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|Maintained primary schools( 1) ,( ) number and percentage( 2) of gifted and talented pupils( 3, 4)|
|State funded secondary schools( 1,5) , number and percentage of gifted and talented pupils( 2, 3)|
|(1 )Includes middle schools as deemed.|
(2 )The number of gifted and talented pupils expressed as a percentage of the total number of pupils in the same cohort.
(3 )Headcount of pupils.
(4 )Excludes dual registrations.
(5 )Includes CTCs and academies.
Mr. Graham Stuart: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families to what positions his Department and its agencies have (a) appointed and (b) re-appointed Graham Badman CBE in the last five years; and what (i) the salary and (ii) duration was of each such appointment. 
Ms Diana R. Johnson [holding answer 30 November 2009]: Graham Badman was appointed as the Chair of Becta with effect from 1 May 2009. From 1 January 2009 to 30 April he served as Acting Chair. He is paid £30,000 per annum for this role and this is accounted for in the annual report of Becta. He had previously been an unpaid member of the board of Becta for the period 1 April 2006 to 31 December 2008.
He has recently conducted National Challenge Progress Reviews of Gloucestershire LA and Suffolk LA., and also a review of elective home education. This work was undertaken on a contractual basis with Nektus.
On 1 December 2008 the Secretary of State directed the London borough of Haringey to appoint Graham Badman to chair the Local Safeguarding Children Board, which it did. The Secretary of State did not make any directions about the salary or term of that appointment which is a matter for the London borough of Haringey.
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 24 November 2009, Official Report, column 799W, on "Office for Criminal Justice Reform", for what reason data from 1997 to 1999 are currently unavailable in that format. 
Dawn Primarolo: Live Police National Computer (PNC) data were first collected in 1995. Between 1997 and 1999 work was ongoing to improve the quality of the data collection in order to bring it to a standard sufficient to support the publication of statistics by local authority.
Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding his Department and its predecessors have allocated for the encouragement of physical exercise for pupils in schools in (a) Ashford and (b) Kent in each of the last five years. 
Mrs. Maria Miller: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what funding his Department has allocated for (a) the construction and renewal of playgrounds and (b) new adventure playgrounds for eight to 13 year olds in deprived areas supervised by trained staff in (i) 2009-10 and (ii) 2010-11. 
Dawn Primarolo: The national Play Strategy, launched in December 2008, set out the Government's commitment to invest £235 million to deliver 3,500 new or refurbished play areas, plus 30 staffed adventure playgrounds, by 2011.
This funding is allocated to every top tier local authority in England, of which 30 are play pathfinder authorities and the remaining 122 local authorities are Playbuilder authorities. On average every play pathfinder authority will receive around £2 million capital funding and £500,000 revenue funding which is to be used to completely, or substantially, replace old equipment for new or for the building of completely new play areas, with a priority on provision for 8 to 13-year-olds. Play pathfinder authorities will also deliver a new staffed adventure playground. Although these authorities will not receive a separate allocation of funding for the construction of their adventure playground, they have been advised that the construction costs will be around £800,000.
Decisions on where the capital funding is spent within local authority boundaries are taken locally, based on grant requirements around improved play spaces being provided where they are most needed, especially deprived areas, and based on a robust consultation process with local children and young people, families and wider communities.
We are encouraging all Members of Parliament to proactively engage with their local play capital programmes as they roll out, and we are asking local authorities to ensure that their local Members of Parliament and council elected members are appropriately consulted, and briefed, about where the capital funding is spent.
Mrs. Maria Miller: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to the answer of 12 October 2009, Official Report, columns 219-20W, on pre-school education, how many Steiner Waldorf settings that have applied for exemption from the Early Years Foundation Stage have received such exemption. 
Dawn Primarolo: As of 4 December 2009, 21 Steiner Waldorf settings have applied for exemptions from and/or modifications of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Of those that have completed the exemptions application process, 12 Steiner Waldorf settings have been granted exemptions and/or modifications from certain parts of the EYFS Learning and Development requirements. Five applications are currently in the process of being assessed and four applications were incomplete and have been closed.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will estimate the cost of extending the pre-school entitlement for three to five year olds to 48 weeks a year; and if he will make a statement. 
Dawn Primarolo: From September 2010 all eligible children will be entitled to 15 hours a week of free provision over no fewer than 38 weeks of the year offered on a more flexible basis to better meet families' needs.
We are not extending the free entitlement to 48 weeks of the year. However, in "Next Steps for Early Learning and Childcare" (January 2009) we committed to ensuring that parents will have the choice to stretch the free entitlement over more than 38 weeks, enabling them to take fewer hours per week over more weeks of the year. This will support parents to cover holidays, keep costs constant and help them to budget more consistently. Over 48 weeks, a stretched entitlement would equate to just under 12 hours a week.
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families in respect of how many children of each year of age special guardianship orders have been made in each year since 2006. 
Dawn Primarolo: The number of looked-after children of each year of age who have ceased to be looked after as a result of a special guardianship order in each year ending 31 March 2006 to 2009 can be found in the following table.
|Table 1: Children who ceased to be looked after during the year ending 31 March by age on ceasing, as a result of a special guardianship order being granted( 1, 2, 3) , year ending 31 March 2009, England|
|(1) Only the last occasion on which a child ceased to be looked after in the year has been counted.|
(2) Figures exclude children looked after under an agreed series of short-term placements.
(3) To ensure that no individual can be identified from statistical tables, we use conventions for the rounding and suppression of very small numbers. National figures have been rounded to the nearest 100 if they exceed 1,000 or to the nearest 10 otherwise. Numbers of 5 or less have been suppressed and replaced with a long dash (-) except where the number is zero.
(4) Special guardianship orders were introduced on 30 December 2005. Consequently figures for year ending 31 March 2006 only account for the last three months of the data collection year.
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