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Mr. Pelling: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the real terms change in total revenue funding per pupil in schools will be in England between 199798 and 200708; and what the equivalent change was between 197980 and 199798. 
Jacqui Smith: By 200708, total revenue funding per pupil will have increased nationally by over £1,400 in real terms since 199798, an increase of some 50 per cent. Information is not available prior to 199798 on the same basis.
1. Funding consistent with Education Standard Spending/Education Formula Spending plus all schools-related revenue grants in DfES's departmental expenditure limit which are relevant to pupils aged 319. Funding excludes child care and Surestart. 2. Calculations are based on full-time equivalent pupils aged 319 in maintained schools in England. This includes estimated numbers of three-year-olds funded through state support in maintained and other educational establishments. 3. Includes funding for academies and specialist schools but excludes CTCs. 4. Pensions transfers to Education Formula Spending have been deducted from 200304 onwards, with notional transfers for the final two years. 5. Real terms figures have been calculated using the September 2005 gross domestic product deflators with 200405 as the base year.
Jacqui Smith: We received a paper from the right hon. Member for Witney (Mr. Cameron) on behalf of the head teacher of a primary school in his constituency with a high proportion of children from service families. The paper outlines the background to his case that schools with service children should be recognised and supported, provides details of the difficulties faced by the children and by schools like his, and suggests possible solutions.
I had arranged to meet the right hon. Member and the head teacher to discuss these issues. The right hon. Member had to cancel that meeting but I remain happy to meet him to discuss this important matter.
Mr. Gibb: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps her Department is taking to meet the particular educational needs of the children of servicemen and women; and if she will make a statement. 
Children of servicemen and women can face extra challenges in education, mainly because their parents' redeployment leads to frequent changes of schools. A working group comprising head teachers from schools with significant numbers of children of service personnel, officials from the Ministry of Defence and the Department for Education and Skills, and the Children's Education Advisory Service (an MOD agency that supports service families) meets regularly to examine the needs of these children and identify possible solutions. Funding arrangements are in place to help schools manage high pupil mobility and local authorities are encouraged to use their funding flexibly to help service schools. DfES officials also work closely with Service Children's Education, an MOD agency responsible for forces schools abroad, to ensure that service children get the same education abroad that they would receive in this country. The school admissions code of practice advises admission authorities to take
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account of the needs of service families. Admission authorities can accept applications from parents returning to the area some months in advance and allocate a school place for when the family returns. In areas with a significant standing presence of service personnel, service representatives should be invited to join the admissions forum.
Mr. Gibb: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) if she will list local education authorities in which there are (a) three to five and (b) more than six schools in special measures; 
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Mr. Gibb: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 12 October 2005, Official Report, column 533W, on teachers, how many first degree initial teacher training qualifiers at English higher education institutions were domiciled (a) within the UK and (b) overseas. 
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Mr. Jenkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many teachers in England have reported a violent incident against them carried out by (a) a pupil and (b) a parent or guardian of a pupil in each of the last 10 years. 
Mr. Grogan: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many teachers were employed in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in the (i) City of York and (ii) North Yorkshire Education Authority in each of the last 10 years. 
Jacqui Smith: The following table provides the full-time equivalent number of regular teachers employed in maintained nursery, primary and secondary schools in the City of York and North Yorkshire local authorities in each January since 1996.
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Mr. Laurence Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what additional resources her Department is providing to schools to finance teachers' preparation, planning and assessment time; and if she will make a statement. 
Jacqui Smith [holding answer 31 January 2006]: Consideration was given to the additional resources that all schools might require to implement planning, preparation and implementation (PPA) time. Accordingly we estimate the cost of implementing PPA time from September 2005 will add an additional 0.7 per cent. to the cost pressures on primary schools for 200607and that has been added to the universal cost pressures on schools for 200607 to give a Minimum Funding Guarantee (MFG) for nursery and primary schools of 4 per cent. for that year. The MFG figure for secondary and special schools will be set at 3.4 per cent. for 200607.
The overall increase in the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) allocation for 200607 is 6.4 per cent., within which there is an indicative allocation of £70 million for implementing the final phase of workforce reform in primary schools. This funding will be consolidated into the DSG baseline for 200708.
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