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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many secondary schools designated as specialist there are in each local authority; what the (a) name and (b) designation is of
each specialist school selecting by aptitude in each authority; and what percentage of pupils are selected by aptitude by each school. 
Jim Knight: There are currently 2,695 designated specialist schools. This represents around 85 per cent. of all maintained secondary schools. A list showing the names, numbers and specialism of designated specialist schools in each local authority has been placed in the House Library. The Department does not collect data on selection by aptitude. However all schools including Specialist Schools are bound by strict limitations set within the School Admissions Code of Practice.
Mr. Dhanda: This information is not collected centrally. Information on the number of statutory assessments carried out by local authorities and the number of statements issued following such assessments is shown in the table.
|Assessment of children for new statements of SEN, 1997 to 2005, England|
|Total children assessed for statements of SEN during the calendar year||Total children for whom a statement of SEN was made for the first time in the calendar year||Percentage of children for whom a statement of SEN was made for the first time in the calendar year( 1)|
|(1) The number of children for whom a statement of SEN was made for the first time expressed as a percentage of all children assessed for statements of SEN.|
(2) Excludes Staffordshire in 1997. A return was not received from this authority.
Totals may not appear to equal the sum of the component parts because numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10.
SEN two surveys 1998 and 2006.
Mr. Pelling: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the percentage change was in the number of students aged 19 and over in the academic year 2005-06 from that in 2004-05 in (a) further education colleges, (b) adult and continuing education and (c) adult work-based learning (i) in England and (ii) in the London borough of Croydon. 
Lorely Burt: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps his Department is taking to prevent homophobic and transphobic abuse of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender teachers. 
The responsibility for ensuring that teachers are not discriminated against at work rests with their employer (the governing body of the school or the local authority). The Department deplores all forms of discrimination and would expect that all schools and local authorities work to ensure that discrimination does not occur. The Employment Equality (Sexual
Orientation) Regulations 2003 were introduced to outlaw discrimination and harassment in employment and vocational training on the grounds of sexual orientation. The Regulations apply throughout the employment relationship, the recruitment process, in the workplace, on dismissal and, in certain circumstances, after the employment has finished.
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) primary and (b)
secondary school teachers were employed in (i) Jarrow constituency, (ii) South Tyneside, (iii) the North East and (iv) England in each year since 1997. 
Jim Knight: The following table provides the full-time equivalent number of teachers employed in maintained nursery/primary and secondary schools in Jarrow constituency, South Tyneside and North East Government office region and England in January 1997 to 2006.
|Full-time equivalent teachers employed In maintained nursery/primary and secondary schools in Jarrow constituency( 1) , South Tyneside, the North East Government office region and England: January 1997 to 2006|
|Jarrow( 1)||South Tyneside||North East||England||Jarrow( 1)||South Tyneside||North East||England|
|(1) The DfES annual survey of teachers in service and teacher vacancies, 618g, is the preferred count of teachers in service but these figures are only available to local authority level. Information for Jarrow constituency is provided by the Annual School Census.|
Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.
Annual School Census and DfES annual survey of teachers in service and teacher vacancies, 618g
Mr. Walter: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many teachers qualified in each region in England in 2004/05; and how many of those who qualified in each region are not working in teaching. 
Jim Knight: The following table shows the number of Initial Teacher Training (ITT) trainees gaining Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in academic year 2004/05 in each region in England and how many of those who qualified were known not to be in a teaching post six months after gaining QTS.
|Number of mainstream ITT trainees gaining QTS in 2004/05 and the number of those gaining QTS in 2004/05 who were known not to be in teaching posts six months after gaining QTS|
|ITT trainees gaining QTS 2004/05||Number of ITT trainees gaining QTS in 2004/05 known not to be in teaching posts 6 months after|
1. Include trainees from Universities and other Higher Education (HE) institutions, School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) and Open Universities (OU), but exclude employment based routes.
2. Numbers are individually rounded to the nearest 10 and therefore may not sum.
3. Figures for ITT trainees known not to be employed in teaching posts six months after gaining QTS include newly qualified teachers who are seeking a teaching post and those who are not seeking a teaching post, but do not include those with an unknown destination.
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Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what average time was taken between a statement being requested and being issued in cases where the full appeal process via tribunals has been exercised in the latest year for which figures are available, broken down by local educational authority . 
Time limits within which local authorities are required to comply with tribunal orders specified in the Education (Special Educational Needs) (England) (Consolidation) Regulations 2001. These require a local authority to issue a statement in draft within five weeks of being ordered by the tribunal to make a statement.
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