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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Department for Education more like this
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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 Pupil Referral Units: Standards more like this
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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 he is taking to improve the quality of education in pupil referral units. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Slough more like this
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Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
star this property uin 254263 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government is taking forward a programme of reform to alternative provision (AP), including pupil referral units, and set out its vision for reform in the March 2018 document: 'Creating opportunity for all: our vision for alternative provision'. Since then the Government has made significant progress by launching a £4 million AP Innovation Fund, which is developing best practice and delivering projects to improve outcomes for pupils in AP, by publishing two research reports into AP with examples of good practice for providers and commissioners, and by opening 6 AP free schools and approving two more.</p><p> </p><p>In response to the Timpson Review of school exclusion, the Government committed to setting out plans to go further to improve outcomes for children in AP, including how to support alternative providers to attract and develop high-quality staff through a new AP workforce programme, and how it will help commissioners and providers to identify and recognise good practice.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton remove filter
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T14:11:55.833Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T14:11:55.833Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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4638
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
1126463
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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 Children: Mental Health more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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 his Department is taking to provide additional funding for early support for children with mental health problems. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Swansea West more like this
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Geraint Davies more like this
star this property uin 254084 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>​The Department for Education is working closely with NHS England and the Department of Health and Social Care to support schools and colleges to provide support for children and young people with emerging mental health issues and secure specialist treatment where it is needed.</p><p> </p><p>The NHS Long Term Plan published in January 2019 announced that by 2023/24 an extra 345,000 children and young people in England aged 0-25 will receive mental health support via NHS funded mental health services and new Mental Health Support Teams. Mental health services will continue to receive a growing share of the NHS budget, with funding to grow by at least £2.3 billion a year by 2023/24. Spending on children and young people’s mental health services will grow faster than adult services, and faster than other NHS spending. As set out in the 'Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision' green paper, the new support teams will work with groups of schools and colleges to provide swift access to support for children and young people with emerging and mild and moderate needs and support referrals to more specialist treatment.</p><p>The Department for Education is providing up to £95 million between 2019/20 and 2023/24 to support the delivery of the green paper proposals, including the costs of a significant training programme for senior mental health leads, to help schools and colleges to put in place whole school approaches to supporting pupil mental health.​</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton remove filter
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T14:07:13.003Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T14:07:13.003Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Geraint Davies more like this
1126076
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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: English Language more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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, how many pupils do not have English as their first spoken language in each primary school in the Leeds City Council area. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Alex Sobel more like this
star this property uin 253713 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>The number of pupils by English as a first language in England is published in the annual ‘Schools, pupils and their characteristics’ statistical release, available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/schools-pupils-and-their-characteristics-january-2018." target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/schools-pupils-and-their-characteristics-january-2018</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Data for each school is available in the underlying data of this release, contained in file ‘Schools_Pupils_and_their_Characteristics _2018_Schools_Pupils_UD’. The figures can be filtered by local authority name e.g. Leeds (column H), school phase e.g. state-funded primary schools (column N). The number of pupils whose first language is known or believed to be other than English is in column GA.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton remove filter
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T16:22:15.737Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T16:22:15.737Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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4658
star this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
1125926
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
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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 Railways: Concessions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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 his Department has made of the expenditure by local authorities on the provision of free rail passes for pupils (a) up to the age of 16 to travel to their nearest school and (b) from families on maximum working tax credit or entitlement to free school meals; and how many school pupils benefit from such rail passes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Middlesbrough more like this
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Andy McDonald more like this
star this property uin 252867 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>​Local authorities have a statutory duty under section 508B of the Education Act 1996 to make travel arrangements to enable all eligible children of compulsory school age to attend their nearest suitable school. For low income families, there are additional rights to free home to school transport where children are entitled to Free School Meals or whose parents are in receipt of the maximum Working Tax Credit. It is for local authorities to decide how to fulfil that duty. They may, if they wish, provide pupils with rail passes. The information requested is not held centrally, regarding pupil numbers or detailed local authority expenditure.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton remove filter
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T12:11:32.53Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T12:11:32.53Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andy McDonald more like this
1125933
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
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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 Pupil Exclusions: Ethnic Groups more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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 recent assessment his Department has made of trends in the level of school exclusions for each ethnic group. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 252824 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>The rate of exclusion varies by pupil ethnicity, with pupils of some ethnic groups more likely to be excluded and others less.[1]</p><p> </p><p>Last March, the Government commissioned Edward Timpson to explore how head teachers use exclusion and why some groups of pupils are more likely to be excluded than others.</p><p> </p><p>New analysis undertaken for the Timpson Review shows that some ethnic groups are more likely to be excluded after controlling for other observable characteristics. For example, after accounting for other factors, Black Caribbean children are around 1.7 times more likely to be permanently excluded compared to White British children, while Mixed White and Black Caribbean children are around 1.6 times more likely, and Indian and Bangladeshi pupils are around half as likely.</p><p> </p><p>Equally, children in some ethnic groups do not appear to be permanently excluded at a different rate from White British pupils, such as Black African children.</p><p> </p><p>The Timpson review, the analysis technical note, and the Government’s response can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/school-exclusions-review-call-for-evidence" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/school-exclusions-review-call-for-evidence</a>.</p><p> </p><p>[1] <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/permanent-and-fixed-period-exclusions-in-england-2016-to-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/permanent-and-fixed-period-exclusions-in-england-2016-to-2017</a>. National tables, table 8.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton remove filter
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T12:13:50.66Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T12:13:50.66Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1125595
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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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: Health Education more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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 he has taken to ensure the new Abortion and Abortion Care Fact Sheet for schools is balanced and objective in its use of language. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
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Fiona Bruce more like this
star this property uin 252525 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answer text <p>The Abortion and Abortion Care Factsheet was produced by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare.</p><p>Schools are free to determine which resources they use, including materials to develop professional knowledge. Head teachers and subject specialists are best placed to make those decisions. The Department does not prescribe what must and must not be used.</p><p>Many schools work with specialist subject associations who help schools to access high quality materials, including resources that they have quality assured.</p><p>The Department is clear that in teaching about sensitive issues such as abortion, any teaching must be age-appropriate.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton remove filter
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T15:21:45.763Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:21:45.763Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Fiona Bruce more like this
1125639
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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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 Literacy: Essex more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to raise levels of literacy in Essex. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Witham more like this
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Priti Patel more like this
star this property uin 252537 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to continuing to raise literacy standards, ensuring all children can read fluently and with understanding. Building on the success of our phonics partnerships and phonics roadshows programmes, in 2018 the Department launched a £26.3 million English Hubs Programme. The Department has appointed 34 primary schools across England as English Hubs. Hub schools are taking a leading role in improving the teaching of early reading through systematic synthetic phonics, early language development, and reading for pleasure.</p><p>There is a substantial body of evidence that shows that systematic phonics is the most effective method for teaching early reading. Reflecting this, the Department introduced the light touch phonics screening check for year 1 pupils in 2012. Phonics performance is improving: in 2018, there were 163,000 more six-year-olds on track to become fluent readers compared to 2012. This represented 82% of pupils meeting the expected standard in the phonics screening check, compared to just 58% when the check was introduced in 2012.</p><p>The Department have appointed Myland Community Primary school as an English Hub in Colchester, and Elmhurst Primary School in Newham. Both of these hubs will work with schools in Essex to improve the teaching of early reading.</p><p> </p><p>In 2016, new tests and frameworks for teacher assessment were brought in at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, following the introduction of a new, more challenging National Curriculum that set higher expected standards for reading, writing and mathematics. These changes mean that the expected standard from 2016 is higher and not comparable with the expected levels used in previous years' statistics. It is not possible to make direct comparisons between the results before and after the changes in 2016.</p><p> </p><p>The number and percentage of state-funded pupils, at the end of Key Stage 1, 2 and 4, who did not achieve the expected level of literacy[1] in Witham, Essex and England are in the attached tables. Figures relate to academic years 2013/14 to 2017/18. The Department does not produce statistics for Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, or the UK as a whole, and therefore these figures relate to England only.</p><p> </p><p>[1] There is not a definitive definition of ‘expected level of literacy’ for each key stage. Figures have been provided for achievement in English, or English subjects, in the headline or additional measures that were used for that key stage, in each academic year.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton remove filter
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 252538 more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T14:43:04.387Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T14:43:04.387Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property file name 252537_252538_Literacy_Attainment_KS1_KS2_KS4.xls more like this
star this property title 252537_252538_Tables more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
1125640
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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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: Literacy more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many pupils at the end of (a) Key Stage 1, (b) Key Stage 2 and (c) Key Stage 4 did not meet the expected level of literacy in (i) Witham constituency, (ii) Essex, and (iii) the UK in the last five years for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Witham more like this
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Priti Patel more like this
star this property uin 252538 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to continuing to raise literacy standards, ensuring all children can read fluently and with understanding. Building on the success of our phonics partnerships and phonics roadshows programmes, in 2018 the Department launched a £26.3 million English Hubs Programme. The Department has appointed 34 primary schools across England as English Hubs. Hub schools are taking a leading role in improving the teaching of early reading through systematic synthetic phonics, early language development, and reading for pleasure.</p><p>There is a substantial body of evidence that shows that systematic phonics is the most effective method for teaching early reading. Reflecting this, the Department introduced the light touch phonics screening check for year 1 pupils in 2012. Phonics performance is improving: in 2018, there were 163,000 more six-year-olds on track to become fluent readers compared to 2012. This represented 82% of pupils meeting the expected standard in the phonics screening check, compared to just 58% when the check was introduced in 2012.</p><p>The Department have appointed Myland Community Primary school as an English Hub in Colchester, and Elmhurst Primary School in Newham. Both of these hubs will work with schools in Essex to improve the teaching of early reading.</p><p> </p><p>In 2016, new tests and frameworks for teacher assessment were brought in at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, following the introduction of a new, more challenging National Curriculum that set higher expected standards for reading, writing and mathematics. These changes mean that the expected standard from 2016 is higher and not comparable with the expected levels used in previous years' statistics. It is not possible to make direct comparisons between the results before and after the changes in 2016.</p><p> </p><p>The number and percentage of state-funded pupils, at the end of Key Stage 1, 2 and 4, who did not achieve the expected level of literacy[1] in Witham, Essex and England are in the attached tables. Figures relate to academic years 2013/14 to 2017/18. The Department does not produce statistics for Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, or the UK as a whole, and therefore these figures relate to England only.</p><p> </p><p>[1] There is not a definitive definition of ‘expected level of literacy’ for each key stage. Figures have been provided for achievement in English, or English subjects, in the headline or additional measures that were used for that key stage, in each academic year.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton remove filter
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 252537 more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T14:43:04.433Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T14:43:04.433Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property file name 252537_252538_Literacy_Attainment_KS1_KS2_KS4.xls more like this
star this property title 252537_252538_Tables more like this
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4066
star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
1125642
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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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
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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 his Department has made of the number of unauthorised school absences in (a) Witham constituency, (b) Essex and c) the UK in the last three years for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Witham more like this
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Priti Patel more like this
star this property uin 252540 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>It is a priority to reduce overall school absence as part of the Government’s ambition to create a world-class education system.</p><p>Data on the number of unauthorised absences are published in the termly “Pupil absence in schools in England” statistical releases, and can be found here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-pupil-absence" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-pupil-absence</a>.</p><p>Information for each school, local authority and England is provided in the underlying data. Information by local authority and England is also provided in the “National and local authority” tables.</p><p>The Department has already taken a number of steps to reduce the number of unauthorised absence and tackle persistent absence. In 2013, the Government amended legislation to make it clear that leave of absence could be authorised by maintained schools only in exceptional circumstances. It is up to individual schools to decide what constitutes exceptional circumstances.</p><p>Overall school attendance is improving, and absence rates have followed a general downward trend since 2006-7. The Department recognises that persistent absence is hard to tackle. Children may be persistently absent from school for a number of reasons including long term sickness.</p><p>To enable schools to act earlier in dealing with patterns of poor attendance, the Department has tightened up the definition of persistent absence in national statistics and equipped schools and local authorities with a range of sanctions they can use to tackle poor attendance. This includes penalty notices, parenting orders, fast track programmes, parenting contracts, and ultimately prosecution.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton remove filter
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 252541 more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T13:21:24.717Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T13:21:24.717Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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4066
star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
1125643
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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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
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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 his Department is taking to reduce the number of (a) unauthorised and (b) persistent absences of students from school. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Witham more like this
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Priti Patel more like this
star this property uin 252541 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>It is a priority to reduce overall school absence as part of the Government’s ambition to create a world-class education system.</p><p>Data on the number of unauthorised absences are published in the termly “Pupil absence in schools in England” statistical releases, and can be found here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-pupil-absence" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-pupil-absence</a>.</p><p>Information for each school, local authority and England is provided in the underlying data. Information by local authority and England is also provided in the “National and local authority” tables.</p><p>The Department has already taken a number of steps to reduce the number of unauthorised absence and tackle persistent absence. In 2013, the Government amended legislation to make it clear that leave of absence could be authorised by maintained schools only in exceptional circumstances. It is up to individual schools to decide what constitutes exceptional circumstances.</p><p>Overall school attendance is improving, and absence rates have followed a general downward trend since 2006-7. The Department recognises that persistent absence is hard to tackle. Children may be persistently absent from school for a number of reasons including long term sickness.</p><p>To enable schools to act earlier in dealing with patterns of poor attendance, the Department has tightened up the definition of persistent absence in national statistics and equipped schools and local authorities with a range of sanctions they can use to tackle poor attendance. This includes penalty notices, parenting orders, fast track programmes, parenting contracts, and ultimately prosecution.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton remove filter
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 252540 more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T13:21:24.763Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T13:21:24.763Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this