HC Deb 14 January 1998 vol 304 cc234-6W
Mr. Peter Bottomley

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will list the(a) dates and (b) numbers of pages of letters, information and booklets sent in his name to schools and chairmen of schools since 2 May; if he will place copies in the Library; and if he will estimate the costs of sending the materials to schools by (i) first and (ii) second class post. [22575]

Mr. Byers

The table gives the details of the material sent to schools from 2 May to end December. Copies of consultation papers, booklets and circulars are in the Library.

Information on the estimated costs of sending material to schools by first and second class post respectively is not available in the form requested.

Letter, Information and Booklets sent to Schools1 since 2 May 1997
Date Title Pages Publication type Purpose
August Initial Teacher Training 46 Circular Guidance
August Partial Selection and Twice Excluded Pupils Following the Education Act 1997 3 Letter Information
August September Pupil Count 2 Letter and forms Data collection
August Arrangements for Annual Maintenance Grant for GM Schools in 1998–99 16 Letter Consultation
September Teenage Smoking Attitudes Survey 1997 Letter Information
September The SENCO Guide 54 Booklet Guidance
September School Teachers' Pay from 1 September 1997: A Leaflet for School Governors and Teachers 5 Leaflet Information
September 1997 Secondary School Performance Tables—Forms for Checking Information 15 Letter and form Data collection
September 1997 National Pupil Absence Tables—Forms for Checking Information 10 Letter and form Data collection
September Investing in the Future: Supporting Students in Higher Education—A Summary 7 Leaflet Information
September Excellence in Schools Video Information
September New Constructional Standards for School Buildings 6 Letter Information
September School Leaving Date for 16 Year Olds 7 Circular Information
October Excellence for All: Meeting Special Educational Needs 99 Green Paper Consultation
October Connecting the Learning Society: National Grid for Learning + 28 Booklet Consultation
summary 15
October Implementing the National Literacy Strategy 8 Leaflet Information
October Annual Schools' Census 16 Letter and Forms Data Collection
October Qualifying for Success 30 Booklet Consultation
October Inspection Reports on Further Education Colleges and VIth Form Colleges 5 Letter and List Information
October Summary Results of the 1997 NC Assessments of: Leaflets Information
7 Year Olds in England 9
11 Year Olds in England 11
14 Year Olds in England 7
October Local Publication and Distribution of Information About the Achievements of Students in Further Education Sector Colleges 5 Letter Information
October Local Publication of the 1997 Key Stage 2 National Curriculum Results in Primary School Performance Table 7 Circular Information
November School Governors: A Guide to the Law for Special Schools (1997) 141 Book Guidance
November Early Retirement Arrangements for Teachers 12 Circular Guidance
November From Targets to Action: Guidance to Support Effective Target-Setting in Schools 31 Booklet Guidance
November New Deal for Schools (NDS) 1998–2001: Phase 2 4 Letter Information
November 1997 National Pupil Absence Tables 4 Booklet Information
November Outline Capability Procedure for Removing Unsatisfactory Teachers 3 Letter Information
November Supporting Students in Higher Education from 1998–99 2 Letter Information
November 1997 School and College Performance Tables 9 Booklet Information
November 1997 National Pupil Absence Tables 9 Booklet Information
November 1997 National Curriculum Key Stage 3 Non-Core Teacher Assessment 6 Information
December Independent/State School Partnerships 2 Letter Information
December Changes to Pupil Registration Requirements: The Education (pupil Registration) (Amendment) Regulation 1997 SI No 2624 2 Letter and SI Guidance
December School Governors: A Guide to the Law for Voluntary Aided and Special Agreement Schools 1997 140 Book Guidance
December Arrangements for Annual Maintenance Grant for GM Schools in 1998–99 11 Letter Information
December Proposed Arrangements for Collecting Statistical Information from School (Summary) 2 Consultation
December Raising Standards for All: The Governments Legislative Plans 3 Leaflet Information
December School Security: Dealing With Troublemakers 71 Folder Guidance
1(a) Almost all mailings are sent to both heads and chairs of governors separately, unless clearly of interest to only one party and mainly sent by second class post.

(b) Not all schools will have received all mailings, only those relevant to a school of a given type e.g. all secondary schools, or all voluntary aided schools.

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