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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Primary Education: Admissions 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 assessments he has made of the successes and failures of the differing primary school starting age in other countries such as Finland and Norway. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 198993 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 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
star this property answer text <p>Formal school starting ages vary across OECD member states. However it is useful to compare the state provision of education for young children prior to the start of compulsory education as the majority of children in OECD countries have entered the education system at a young age - participation rates in formal childcare and pre-school are broadly similar across Finland, Norway and the United Kingdom.</p><p> </p><p>Research indicates that most countries have published curricula governing the provision of early years education from the ages four to six years which are consistent in their use of learning objectives and expected outcomes. The Department has commissioned the OECD to carry out an international review of pedagogy and practice in the early years to investigate this issue further. We anticipate a report in autumn 2014.</p><p> </p><p>Research has demonstrated that all-round development is enhanced for those children attending nursery compared to those who don't before starting school. This suggests that attending a formal learning environment from an earlier age is typically beneficial. Furthermore duration in nursery matters, with every month of nursery experience after age two years linked to better intellectual development and improved independence, concentration and sociability at age five with a continued effect at Key Stage 1.</p><p> </p><p>High quality early years education will help close the attainment gap that already exists by the beginning of primary school between disadvantaged children and their peers. Evidence is clear that children's learning and development in their early years is crucial to later attainment. The Effective Provision of Pre-School Education Project found that high quality early years education is a strong predictor of achievement in English and mathematics later on in school.</p><p> </p><p>We cannot provide the information requested on representations on this topic. The Department receives a huge volume of mail and representations on education and children's issues. There would be a disproportionate cost to providing a response in this case.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk remove filter
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
198713 more like this
198715 more like this
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less than 2014-06-19T16:37:47.4842573Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-19T16:37:47.4842573Z
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4097
unstar this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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411
star this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
58106
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Primary Education: Admissions 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 representations he has received from (a) researchers, (b) academies, (c) pressure groups, (d) parents and (e) people working in education on the appropriate age for children to enter primary education. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 198713 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 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
star this property answer text <p>Formal school starting ages vary across OECD member states. However it is useful to compare the state provision of education for young children prior to the start of compulsory education as the majority of children in OECD countries have entered the education system at a young age - participation rates in formal childcare and pre-school are broadly similar across Finland, Norway and the United Kingdom.</p><p> </p><p>Research indicates that most countries have published curricula governing the provision of early years education from the ages four to six years which are consistent in their use of learning objectives and expected outcomes. The Department has commissioned the OECD to carry out an international review of pedagogy and practice in the early years to investigate this issue further. We anticipate a report in autumn 2014.</p><p> </p><p>Research has demonstrated that all-round development is enhanced for those children attending nursery compared to those who don't before starting school. This suggests that attending a formal learning environment from an earlier age is typically beneficial. Furthermore duration in nursery matters, with every month of nursery experience after age two years linked to better intellectual development and improved independence, concentration and sociability at age five with a continued effect at Key Stage 1.</p><p> </p><p>High quality early years education will help close the attainment gap that already exists by the beginning of primary school between disadvantaged children and their peers. Evidence is clear that children's learning and development in their early years is crucial to later attainment. The Effective Provision of Pre-School Education Project found that high quality early years education is a strong predictor of achievement in English and mathematics later on in school.</p><p> </p><p>We cannot provide the information requested on representations on this topic. The Department receives a huge volume of mail and representations on education and children's issues. There would be a disproportionate cost to providing a response in this case.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk remove filter
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
198715 more like this
198993 more like this
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less than 2014-06-19T16:37:47.5594827Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-19T16:37:47.5594827Z
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4097
unstar this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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411
star this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
58107
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Primary Education: Admissions 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 assessment his Department has made of the effect of primary school starting age on (a) intellectual development, (b) social mobility and (c) results in (i) GCSE and (ii) A-level examinations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 198715 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 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
star this property answer text <p>Formal school starting ages vary across OECD member states. However it is useful to compare the state provision of education for young children prior to the start of compulsory education as the majority of children in OECD countries have entered the education system at a young age - participation rates in formal childcare and pre-school are broadly similar across Finland, Norway and the United Kingdom.</p><p> </p><p>Research indicates that most countries have published curricula governing the provision of early years education from the ages four to six years which are consistent in their use of learning objectives and expected outcomes. The Department has commissioned the OECD to carry out an international review of pedagogy and practice in the early years to investigate this issue further. We anticipate a report in autumn 2014.</p><p> </p><p>Research has demonstrated that all-round development is enhanced for those children attending nursery compared to those who don't before starting school. This suggests that attending a formal learning environment from an earlier age is typically beneficial. Furthermore duration in nursery matters, with every month of nursery experience after age two years linked to better intellectual development and improved independence, concentration and sociability at age five with a continued effect at Key Stage 1.</p><p> </p><p>High quality early years education will help close the attainment gap that already exists by the beginning of primary school between disadvantaged children and their peers. Evidence is clear that children's learning and development in their early years is crucial to later attainment. The Effective Provision of Pre-School Education Project found that high quality early years education is a strong predictor of achievement in English and mathematics later on in school.</p><p> </p><p>We cannot provide the information requested on representations on this topic. The Department receives a huge volume of mail and representations on education and children's issues. There would be a disproportionate cost to providing a response in this case.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk remove filter
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
198713 more like this
198993 more like this
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less than 2014-06-19T16:37:47.6376158Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-19T16:37:47.6376158Z
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4097
unstar this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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411
star this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
57709
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Pre-school Education 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 free early years education places were provided in (a) Bury St Edmunds, (b) Suffolk and (c) England and Wales in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bury St Edmunds more like this
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Mr David Ruffley more like this
star this property uin 198568 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 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property answer text <p>Information on the take up of free early years places in Suffolk and England is shown in the table below.</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="3"><p>Number of three and four-year olds benefitting from funded early education places[1]</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>Suffolk</p></td><td><p>England</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>14,960</p></td><td><p>1,158,760</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>15,140</p></td><td><p>1,186,370</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>15,450</p></td><td><p>1,224,470</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>16,100</p></td><td><p>1,264,420</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>16,200</p></td><td><p>1,283,500</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p>Source: Early Years Census (EYC), School Census (SC) and School Level Annual School Census (SLASC)</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The data is not available at parliamentary constituency level and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>The response covers the information requested for England only.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>[1] Count of children aged three and four at 31 December in the previous calendar year. Numbers of three and four-year-olds in schools may include some two-year-olds. Any child attending more than one provider will have only been counted once. Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk remove filter
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
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less than 2014-06-10T16:32:03.6093833Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T16:32:03.6093833Z
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4097
unstar this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Ruffley more like this
57780
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Health 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 use his Department has made of the National Wellbeing Index introduced by the Office for National Statistics in formulating policy since the introduction of that Index in 2011; and what policies his Department has introduced to improve national wellbeing as defined in that Index since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 198866 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 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State for Education, my Right hon. Friend, the Member for Surrey Heath, Michael Gove, is responsible for a wide-range of issues which relate to a number of the key determinants of children's well-being as captured in the ONS' Children's well-being measures in the Measuring National Well-being Programme. These include policies designed to raise educational attainment, promote take-up of early years education, tackle bullying in schools and reduce child poverty.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk remove filter
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
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less than 2014-06-10T16:25:08.2525901Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T16:25:08.2525901Z
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4097
unstar this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
58148
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading GCSE 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, how many pupils have applied to be assessed for a GCSE grade on the basis of coursework under the 50 per cent rule in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thirsk and Malton more like this
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Miss Anne McIntosh more like this
star this property uin 199136 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 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State for Education recently received a letter from the hon Member for Thirsk and Malton on this issue, raising the case of a student in her constituency, to which he has responded. From time to time Ministers receive representations from members of the public, and from hon Members on their behalf, on the same matter.</p><p> </p><p>Neither the Department nor the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation holds information on the number of pupils who have applied to be assessed for a GCSE grade on the basis of coursework. This information may be held by individual awarding bodies.</p><p> </p><p>The rules governing the circumstances in which a GCSE grade may be awarded to a student who has not completed all the elements of the assessment are a matter for the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation. I have therefore asked its Chief Regulator, Glenys Stacey to write directly to the hon Member. A copy of her reply will be placed in the House of Commons Library.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk remove filter
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
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199134 more like this
199135 more like this
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less than 2014-06-10T16:23:50.8514985Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T16:23:50.8514985Z
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4097
unstar this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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384
star this property label Biography information for Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
58149
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading GCSE more like this
star this property house id 1 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 recent representations he has received on the 50 per cent rule whereby a GCSE grade may only be awarded for course assessment in the event of a student being severely incapacitated through illness; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thirsk and Malton more like this
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Miss Anne McIntosh more like this
star this property uin 199135 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 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State for Education recently received a letter from the hon Member for Thirsk and Malton on this issue, raising the case of a student in her constituency, to which he has responded. From time to time Ministers receive representations from members of the public, and from hon Members on their behalf, on the same matter.</p><p> </p><p>Neither the Department nor the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation holds information on the number of pupils who have applied to be assessed for a GCSE grade on the basis of coursework. This information may be held by individual awarding bodies.</p><p> </p><p>The rules governing the circumstances in which a GCSE grade may be awarded to a student who has not completed all the elements of the assessment are a matter for the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation. I have therefore asked its Chief Regulator, Glenys Stacey to write directly to the hon Member. A copy of her reply will be placed in the House of Commons Library.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk remove filter
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
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199134 more like this
199136 more like this
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less than 2014-06-10T16:23:50.7577181Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T16:23:50.7577181Z
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4097
unstar this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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384
star this property label Biography information for Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
58150
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading GCSE more like this
star this property house id 1 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, if he will commission a review of the 50 per cent rule whereby a GCSE grade may only be awarded for course assessment in the event of a student being severely incapacitated through illness; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thirsk and Malton more like this
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Miss Anne McIntosh more like this
star this property uin 199134 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 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State for Education recently received a letter from the hon Member for Thirsk and Malton on this issue, raising the case of a student in her constituency, to which he has responded. From time to time Ministers receive representations from members of the public, and from hon Members on their behalf, on the same matter.</p><p> </p><p>Neither the Department nor the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation holds information on the number of pupils who have applied to be assessed for a GCSE grade on the basis of coursework. This information may be held by individual awarding bodies.</p><p> </p><p>The rules governing the circumstances in which a GCSE grade may be awarded to a student who has not completed all the elements of the assessment are a matter for the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation. I have therefore asked its Chief Regulator, Glenys Stacey to write directly to the hon Member. A copy of her reply will be placed in the House of Commons Library.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk remove filter
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
199135 more like this
199136 more like this
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less than 2014-06-10T16:23:50.6418094Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T16:23:50.6418094Z
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4097
unstar this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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384
star this property label Biography information for Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this