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Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what rights a parent has to appeal against permanent exclusion from (a) a maintained school and (b) an academy; and if he will make a statement. 
Kevin Brennan: All permanent exclusions from a maintained school or an academy must be reviewed by the governing body. Parents have the right to make representations, in person or in writing, to the governing bodys review meeting.
Where a maintained schools governing body upholds the decision to permanently exclude, the parent may appeal to an independent exclusion appeal panel. Academies, by virtue of the funding agreement, are required to have arrangements consistent with those for maintained schools: this requires them to make arrangements for an independent panel to consider parents appeals against permanent exclusion.
Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) in how many schools more than (a) 20 per cent., (b) 30 per cent., (c) 40 per cent., (d) 50 per cent., (e) 60 per cent., (f) 70 per cent., (g) 80 per cent., and (h) 90 per cent. of pupils took an unauthorised absence in the last school year for which figures are available, broken down by (i) region and (ii) local education authority; 
Mr. Jenkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average spending per secondary school pupil in (a) Staffordshire and (b) England was in each of the last 10 years. 
|Secondary( 1) school based expenditure( 2) per pupil( 3) :1997-98 to 2006-07( 4,5,6)|
|(1) Figures for secondary schools include all expenditure incurred directly by local authority maintained secondary schools. This also includes any expenditure on 6th form pupils attending maintained secondary schools. (2) School-based expenditure includes only expenditure incurred directly by the schools. This includes the pay of teachers and school-based support staff, school premises costs, books and equipment, and certain other supplies and services, less any capital items funded from recurrent spending and income from sales, fees and charges and rents and rates. This excludes the central cost of support services such as home to school transport, local authority administration and the financing of capital expenditure. (3) Pupil numbers include only those pupils attending maintained secondary schools and are drawn from the DCSF Schools Census adjusted to be on a financial year basis. (4) 1999-2000 saw a change in data source when the data collection moved from the RO1 form collected by the DCLG (formerly ODPM) to the Section 52 form from the DCSF. 2002-03 saw a further break in the time series following the introduction of Consistent Financial Reporting (CFR) to schools and the associated restructuring of the outturn tables. The change in sources is shown by the blank rows. (5) The calculation for 2002-03 onwards is broadly similar to the calculation in previous years. However, 2001-02 and earlier years includes all premature retirement compensation (PRC) and Crombie payments, mandatory PRC payments and other indirect employee expenses. In 2001-02 this accounted for approximately £70 per pupil of the England total. From 2002-03 onwards only the schools element of these categories is included and this accounted for approximately £50 per pupil of the 2002-03 England total. Also, for some LAs, expenditure that had previously been attributed to the school sectors was reported within the LA part of the form from 2002-03, though this is not quantifiable from existing sources. (6) The 1999-2000 figures reflect the return of GM schools to local authority maintenance. (7) Figures are as reported by local authorities as at 7 December 2007 and are rounded to the nearest 10. 2006-07 data is subject to change by the local authority. Note: Cash terms figures are provided here.|
|Local authority||2008-09 guaranteed per pupil unit of funding (£)|
| Notes: 1. This covers funding through the dedicated schools grants (DSG). 2. This figure does not represent the totality of education funding allocated in that year. There are other grants that support the schools budget whose allocations have not yet been finalisedthese are not included in the provided DSG figure. 3. Figures are in cash terms.|
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