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Ethnic Groups

Volume 456: debated on Tuesday 6 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what measures his Department has in place to monitor trends in the allocation of teaching and learning responsibility points within schools as a result of (a) staffing reviews and (b) decisions on movement on the upper scale to ensure that minority ethnic groups are not disadvantaged. (118837)

[holding answer 5 February 2007]: Schools are responsible for ensuring that their discretionary pay decisions comply with all the requirements of discrimination legislation, and should ensure that their pay policies make this compliance clear. The Department is developing a school workforce database to enable the collection of individual level data about all people who work in maintained schools in England. This is planned for national rollout in 2010 and will include data both on teacher ethnicity and on pay awards.