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Hugh Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many black and ethnic minority teachers participated in physical education teacher training courses in each of the last five years; and how many black and ethnic minority teachers teach physical education in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools. 
Jim Knight: The table provides the number of teachers from black and other ethnic minorities who have participated in teacher training courses with physical education as one of their subject specialisations in each academic year from 2000/01 to 2004/05, the latest year for which figures are available. The figures are for teachers who have trained to teach in secondary schools only. Primary school trainee teachers are trained in all subjects of national curriculum including physical education.
|Teachers on teacher training courses in England with physical education as a subject specialisation, 2000/01 to 2004/05|
|Academic year of qualification||Total||Of which: black and ethnic minorities||Percentage|
1. Numbers are rounded to the nearest 10.
2. The figures exclude teachers on employment-based routes to qualified teacher status.
Training and Development Agencys Performance Profiles
Black or black BritishCaribbean
Black or black BritishAfrican
Other black background
Asian or Asian BritishIndian
Asian or Asian BritishPakistani
Asian or Asian BritishBangladeshi
Chinese or other ethnic backgroundChinese
Other Asian background
Mixedwhite and black Caribbean
Mixedwhite and black African
Mixedwhite and Asian
Other mixed background
Other ethnic background
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 20 July 2006, Official Report, column 649W, on the
Qualification and Curriculum Authority (QCA), what the reasons were for the increase in the QCA's annual spending since 2001. 
Jim Knight: The size of the QCA's remit has increased substantially since 2001, and this is reflected in the increase on the authority's budget. Additional work over this period includes modernising the examinations system and the development of key stage 3 ICT and key and basic skills tests.
Mr. Keetch: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which schools in Herefordshire have received grants for new school buildings since 1 May 1997; what the value was of each project; and if he will make a statement. 
Jim Knight: The Department allocates capital funding to local authorities and direct to schools, and relies upon them to prioritise the resources received between different capital projects. Accordingly, the Department does not maintain a record of grants in respect of individual schools. A central record is maintained of capital allocations to local authorities on a financial year basis, and those allocated to Herefordshire since 1 April 1997 are set out in the following table:
Hugh Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many schools are in a school sport partnership; and how many schools responded to his Department's recent survey on school sport. 
Jim Knight: Since September 2006, all maintained schools in England have been within a school sport partnership. When data were collected for the 2005/06 school sport survey (in the summer term of 2006) 17,122 schools were within a partnership. By the survey deadline a total of 16,882 useable responses had been received. This represents a 99 per cent. response rate. The survey is the largest of its kind in Europe.
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of schoolchildren took part in inter-school sports competitions in the last period for which figures are
available, broken down by local education authority area. 
Jim Knight: The 2005/06 school sport survey found that, overall, 37 per cent. of pupils in schools within a school sport partnership took part in inter-school sports competitions during the last academic yeara 6 per cent. rise on 2004/05. The following table sets out the percentage of pupils in each local authority area taking part in inter-school sports competitions during the academic year 2005/06. Direct comparisons between local authority areas are not appropriate as the number of schools in school sport partnerships, and the length of time they have been within partnerships, differs. The results only report on pupils who attend schools within school sport partnerships.
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