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Social Workers: Essex

Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many full-time children's social workers there were in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point in (i) 1997 and (ii) the latest period for which figures are available. [285476]

Dawn Primarolo: Information on all staff, including children's social workers, directly employed by social services departments is collected through the Personal Social Services Staff of Social Services Departments return (SSDS001) which was introduced in 1993 by the Department of Health. In 2004-05 responsibility for the collection of this data passed to the NHS Information Centre for Health and Social Care. These data are published on an annual basis with breakdown by local authority available in the supporting annexes.

Reports published from 2006 onwards are available on the NHS Information Centre website here:


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Reports published between 1996 and 2005 are available on the Department of Health website here:

Sure Start Programme: York

Hugh Bayley: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) children and (b) families in York have received support from his Department's Sure Start programme since the programme's inception. [285780]

Dawn Primarolo: The city of York currently has eight Sure Start children's centres offering access to services to over 6,000 children under five and their families. One further centre is planned by 2010 in order to provide universal coverage of children's centre services for children under five and their families in the local authority area. The Department does not hold information centrally on how many families have received support from the Sure Start programme in York since the programme's
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inception, but we would expect the local authority, as the body responsible for delivering children's centres, to hold data on usage of centres.

Teachers and Teaching Assistants: North East

Dr. Kumar: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many teachers were employed in schools in (a) the North East, (b) the Tees Valley and (c) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency in each year since 1997; [285223]

(2) how many classroom assistants were employed in schools in (a) the North East, (b) Tees Valley and (c) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency in each year since 1997. [285329]

Mr. Coaker: The following table shows the number of full-time equivalent teachers and teaching assistants in local authority maintained schools in the North East Government office region, Tees Valley sub region and Middlesbrough, South and East Cleveland parliamentary constituency in January 1997 to January 2008.

Full-time equivalent teachers and teaching assistants in local authority maintained schools( 1) . Years: January 1997 to 2008. Coverage: North East Government office region, Tees Valley sub region and Middlesbrough, South and East Cleveland parliamentary constituency
Teachers( 2) Teaching assistants( 3)

North East( 4) Tees Valley( 4, 5) Middlesbrough, South and East Cleveland( 6) North East( 6) Tees Valley( 5, 6) Middlesbrough, South and East Cleveland( 6)

1997

22,200

5,170

760

2,870

670

100

1998

21,950

5,910

740

2,990

820

110

1999

22,020

5,860

730

3,130

830

100

2000

22,010

5,940

730

3,450

950

100

2001

22,540

5,900

730

4,280

1,180

130

2002

22,910

6,170

760

4,010

1,030

140

2003

22,670

6,080

780

5,060

1,390

200

2004

22,680

6,000

690

5,630

1,500

220

2005

22,710

5,990

670

6,430

1,730

200

2006

22,770

5,970

670

6,930

1,940

250

2007

22,720

5,940

670

7,450

2,030

260

2008

22,640

5,860

650

8,030

2,410

300

(1) Excludes academies.
(2) Qualified and unqualified teachers.
(3) Teaching assistants include teaching assistants, higher level teaching assistants, special needs support staff and minority ethnic pupil support staff.
(4) Source: Annual survey of teachers in service and teacher vacancies, 618g.
(5) Tees Valley Sub Region is made up from local authorities Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland, Stockton and Darlington. Darlington became a new authority in 1998 and is therefore not included in the 1997 figures.
(6) Source: School Census.
Note:
Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

Teachers: Degrees

Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of National Challenge schools have staff with a degree in (a) English, (b) mathematics, (c) physics, (d) chemistry and (e) biology. [286693]

Mr. Coaker: The information requested is not collected centrally.

Teachers: Pay

Hugh Bayley: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average full-time equivalent gross pay of teachers has been in schools in York in (a) cash and (b) real terms in each year since 1997. [285823]

Mr. Coaker: Information on the average salary of teacher is available only for full-time regular qualified teachers in service in local authority maintained schools. The following table provides this information for York local authority in both cash and real terms in each year, March 1997 to 2007, the latest year available.


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Average salary of full-time regular qualified teachers in local authority maintained schools, York local authority, March 1997 to 2007
Gross average salary (£)( 1)

Actual Real terms( 2)

1997

22,500

28,500

1998

23,200

28,600

1999

24,100

29,100

2000

24,900

29,500

2001

26,900

31,500

2002

27,800

31,800

2003

29,700

32,900

2004

30,600

33,000

2005

32,100

33,700

2006(3)

33,100

34,100

2007(3)

34,300

34,300

(1) Gross salary of teachers of all grades including allowances. (2) Adjusted using HM Treasury GDP deflator. (3) Provisional. Note: Figures are rounded to the nearest £100. Source: Database of Teacher records.

Teachers: South East

Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many teachers were employed in schools in (a) Hemel Hempstead constituency, (b) Dacorum, (c) Hertfordshire and (d) the South East in each year since 1997. [285894]

Mr. Coaker: The following table shows the number of full-time equivalent number of teachers in local authority maintained schools in Hemel Hempstead parliamentary constituency, Dacorum district, Hertfordshire local authority and the South East government office region, in January 1997 to January 2008.

Information for all the years requested for Dacorum district authority is available only at disproportionate cost.

Full-time equivalent teachers( 1) in local authority maintained schools( 2) . Years: January 1997 to 2008. Coverage: Hemel Hempstead parliamentary constituency, Dacorum district, Hertfordshire local authority and South East Government office region

Hemel Hempstead( 3) Dacorum( 3) Hertfordshire( 4) South East( 4)

1997

830

1,130

9,040

59,830

1998

850

n/a

8,970

59,820

1999

860

n/a

9,070

60,260

2000

850

n/a

9,030

61,480

2001

880

n/a

9,170

61,830

2002

890

1,220

9,550

63,510

2003

910

n/a

9,610

64,570

2004

900

n/a

9,820

65,490

2005

930

n/a

9,810

66,280

2006

940

n/a

10,180

67,030

2007

930

n/a

10,480

67,560

2008

920

1,280

10,350

67,590

n/a = Not available.
(1) Qualified and unqualified teachers.
(2) Excludes academies.
(3) Source: School Census.
(4) Source: Annual survey of teachers in service and teacher vacancies, 618g.
(5) Hemel Hempstead, Dacorum and Hertfordshire do not fall within the South East Government office region.
Note:
Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

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