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|Table 2: Number of new Sure Start Children's Centres opened in each of the last 24 months|
|Month||Number of Children's Centres opened in the last 24 months|
Dawn Primarolo: The Department does not collect information on how many Sure Start outreach workers there are in each local authority area. Staffing levels in children's centres are a matter for local authorities and their partner agencies.
The Sure Start Early Years and Childcare Grant provides local authorities with funding for children's centres' outreach activities. It is for local authorities to decide how and where to use this resource. The Government's "Sure Start Children's Centres: Phase 3 Planning and Delivery" document suggests that
"in the most disadvantaged areas teams should include at least three outreach workers per centre. In less disadvantaged areas local authorities will decide on the best approach."
Mrs. Maria Miller: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what operating budget was allocated to Sure Start centres in each of the last three years; and how much he expects to be allocated in each of the next three years. 
Dawn Primarolo: The Department does not allocate operating budgets for individual children's centres but gives allocations to allow local authorities to manage the children's centres in their area. The allocations for 2007-08 to 2010-11 are shown in the table.
|Sure Start, Early Years and Childcare Grant allocations for children's centres 2007-08 to 2010-11|
|Main revenue block||SSLP block||Main capital block|
|Children's centres||Total main revenue||Sure Start local programmes||Children's centres||Total main capital|
The allocations for Children's centres revenue and capital are included within the wider Sure Start Early Years and Childcare Grant main revenue and main capital funding blocks respectively. Funding in these blocks is not ring-fenced and the authority has the freedom to decide how much to spend on each area supported by the grant, in line with local priorities. The main capital allocation was provided as a single allocation in 2006-07 and 2007-08.
Dawn Primarolo: The Department allocates capital and revenue funding for Sure Start Children's Centres and their predecessor Sure Start Local Programmes to local authorities. It is for local authorities to decide how to allocate funding between individual centres.
The Department collects spend information from local authorities annually and does not differentiate between new and existing centres. The latest year for which audited spend is currently available is 2007-08. The following table contains details of audited spend for 2007-08 and annual allocations for 2008-09, 2009-10 and 20010-11.
|Local authority allocations|
|Audited spend 2007-08||2008-09||2009-10||2010-11|
Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many former service personnel have entered the teaching profession through his Department's Career Transition Partnership in each year since its inception. 
Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many former service personnel have entered the teaching profession in each year for which figures are available. 
Mr. Coaker: In January 2009, there were 4,226 local authority maintained nursery and primary schools and two local authority maintained secondary schools in England that advised that they had no male teachers in their service. The source of this information is the school census.
Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) chemistry, (b) biology and (c) physics initial teacher training entrants were recruited by the Training and Development Agency for Schools in (i) 2004, (ii) 2006 and (iii) 2008. 
|Initial teacher training: Recruitment to college and employment-based routes, Years: 2004/05, 2006/07 and 2008/09, Coverage: England|
|n/a = not available. Notes: 1. Recruitment figures for 2008/09 were provisional and subject to change. College-based recruitment for 2008/09 includes actual registrations and forecast trainees who are expected to enter ITT during the academic year. Employment-based recruitment figures for 2008/09 were for the autumn term only. A further 160 trainees were expected to start on employment-based route courses in Science during the academic year 2008/09. Vocational subjects such as applied science are excluded from the table. 2. College-based ITT recruitment includes universities, other higher education institutions, school centred ITT (SCITT) and Open University. In 2004/05 college-based ITT recruitment included 310 secondary trainees on the Fast Track programme. The Fast Track programme ended in 2005/06. 3. Employment-based ITT recruitment includes Teach First. The first year of the Teach First programme was 2003/04. 4. Recruitment numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10. Total may not sum due to rounding. Source: TDA's ITT Trainee Numbers Census and Employment-Based Database.|
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