HC Deb 18 December 2001 vol 377 cc290-2W
Mr. McLoughlin

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list the heads of secondary schools with sixth forms who sit on each Learning and Skills Council. [21437]

Margaret Hodge

The Learning and Skills Council (LSC) will be taking over responsibility for funding school sixth forms from 2002–03. However, 14 heads of secondary schools with sixth forms currently sit on the LSC. The precise breakdown is as follows:

Further sixth form expertise is brought by: Two former head teachers (from schools with sixth forms) on LLSCs (1 as an Executive Director); One deputy head teacher, one assistant head teacher and one teacher (from schools with sixth forms) on LLSCs.

In the Secretary of State's Grant Letter to the LSC, she has encouraged the Council to widen representation from the schools sector.

In addition, further knowledge and experience of schools is brought by: Three headteachers of schools without sixth forms, on local councils; 36 representatives from local education authorities who bring knowledge and understanding of school sixth forms; 101 members who are school governers

This is reflected in the follwing table:

Local LSC LEA reps with knowledge and understanding of school sixth forms School governors
North West
Cheshire/Warrington 1 Elected 3
Cumbria 2 Officials 2
Lancashire 1 Elected 2
Greater Manchester 3
Greater Merseyside 1 Elected 2
West Midlands
Birmingham and Solihull 1 Official 2
Black Country 1
Coventry/Warwickshire 5
Hereford/Worcester 1
Shropshire 1
Staffordshire 1 Elected 3
South West
Devon and Cornwall 2
Dorset 1 Official
Gloucestershire 2
Somerset 2
West of England
Wiltshire/Swindon 1 Elected 3
North East
County Durham 2
Northumberland 1 Official 3
Tees Valley 3
Tyne and Wear 1
Yorkshire and the Humber
North Yorkshire 1 Official 3
West Yorkshire 1 Official 2
South Yorkshire 1 Official 1
Humberside 1 Official 2
East Midlands
Derbyshire 1 Elected/1 Official 4
Leicestershire 2 Officials 3
Lincoln/Rutland 2 Officials 6
Northamptonshire 1 Official 2
Nottinghamshire 1 Elected 3
East of England
Bedfordshire 4
Cambridgeshire 1 Official 4
Essex 1 Official 1
Hertfordshire 1 Official
Norfolk 1 Official
Suffolk 4
Local LSC LEA reps with knowledge and understanding of School sixth forms School governors
Central London1 3
East London 1 Elected 4
North London2 2
South London 1 Official 1
West London 2
South East
Berkshire 1 Official 1
Hampshire/IOW 1 Official 1
Milton Keynes/Oxfordshire/Buckinghamshire 2 Officials 2
Kent/Medway 1 Officials 1
Sussex 2 Official 1
Surrey1 1 Official 1
1 Headteachers without sixth forms

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