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Schools: Sports

Mr. Andy Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what mechanisms he has put in place for the delivery of high quality sporting facilities for school and community use through the Building Schools for the Future programme. [205879]

Jim Knight: The Government are committed to improving the quality of PE and sport in all schools, using Building Schools for the Future (BSF) as a vehicle. In their BSF Strategy for Change submission, all local authorities must establish a PE and Sport stakeholder group. This group should have representation from Sport England, County Sports Partnerships, and school sports partnerships to raise the profile of sport within the programme and develop facilities within their area. In addition, Partnerships for Schools, Sport England and the Youth Sports Trust fund “Sports Advisers” to help develop community-use facilities. These Sports Advisers work with the local authority sports stakeholder groups to develop a vision, and support the stakeholder groups to work with schools to achieve it. These advisers also work with Sport England to ensure sports governing bodies can contribute to the developing BSF strategy. The Department also publishes a guide titled “Inspirational Design for PE and Sport Spaces” for all local authorities, to assist in developing their BSF Strategy for Change.

Mr. Andy Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on community use of school sporting facilities and VAT restrictions; and if he will make a statement. [205880]

Kevin Brennan: The Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families has had no discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer about community use of school sporting facilities and VAT restrictions.

Officials in this Department and in the Treasury have had, and will continue to have discussions on this issue, as necessary.

Secure Accommodation

Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps he is taking to assess the effectiveness of secure children's homes. [205576]


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Kevin Brennan: Secure children's homes are inspected by the Chief Inspector for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills against the children's homes regulations and the national minimum standards.

It is the responsibility of local authorities, in making placement decisions for children whom they look after, to assess the suitability of placement and the extent to which they are capable of meeting the assessed needs of the individual child. Each child's progress should be monitored in the light of his or her care plan, and placements must be reviewed regularly to ensure that they continue to be suitable.

The Department recently commissioned an independent report into the market for welfare beds in secure children's homes, i.e. for children placed under section 25 of the Children Act. This report is due to be published later this year and the Department will consider, taking account of its recommendations, whether further action should be taken with regard to secure children's homes.

Smoking

Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many smoking shelters were built at each of his Department's London buildings in each of the last five years. [205049]

Kevin Brennan: The Department for Children, Schools and Families does not currently have or previously had any smoking shelters at its London headquarters buildings.

Special Educational Needs

Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what legislation regulates the education of children with special educational needs; what changes have been made since its enactment; and if he will make a statement. [205076]


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Kevin Brennan: The main body of the legislation regulating the education of children with special educational needs (SEN) is contained within Part IV of the Education Act 1996 and associated Regulations. That Act consolidated the Education Act 1993 which legislated in this area and which, in turn, followed the original SEN legislation contained in the Education Act 1981. The SEN Code of Practice gives statutory guidance to schools, local authorities and others in carrying out their duties for children with SEN.

The Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001 amended the Education Act 1996 and also the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 by making the provision of education subject to that Act. The changes the 2001 Act made to Part IV of the Education Act 1996 in summary were: it strengthened the right of children with SEN to be educated in mainstream schools where that is what their parents want and the interests of other children can be protected; it required local education authorities to provide the parents of children with SEN advice and information and a means of resolving disputes; it required local education authorities to comply with SEN and disability tribunal orders within prescribed periods; and it required schools to inform parents where they are making special educational provision and allowed schools to request a statutory assessment of a pupil's SEN.

Supply Teachers: Finance

Mr. Graham Stuart: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much was spent on supply teachers in each local authority area in Yorkshire and the Humber in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. [206235]

Jim Knight: The available information on the gross expenditure by local authority maintained schools on supply teachers from 2002-03 to 2006-07 is contained within the following table:

Total gross expenditure by local authority maintained schools on supply teachers
Local authority 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07

England

846,053,000

833,390,000

820,780,000

886,783,000

872,039,000

Yorkshire and Humberside

87,654,000

89,194,000

89,440,000

94,015,000

90,854,000

Barnsley

3,108,000

3,994,000

4,514,000

5,078,000

4,464,000

Bradford

10,909,000

11,409,000

11,313,000

11,236,000

10,818,000

Calderdale

3,865,000

4,055,000

3,861,000

4,022,000

4,071,000

City of Kingston-upon-Hull

5,209,000

4,918,000

4,390,000

4,914,000

4,687,000

Doncaster

5,053,000

5,016,000

5,246,000

5,378,000

5,123,000

East Riding of Yorkshire

5,610,000

4,636,000

4,672,000

5,007,000

4,603,000

Kirklees

5,456,000

5,586,000

5,683,000

6,473,000

6,901,000

Leeds

12,381,000

12,276,000

12,101,000

12,954,000

12,026,000

North East Lincolnshire

3,105,000

2,923,000

2,862,000

2,688,000

2,992,000

North Lincolnshire

2,580,000

2,709,000

2,549,000

2,865,000

2,471,000

North Yorkshire

9,713,000

9,888,000

9,851,000

10,914,000

11,456,000

Rotherham

5,705,000

6,298,000

5,938,000

5,110,000

5,003,000

Sheffield

9,243,000

9,447,000

9,673,000

10,059,000

8,964,000

Wakefield

3,338,000

3,622,000

4,223,000

4,369,000

4,737,000

York

2,378,000

2,418,000

2,566,000

2,949,000

2,539,000


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Teachers: Finance

Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his latest estimate is of the average annual cost to the public purse of a teacher in a
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(a) primary and (b) secondary school in each local authority area; and if he will make a statement. [205991]

Jim Knight: The available information on the average expenditure by local authority maintained primary and secondary schools on directly employed teaching staff per teacher for 2006-07 is contained within the following table:


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Local authority name Primary school based expenditure on directly employed teaching staff (£ per teacher) Secondary school based expenditure on directly employed teaching staff (£ per teacher)

England

38,790

41,420

Barking and Dagenham

45,300

47,850

Barnet

40,550

44,430

Barnsley

38,950

39,960

Bath and NE Somerset

37,230

42,040

Bedfordshire

36,730

41,680

Bexley

40,540

45,110

Birmingham

38,230

42,120

Blackburn and Darwen

38,640

42,580

Blackpool

37,030

40,740

Bolton

39,200

41,420

Bournemouth

37.390

41,070

Bracknell Forest

36,790

39,910

Bradford

39,690

42,690

Brent

42,110

46,040

Brighton and Hove

43,410

34,920

Bromley

40,630

44,330

Buckinghamshire

37,020

40,770

Bury

39,440

41,740

Calderdale

38,220

40,620

Cambridgeshire

38,040

40,690

Camden

45,370

49,490

Cheshire

38,340

39,990

City of Bristol

37,360

40,650

City of Kingston-upon Hull

37,990

39,670

City of London

41,230

n/a

City of Nottingham

38,080

40,470

City of Peterborough

37,550

43,970

City of Plymouth

39,230

43,360

Cornwall

37,740

39,490

Coventry

38,820

41,990

Croydon

41,360

44,190

Cumbria

38,090

39,890

Darlington

35,060

46,570

Derby

38,710

39,720

Derbyshire

38,630

40,990

Devon

37,590

41,140

Doncaster

37,690

42,300

Dorset

41,220

41,140

Dudley

38,350

40,660

Durham

38,410

40,820

Ealing

42,580

46,140

East Riding of Yorkshire

37,710

40,030

East Sussex

37,500

40,360

Enfield

40,890

43,160

Essex

39,470

41,470

Gateshead

37,710

44,660

Gloucestershire

38,730

40,010

Greenwich

42,750

44,160

Hackney

42,330

50,630

Halton

40,940

41,280

Hammersmith and Fulham

42,910

48,230

Hampshire

37,750

40,320

Haringey

44,160

45,890

Harrow

40,710

45,580

Hartlepool

38,590

40,710

Havering

41,980

42,880

Herefordshire

37,950

39,620

Hertfordshire

36,970

40,140

Hillingdon

39,350

43,990

Hounslow

38,080

41,740

Isle of Wight

36,690

39,180

Isles of Scilly

43,350

n/a

Islington

42,890

48,020

Kensington and Chelsea

41,660

47,950

Kent

37,070

40,160

Kingston-upon-Thames

40,390

45,470

Kirklees

38,750

40,250

Knowsley

38,380

41,670

Lambeth

43,800

49,490

Lancashire

38,880

41,520

Leeds

38,550

40,140

Leicester City

37,220

40,240

Leicestershire

37,690

40,670

Lewisham

46,180

52.100

Lincolnshire

36,860

41,360

Liverpool

40,030

41,820

Luton

35,420

42,500

Manchester

38,520

40,380

Medway

37,240

41,940

Merton

41,400

47,190

Middlesbrough

39,100

42,150

Milton Keynes

38,100

38,790

Newcastle upon Tyne

38,570

41,270

Newham

41,800

48,120

Norfolk

38,720

40,560

North East Lincolnshire

38,070

40,170

North Lincolnshire

39,030

39,640

North Somerset

37,680

39,230

North Tyneside

38,510

40,390

North Yorkshire

38,600

40,370

Northamptonshire

36,820

41,080

Northumberland

38,710

40,240

Nottinghamshire

38,810

41,250

Oldham

38,180

39,500

Oxfordshire

36,630

39,570

Poole

38,580

40,060

Portsmouth

37,220

39,130

Reading

36,440

43,940

Redbridge

40,610

43,800

Redcar and Cleveland

39,310

40,880

Richmond-upon-Thames

42,790

47,820

Rochdale

38,770

39,970

Rotherham

40,450

41,680

Rutland

38,110

44,170

Salford

37,530

37,740

Sandwell

38,160

41,550

Sefton

39,520

42,450

Sheffield

37,520

40,930

Shropshire

39,170

41,120

Slough

37,270

41,290

Solihull

37,800

43,530

Somerset

39,220

39,970

South Gloucestershire

36,740

40,260

South Tyneside

41,470

42,350

Southampton

36,360

40,500

Southend

36,990

38,650

Southwark

44,360

47,620

St Helens

39,740

41,270

Staffordshire

38,270

40,720

Stockport

38,730

40,590

Stockton-on-Tees

38,200

41,210

Stoke

37,800

38,620

Suffolk

38,210

41,070

Sunderland

38,480

41,610

Surrey

38,800

42,070

Sutton

40,300

44,800

Swindon

36,970

39,830

Tameside

39,530

41,750

Telford and Wrekin

39,550

41,250

Thurrock

37,920

39,020

Torbay

39,120

40,380

Tower Hamlets

41,820

46,970

Trafford

38,170

39,460

Wakefield

38,310

38,990

Walsall

38,620

40,430

Waltham Forest

40,070

42,010

Wandsworth

41,790

45,990

Warrington

37,070

39,430

Warwickshire

38,240

40,770

West Berkshire

39,620

36,310

West Sussex

37,420

40,890

Westminster

41,970

48,280

Wigan

40,460

40,480

Wiltshire

37,430

39,970

Windsor and Maidenhead

36,160

40,830

Wirral

39,640

42,090

Wokingham

37,350

40,150

Wolverhampton

38,930

40,420

Worcestershire

37,700

40,110

York

37,810

40,680

n/a = not available.

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