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Primary School Heads

Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of primary school heads are estimated to earn more than £60,000 per annum. [28572]

Mr. Timms: The School Teachers' Review Body's leadership group pay survey for 2000 estimated that 0.2 per cent. of primary school heads earn more than £60,000 per annum.

Education (Somerset)

Mr. Liddell-Grainger: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much the Government have spent on education in Somerset in each of the financial years since 1996–97, broken down by areas on which the funding has been spent. [28743]

Mr. Timms: The information requested is contained in the following table:

£ million

Real terms: prices 2000–01

(45) Change since 1996–97


1. Figures reflect Education SSA plus all school related revenue grants.

2. Real terms figures are calculated using GDP deflators published by the Treasury 20 December 2001.

3. 2001–02 figures are provisional.

Mr. Liddell-Grainger: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much her Department spent on advertising in Somerset between 31 December 2000 and 31 December 2001. [28744]

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Mr. Ivan Lewis: In the period 31 December 2000 to 31 December 2001, the Department for Education and Skills spent £11,513 on advertising on Somerset local radio. There was no expenditure on advertising in Somerset local press.

People living in Somerset will also have been exposed to national advertising run by the Department for Education and Skills. It is not possible to calculate what percentage of spending on television advertising can be allocated to Somerset because half of the county falls into the HTV West television region and the other half falls into the West Country television region.

Sex Education

Dr. Kumar: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make a statement on her policy on sex education in schools. [28767]

Mr. Ivan Lewis: The responsibility for determining a school policy on sex and relationship education rests with governing bodies and head teachers. Our Sex and Relationship Education guidance, published in July 2000, clearly states that governing bodies and head teachers should consult parents in developing their sex and relationship education policy to ensure that the views of parents and the community are reflected. All schools must have a policy, which is made available for inspection and to parents.

The Department recommends that sex and relationship education should be supported by a school's wider curriculum for Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE) and Citizenship. In this way, schools can ensure that pupils receive their sex education in the wider context of relationships and are prepared for the responsibilities and experiences of adult life.

Standards Funds

Mr. Stevenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list the standards funds allocated to Stoke-on-Trent local education authority in (a) 1999–2000, (b) 2000–01 and (c) 2001–02. [28771]

Mr. Timms: The table shows allocations for the standards fund for Stoke-on-Trent local education authority in 1999–2000, 2000–01 and 2001–02. The figures include both Government and local authority contributions.

Standards fund allocations for city of Stoke-on-Trent council

Administrative Support in Small Schools57,084
Applications for Education Action Zones30,000
Books for Schools1,585
Class Size Initiative1,080,242
Computer Systems for Chairs of Education2,000
Drug Prevention39,355
Early Years Training and Development67,342
Education and Health Partnerships19,000
Education Maintenance Allowance Pilots1,024,683
Ethnic Minority Achievements614,112
Laptops for Heads of Small Primary and Special Schools15,466
Literacy and Numeracy Summer Schools119,500
Local Education Authority Music Services148,000
Local Recruitment Measures50,000
National Grid for Learning1,000,000
Playing for Success100,000
Primary Literacy and Numeracy Strategies687,782
School Asset Management Plans33,610
School Improvement1,445,382
School Leadership122,631
School Security115,898
Social Inclusion342,484
Special Educational Needs272,855
Support for Parent Governor Representatives1,000
Work Related Learning at Key Stage 449,500
Working Environment Fund99,860
Year 6 Literacy and Numeracy Booster Classes277,910
Administrative Support for Small Schools172,735
Beacon Schools56,000
Best Practice Research Scholarships34,335
City Learning Centres: Design and Capital Costs300,000
Class Size Initiative1,165,476
Developing and Extending Maintained Nursery School Services69,032
Devolved Formula Capital for Schools1,501,654
Early Years Training and Development67,858
Education and Health Partnerships33,706
Ethnic Minority Pupils and Traveller Achievement614,112
Excellence in Cities: Development25,676
Excellence in Cities: Excellence Challenge12,739
Excellence in Cities: Gifted and Talented Children361,000
Excellence in Cities: Learning Mentors and Learning Support Units676,000
Key Stage 3 Numeracy: Secondary Schools Conference14,656
Literacy and Numeracy: Summer Schools and Key Stage 3132,000
Local Education Authority Music Services238,000
National Grid for Learning1,000,000
New National Curriculum90,500
Maintained Nursery Capital92,200
Performance Management Training207,252
Pilot Education Maintenance Allowance2,397,843
Playing for Success125,000
Primary Literacy and Numeracy Strategies860,176
School Improvement1,640,597
School Laboratories for the 21st Century155,850
School Leadership85,985
School Security114,362
Seed Capital Challenge172,790
Small Education Action Zones20,000
Small School Support Fund86,834
Social Inclusion, Drugs and Youth1,067,179
Special Educational Needs341,025
Specialist Schools158,386
Study Support180,886
Summer Schools for Gifted and Talented Pupils18,000
Support for Parent Governor Representatives1,200
Teacher Incentives13,682
Teaching Assistants758,183
Teenage Pregnancies93,000
Working Environment Fund99,860
Year 6 Literacy and Numeracy Booster Classes247,392
Adult:Pupil Ratios in Reception Classes346,792
Advanced Skills Teachers152,000
Child Protection Co-ordinators39,600
Children in Public Care41,661
Children of Asylum Seekers3,500
City Learning Centres2,400,000
Class Size Initiative1,255,664
Devolved Capital2,226,443
Drug Prevention and Advisers65,760
Early Professional Development264,800
Early Years Training and Development76,293
Education Health Partnerships32,798
Ethnic Minority Achievement614,112
Excellence in Cities: Beacon Schools70,000
Excellence in Cities: Excellence Challenge211,101
Excellence in Cities: Secondary(46)1,778,000
Gifted and Talented Children Summer Schools18,000
Induction of Newly Qualified Teachers441,363
Information Management Strategy153,893
Key Stage 3: National Implementation274,803
Literacy and Numeracy Summer Schools100,000
Local Education Authority Music Services264,400
Maintained Nursery School Service140,650
National Curriculum 90,336
National Grid for Learning1,356,063
NDS Condition Funding1,696,708
Performance Management136,283
Playing for Success120,036
Primary Literacy and Numeracy Strategies927,979
School Achievement Awards340,950
School Improvement997,000
School Laboratories287,409
School Leadership95,563
School Security112,855
Seed Capital Challenge191,087
Sick Children11,903
Small Education Action Zones415,414
Small Schools Fund336,606
Social Inclusion: Pupil Support1,282,329
Special Educational Needs434,461
Specialist Schools341,809
Study Support284,029
Supported Early Retirement Scheme for Heads40,000
Teachers' Sabbaticals36,000
Teaching Assistants1,118,490
Teenage Pregnancies93,000
Truancy Buster Awards8,000
Year 6 Booster Classes261,114
Year 9 Booster Classes76,500

(46) Including Gifted and Talented Children, Learning Support Units and Learning Mentors

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