§ Mr. Peter Walker
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what training is given to the teaching profession on how to identify cases of dyslexia; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Fallon
All courses of initial teacher training are required to equip prospective teachers to teach the full range of pupils whom they are likely to encounter in an ordinary school and to introduce them to ways of identifying children with special educational needs. This should include cases of dyslexia. Further in-service training is also available for teachers of pupils with dyslexia. Training of teachers in special educational needs in ordinary schools has been a national priority area under
1985–86 1986–87 1987–88 1988–89 1989–90 1990–91 Academic staff Non-clinical 5.25 16.6 7.4 1— 7.0 10.0 Clincal 6.3 8.8 8.25 8.1 8.0 9.0 Support staff Technical staff 5.3 5.5 5.8 5.1 11.0 9.0 Clerical staff 5.4 5.9 6.0 5.0 8.3 10.6 Manual staff 6.3 8.3 7.2 214.0 — 9.6 Computer operators 5.25 5.7 5.9 6.1 8.3 9.0 1 The pay settlement for non-clinical academics agreed in March 1987 provided for an increase of 16–6 per cent. from 1 December 1986 and a further 7.4 per cent. from 1 March 1988. 2 The settlement reached in 1988 for manual staff provided for an increase of £4 per week from 1 April, and assimilation to a new pay structure from 1 December 1988 with a minimum increase of £7 per week.
§ Mr. Darling
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what representations he has received in connection with the pay awards for university teachers, support staff and technicians.
§ Mr. Alan Howarth
My right hon. and learned Friend and I have meetings from time to time with representatives of the staff associations representing university staff, at which various issues, often including salary levels, are discussed. The Government also receive a number of letters from individual university employees.