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45012
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
answering body
Department for Education remove filter
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to increase links between education and employment. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 193671 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-01more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>The government's aim is to ensure that young people are equipped with the skills, experience and qualifications that employers want. The introduction of 16-19 study programmes will expand the provision of genuine work experience and work-related learning for all post-16 students. We have invested in new apprenticeships that are more employer-led than ever before, and introduced traineeships to give young people the skills and experience they need to compete successfully for a job. From September 2014, the Tech Level qualifications will provide a high-quality vocational alternative to A levels, leading to a recognised occupation.</p><p>These and other reforms arising from Professor Alison Wolf's 2011 review of vocational education have led to far-reaching improvements in vocational education. These include employer recognition of qualifications and simplified and better-funded arrangements for work experience.</p><p>Our reforms to GCSEs and A levels will secure rigorous, challenging qualifications which are responsive to the needs of students and employers. New GCSEs in English and mathematics, which will provide greater assurance of literacy and numeracy, will be taught from September 2015, with the first examinations in summer 2017.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-01T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-01T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
4070
label Biography information for Matt Hancock remove filter
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
47487
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
answering body
Department for Education remove filter
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to provide capital funding for sixth form colleges to enable them to provide free school meals to disadvantaged pupils. more like this
tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Julian Huppert more like this
uin 195955 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
answer text <p>We are making available approximately £75 million revenue funding over the course of the 2014-15 and 2015-16 financial years to enable sixth-form and further education colleges to provide free meals to disadvantaged 16- to 18-year-old students.</p><p>We will publish advice on the funding and implementation of this policy shortly.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
4070
label Biography information for Matt Hancock remove filter
tabling member
3931
label Biography information for Dr Julian Huppert more like this
47490
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
answering body
Department for Education remove filter
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what criteria were used to calculate the levels of area cost adjustment used for sixth form colleges in (a) Cambridgeshire and (b) Oxfordshire; and how frequently those criteria are reviewed. more like this
tabling member constituency Cambridge more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Julian Huppert more like this
uin 195956 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
answer text <p>Area cost adjustments for 16-19 education and training are based on the differing wage costs across England, as indicated by the Labour Force Survey (LFS). The same area cost index is used for sixth form colleges as for all other post-16 institutions in England that are funded by the Department for Education. It is also used for education and training for adults funded by the Skills Funding Agency.</p><p>The current area cost index was developed in 2002 by the Learning and Skills Council and has been reviewed on several occasions since then. Initially Cambridgeshire did not have an area cost adjustment, but in 2008 there was a specific review of the area cost adjustment for the county, which considered a range of factors and gave Cambridgeshire an uplift of 2% for the academic year 2009/10 and all years subsequently. The uplift for Oxfordshire is 7%.</p><p>The whole post-16 funding formula was reviewed in 2012, and we decided at that stage not to make any changes to area cost adjustments.</p>
answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
4070
label Biography information for Matt Hancock remove filter
tabling member
3931
label Biography information for Dr Julian Huppert more like this
47933
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
answering body
Department for Education remove filter
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to publish statutory guidance on careers advice. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington North more like this
tabling member printed
Jeremy Corbyn more like this
uin 196107 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
answer text <p>The revised statutory guidance “Careers guidance and inspiration in schools” was published on 10 April.</p><p> </p><p>Effective from September 2014, the guidance sets a clear framework for schools with a focus on preparation for work and high ambitions for every student. This important guidance will encourage schools to build links with employers to inspire and mentor pupils, helping them to develop high aspirations and realise their potential.</p><p> </p><p>Non-statutory departmental advice has also been published containing examples of schools that already offer innovative careers guidance.</p><p> </p><p>Copies of both documents have been placed in the House Library and can be found at <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/careers-guidance-for-young-people-in-schools" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/careers-guidance-for-young-people-in-schools</a></p> more like this
answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
4070
label Biography information for Matt Hancock remove filter
tabling member
185
label Biography information for Jeremy Corbyn more like this
48188
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
answering body
Department for Education remove filter
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to promote the reputation and status of youth work. more like this
tabling member constituency Bethnal Green and Bow more like this
tabling member printed
Rushanara Ali more like this
uin 196223 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-04-29more like thismore than 2014-04-29
answer text <p>Responsibility for youth policy, including youth work, transferred to Cabinet Office on 3 July 2013. Cabinet Office co-ordinates cross-government work on youth policy and is also responsible for policy on international youth issues, youth voice and democracy, and the role of local authorities as well as working with the youth sector.</p><p>The Department for Education continues its commitment to all young people through its responsibilities for education and children's services in England; and works closely with the rest of government on key issues such as reducing risky behaviour and increasing participation in education, employment and training.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-04-29T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-29T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
4070
label Biography information for Matt Hancock remove filter
tabling member
4138
label Biography information for Rushanara Ali more like this
48498
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-25more like thismore than 2014-04-25
answering body
Department for Education remove filter
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions Ministers in his Department have had with representatives of sixth form colleges on the effect of recent changes to sixth form funding for students who have severe or complex disabilities. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
tabling member printed
Steve McCabe more like this
uin 196731 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
answer text <p>Last year's funding changes for students with severe and complex needs were introduced following extensive consultation with local authorities and all types of institutions, including sixth-form colleges.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
4070
label Biography information for Matt Hancock remove filter
tabling member
298
label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
49219
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-30more like thismore than 2014-04-30
answering body
Department for Education remove filter
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of local authorities have higher than average not known rates for young people not in employment, education or training; and what steps he is taking to address such gaps in data. more like this
tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Frank Field more like this
uin 197255 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
answer text <p>It is local authorities who are responsible for collecting data about the activity of young people in their area.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Education regularly publishes locally collected data on young people's activities, including the proportion of young people whose activity is not known. The latest quarterly figures covering young people of academic age 16 and 17 as at the end of December 2013 are available online at: www.gov.uk/government/publications/participation-in-education-and-training-by-local-authority. These include both the average for England and the figures for each local authority.</p><p> </p><p>The Department published statutory guidance in March 2013 setting out the requirement of local authorities to track young people's participation so that those who are not in education or training can be identified. The guidance is available online at: www.gov.uk/government/publications/participation-of-young-people-education-employment-and-training.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
4070
label Biography information for Matt Hancock remove filter
tabling member
478
label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
49224
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-30more like thismore than 2014-04-30
answering body
Department for Education remove filter
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions Ministers of his Department have had with representatives of sixth form colleges on the effects of reductions in education funding for 18 year olds on students with severe or complex disabilities. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
tabling member printed
Steve McCabe more like this
uin 197273 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-05-07more like thismore than 2014-05-07
answer text <p>We are protecting the funding that sixth-form colleges receive for 18-year-old students with severe or complex disabilities. The funding reductions that apply generally to 18-year-old students do not apply to those assessed to have special educational needs, learning difficulties or disabilities.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-05-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-07T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
4070
label Biography information for Matt Hancock remove filter
tabling member
298
label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
49225
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-04-30more like thismore than 2014-04-30
answering body
Department for Education remove filter
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effects of reductions in education funding for 18 year olds on students with severe or complex disabilities and who attend specialist schools. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
tabling member printed
Steve McCabe more like this
uin 197274 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-05-07more like thismore than 2014-05-07
answer text <p>The reductions in education funding for 18-year-old students do not apply to those with severe and complex disabilities who attend special schools. From August 2014 special schools will receive a flat rate £10,000 for all their 16- to 18-year-old student places, together with top-up funding from local authorities for individual students.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-05-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-07T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
4070
label Biography information for Matt Hancock remove filter
tabling member
298
label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
50376
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-05-08more like thismore than 2014-05-08
answering body
Department for Education remove filter
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools and academies have (a) opened a new sixth form and (b) closed their sixth form in each year since 2005. more like this
tabling member constituency Scunthorpe more like this
tabling member printed
Nic Dakin more like this
uin 198172 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
answer text <p>The Department for Education does not collect the data in the format requested.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Z
answering member
4070
label Biography information for Matt Hancock remove filter
tabling member
4056
label Biography information for Nic Dakin more like this