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Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps he is taking to prevent bullying and intimidation of Jewish children in schools; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Coaker: The DCSF has made it clear to schools that all forms of bullying, including those motivated by prejudice, should not be tolerated. Schools have the legal duty to put measures in place to promote good behaviour, respect for others and to prevent all forms of bullying among pupils. Schools' legal duties also include promoting community cohesion which is about building an appreciation of diversity, developing shared values and fostering good relations between different groups of pupils. Ofsted has inspected schools against this duty since September 2008.
In March 2006 we published specialist guidance on bullying around race, religion and culture which focused on preventing and tackling racist and religious bullying in schools and included specific material on bullying
related to anti-Semitism. We are funding the Anti-Bullying Alliance and the National Strategies to ensure the guidance is effectively embedded in local authorities and schools.
Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many pupils with special educational needs have been given (a) fixed-period and (b) permanent exclusions in each year since 1997; 
(2) how many and what proportion of pupils (a) eligible for free school meals, (b) who speak English as an additional language and (c) who have special educational needs were given (i) fixed-period and (ii) permanent exclusions from schools in the latest period for which figures are available. 
Mr. Coaker: Data on the special educational needs status of excluded pupils is collected at the time of exclusion. Information relating to the number of permanent exclusions by SEN status since 1997 is published in table 7 of the Statistical First Release published at:
The available information relating to the number of fixed period exclusions (not the number of pupils) by SEN status between 2003/04 and 2006/07 is published in table 8 of the Statistical First Release published at:
A pupil's SEN status can change between periods of exclusion; data relating to the SEN status of excluded pupil enrolments, based on their SEN status at the time of their most recent fixed period or permanent exclusion, has been determined for the first time for 2007/08. The available information on pupil enrolments is shown in the following table.
|Primary, secondary and special schools( 1,2,3) number and percentage of pupil enrolments receiving one or more fixed period exclusions or a permanent exclusion by pupil characteristics( 4)|
|England, 2007/08 (estimates)( 5)|
|One or more fixed period exclusions||Permanent exclusion( 5)|
|Number of pupil enrolments( 4)||Percentage of applicable school population( 6)||Number of pupil enrolments( 4)||Percentage of applicable school population( 6)|
|(1) Includes middle schools as deemed.|
(2) Includes city technology colleges and academies (including all-through academies).
(3) Includes maintained and non-maintained special schools. Excludes general hospital schools.
(4) Pupils may be counted more than once if they were registered at more than one school or changed schools during the year.
(5) Figures relating to permanent exclusions are estimates based on incomplete pupil-level data.
(6) The number of pupil enrolments who received exclusions expressed as a percentage of the number (headcount) of all pupils (excluding dually registered pupils) by pupil characteristic, in January 2008.
(7) Free school meal eligibility as at the time of the January 2008 School Census.
(8) Includes only pupils of compulsory school age and above.
(9) Pupils' SEN status at the time of their most recent fixed period or permanent exclusion. Includes pupils whose status is School Action, School Action Plus and those who have statements of special educational needs.
Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10.
Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average time taken for a school to receive an official registration number from his Department was in the latest period for which figures are available. 
Ms Diana R. Johnson: A new maintained school's registration number is normally issued from the Department within five working days of it being notified by the Decision Maker, either the local authority or the schools adjudicator, that the required statutory process has been followed and a decision has been made to approve the statutory proposals for the establishment of the new school.
The decision-making process for independent schools is dealt with by the Department. The whole registration process will take a minimum of three months, but can take longer, depending on the applicant's readiness to meet the regulatory standards.
Mr. Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much of the Government's expenditure from its budgets allocated to space has been spent on space education in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in each of the last 10 years. 
John Battle: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of (a) schools and (b) Catholic schools had (i) value-added scores and (ii) points scores above the national average at each level of assessment in the latest period for which figures are available. 
At Key Stage 2 (KS2) the expected CVA score is 100, therefore any school with a lower confidence bound greater than 100 could be described as having a high value added score. There were 3,966 such schools(1) in 2008, the latest period for which figures are available (representing 27 per cent. of all primary schools). 498 of these schools were Catholic schools which represents 31 per cent. of all Catholic primary schools.
There were 8,357 schools (57 per cent. of all primary schools) with average point scores above this figure.
1,115 of these schools were Catholic schools which represents 69 per cent. of all Catholic primary schools.
At Key Stage 4 (KS4) the expected CVA score is 1,000, therefore any school with a lower confidence bound greater than 1,000 could be described as having a high value added score. There were 912 such schools(2) in 2008, the latest period for which figures are available (representing 29 per cent. of all secondary schools). 129 of these schools were Catholic schools which represents 34 per cent. of all Catholic secondary schools.
The average KS4 point score is also published for every school. In 2008 the national average point score was 390.2. There were 1,603 schools (51 per cent. of all secondary schools) with average point scores above this figure. 234 of these schools were Catholic schools which represents 62 per cent. of all Catholic secondary schools.
(1)( )All KS2 figures are based on 14,768 maintained mainstream primary schools of which 1,616 are Catholic schools.
(2)( )All KS4 figures are based on 3,159 maintained mainstream secondary schools of which 378 are Catholic schools.
Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many secondary schools in each region had more than (a) 1,000 and (b) 2,000 pupils in the latest period for which figures are available. 
|State funded secondary schools: Number of schools by Size( 1, 2, 3, 4) , January 2009, England|
|Total number of state funded secondary schools||Number of schools with more than 1,000 pupils||Number of schools with more than 2,000 pupils|
|(1) Based on headcount of pupils, excludes dual registrations.|
(2) Includes middle schools as deemed.
(3) Includes CTCs and academies (including all through academies).
(4) Schools are counted against each relevant column e.g. those in 'more than 2,000' are also in 'more than 1,000'.
Natascha Engel: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department has spent on additional teachers in (a) Derbyshire and (b) North East Derbyshire constituency since 1997. 
Mr. Galloway: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many Trust schools have been created since the entry into force of the Education and Inspections Act 2006; and how many such schools have (a) more than one elected parent governor and (b) a Parents' Council. 
To date 243 Trust schools (foundation schools with a foundation) that the Department has
been advised of, have been established or acquired their trust under the Education and Inspections Act 2006.
The Department does not hold records of the number of parent governors. Any Trust school with a foundation majority-where the Trust appoints the majority of governors to the Governing Body-must set up a Parent Council. Our records show that 15 schools have acquired this model so far.
Paul Holmes: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will place in the Library copies of each contract or agreement made between his Department and united learning trusts. 
Mark Simmonds: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions his Department has had with Birmingham East and North Primary Care Trust since 1 January 2009 on the availability of cancer medicines from the NHS; and if he will make a statement. 
National health service organisations are statutorily required to make funding available for treatments recommended by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence's (NICE) technology appraisal guidance within three months of final guidance unless the funding direction has not been amended or waived. Where NICE guidance does not exist for a treatment, NHS patients have a right to expect local funding decisions to be made rationally on the basis of the available evidence.
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