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1124065
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star this property date less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
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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
star this property hansard heading Children's Rights: Travellers more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to address the findings in the Children’s Rights Alliance for England report on the State of Children’s Rights in England in 2018, in particular in respect of the proportion of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children deprived in three or more dimensions of deprivation compared to the proportion of all other children. more like this
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Baroness Whitaker more like this
star this property uin HL15447 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 government welcomes this report and we will continue to work with the Children’s Rights Alliance for England through the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Action Group to promote the importance of children’s rights across the government.</p><p>Through the pupil premium, we are addressing low economic circumstances, which affects a high proportion of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children. We have provided over £15 billion in pupil premium funding from April 2011 to March 2019 to help schools improve the progress and attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.</p><p>We are also focusing specifically on Gypsy, Roma and Travellers through a number of initiatives, including working with the communities in Opportunity Areas and prioritising Gypsy, Roma and Traveller young people in our £1.7 million investment in careers provision for disadvantaged young people. I am also very grateful to the noble Baroness Whitaker for chairing a new stakeholder group for my department aimed at ensuring that improvements to the whole school system take into account Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupil needs.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton remove filter
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less than 2019-05-15T12:15:20.327Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T12:15:20.327Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Whitaker more like this
1124421
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star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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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
star this property hansard heading Primary Education: Assessments more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the education benefits for children and their families of the introduction of tests for children aged four. more like this
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Lord Ouseley more like this
star this property uin HL15470 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 reception baseline assessment (RBA) will enable us to create school-level progress measures for primary schools which show the progress pupils make from reception until the end of key stage 2. Progress is an important measure - it will give schools credit for the important work they do with their pupils between reception and year 2 and will give parents better information about which schools may help their children to make the most progress. The RBA is not a test - it is a short, teacher-led assessment and it will provide practitioners with valuable one-to-one time with their pupils within the first few weeks of reception.</p><p>We have worked closely with early years practitioners, schools and other education experts to develop the RBA, and continue to do so. All aspects of the assessment’s development have been informed by an extensive evidence base of early years research.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton remove filter
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less than 2019-05-15T12:25:04.45Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T12:25:04.45Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ouseley more like this
1123778
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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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
star this property hansard heading Alternative Education more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of unregistered alternative education providers in England. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL15416 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 information requested is not held centrally.</p><p>While Ofsted does not directly inspect unregistered settings, inspectors are expected to consider the progress of pupils who attend off-site provision as part of school and college inspections. In all cases, the local authority or school acting as the alternative provision commissioner, should assure themselves that the provision is delivered by high quality staff with suitable training, experience and safeguarding checks.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton remove filter
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less than 2019-05-14T14:01:45.767Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T14:01:45.767Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
1123312
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star this property date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
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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
star this property hansard heading Pupil Exclusions more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce "off-rolling" of Year 11 pupils from school rolls; and whether such pupils should still be included in school performance tables. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL15368 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 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>Pupils leave school rolls for many reasons including: permanent exclusion, moving to another school, or changes of circumstances (such as when a pupil moves to a new area). All schools must notify the local authority when a pupil’s name is to be deleted from the admission register. There is no legal definition of ‘off-rolling’. However, the law is clear that a pupil’s name can only be deleted from the admission register on the grounds prescribed in regulation 8 of the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006, as amended.</p><p> </p><p>Statutory guidance on exclusions is also clear that ‘informal’ or ‘unofficial’ exclusions are unlawful, regardless of whether they occur with the agreement of parents or carers. Any exclusion of a pupil, even for short periods of time, must be formally recorded.</p><p> </p><p>Following media coverage of inappropriate off-rolling last summer, the department wrote to all secondary schools, reminding them of the rules surrounding exclusion.</p><p> </p><p>Ofsted has recently consulted on proposals that will see inspectors paying particular attention to signs of off-rolling, and if it is found, reflecting this in the school’s inspection judgement. Ofsted will publish the outcome of its consultation in due course.</p><p> </p><p>In March 2018, the government launched an externally-led review of exclusions practice, led by Edward Timpson CBE. The review is exploring how head teachers use exclusion, and why pupils with particular characteristics are more likely to be excluded from school. It is also considering the differences in exclusion rates across primary and secondary schools in England.</p><p> </p><p>The Timpson review and the government’s response were published on 7 May. The review makes 30 recommendations and highlights variation in exclusions practice across different schools, local authorities and certain groups of children. The government agrees with all 30 recommendation in principle and will be taking forward an ambitious response which respects headteachers’ powers to use exclusion, while equipping schools to support children at risk of exclusion.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton remove filter
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less than 2019-05-13T14:26:57.547Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T14:26:57.547Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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4238
star this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
1123310
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
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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
star this property hansard heading Academies: Governing Bodies more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether schools in multi-academy trusts are required to have governing bodies. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL15366 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 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
star this property answer text <p>An academy trust is run by an overarching board of trustees which is accountable and responsible for the school, or for the group of schools, in a multi-academy trust (MAT).</p><p> </p><p>In a MAT, the board may choose to establish local governing bodies to oversee individual schools or clusters of schools. The trust board decides which governance functions to delegate to local governing bodies but remains accountable for all decisions made.</p><p> </p><p>Although many MATs choose to have local governing bodies, they are not required to, meaning that trust boards are free to establish local governing bodies, and to delegate functions, based on their local needs and circumstances.</p><p> </p><p>All academy trusts must either have at least 2 parents on their boards of trustees or, alternatively, on each established local governing body. This is to ensure that parents play an active role in the governance structures of MATs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton remove filter
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less than 2019-05-10T12:37:13.777Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-10T12:37:13.777Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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4238
star this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
1123311
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
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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
star this property hansard heading Out-of-school Education more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice, if any, they give to local authorities about funding and placing students in unregistered schools; and whether it is illegal for local authorities to fund such schools. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL15367 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 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
star this property answer text <p>Local authorities have a duty to provide suitable educational provision for children of compulsory school age who may otherwise not be able to receive such education. As commissioners, local authorities will determine the most appropriate provision for a child and this includes funding the provision.</p><p>The department provides statutory guidance to local authorities, which makes it clear that the provision should meet the needs of the child, must be registered where appropriate, and should be delivered by high quality staff with suitable safeguarding checks in place. This alternative provision guidance is attached.</p><p>Where a setting meets the threshold for registration as an independent school, but is not registered, then it is operating illegally. The most recent figures show that Ofsted has made sure 63 of these schools have stopped operating illegally between January 2016 and December 2018. Ofsted has powers to inspect without notice if it has reasonable cause to believe that an unregistered independent school is being conducted.</p><p>Local authorities should not commission places at schools that are required to be registered, but are not registered.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton remove filter
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less than 2019-05-10T12:34:59.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-10T12:34:59.177Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property file name HL15367_alternative_provision_statutory_guidance.pdf more like this
star this property title HL15367_PDF more like this
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4238
star this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
1123314
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star this property date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
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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
star this property hansard heading Schools: Cost Effectiveness more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 15 April (HL15015), how School Resource Management Advisors are appointed; and what are the terms of their employment. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL15370 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 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
star this property answer text <p>All School Resource Management Advisers (SRMAs) go through an accreditation process, delivered by the Institute of School Business Leadership. This accreditation process was developed in partnership with the department. This process requires all potential SRMAs to demonstrate a detailed understanding of integrated curriculum and financial planning and to demonstrate the expertise and confidence required to advise trusts on good resource management.</p><p>Each SRMA is contracted to one of 9 supplier organisations. These supplier organisations are responsible for the day-to-day management of SRMAs, and as individual employers, the terms of their employment.</p><p>A list of the supplier organisations is available attached and at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/esfa-extends-schools-resource-management-adviser-pilot" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/news/esfa-extends-schools-resource-management-adviser-pilot</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton remove filter
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less than 2019-05-10T12:28:23.997Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-10T12:28:23.997Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property file name HL15370_list_of_supplier_organisations_SRMA.pdf more like this
star this property title HL15370_PDF more like this
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4238
star this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
1123776
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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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
star this property hansard heading Alternative Education: Pupil Premium more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the use of the pupil premium when a pupil is placed in alternative provision. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL15414 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 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
star this property answer text <p>As is the case for headteachers in mainstream schools, headteachers in alternative provision settings are free to spend the pupil premium grant in any way they wish to benefit their pupils. They are required to publish on their website details about the use and impact of the funding. The Department for Education has made no assessment of pupil premium use for pupils placed in alternative provision. Disadvantaged pupil progress and achievement are assessed by Ofsted when an alternative provision setting is inspected, and disadvantaged pupil outcomes are published in performance tables.</p><p>Our statutory guidance makes it clear that alternative provision should be good quality which appropriately meets the needs of pupils. This guidance is attached. Responsibility for the alternative provision used rests with the commissioner, who should assure themselves that the setting is registered where appropriate and provision is delivered by high quality staff.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton remove filter
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less than 2019-05-10T12:25:48.283Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-10T12:25:48.283Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property file name HL15414_Alternative_Provision_Statutory_Guidance.pdf more like this
star this property title HL15414_PDF more like this
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4238
star this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
1123777
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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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
star this property hansard heading Pupil Exclusions more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government who is legally responsible for a pupil's education when they are off-rolled. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL15415 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 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
star this property answer text <p>Section 7 of the Education Act 1996 states that it is the duty of parents to secure education of children of compulsory school age. The child must receive an efficient full-time education suitable to his age, ability, aptitude and any special needs he may have, by regular attendance at school or otherwise.</p><p>Local authorities have no statutory duties in relation to monitoring the quality of home education on a routine basis. Under section 437(1) of the Act local authorities must intervene if it appears that parents are not providing a suitable education. If a local authority is not satisfied that the education being provided is suitable, they should serve a school attendance order. If the parent requests the local authority to revoke the order because the parent believes they have arranged education that would be suitable, and the authority refuses, the parent has a right under section 442 to ask the Secretary of State for Education to decide the issue.</p><p>The law is clear that a pupil’s name can only be deleted from the admission register on the grounds prescribed in regulation 8 of the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006, as amended.</p><p>Pupils leave school rolls for many reasons including permanent exclusion, moving to another school, or changes of circumstances (as when a pupil moves to a new area). All schools must notify the local authority when a pupil’s name is to be deleted from the admission register.</p><p>Statutory guidance on exclusions is also clear that ‘informal’ or ‘unofficial’ exclusions are unlawful, regardless of whether they occur with the agreement of parents or carers. Any exclusion of a pupil, even for short periods of time, must be formally recorded.</p><p>Local authorities have a duty to make arrangements to establish the identities of children of compulsory school age in their area who are not registered pupils at a school and are not receiving suitable education otherwise.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton remove filter
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less than 2019-05-10T12:33:56.11Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-10T12:33:56.11Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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4238
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1124048
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
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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
star this property hansard heading Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the statutory guidance on relationships education, relationships and sex education and health education and Ofsted guidelines on spiritual, moral and cultural development will emphasise the contributions of pupils and staff to high-quality education. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL15430 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 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
star this property answer text <p>The draft guidance is clear that teaching for these subjects should be in line with pupil need, informed by pupil voice and participation in curriculum development, and should be in response to issues as they arise in the school and wider community. Schools should make sure that staff are equipped to deliver these subjects to a high standard, ensuring that the subjects are well led, effectively managed and planned. Staff have a vital contribution in ensuring these subjects are sensitive to the needs of pupils, for example by having regard to a pupil’s religious background or special educational need and also in ensuring they are embedded as part of a whole school approach.</p><p>Ofsted inspectors are required to consider pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development (SMSC) as part of section 5 school inspections. Ofsted’s school inspection handbook, attached, sets out the specific aspects considered under SMSC. It covers a broad range of matters including pupils’ reflectivity; moral and ethical issues; social interaction; participation in the community; and acceptance of and engagement with fundamental British values. Ofsted has recently consulted on new inspection arrangements, and will publish a revised handbook in due course.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton remove filter
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less than 2019-05-10T12:29:31.64Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-10T12:29:31.64Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property file name HL15430_School_inspection_handbook_section_5.pdf more like this
star this property title HL15430_PDF more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this