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star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services: Training 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 proportion of funding allocated to the consultation on the National Assessment and Accreditation System for social workers was spent on (a) private sector consultants and (b) local authorities in 2018-19. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields more like this
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
star this property uin 276203 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 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
star this property answer text <p>In total the government has spent £18.4 million on the consultation, preparation and introduction of the National Assessment and Accreditation System (NAAS) for child and family social workers.</p><p>These costs can be further broken down into:</p><ul><li>£4.6 million in preparation costs, which includes money spent on the proof of concept phase, the preparation of assessment materials and standard setting;</li><li>£4.1 million up to June 2018 on the introduction of assessments, of this £3.5 million has been in grants made to local authorities to support Children’s Services Departments and individual social workers prepare for the assessment;</li><li>£3.7 million from July 2018 to May 2019 was spent on running assessment centres and paid to private consultants to deliver this service; and</li><li>a further £6 million in 2018-19, which has been in grants to local authorities.</li></ul><p>The department has spent no funds on consultation. The consultation and programme development of the NAAS has been resourced directly by the civil service who have engaged widely with both local authorities and individual social workers.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 276201 more like this
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less than 2019-07-19T14:00:55.13Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-19T14:00:55.13Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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4277
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
1138493
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Education: Social Services 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, how much her Department has spent on the (a) consultation on, (b) preparation for and (c) introduction of the National Assessment and Accreditation Systems for (i) social workers, (ii) social work supervisors and (iii) leaders. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields more like this
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
star this property uin 276201 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 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
star this property answer text <p>In total the government has spent £18.4 million on the consultation, preparation and introduction of the National Assessment and Accreditation System (NAAS) for child and family social workers.</p><p>These costs can be further broken down into:</p><ul><li>£4.6 million in preparation costs, which includes money spent on the proof of concept phase, the preparation of assessment materials and standard setting;</li><li>£4.1 million up to June 2018 on the introduction of assessments, of this £3.5 million has been in grants made to local authorities to support Children’s Services Departments and individual social workers prepare for the assessment;</li><li>£3.7 million from July 2018 to May 2019 was spent on running assessment centres and paid to private consultants to deliver this service; and</li><li>a further £6 million in 2018-19, which has been in grants to local authorities.</li></ul><p>The department has spent no funds on consultation. The consultation and programme development of the NAAS has been resourced directly by the civil service who have engaged widely with both local authorities and individual social workers.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 276203 more like this
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less than 2019-07-19T14:00:55.05Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-19T14:00:55.05Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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4277
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
1138378
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Adoption: Yorkshire and the Humber 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, how many babies under six weeks old were placed for adoption in Yorkshire and the Humber by local authority area in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Rachael Maskell more like this
star this property uin 276231 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 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>The department collects data on children who are placed for adoption. However, the information requested is not readily available and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost. The breakdown requested and the following significant caveats are:</p><ul><li>Data isn’t collected on the area where the child is finally placed for adoption.</li><li>Data isn’t collected from all routes of adoption, for example private adoptions.</li></ul><p>The number of looked after children, nationally, who were adopted by age is published for the last 5 years in table E1 of the statistical release: Children Looked After in England (including Adoption) year ending 31 March 2018, which is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoption-2017-to-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoption-2017-to-2018</a>.</p><p>Figures on the number of children who ceased care due to adoption in 2018 by local authority is published in the underlying data table ‘CEA2018’ from the same statistical release: Children Looked After in England (including Adoption) year ending 31 March 2018.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi remove filter
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less than 2019-07-18T16:22:30.137Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T16:22:30.137Z
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4113
star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rachael Maskell more like this
1137860
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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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
star this property hansard heading Academies : Finance 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, whether his Department plans to review the 3,000 pupil threshold for academy capital funding; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes more like this
star this property uin 275237 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 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>Condition funding is allocated each year to those responsible for school buildings to improve and maintain the condition of the school estate. Schools and those responsible for school buildings receive condition funding through different routes depending on their size and type.</p><p>Local authorities and larger multi-academy trusts (MATs) receive a school condition allocation to invest in condition priorities across their schools. School condition allocations for 2019-20 are available online at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/school-capital-funding" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/school-capital-funding</a>.</p><p>MATs and opted in academy chains currently receive school condition allocations if they have 5 or more academies and at least 3,000 pupils. Smaller and stand-alone academy trusts instead apply for capital funding to the Condition Improvement Fund. All schools also receive an allocation of devolved formula capital to invest in smaller capital projects to meet their own priorities.</p><p>The department keeps condition funding policy under review and plans to publish the methodology for school condition allocations for the 2020-21 financial year in autumn 2019. The eligibility for school condition allocations in 2020-21 will remain consistent with previous years.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi remove filter
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less than 2019-07-17T16:52:03.693Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T16:52:03.693Z
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4113
star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes more like this
1138607
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star this property date less than 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Academies 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 steps he has taken to help ensure that schools take the leading role in deciding whether to (a) form and (b) join a multi-academy trust. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes more like this
star this property uin 276587 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 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The process to become an academy is school led, with schools’ Local Governing Bodies taking the initiative to apply to their Regional School Commissioners’ office on whether to join an existing academy trust, or form one with partner schools. The only exception to this, where the department takes a leading role, is where a school is judged as ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted, as the law requires the Secretary of State to make an order enabling the school to become an academy.</p><p> </p><p>The department aims to ensure that all schools considering becoming academies are able to join strong academy trusts, and this has historically been supported through trust capacity funding. Ultimately, our ambition is for every school that wants to, to benefit from the autonomy and freedom to innovate that academy status offers, and for schools to collaborate through strong academy trusts.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi remove filter
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less than 2019-07-17T14:43:33.64Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T14:43:33.64Z
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4113
star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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4635
unstar this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes more like this
1138520
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star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Holiday Activities and Food Research Fund 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, whether he plans to launch a Holiday Activities and Food Programme for 2020. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields more like this
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
star this property uin 276205 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>In January 2018, we announced a programme to ensure that disadvantaged young people could access healthy food and enriching activities during the school holidays. We awarded £2 million to 7 organisations, working in some of the most disadvantaged areas in the country, for the 2018 summer holidays.</p><p>We more than quadrupled this funding to £9 million for 2019. During the summer holidays, in 11 areas across the country, we will explore how the local coordination of the provision nutritious food and enriching and healthy activities can help more disadvantaged pupils to access free high quality holiday club provision during the school holidays.</p><p>The purpose of this programme is to allow us to gather more evidence about the scale of the issue, the most effective ways of tackling it and the costs and burdens associated with doing so. As a result, we will be able to make an evidence-based decision about whether and how we should intervene in the longer term.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi remove filter
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less than 2019-07-16T16:37:35.11Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T16:37:35.11Z
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4113
star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
1138407
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star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Primary Education: Free School Meals 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 is taking to ensure that the provision of free school meals to all infant school aged children does not adversely affect (a) the allocation of and (b) level of registration for pupil premium funding. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ipswich more like this
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Sandy Martin more like this
star this property uin 276288 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>We are determined to give every child, regardless of their background, the very best start in life. Free school meals are key to this and we want all parents whose children are entitled to them to apply for them. The continuing provision of free school meals to children from out of work families or those on low incomes is of the utmost importance to this government. We want to make sure as many eligible pupils as possible are claiming their free school meals, and to make it as simple as possible for schools and local authorities to determine eligibility.</p><p>To support this, we provide an Eligibility Checking System to make the checking process as quick and straightforward as possible for schools and local authorities. We have developed a model registration form to help schools encourage parents to sign up for free school meals. We also provide guidance to Jobcentre Plus advisers so that they can make Universal Credit recipients aware that they may also be entitled to wider benefits, including free school meals.</p><p>We understand there are some concerns that schools could be missing out on valuable pupil premium funding due to under registration for free school meals. However, school census data shows that the introduction of Universal Infant Free School Meals has not adversely affected infant registration rates.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi remove filter
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less than 2019-07-16T16:28:30.227Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T16:28:30.227Z
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4113
star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sandy Martin more like this
1138494
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star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services: Children more like this
star 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 financial support Partners in Practice has provided to each local authority to help establish (a) Trust models and (b) Community Interest Companies in relation to local authority children's services departments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields more like this
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
star this property uin 276202 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The Partners in Practice programme includes one Community Interest Company (Achieving for Children) and one independent Trust (Doncaster Children’s Services Trust). No funding has been provided from the Partners in Practice programme to assist with the setting up of these arrangements.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi remove filter
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less than 2019-07-16T16:21:18.08Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T16:21:18.08Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
1138519
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star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Holiday Activities and Food Research Fund more like this
star 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 the (a) titles, (b) amount awarded and (c) reasons for decisions were for the (i) unsuccessful and (ii) successful bids for grant funding from the Holiday Activities and Food Programme for the summer holidays in (A) 2018 and (B) 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields more like this
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
star this property uin 276204 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>In 2018, we announced a programme of work to explore ways of supporting disadvantaged families during school holidays.</p><p>We received 94 applications for funding from organisations across the country for a share of £2 million. Following a 2-stage competitive bid assessment process, we awarded funding to the 7 highest scoring organisations: Feeding Britain, Family Action, Street Games UK, On Side Youth Zones, Children North East, Birmingham Holiday Kitchen and TLG. The 87 unsuccessful organisations were notified and offered feedback on their application.</p><p>Building on the 2018 programme we quadrupled funding and strengthened the programme to encourage co-ordination in local communities so that even more disadvantaged children can benefit.</p><p>Applications were invited from organisations to act as a coordinator in a specific local authority area. We received 92 applications and selected 11 for funding, including at least one in each of the 9 English regions. As with 2018, unsuccessful bidders were all notified and feedback was offered.</p><p>The purpose of this programme is to allow us to gather more evidence about the scale of the issue, the most effective ways of tackling it, and the costs and burdens associated with doing so. As a result, we will be able to make an evidence-based decision about whether and how we should intervene in the longer term.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi remove filter
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less than 2019-07-16T16:09:43.517Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T16:09:43.517Z
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4113
star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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4277
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
1137533
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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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: Sports more like this
star 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 he is taking to (a) increase participation in sport in schools and (b) ensure that sport remains on the curriculum. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 274464 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>​The government firmly believes in the importance of physical education (PE), sport and extra-curricular activities to teach children the importance of physical activity to improve their physical and mental health as well as their overall wellbeing. Schools are free to organise and deliver a diverse and challenging PE curriculum that suits the needs of all of their pupils. However, PE is the only foundation subject on the national curriculum at all 4 key stages. The national curriculum must be taught by all maintained schools and it provides a frame of reference for academies in deciding what to offer as part of their broad and balanced curriculum offer.</p><p> </p><p>Ofsted’s new inspection framework, which will come into effect from September 2019, has spilt the current judgement for personal development, behaviour and welfare into 2 new separate judgements: ‘behaviour and attitudes’ and ‘personal development’. This will give greater recognition to the work of schools to support the personal development of pupils, such as the opportunities that they have to learn about eating healthily and maintaining an active lifestyle. Inspectors will expect to see schools offering children a broad, balanced education, including opportunities to be active during the school day and through extracurricular activities.</p><p>Since 2013, the government has invested over £1 billion of ringfenced funding through the Primary PE and Sport Premium to improve PE, sport, physical activity and extra-curricular activities for all pupils in England.</p><p> </p><p>We will shortly be publishing our cross-government school sport and activity action plan, under which the Department for Education, working with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the Department of Health and Social Care, will consider further ways to ensure that all children have access to high quality, protected PE and sport sessions during the school week and opportunities to be physically active throughout the school day.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi remove filter
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less than 2019-07-16T15:42:27.683Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T15:42:27.683Z
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4113
star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this