk||Neil Watts||Headteacher: Northgate High School|
|South London||Pauline Cox||Headteacher: The Tiffin Girls School|
|Young People's Committee||Ian Gartshore||Headteacher: Downham Market School|
18 Dec 2001 : Column: 291W
One deputy head teacher, one assistant head teacher and one teacher (from schools with sixth forms) on LLSCs.
36 representatives from local education authorities who bring knowledge and understanding of school sixth forms;
101 members who are school governors.
|Local LSC||LEA reps with knowledge and understanding of school sixth forms||School governors|
|Greater Merseyside||1 Elected||2|
|Birmingham and Solihull||1 Official||2|
|Devon and Cornwall||2|
|West of England|
|Tyne and Wear||1|
|Yorkshire and the Humber|
|North Yorkshire||1 Official||3|
|West Yorkshire||1 Official||2|
|South Yorkshire||1 Official||1|
|Derbyshire||1 Elected/1 Official||4|
|East of England|
|East London||1 Elected||4|
|South London||1 Official||1|
|Milton Keynes/Oxfordshire/ Buckinghamshire||2 Officials||2|
(31) Headteachers without sixth forms
18 Dec 2001 : Column: 292W
Mr. Timms: As part of the review of local government funding we have set up two working groups, with local government and schools partners, to develop proposals for a new LEA and school funding system. We will be in a position to make proposals for the new system by the summer of 2002 and intend to introduce the new system in 200304.
Dr. Kumar: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans she has to ensure that health support and advice is made available through schools to young people in their teenage years. 
Margaret Hodge: We are the first Government to introduce a non-statutory framework for Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) that provides the opportunities for pupils to receive the health support and advice they need to live confident, healthy and independent lives. Through PSHE, schools deliver a range of programmes that include, for example, drug, alcohol, tobacco and sex and relationship education. Schools receive Standards Fund money directly to support these programmes.
Margaret Hodge: The information is not available in the form requested. The Department collects information on day nurseries and playgroups and pre-schools defined in terms of the full day or sessional care that they provide. It does not collect information on pre-schools separately from playgroups. The available information is shown in the table.
18 Dec 2001 : Column: 293W
|Playgroups and pre-schools||15,700||15,000||14,300||14,000|
(32) Figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred.
Figures for 2001 for England and Government Office regions were published in Statistical Bulletin 08/01 "Children's Day Care Facilities as at 31 March 2001", which is available at www.dfes.gov.uk/statistics/ and from the Library.
John Healey: My Department is committed to working actively with everyone who shares our aim of building a competitive economy and inclusive society. Small businesses have an important contribution to make to achieve that aim and my Department has regular communications with them both directly, for example with the ICT Industry Club where half of the 150 members are small businesses, and through organisations such as the Learning and Skills Councils, the Small Business Service, Regional Development Agencies and many other national and local organisations. We also run an online forum for small businesses that offers direct access to my Department for all small businesses; the forum is at www.business.dfes.gov.uk.
The new employer-led Sector Skills Councils licensed from 2002 will lead discussion with Government about skills and productivity in their industry or business sectors, including the needs of small business. The purpose of this discussion will be to develop effective policies and provision that better meets the needs of employers to drive up competitiveness and business effectiveness.
|Next Section||Index||Home Page|