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star this property date less than 2015-11-23more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Children in Care 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 her Department has taken to enable more looked-after children to go on to further and higher education. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 17361 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-01more like thismore than 2015-12-01
star this property answer text <p>This government believes that all children and young people in care should be provided with the support that they need in order to fulfil their potential.</p><p>That is why we require local authorities, as corporate parents,to fulfil a legal duty to promote the educational achievement of the children they look after, including supporting them to progress into further and higher education.All local authorities are required to appoint a Virtual School Head to ensure that that duty is discharged, and that each looked-after child has a personal education plan which sets out how their aspirations and educational needs, particularly around transition points, will be supported in the short and longer-term.</p><p>In addition, the government provides enhanced pupil premium funding of £1,900 each year for pupils who have been looked-after and we also ensure that looked-after children are given priority in school admission arrangements. Looked-after children and care leavers are also a priority group for receiving the 16-19 Further Education Bursary of £1,200 per annum.</p><p>For care leavers, local authorities must offer a personal adviser and a pathway plan if they are in education or training up to the age of 21 or up to 25 if they wish to resume their education and training. Care leavers who pursue a recognised course of higher education are also entitled to a one-off £2000 bursary, given by their local authority, as part of the package of support they receive on leaving care.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Timpson more like this
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less than 2015-12-01T17:45:52.34Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-01T17:45:52.34Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
431641
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-23more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading University Technical Colleges more like this
unstar 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 assessment she has made of the quality of education at university technical colleges. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 17358 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-01more like thismore than 2015-12-01
star this property answer text <p>University technical colleges (UTCs) harness students’ talents, offering them technical learning alongside GCSEs and A levels, and providing them with knowledge and skills which employers value. The programme is still at an early stage. The best UTCs, such as UTC Reading, are providing excellent education, which is reflected in their exam results.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2015-12-01T17:42:23.323Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-01T17:42:23.323Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-12-07more like thismore than 2015-12-07
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading University Technical Colleges more like this
unstar 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 she has taken to encourage applications to university technical colleges. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 18899 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-14more like thismore than 2015-12-14
star this property answer text <p>Like all academies, each university technical college (UTC) is responsible for publicising their school and encouraging applications. Officials from the Department for Education and the Baker Dearing Educational Trust provide UTCs with advice to support pupil recruitment, drawing on the best practice from UTCs and other new schools. Statutory guidance to schools on careers guidance is clear that they should allow UTCs to engage with their pupils on their premises. This guidance can be found at GOV.UK: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/careers-guidance-provision-for-young-people-in-schools" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/careers-guidance-provision-for-young-people-in-schools</a>. This careers guidance should ensure pupils have information about their full range of education and training options.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2015-12-14T12:48:44.16Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-14T12:48:44.16Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-04-12more like thismore than 2016-04-12
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Curriculum more like this
unstar 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 assessment she has made of the potential merits of ending the national curriculum at the age of 14. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 33504 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 2016-04-20more like thismore than 2016-04-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government believes that the majority of pupils should study a core academic curriculum up to the age of 16. The core academic curriculum refers to the English Baccalaureate (EBacc). The Government’s ambition is for 90% of pupils to enter the EBacc subjects at GCSE. The national curriculum serves an important role in setting out the sort of knowledge-based, ambitious, academically rigorous education which every child should experience. It enables pupils to develop the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes necessary for their self-fulfilment and development as active and responsible citizens.</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
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less than 2016-04-20T11:33:29.33Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-20T11:33:29.33Z
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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 Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-05-03more like thismore than 2016-05-03
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Further Education: Vocational Education more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she has taken to promote career colleges; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 36242 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-05-10more like thismore than 2016-05-10
star this property answer text <p>Career Colleges will have their own branding and identity and are independent of Government policy, so it is not for Government to promote them directly. However, we do support any organisation which is focused on providing high quality technical education to young people.</p><p>In particular, we hope Career Colleges can benefit from the protection of funding and the range of flexibilities in the system. This includes protecting the 16-19 base rate, substantial investment in apprenticeships and study programmes, which provide an opportunity to tailor provision around the needs and aspirations of each young person.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2016-05-10T13:35:04.35Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-10T13:35:04.35Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-05-18more like thismore than 2016-05-18
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Business: Education more like this
unstar 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 she is taking to increase entrepreneurship and business education in schools. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 37151 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-05-25more like thismore than 2016-05-25
star this property answer text <p>Entrepreneurship and business education are important components of both high quality careers education and guidance as well as a broad education offer for pupils.</p><p>The careers statutory guidance places a responsibility on schools in England to offer pupils the opportunity to develop entrepreneurial skills and have access to advice on options available post-16, including entrepreneurship. While it is for schools to decide how best to provide entrepreneurship education, we know that contact with entrepreneurs themselves and businesses more widely is essential. That is why we are funding The Careers &amp; Enterprise Company to increase the number and quality of contacts between young people and businesses, including entrepreneurs.</p><p>We have revised the business GCSE, so that from September 2017 there is greater depth and breadth and a clearer focus on the overall purpose, features and workings of businesses and how to apply this knowledge in a business context.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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less than 2016-05-25T11:49:02.633Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-25T11:49:02.633Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-09-13more like thismore than 2016-09-13
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Education: Digital Technology more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to support the use of digital technology for improving attainment across the curriculum. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 46303 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-21more like thismore than 2016-09-21
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s approach is not to be interested in technology for its own sake, but rather how it can help teachers work more effectively and children to achieve. The Department has an enabling role so schools can take advantage of the opportunities, but not promoting particular approaches.</p><p> </p><p>We are focused on three areas:</p><ul><li><p>Unlocking innovation in the ed-tech industry by moving to a common set of standards for data within schools and government.</p></li><li><p>Building the evidence base of what works so schools can make informed decisions.</p></li><li><p>Helping teachers and school leaders to build their knowledge and understanding of technology so that they are able confidently to make best use of it.</p></li></ul><p> </p><p>Technology presents a number of opportunities to improve outcomes for children. Used well, technology can be a huge aid to schools, but the international evidence shows that caution is needed to ensure technology is used to best effect.</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
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less than 2016-09-21T16:40:03.577Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-21T16:40:03.577Z
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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 Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-24more like thismore than 2018-01-24
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Education: Digital Technology more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to harness digital technology to deliver educational services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-02more like thismore than 2018-02-02
star this property answer text <p>The Government is working with the education sector as well as researchers and the education technology industry to target the key challenges and highlight the opportunities that technology presents to empower teachers, leaders and providers to make better-informed decisions about the use of technology across education.</p><p> </p><p>Tackling specific challenges, we recently announced a £7.7 million curriculum fund to encourage the development of high quality and knowledge-rich teaching resources. These resources, which could include digital as well as traditional materials, will help teachers deliver the government’s new curriculum while reducing workload and giving them more time to focus on teaching.</p><p> </p><p>We are also investing £84 million of new funding over the next five years to deliver a comprehensive programme to improve the teaching of computing and drive up participation in computer science, particularly amongst girls.</p><p> </p><p>At the last budget, we announced a £30 million National Retraining Scheme fund to deliver digital skills training using edtech and artificial intelligence so that students and trainees can benefit from this emerging technology, wherever they are in the country.</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
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less than 2018-02-02T11:42:02.15Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-02T11:42:02.15Z
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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 Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-30more like thismore than 2018-01-30
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Business: Education more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to increase entrepreneurship and business education in schools. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-07more like thismore than 2018-02-07
star this property answer text <p>Schools are free to cover enterprise and entrepreneurship within their personal, social, health and economic education.</p><p>The Government’s careers strategy, published in December 2017, aims to give young people from all backgrounds the opportunity to learn from employers about work and the skills that are valued in the workplace: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/careers-strategy-making-the-most-of-everyones-skills-and-talents" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/careers-strategy-making-the-most-of-everyones-skills-and-talents</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Statutory guidance sets out further details about the ambition that every school should offer every young person at least seven encounters with employers, including those who are self-employed, during their education as part of a high quality careers programme: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/careers-guidance-provision-for-young-people-in-schools" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/careers-guidance-provision-for-young-people-in-schools</a>. The Careers &amp; Enterprise Company’s network of Enterprise Advisers will support the delivery of this ambition. Enterprise Advisers are senior business volunteers who help schools to work with local businesses.</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
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less than 2018-02-07T17:48:47.863Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-07T17:48:47.863Z
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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 Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-07-11more like thismore than 2018-07-11
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading University Technical Colleges more like this
unstar 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 has taken to promote University Technical Colleges. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 163057 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-19more like thismore than 2018-07-19
star this property answer text <p>The University Technical Colleges (UTC) programme has an important role to play in our reforms to technical education, with strong UTCs succeeding in equipping young people with the skills businesses need, getting them into employment and supporting social mobility.</p><p>There are regulations in place that require local authorities to write to parents of pupils in Year 9 to notify them of schools with atypical ages of admission within reasonable travelling distance, which includes UTCs, to make sure they are aware of the choices available to them. Early indications suggest that these letters have had a positive impact on awareness of UTCs and supported their recruitment.</p><p> </p><p>Recent changes to the Careers Guidance legislation also requires maintained schools and academies to provide opportunities for providers of technical education, such as UTCs, to visit schools to talk to students in Years 8-13, to inform them of their offer.</p><p> </p><p>UTCs are sponsored by employers and they are essential to marketing efforts by UTCs to promote their offer. Employers can demonstrate to pupils how attending the UTC can lead to a successful career. Employers taking a sustained and embedded role in supporting the UTC programme is crucial to their success.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2018-07-19T13:23:34.953Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-19T13:23:34.953Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this