§ Mr. Willis
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many advanced skills teachers are working in primary, secondary and special schools, or are centrally employed broken down by subject. 
§ Mr. Timms
Advanced skills teachers in post in the maintained schools sector in England in January 2001 by phase and main teaching subject were as follows:473W
Since AST assessments resumed in April 2001 a further 361 teachers have been successfully assessed as ASTs, 142 for primary schools, 200 for secondary schools and 19 for special schools.