§ Mr. Sawford
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how many people are266W currently taking part in the new professional headship qualification; and how many have dropped out of it to date. 
§ Ms Estelle Morris
Approximately 3,000 teachers were taking part on National Professional Qualifications for Headship courses during 1997–98. An estimate of the number who have left the courses is not yet available.