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To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many places there were on the Teach First programme in each year since its establishment; how many places there will be on the
(a) Teach First and (b) Teach Next programme in each year from 2008 to 2012; and if he will make a statement. 
|Targets for Teach First places|
| Note: 2003/04 was the first year of the Teach First programme. Source: Teach First.|
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of those entering teacher training schemes had no qualifications at (a) degree and (b) advanced level in each year since 1997. 
Jim Knight: The following table shows the proportion of entrants to Initial Teacher Training (ITT) courses between 1998/99 and 2005/06 who had no qualifications at (a) degree and (b) advanced level. New entrants to undergraduate ITT programmes will gain their degree on successful completion of their programme, and by definition will not therefore hold a degree or equivalent on entry. Virtually all (99.99 per cent.) of the trainees represented by column "Proportion of entrants with no degree or degree equivalent" of the table were on undergraduate programmes.
|Year of entry||Route||Proportion of entrants with no degree or degree equivalent||Proportion of entrants with no degree or degree equivalent or A/AS levels|
| Notes: 1. Data prior to 1998/99 is not available. 2. Mainstream includes universities and other higher education institutes, SCITT and Open University, but excludes Employment Based ITT (EBITT). 3. EBITT includes trainees through the Graduate Teacher Programme, the Registered Teacher Programme, the Overseas Trained Teachers Programme and Teach First. 4. Prior to 2001/02 no data was collected about the qualifications of EBITT trainees. 5. Those with a degree or degree equivalent include trainees with non-UK degrees. 6. Those without a degree or degree equivalent or A/AS levels include trainees with GNVQs, Access and other qualification or undefined. Source: TDA's Performance Profiles.|
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent estimate he has made of the annual cost of the National Strategies programme managed by Capita for his Department; and if he will make a statement. 
Jim Knight: In 2007-08 approximately £469 million has been allocated for the delivery of and engagement with the National Strategies programmes. This includes funding for school improvement, as well as the development and delivery of professional development materials for teachers. It also includes support for central coordination at local authority level and targeted funding for schools.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department plans to spend on each scheme for personalised learning in schools in each year from 2008-09 to 2011-12; and if he will make a statement. 
Jim Knight: The Comprehensive Spending Review for the period 2008-11 allocated the following additional funding for personalised learning, including funding for Special Educational Needs, through the Dedicated Schools Grant:
This money is included in schools' base budgets and is earmarked for personalised learning and special educational needs, but is not allocated to specific initiatives. The funding reflects the Government's commitment to tailor the support available for every child that allows them to reach their full potential, irrespective of their background or circumstances.
£150 million to support Assessment for Learning, a key element of personalising learning (£50 million in each of 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11);
£453 million to enable 300,000 pupils a year to receive individual tuition in English, and a further 300,000 pupils in mathematics, by 2010-11 (£138 million in 2009-10; £315 million in 2010-11); and
£167 million to fund the expansion of the Every Child a Reader, Every Child Counts and Every Child a Writer one-to-one intervention programmes for children in primary school (£19 million in 2008-09, £56 million in 2009-10, £92 million in 2010-11).