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Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of (a) deaf children and (b) all children failed to attain level 3 at key stage 2 English in the latest period for which figures are available. 
Jim Knight: Table 73 of the Statistical First Release National Curriculum Assessment, GCSE and Equivalent Attainment and Post-16 Attainment by Pupil Characteristics, in England 2006/07 shows Key Stage 2 attainment by SEN stage and primary SEN type. This SFR is available at:
The table includes information on the attainment of children with a hearing impairment, as information on deaf children is not one of the types of SEN collected. These figures also only include those identified with a statement of SEN or with SEN at School Action Plus who have a hearing impairment as their primary SEN type.
Paul Holmes: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many teachers work in schools with a religious designation; and how many are in (a) voluntary aided, (b) voluntary controlled, (c) foundation and (d) academy schools. 
Jim Knight: The following table provides the full-time equivalent number of teachers in publicly funded schools in England designated as having a religious character broken down by type in England, January 2008.
|Full-time equivalent teachers with a religious character within publicly funded voluntary aided, voluntary controlled, foundation schools and academies. Year: January 2008Coverage: England|
School Census(1) and Annual Survey of Teachers in Service and Teacher Vacancies, 618g(2)
(3) includes Academies and City Technology Colleges.
Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.
Mr. Hunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many colleges listed sport as (a) a specialism, (b) a second specialism and (c) a combined specialism in each of the last three years; 
Jim Knight: The following tables provide details of the numbers of schools that have been designated as sports, technology, engineering and music colleges in each of the last three years. Design is not one of the 10 specialisms for which schools can apply under the specialist schools programme. I have, however, provided details of the number of technology and engineering colleges as design and technology is one of the subjects which schools designated as technology or engineering colleges may focus on. I would also refer the hon. Member to my answer of 21 July 2008 which set out the number of arts colleges designated in each of the last three years. Arts colleges specialising in visual or media arts will have an element of design within their specialist curriculum.
Mr. Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of pupils left secondary school with (a) one, (b) two, (c) three, (d) four, (e) five, (f) six, (g) seven, (h) eight, (i) nine and (j) 10 or more GCSEs graded at C or above in 2007. 
|GCSEs and equivalents at grades A*-C||Percentage|
This is entirely a matter for Ofsted. Ministers have no powers to intervene. Ofsted has developed a new pay model, in consultation with staff and the
trade unions to address some historic concerns about its salary structure. The new model is designed to be simple, fair and transparent, and has helped to secure an above average settlement of 3.8 per cent. from Her Majesty's Treasury. It is based on one salary rate for each grade and Ofsted considers it to be both competitive and affordable. I have been advised by Her Majesty's chief inspector, Christine Gilbert, that Ofsted has engaged in extensive discussions with the unions about the settlement. There is no further money available for pay and Ofsted is unable to respond to the trade union demands regardless of the actions they are taking or may take in the future.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the proportion of local authority playgrounds which have facilities suitable for children who use wheelchairs. 
Beverley Hughes: Provision of playgrounds is a local authority responsibility. In planning and providing playgrounds local authorities ensure that there is suitable access for all children and comply with the disability discrimination legislation.
In the Childrens Plan we committed to invest an additional £235 million to fund up to 3,500 public play areas nationally by 2011. The £235 million investment will build on existing funding, and provide a real opportunity to transform play areas throughout the country. We have been clear that the additional play areas should be accessible by disabled children.
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