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Results 1–20 of 2000 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Lord Adonis

Written Answers — House of Lords: Schools: Failing Schools in London (13 Jun 2005)

Lord Adonis: The Ofsted report of 16 May identifies 55 London schools as "failing", these figures refer to the number of schools requiring special measures in August 2004. None of these schools were specialist sports colleges or sports academies. Despite the raising of the bar on standards, the number of London schools which can be classified as "failing" has since fallen sharply, from 55 to 39. The...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Schools: Sport (13 Jun 2005)

Lord Adonis: The information required to answer this Question is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. However, this information will be collected centrally from 2006.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Schools: Sport (13 Jun 2005)

Lord Adonis: This Government give great priority to the physical and recreational needs of our children as a fundamental part of their education and development. Building and renewing secondary school sports facilities are included in the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme. Central government capital funding for school buildings in 2005–06 is over £5.1 billion, including over £2 billion...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Schools: Sport (13 Jun 2005)

Lord Adonis: Most secondary schools in England will receive capital investment through the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme. Within the 39 local authorities in waves one to three of BSF, approximately 525 primary and secondary schools have had funding committed from the Big Lottery Fund for physical education and sports facilities. Not all of these schools will receive BSF funding as the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Schools: Sport (13 Jun 2005)

Lord Adonis: To reinvigorate competitive school sport further, the Prime Minister announced, on 14 December 2004, that new competition managers would be added to school sport partnerships. From September 2005 there will be 17 in place, 45 by September 2006 and 90 by September 2007. Subject to the next Spending Review in 2006 the eventual ambition is to have one manager per school sport partnership by...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Schools: Sport (13 Jun 2005)

Lord Adonis: The Government's ambition is to offer all children, by 2010, at least four hours of sport every week, which will comprise at least two hours of high quality PE and sport at school and, in addition, the opportunity for at least a further two to three hours beyond the school day. This will be delivered by a range of school, community and club providers. The national PE, school sport and club...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Schools: Sport (13 Jun 2005)

Lord Adonis: The 2003–04 PE, school sport and club links survey did not collect these data and they could be provided only at disproportionate cost. This information will be collected from 2006.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Schools: Sport (13 Jun 2005)

Lord Adonis: To be awarded qualified teacher status, all trainee teachers must: demonstrate that they understand their responsibilities under the special educational needs (SEN) code of practice; know how to seek advice from specialists on less common types of SEN; and be able to differentiate their teaching to meet the individual needs of pupils, including those with SEN. These requirements are further...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Overseas Students (13 Jun 2005)

Lord Adonis: The latest figures are shown in the table. Students from overseas( 1 ) at UK higher education institutions 2003–04 Postgraduate Undergraduate Medicine and dentistry 3,310 3,175 Subjects allied to medicine 4,560 10,255 Biological sciences 5,220 5,920 Veterinary science 170 290 Agriculture and related subjects 1,025 705 Physical sciences 4,685 2,895 ...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Overseas Students (13 Jun 2005)

Lord Adonis: The latest information, showing the complete list of subject groups studied by students from these countries, is shown in the table. Postgraduate and undergraduate students from overseas at UK higher education institutions 2003–04 Students from: China Hong Kong Taiwan PG UG PG UG PG UG Subject group: Medicine and dentistry 105 15 120 140 55...

Written Answers — House of Lords: City Academies (13 Jun 2005)

Lord Adonis: Capital expenditure by the department to the end of the 2004–05 financial year on the 17 open academies was £341 million.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Schools: Open Source Software (14 Jun 2005)

Lord Adonis: The Government are making significant investment in ICT in schools and always look to ensure schools get the best value for money from this investment. In order to support schools in making effective strategic investments for their ICT the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (Becta) report on open source software (OSS) in schools investigated whether the findings from the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Specialist School Status (20 Jun 2005)

Lord Adonis: The department does not hold all of this information in the form requested. However, the following details will be placed in the House: (a) a full list and details of existing designated specialist schools; (b) a list and details of those schools which have applied to the programme since October 2002 but have not yet been admitted.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Schools: Value-added League Tables (20 Jun 2005)

Lord Adonis: Professor Gorard did share his paper with us before its publication. Though the statistics from the small group of LEAs used in the paper differ slightly from the national picture, we do accept that factors other than just prior attainment affect pupil outcomes (though prior attainment remains by far the most important factor). This is why we have developed a contextual value-added...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Teachers: Recruitment and Retention (22 Jun 2005)

Lord Adonis: There were 431,700 full-time equivalent regular teachers employed in maintained schools in England in January 2005. This means they have reached their highest level since 1981. The total wastage of full-time teachers in the maintained schools sector dropped from a peak of 27,730 in 2000–01 to 26,940 in 2002–03. This is the latest year for which figures are available.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Citizenship Lessons (22 Jun 2005)

Lord Adonis: The national curriculum requires that pupils should be taught about the United Kingdom's relations in Europe, including the European Union and the wider issues and challenges of global interdependence and responsibility, as part of developing their knowledge, understanding and skills about democratic institutions and processes. The Qualifications Curriculum Authority has produced and...

Written Answers — House of Lords: School Governors (22 Jun 2005)

Lord Adonis: Figures for school governor vacancies are not collected centrally in England. A report on school governance in England commissioned by the department in 2003 indicated that the average vacancy rate at that time was around 12 per cent. The report did not distinguish between primary and secondary schools. The figures for Wales are as follows: Primary Secondary January 2003 1,208 237...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Specialist School Status (23 Jun 2005)

Lord Adonis: All information held by public authorities must be made available upon request unless an exemption properly applies, and in the case of qualified exemptions the public interest determines that it must be released. The department has advised schools that information relating to the formal application process for specialist schools status must be assessed on a case by case basis. The...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Planning: Historic School Buildings (30 Jun 2005)

Lord Adonis: The Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 sets out the system of protection for buildings and areas of special architectural or historic interest. The listing of buildings is the responsibility of DCMS and English Heritage, while the development control system that protects them is the responsibility of ODPM. In addition, local authorities are open to create "local...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Planning: Historic School Buildings (30 Jun 2005)

Lord Adonis: It is the responsibility of the local planning authority to determine planning applications with relation to a school. Where a school is listed, it will require listed building consent before demolition can take place. Where a school is no longer considered appropriate for educational purposes, the local authority will need to work with the local community to develop the best model for the...


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