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Stress

Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will place in the Library a copy of the advice issued to staff of his Department on stress recognition and management. [314519]

Ms Diana R. Johnson: The Department for Children, Schools and Families is committed to creating a healthy and safe working environment for all its employees. Effective stress recognition, prevention and management, in line with the Health and Safety Management Standards, are important elements of this commitment. The Department will place a copy of the advice and guidance issued to staff in the Libraries.

Sussex

Mr. Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will set out, with statistical information related as directly as possible to
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Mid Sussex constituency, the effects on Mid Sussex of the policies and actions of his Department and its predecessors since 2000. [314780]

Mr. Coaker: Since 2000 the Government have transformed education and child care with improved outcomes for children and young people. Figures showing the performance at Key Stage 2 and at GCSE and equivalents in Mid Sussex are given in the following tables:

Key Stage 2 results of 11-year-old pupils attending schools in the Mid Sussex constituency
Percentage of pupils gaining level 4 and above 2000 2009( 1) Percentage point improvement 2000-09

Mid-Sussex

English(2)

83

85

2

Maths(2)

82

85

3

Science(2)

94

92

-2

England

English(3)

75

80

5

Maths(3)

72

79

7

Science(3)

85

88

3

(1) Revised data.
(2) Pupils attending schools in Mid Sussex constituency.
(3) The average for all schools in England.
Source:
School and College Achievement and Attainment Tables

GCSE and equivalents( 1) results for pupils( 2) attending schools in the Mid Sussex constituency
Percentage of pupils gaining : 2000 2009( 3) Percentage point improvement 2000-09

Mid Sussex( 4)

5+ A*-C

65.6

71.9

6.3

5+ A*-G

93.7

95.8

2.1

National Average

5+ A*-C

49.2

70.0

20.8

5+ A*-G

88.9

92.3

3.4

(1) From 2004 results incorporate GCSEs, GNVQs and a range of other qualifications approved pre-16. Prior to 2004 results are based on GCSEs and GNVQs only.
(2) From 2006 figures are for pupils at the end of Key Stage 4. Prior to 2006 results are based on pupils aged 15.
(3) Revised data.
(4) Parliamentary constituency figures are based on all maintained schools (including City Technology Colleges and, from 2003, Academies).
Source:
School and College Achievement and Attainment Tables

Further information by constituency is provided within the Department's 'In Your Area' website available at:

Information available at constituency level includes the number of specialist schools, number of operational Academies, number of teaching assistants and other support staff, number of teachers and pupil:teacher ratios. Where information is not available at constituency level it has been provided at local authority level including the number of free early education places taken up by three and four-year-olds, number full time and part time entrants to Higher Education Institutions aged 18 to 20, average A level point score per candidate and per entry together with Percentage of People of Working Age Qualified to at least Level 2 and Percentage of People of Working Age Qualified to Level 4 and above.

Additional information could be provided only at disproportionate cost.


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Truancy: Disadvantaged

Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of (a) boys and (b) girls who were eligible
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for free school meals were classified as persistent absentees in 2006-07. [314326]

Mr. Coaker [holding answer 29 January 2010]: The requested information is shown in the table.

Maintained primary, state-funded secondary and special schools( 1,2,3) : Number and proportion of persistent absentees( 4) by free school meal eligibility 2006-07 in England

Pupil enrolments who are eligible for free school meals classified as persistent absentees Proportion of pupil enrolments who are eligible for free school meals classified as persistent absentees (percentage)( 6) Pupil enrolments who are not eligible for free school meals classified as persistent absentees Proportion of pupil enrolments who are eligible for free school meals classified as persistent absentees (percentage)( 6) All pupil enrolments classified as persistent absentees( 7) Proportion of pupil enrolments classified as absentees (percentage)( 6)

Boys(5)

49,210

9.3

86,100

3.1

138,250

4.1

Girls(5)

46,560

9.2

85,910

3.3

134,710

4.2

(1) Includes middle schools as deemed.
(2) Includes maintained secondary schools, city technology colleges and academies (including all-through academies).
(3) Includes maintained and non-maintained special schools. Excludes general hospital schools.
(4) Persistent absentees are defined as having 64 or more sessions of absence (authorised and unauthorised) during the year, typically over 20 per cent. overall absence rate.
(5) Number of pupil enrolments in schools from start of the school year up until 25 May 2007. Includes pupils on the roll for at least one session who are aged between five and 15, excluding boarders. Some pupils may be counted more than once.
(6) The number of persistent absentee enrolments expressed as a percentage of the total number of enrolments with the same characteristics.
(7) Includes pupils for whom characteristic data were missing or unclassified.
Note:
Numbers are rounded to the nearest 10.
Source:
School Census

Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of white British (a) boys and (b) girls who were eligible for free school meals were classified as persistent absentees in 2006-07. [314327]

Ms Diana R. Johnson [holding answer 29 January 2010]: The requested information is shown in the table.

Maintained primary, state-funded secondary and special schools( 1, 2, 3) : Number and proportion of persistent absentees( 4) by free school meal eligibility 2006/07, in England
White British( 5)

Pupil enrolments who are eligible for free school meals classified as persistent absentees Proportion of pupil enrolments who are eligible for free school meals classified as persistent absentees( 6) Pupil enrolments who are not eligible for free school meals classified as persistent absentees Proportion of pupil enrolments who are not eligible for free school meals classified as persistent absentees( 6) All pupil enrolments classified as persistent absentees Proportion of pupil enrolments classified as absentees( 6)

Boys

37,970

11.0

69,250

3.1

107,210

4.2

Girls

36,240

11.0

70,420

3.3

106,660

4.3

(1) Includes middle schools as deemed.
(2) Includes maintained secondary schools, city technology colleges and academies (including all-through academies).
(3) Includes maintained and non-maintained special schools. Excludes general hospital schools.
(4) Persistent absentees are defined as having 64 or more sessions of absence (authorised and unauthorised) during the year, typically over 20 per cent. overall absence rate.
(5) Number of pupil enrolments in schools from start of the school year up until 25 May 2007. Includes pupils on the roll for at least one session who are aged between five and 15, excluding boarders. Some pupils may be counted more than once.
(6) The number of persistent absentee enrolments expressed as a percentage of the total number of enrolments with the same characteristics.
Note:
Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10.
Source:
School Census

Truancy: Leeds

Greg Mulholland: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the unauthorised absence rate was for pupils in Leeds local authority area in each year since 1997. [316341]

Mr. Coaker [holding answer 8 February 2010]: The available information is shown in the table. To provide information for further years would incur disproportionate cost.

Primary, secondary and special schools( 1,2,3) : percentage of half days missed due to unauthorised absence 1996/97 to 2007/08( 4) - Leeds local authority

Percentage( 5)

1996/97

1.22

1999/2000

1.17

2003/04

1.14

2006/07

1.59

2007/08

1.48

(1) Includes middle schools as deemed.
(2) Includes maintained secondary schools, city technology colleges and academies (including all-through academies).
(3) Includes maintained and non maintained special schools. Excludes general hospital schools.
(4) Figures prior to 2006/07 have been sourced from the Absence in Schools Survey. Other figures are derived from the School Census.
(5) The number of sessions missed due to unauthorised absence expressed as a percentage of the total number of possible sessions.
Source:
Absence in Schools Survey and School Census(4)

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Truancy: West Sussex

Mr. Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the unauthorised absence rate was for pupils in (a) Mid Sussex constituency and (b) West Sussex in each year since 1997. [314792]

Mr. Coaker [holding answer 2 February 2010]: The available information is shown in the table.

To provide information for further years would incur disproportionate cost.

Primary, secondary and special schools( 1, 2, 3) percentage of half days missed due to unauthorised absence 1996/97 to 2007/08( 4)
Percentage of half days missed due to unauthorised absence( 5)

Mid Sussex constituency West Sussex

1996/97

0.18

0.35

1999/2000

0.30

0.44

2003/04

0.33

0.44

2007/08

0.50

0.64

(1) Includes middle schools as deemed.
(2) Includes maintained secondary schools, city technology colleges and academies (including all-through academies).
(3) Includes maintained and non maintained special schools. Excludes general hospital schools.
(4) Figures prior to 2007/08 have been sourced from the Absence in Schools Survey. Other figures are derived from the School Census.
(5) The number of sessions missed due to unauthorised absence expressed as a percentage of the total number of possible sessions.
Source:
Absence in Schools Survey and School Census (see foot note 4)

West Sussex

Mr. Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will set out, with statistical information as closely related to Mid Sussex constituency as possible, the effect on that constituency of the policies of his Department and its predecessors since 1997. [317325]

Mr. Coaker: Since 1997 the Government have transformed education and child care with improved outcomes for children and young people. Figures showing the performance at Key Stage 2 and at GCSE and equivalents in Mid Sussex are given in the following tables:

Key Stage 2 results of 11 year old pupils attending schools in the Mid Sussex constituency
Percentage of pupils gaining level 4 and above( 1) 1997 2009( 2) Perc entage point improvement 1997 to 2009

Mid Sussex-English

72

85

13

Mid Sussex-maths

73

85

12

Mid Sussex-science

82

92

10

England-English

63

80

17

England-maths

62

79

17

England-science

68

88

20

(1) Includes pupils attending all maintained schools (including Academies and City Technology Colleges)
(2) Revised data
Source:
School and College Achievement and Attainment tables.

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