Linked Data API

Show Search Form

Search Results

1125437
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Teachers: Training more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether a training budget is available to teachers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Chi Onwurah more like this
star this property uin 252097 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>The Department knows that continuing professional development (CPD) is integral to improving the quality of teaching. Effective, evidence-based CPD strengthens practice, builds confidence and, crucially, improves outcomes for pupils.</p><p>For CPD to be effective, however, it must be tailored to the needs of the individual. That is why decisions relating to CPD, including budgets, rightly rest with schools, headteachers and teachers.</p><p>The Department recognises that more can be done to improve the take-up of high quality evidence-based CPD in schools. That is why the CPD Expert Group has re-convened to develop recommendations that ensure that all teachers have access to high quality, meaningful support and CPD, drawing on the Standard for Teachers’ Professional Development (published in July 2016) and the accompanying implementation guide.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-05-13T16:31:55.447Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T16:31:55.447Z
star this property answering member
111
star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb remove filter
star this property tabling member
4124
star this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah remove filter
1125438
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Educational Exchanges more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which Minister in his Department has responsibility for promoting international exchange in British schools and at national, regional and local level. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Chi Onwurah more like this
star this property uin 252098 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>The Department works closely with the British Council, who play an important role in promoting exchange opportunities to schools and helping them to find partners.</p><p>In January, my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education announced a new £2.5 million programme to provide more opportunities for young people, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, to take part in an international school exchange. More information about the programme is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/25-million-to-boost-international-exchanges-for-schools" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/news/25-million-to-boost-international-exchanges-for-schools</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-05-13T16:24:44.707Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T16:24:44.707Z
star this property answering member
111
star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb remove filter
star this property tabling member
4124
star this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah remove filter
1109000
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Schools: Climate Change more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to (a) respond to the concerns on climate change raised by protesting school children and (b) incorporate those concerns into school activities and the curriculum. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Chi Onwurah more like this
star this property uin 239972 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
star this property answer text <p>It is important that young people are taught about climate change. Topics related to this are included in the science and geography curriculum and qualifications.</p><p>For example, in primary school science pupils are taught about how weather changes across the seasons, and look at how environments can change as a result of human actions. In secondary science pupils are taught about the production of carbon dioxide by human activity and the effect this has on the climate. This is expanded on in GCSE science where pupils will consider the evidence for additional anthropogenic causes of climate change. As part of GCSE geography pupils will look at the causes, consequences of and responses to extreme weather conditions and natural weather hazards.</p><p>In 2017 the Department introduced a new environmental science A level. This will enable students to study topics that will support their understanding of climate change and how it can be tackled.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-04-08T15:11:28.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-08T15:11:28.967Z
star this property answering member
111
star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb remove filter
star this property tabling member
4124
star this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah remove filter
1109001
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Pupils: Absenteeism more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of school days lost due to protests on climate change (a) in Newcastle upon Tyne and (b) nationally. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Chi Onwurah more like this
star this property uin 239973 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not held centrally.</p><p>Recording school absence is a matter for schools. Advice on recording absence is included in the school attendance guidance, available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-attendance" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-attendance</a>.</p><p>The Department does not condone pupils missing out on education as a consequence of the recent protests on climate change.</p><p>The issue of climate change is important, but missing school is not the solution. Absence causes disruption for other pupils and teachers, as schools seek to ensure that absent pupils catch up with work that has been missed.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-04-08T15:20:52.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-08T15:20:52.157Z
star this property answering member
111
star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb remove filter
star this property tabling member
4124
star this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah remove filter
989627
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-17more like thismore than 2018-10-17
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Engineering and Physics: Vocational Guidance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 15 October 2018 to Question 177683 on Engineering and Physics: Vocational Guidance, for what reason his Department is not able on undertake a comparative assessment of an area of responsibility that is devolved in Wales and Scotland; and what steps the Government has taken to ensure that best practice is shared between the nations of the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Chi Onwurah more like this
star this property uin 180724 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-23more like thismore than 2018-10-23
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member for Newcastle upon Tyne Central to the answer I gave on 15 October 2018 to Question <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2018-10-10/177683/" target="_blank">177683</a>. The Department has not conducted the specific comparison requested, but in developing policy on curriculum and qualifications, the Department routinely considers evidence about what works best in other educational jurisdictions, including the highest performing nations in the world.</p><p>The Government is committed to sharing best practice and enhancing collaborative working on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) between the nations of the UK and has representation from devolved administrations on the Cross-Government STEM Board.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-10-23T12:49:31.033Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-23T12:49:31.033Z
star this property answering member
111
star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb remove filter
star this property previous answer version
79802
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
star this property answering member
111
star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
star this property tabling member
4124
star this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah remove filter
984735
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-10more like thismore than 2018-10-10
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Engineering and Physics: Vocational Guidance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make a comparative assessment of the effect on the take up of careers in (a) engineering and (b) physics by (i) women and (ii) men of the (A) Highers system in Scotland and (B) A-Levels in England and Wales. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Chi Onwurah more like this
star this property uin 177683 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-15more like thismore than 2018-10-15
star this property answer text <p>As education policy is devolved, issues relating to qualifications in Scotland and Wales are a matter for the Scottish Government and Welsh Assembly respectively.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is committed to growing the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills needed for a dynamic and modern economy, including those needed for careers in engineering and physics.</p><p> </p><p>Both mathematics and physics are important qualifications to have in order to pursue careers in engineering and physics. STEM A levels have been reformed to make them more rigorous and to better prepare students for further study at university. Published 2017 data shows that there has been an 18% increase in the number of entries to STEM A levels by girls, and an 17% increase in the number of entries by boys since 2010.</p><p> </p><p>To ensure that more young people are developing the skills needed for careers in engineering and physics, the Department is investing in programmes to increase the take-up of maths, by incentivising schools using the recently launched advanced maths premium, and providing support to schools to improve progression to physics A level through the Stimulating Physics Network.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s careers strategy has committed to improving information and guidance for STEM careers. The Department is raising awareness of the range of careers that STEM qualifications offer, to inform young people and enable them to choose the career path that is right for them.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-10-15T15:54:29.653Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-15T15:54:29.653Z
star this property answering member
111
star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb remove filter
star this property tabling member
4124
star this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah remove filter
937883
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-10more like thismore than 2018-07-10
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Discovery School Newcastle upon Tyne more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what funding the Government has provided to the Discovery School in Newcastle in each of the previous five financial years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Chi Onwurah more like this
star this property uin 162551 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-16more like thismore than 2018-07-16
star this property answer text <p>Since the free school opened in 2014, the Department has provided grant, rates and pupil premium funding totalling £4,624,089. This can be broken down by academic year as follows:</p><p>2014/15 - £932,694</p><p>2015/16 - £2,041,145</p><p>2016/17 - £769,016</p><p>2017/18 - £880,964</p><p> </p><p>Capital funding for individual free schools, university technical colleges and studio schools, where all works have been completed and costs are no longer commercially sensitive, is published on GOV.UK. This can be viewed at the following link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/capital-funding-for-open-free-schools." target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/capital-funding-for-open-free-schools.</a></p><p> </p><p>Figures for schools meeting these criteria, including Discovery School, are due to be published later this month.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-07-16T16:15:35.843Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-16T16:15:35.843Z
star this property answering member
111
star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb remove filter
star this property tabling member
4124
star this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah remove filter
801189
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-05more like thismore than 2017-12-05
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Teachers: ICT more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of Stat What steps the Government is taking to ensure funding for the training of new computer science teachers is distributed across the country fairly and proportionately. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Chi Onwurah more like this
star this property uin 117748 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-11more like thismore than 2017-12-11
star this property answer text <p>The Government will be investing £84 million of new funding over the next five years to support existing computing and computer science teachers. This will include a national, intensive Continuing Professional Development programme of at least 40 hours to ensure that existing computing teachers have the knowledge needed to teach the new computer science GCSE. The programme will be designed for current computing teachers who don’t have a post-A level qualification in computer science and will aim to reach up to 8,000 secondary teachers – enough for there to be at least one in every secondary school.</p><p> </p><p>We are also funding a National Centre for Computing Education, and a national network of support for schools to provide training and resources to primary and secondary schools across the country. Further information on this programme will be published in due course.</p><p> </p><p>To support the recruitment of new computing teachers - the Government is providing incentives to attract the best computer science graduates into the teaching profession, offering bursaries of £26,000 and student loan forgiveness for computer science, as one of the priority subjects.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2017-12-11T17:06:44.423Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-11T17:06:44.423Z
star this property answering member
111
star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb remove filter
star this property tabling member
4124
star this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah remove filter
759684
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-09-12more like thismore than 2017-09-12
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading English Language and Literature: GCSE more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2017 to Question 9252, what assessment she has made of trends in performance at Progress 8 in the event that grades for both GCSE English language and GCSE English literature were recorded. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Chi Onwurah more like this
star this property uin 10176 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-09more like thismore than 2017-10-09
star this property answer text <p>Progress 8 was published for the first time for all schools in 2016. It compares the progress pupils make across eight subjects and, so far, only one year of complete data exists.</p><p>Progress 8 focuses on an academic core in which both English language and English literature can be double weighted to signify their importance. In order to qualify for that additional weighting in English, a pupil must be entered to sit both GCSE English language and GCSE English literature. If a pupil does sit both qualifications, the highest grade achieved in either GCSE English language or GCSE English literature will receive double weighting for the English element of Progress 8. The other English GCSE can also contribute to the ‘open’ element of Progress 8 if it is one of the three highest grades achieved eligible for that element.</p><p>There is not sufficient data available yet to comment on any trends in Progress 8 performance, or the differences between sitting either one of, or both, English language and English literature.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2017-10-09T11:15:06.107Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-09T11:15:06.107Z
star this property answering member
111
star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb remove filter
star this property tabling member
4124
star this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah remove filter
758135
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-09-06more like thismore than 2017-09-06
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading English Language and Literature: Education more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance her Department provides to schools and examination boards on whether English language and English literature should be (a) taught, (b) examined and (c) reflected in school tables separately; and what the practice is of state schools. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Chi Onwurah more like this
star this property uin 9252 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-11more like thismore than 2017-09-11
star this property answer text <p>Schools have the freedom to plan their curriculum time to best meet the need of their pupils and it is the decision of individual schools whether English language and English literature are taught separately or together.</p><p>The Department believes that the two subjects should be examined separately as the previous combined English GCSE did not allow pupils to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding in either English language or English literature in sufficient depth or breadth.</p><p>English language and English literature are counted separately in the performance tables as separate qualifications. In 2016, Progress 8 was introduced as a headline measure of secondary school performance to compare the progress pupils make across eight subjects. Progress 8 focuses on an academic core, and both English language and English literature can be double weighted to signify their importance. In order to qualify for double weighting in English, a pupil needs to be entered to sit both GCSE English language and GCSE English literature. If a pupil sits both qualifications, the highest grade achieved in either GCSE English language or GCSE English literature will be double weighted for the English element of Progress 8.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2017-09-11T16:58:48.737Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-11T16:58:48.737Z
star this property answering member
111
star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb remove filter
star this property tabling member
4124
star this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah remove filter