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John Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what funding his Department has allocated to the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust in the next three years; and if he will make a statement. 
Jim Knight: The Department funds the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust through a range of grants and contracts to support the Specialist Schools and Academies programmes and a range of other activities designed to raise pupil achievement. We estimate that total funding for SSAT through grants and contracts in 2008-09 will be £28,436,169. DCSF negotiates funding levels each year for individual grants and contracts. We are not in a position to estimate what the level of funding will be in future yearsthis will depend on our priorities at the time.
Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many teachers took a primary (a) Bachelor of Education or Bachelor of Arts and (b) post-graduate certificate in education with a (i) language and (ii) mathematics specialism in each of the last three years for which figures are available; 
(2) how many teachers took (a) a post-graduate certificate of education, (b) a Bachelor of Education or Bachelor of Arts, (c) a school-centre initial teacher training course and (d) another teacher training route at primary level with a specialism in (i) Mandarin, (ii) Japanese, (iii) Urdu, (iv) Italian, (v) French, (vi) Spanish and (vii) German in each of the last five years. 
Jim Knight: The available information is given in the following table and shows recruitment to undergraduate and postgraduate primary modern foreign language initial teacher training (ITT) courses for the last five years for which data are available. Figures relating to 2008/09 are expected to be available by the end of January 2009. There are currently no primary ITT courses which specialise in mathematics; Mandarin; Japanese or Urdu.
Over the last five years nearly 4,000 trainees in total graduated through ITT courses in primary modern languages. More trainees will be funded for these courses, including a projected 900 in 2008/09.
The Training and Development Agency for Schools is also piloting this year, in partnership with 10 ITT providers, additional routes to boost the primary workforce teaching languages. A projected 3,000 trainees will go through these courses in 2008/09. Of these trainees, about one third are postgraduate trainees and two thirds are undergraduate trainees.
|Number of new entrants on primary modern foreign language ITT courses between 2003/04 and 2007/08|
|Total number of new entrants|
|Primary French||PrimaryGerman||PrimaryItalian||PrimarySpanish||PrimaryPortuguese||Primarytotal modern foreign languages|
|(1 )Less than 5.|
1. Coverage includes universities and other HE institutions, SCITT and OU, but excludes employment based routes.
2. Figures include trainees who are re-sitting all or part of their ITT programme.
3. Figures include trainees on courses of one to five year durations.
4. Figures are individually rounded to the nearest 10 and may not sum to total.
TDA ITT Trainee Number Census
Dr. Kumar: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what is the cost to the public purse of training for teaching staff at schools in (a) England, (b) the North East, (c) Tees Valley district and (d) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland. 
Jim Knight: The requested data are not collected centrally with the required breakdown. However, the total expenditure by local authority maintained schools on development and training for all staff employed at schools and the central local authority expenditure on teacher development for 2007-08 is contained within the following table.
|Expenditure by local authority maintained schools on development and training (E09) for all staff employed at school||Central local authority expenditure on teacher development|
John Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what funding his Department provided for the Next Generation Learning campaign in the last 12 months; and what funding it has allocated to the campaign for the next three years. 
Jim Knight: The Next Generation Learning campaign sponsored by Becta is designed to raise the awareness of parents or carers, employers and learners of the benefits of the use of technology in education and to drive greater demand for it. It demonstrates how greater engagement with parents or carers can increase a learners potential, how effective use of technology can improve schools and colleges, and how to ensure children are safe online.
Becta funding for the campaign for the 12 months April 2008 to March 2009 was £3.1 million. Funding for 2009-10 and 2010-2011 has yet to be confirmed but Becta expect this to be in the region of £2.5 million per year. There is no commitment to fund the campaign beyond this period at this time.
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