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Jim Knight: The National Assessment Agency (NAA) has in place arrangements for marking to be reviewed where a school believes that it is inaccurate to the extent that a pupil has received an incorrect national curriculum level. The NAA is currently managing the final phase of the reviews process and expects that all results will be issued to schools in the coming weeks. The great majority of schools have already received results for their review applications. Once the final phase of review marking is complete, NAA will be able to provide data on the volume of reviews for the 2008 national curriculum test cycle.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the annual cost of pre-tests for (a) key stage 1, (b) key stage 2 and (c) key stage 3; and if he will make a statement. 
Pre-test 1 (recruitment, administration and courier costs): £41,000
Pre-test 2 (recruitment, administration and courier costs): £40,000
Pre-test 1 (recruitment, administration and courier costs): £107,000
Pre-test 2 (recruitment, administration and courier costs): £125,000
Jim Knight: The number of infants in classes of over 30 pupils in each year since 1997 can be found in the Pupil Characteristics and Class Sizes in Maintained Schools in England Statistical First Releases between 2000 and 2008 and the Class Sizes in Maintained Schools in England Statistical First Release between 1997 and 1999. These can be viewed online at:
Jim Knight: There are currently no independent schools offering diplomas in 2008/09. However, Wellington college has confirmed its intention to offer the diploma in engineering as early as September 2009.
|Number of Fresh Start schools|
The majority of Fresh Start schools have made real progress towards raising standards of attainment. At secondary level we expect other programmes, including National Challenge, to be the main focus for secondary school transformation in future.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools in England and Wales have produced a disability equality scheme since the entry into force of the Disability Discrimination Act 2005. 
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recurrent additional capital funding specialist schools receive to support their specialism; and if he will make a statement. 
Jim Knight: Specialist schools receive a one-off capital grant of £100,000 on their initial designation, which is conditional on them raising £50,000 in sponsorship. The capital grant must be used, together with the sponsorship raised, to enhance the schools facilities for teaching the specialist subject(s). Specialist schools may also apply for a one-off capital grant of £25,000 when they redesignate, if they can match this with £25,000 in sponsorship, to enable them to renew their specialist facilities and improve and sustain relationships with business and employer partners.
Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the estimated cost is of providing (a) diplomas and (b) academic diplomas in (i) 2008-09, (ii) 2009-10, (iii) 2010-11 and (iv) 2011-12. 
Jim Knight: Five diploma lines in engineering, construction and the built environment, information technology, creative and media and society, health and development have started being taught from September 2008; five lines (business, administration and finance, environmental and land-based studies, hair and beauty studies, hospitality, and manufacturing and product design) will start being taught from September 2009; four lines (public services, sport and active leisure, retail business, and travel and tourism) will start being taught from September 2010; and three lines (humanities, science and languages) will start being taught from September 2011.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what additional funding allocations will be made for the delivery of the new diplomas in each year from 2008-09 to 2011-12; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Gibb: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to the Answer of 10 November 2008, Official Report, column 900W, on specialist schools: languages, which specialist schools have chosen languages as one of their specialisms. 
Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many qualified teachers under the age of 60 are (a) not currently teaching and (b) not currently teaching in maintained schools. 
Miss McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how much was spent on wages for (a) teachers, (b) teaching assistants and (c) support staff as a proportion of GDP in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2008; 
|Staffing expenditure by local authority maintained schools in England as a percentage of GDP for 1996-97 and 2007-08|
|Staffing (pay) expenditure by local authority maintained schools in England|
|£||As a percentage of GDP||£||As a percentage of GDP|
|Staffing expenditure by local authority maintained schools in Yorkshire and Humberside for 1996-97 and 2007-08|
|Teaching staff||Education support staff||Other support staff||Teaching staff||Education support staff||Other support staff|
1. Teaching Staff includes teaching staff, supply teaching staff and agency supply teachers.
2. Other School Staff includes premises staff, admin staff, catering staff and other staff.
3. GDP cash data sourced from ONS data for money GDP.
4. Figures are rounded to the nearest £1,000.
5. The 1996-97 data taken from the R01 which was collected from CLG (formerly ODPM). The 2007-08 data taken from Section 52 Outturn statements.
6. Cumbria LA has yet to make a 2007-08 Section 52 Outturn Submission and consequently the England total for 2007-08 is estimated.
7. Cash terms figures as reported by local authorities as at 4 December 2008.
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