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(a) An overall Grade 1 Ofsted marking or
(b) An overall Grade 2 Ofsted marking with a Grade 1 in Achievement and Standards or
(c) An overall Grade 2 marking and with 60 per cent. or above 5+ A*-C GCSE including English and Maths in the 2006 KS4 results or
(d) An overall Grade 2 marking and in top 20 per cent. CVA national ranking and a minimum 35 per cent. 5+ A*-C GCSE including English and Maths in the 2006 KS4 results.
Since 2005, 393 schools have been designated HPSS. HPSS schools are an important element in our drive to build system-wide reform. They have opportunities to take on additional roles working with other schools and the community.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families for what reasons there are differences in teacher pay rates between local authorities in England; and if he will make a statement. 
Jim Knight: There are four long-established teacher pay areas, covering Inner London, Outer London, the Fringe (extending to certain parts of the Home Counties), and the rest of England and Wales (as defined in the School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document). Each of the four pay areas has, since 2004, had its own pay scales. The differences between pay scales broadly relate to differing economic circumstances linked to labour market conditions and cost of living pressures. Changes to the actual pay scales follow recommendations made by the independent School Teachers Review Body.
Any other differences that may arise between average pay rates in local authorities will be down to differences in the composition of the teaching work force, and, in the case of the limited number of authorities which have both Fringe and England and Wales pay areas within their borders, the composition of the pay areas.
Jim Knight: We have received the School Teachers Review Bodys detailed recommendations covering teachers pay from 2008. We are not in a position to announce our response until we have considered them further within the wider context of the Governments approach to public sector pay.
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many dedicated physical education teachers have (a) been appointed and (b) left schools in each of the last four years; 
The following table provides the number of full-time teachers employed in maintained secondary schools by the highest post A-level qualification held in the subjects they teach, including physical education, for November 2002 which is the latest information available.
|Teachers in Service: Full-time teachers in maintained secondary schoolsHighest post A-level qualifications( 1) held in the subjects they teach( 2) to year groups 7-13, England|
|Degree( 3)||BEd||PGCE||Cert Ed||Other Qual.||No Qual.||Total teachers (Thousand)|
| = zero or less than 0.5.|
(1) Where a teacher has more than one post A-level qualification in the same subject, the qualification level is determined by the highest level reading from left (Degree) to right (Other Qual.). For example, teachers shown under PGCE have a PGCE but not a degree or BEd in the subject, while those with a PGCE and a degree are shown only under Degree.
(2) Teachers are counted once against each subject which they are teaching.
(3) Includes higher degrees but excludes BEds.
(4) Teachers qualified in combined/general science are treated as qualified to teach biology, chemistry, or physics. Teachers qualified in biology, chemistry or physics are treated as qualified to teach combined/general science.
(5) Teachers qualified in other/combined technology are treated as qualified to teach design and technology or information and communication technology. Teachers qualified in design and technology or information and communication technology are treated as qualified to teach other/combined technology.
(6) Information and Communication Technology is abbreviated as ICT and Personal Social and Health Education is abbreviated as PSHE.
(7) Other not included in total percentages.
Secondary Schools Curriculum and Staffing Survey 2002.
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