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star this property date less than 2017-02-20more like thismore than 2017-02-20
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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 Teaching Methods 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 assessment they have made of the pedagogical rationale and practices of the Ralston-Semler Foundation Lumiar schools, with specific reference to their mosaic curricula. more like this
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star this property uin HL5475 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-02more like thismore than 2017-03-02
star this property answer text <p>The Department has not made any direct assessment of the Ralston-Semler Foundation Lumiar schools.</p><p> </p><p>The mosaic curricula the Lumiar schools have developed is a personalised project based curriculum that focuses on developing skills and competencies.</p><p> </p><p>The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has undertaken research on individualised instruction but has not evaluated the mosaic curricula or these schools. The EEF rate individualised instruction as low impact based on a moderate strength of evidence: <a href="https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/resources/teaching-learning-toolkit/individualised-instruction/" target="_blank">https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/resources/teaching-learning-toolkit/individualised-instruction/</a></p><p> </p><p>The Sutton Trust and Durham University have also published an overview of effective pedagogy which notes that discovery learning is not supported by research evidence. This can be found in the attached document.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2017-03-02T16:54:24.627Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-02T16:54:24.627Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property file name What-makes-great-teaching-FINAL-4.11.14.pdf more like this
star this property title what_makes_great_teaching more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bird more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-04more like thismore than 2017-12-04
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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 Social Mobility 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, following the publication in November of the Social Mobility Commission report, State of the Nation 2017: Social Mobility in Great Britain, what steps they intend to take to ensure that every person has the opportunity to build a good life for themselves, regardless of their family background. more like this
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star this property uin HL3809 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-19more like thismore than 2017-12-19
star this property answer text <p>We welcome the Social Mobility Commission’s 2017 State of the Nation report, which draws important attention to how the family and the community you were born in can disproportionately shape your educational and career outcomes.</p><p> </p><p>Tackling social mobility is one of the department’s priorities. We want all young people, regardless of their background or where they grow up, to get the best start in life and have every chance to go as far as their talents and ambition will take them.</p><p> </p><p>We are putting more money into the early years than ever before, spending a record £6 billion per year on childcare and early education support by 2019/20. 1.9 million more children are in good or outstanding schools than in 2010, and the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers has narrowed since we introduced the Pupil Premium in 2011 – now worth around £2.5 billion per year. We will introduce T levels with first teaching in September 2020; young pupils from disadvantaged areas are entering universities at record rates; and we are investing over £70 million this year to support young people and adults to get high quality careers provision.</p><p> </p><p>We know that there is more to do, and we are focusing on areas of the country with the greatest challenges and fewest opportunities, including investing £72 million in 12 Opportunity Areas.</p><p> </p><p>‘Unlocking Talent, Fulfilling Potential’, published on 14 December 2017, is the department’s national strategy for tackling social mobility through education. It sets out our key ambitions to improve outcomes at every life phase and across the whole country to ensure opportunity for everyone. ‘Unlocking Talent, Fulfilling Potential’, attached, can also be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/improving-social-mobility-through-education" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/improving-social-mobility-through-education</a>.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2017-12-19T14:12:37.95Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-19T14:12:37.95Z
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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 Social_Mobility_Action_Plan_-_for_printing.pdf more like this
star this property title HL3809 Attachment more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bird more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-12-01more like thismore than 2016-12-01
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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 Outdoor Education more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Youth Hostels Association England and Wales report <i>A year of positive change: Our Impact Review 2015/16</i>, what plans they have to ensure that every child experiences outdoor and residential learning opportunities as part of a primary school education. more like this
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star this property uin HL3765 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-12-15more like thismore than 2016-12-15
star this property answer text <p>Outdoor and residential education can play an important role in children’s development. When activities are structured and organised effectively, they can provide young people with stimulating experiences which build on the knowledge and understanding they gain through classroom lessons.</p><p> </p><p>Schools have the freedom to plan and deliver curriculums that meet the educational needs and interests of their pupils, provided that they meet any statutory requirements. School leaders and teachers are in the best position to use their professional judgement to decide whether outdoor education meets the needs of their pupils, and to plan lessons and use their budgets accordingly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2016-12-15T15:13:12.18Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-15T15:13:12.18Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-12-01more like thismore than 2016-12-01
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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
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star this property hansard heading Apprentices: Social Enterprises 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 plans they have to support social enterprise training providers to improve social mobility through apprenticeship programmes. more like this
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star this property uin HL3767 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-12-12more like thismore than 2016-12-12
star this property answer text <p>We are committed to ensuring that apprenticeships are as accessible as possible to all people from all backgrounds. We are increasing numbers of traineeships to further support young people, including those from areas of disadvantage, into apprenticeships and further work. We are also encouraging a wide range of people from all backgrounds into apprenticeships through our ‘Get In Go Far’ campaign aimed at 14-24 year-olds, their parents, teachers and employers.</p><p>In the apprenticeship funding policy published in October, we announced extra payments for 16-18 year olds and 19-24 year olds formerly in care or with an Education, Health and Care Plan. Employers and providers will receive a payment of £1,000 to support additional costs associated with these apprentices. Additionally, the Government will make an additional payment to providers for training an apprentice who lives in an area amongst the 27% most deprived. The payments will be £600 for areas amongst the 1-10% most deprived, £300 for the next 11-20%, and £200 for the next 21-27%. These payments will be in place for one year while we review the system for supporting people from disadvantaged backgrounds.</p><p>We want all types of employers and providers to benefit from this funding including social enterprise providers who can help make it easier for businesses to employ people from disadvantaged backgrounds.</p><p>In addition, the Government already pays £150 a month to providers where an apprentice with a learning difficulty or disability requires additional learning support. We are also trialling a two year project worth £2 million per year tailoring Access to Work support to apprentices with mental health problems in the workplace.</p><p>We are committed to ensuring apprentices with learning difficulties and disabilities find apprenticeships as accessible as possible, which is why the Government accepted all of the recommendations made by Paul Maynard’s taskforce earlier this year – and why we’re working to implement them now.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2016-12-12T15:35:34.747Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-12T15:35:34.747Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-02-21more like thismore than 2017-02-21
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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: Standards 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, further to the remarks by Lord Nash on 20 February (HL Deb, col 3), what assessment they have made of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation analysis, <i>Brexit vote explained: poverty, low skills and lack of opportunities, </i>regarding the correlation between low educational attainment and voting leave in the EU referendum; and what action, if any, they plan to take to address educational inequalities across the UK. more like this
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star this property uin HL5498 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-28more like thismore than 2017-02-28
star this property answer text <p>We want to create a country where everyone has a fair chance to go as far as their talents will take them, and education is at the heart of this. We recognise that too often, background or where you live limits access to opportunities, which lead to success in later life.</p><p>The Joseph Roundtree Foundation’s report, “Brexit vote explained”, examines the importance of poverty, educational opportunity and life experiences. We are committed to investing in more good school places, reforming technical education to deliver the skills employers need, and tackling educational inequality and increasing opportunity.</p><p>Thanks to our reforms, there are nearly 1.8 million more children in schools rated good or outstanding than in 2010, while the attainment gap between disadvantaged children and their peers is narrowing. We know, however, that there is more to do.</p><p>We will continue to provide the pupil premium, worth around £2.5 billion this year, and invest £137 million through the Education Endowment Foundation to expand the evidence base on what works in education for disadvantaged pupils.</p><p>The report’s analysis places particular emphasis on ‘place’ in examining inequality of opportunity. As a Department, we too recognise that geography plays a significant role in equality of opportunity.</p><p>As part of our reforms, we have set out plans to create more good school places, in more parts of the country, by ending the ban on new grammar schools, where we know bright children from disadvantaged backgrounds thrive, and harnessing the resources and expertise of our universities, independent and faith schools.</p><p>To target regional disadvantage, we are introducing a fairer funding system to rectify the historic and unfair postcode lottery in how school funding is distributed in England.</p><p>Opportunity Areas are at the vanguard of our efforts to tackle geographic disadvantage and increase social mobility. We will be investing £72 million of new funding into our ‘Opportunity Areas’ strategy, promoting social mobility in areas facing challenges, along with a new £3.5m programme for the Education Endowment Foundation to establish a Research School for each Opportunity Area. We are also investing £70m to support the Northern Powerhouse Schools Strategy.</p><p>As we prepare to leave the European Union, we understand the importance of levelling up opportunity, so that everyone is included in Britain’s future, regardless of where they start in life.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2017-02-28T17:40:20.673Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-28T17:40:20.673Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-16more like thismore than 2017-03-16
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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 Children: Poverty 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 in the light of <i>An evidence review of the drivers of child poverty for families in poverty now and for poor children growing up to be poor adults</i> (Cm 8781), published in January 2014, which stated that much of the difference in attainment between pupils relates to their individual characteristics rather than the effectiveness of the school they attend, and the closure of the Child Poverty Unit, what steps they are taking in respect of children’s primary school tuition, other than ensuring an effective education, to improve the outcomes of poor children and alleviate the cycle of poverty. more like this
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star this property uin HL6149 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-30more like thismore than 2017-03-30
star this property answer text <p>Since 2011 schools have received significant extra funding through the pupil premium to accelerate the progress and development of their poorest pupils. Schools assess the needs of each eligible pupil and, using the evidence of what works best, choose the most effective approaches to overcome barriers to achievement. The government has established the Education Endowment Foundation to research how best to accelerate progress and share the findings with schools.</p><p>Since the introduction of the pupil premium the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers has decreased by 9.3% in primary schools. By introducing a new progress measure for pupil performance in 2016 we are ensuring that schools focus on realising the potential of every one of their pupils, rather than concentrating on achievement alone.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2017-03-30T16:11:54.827Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-30T16:11:54.827Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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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 house id 2 more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether they will ensure that every school has an adequate library with qualified staff. more like this
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star this property uin HL956 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-28more like thismore than 2017-07-28
star this property answer text <p>School libraries play an important role in encouraging pupils to read for pleasure. We believe that it should be for schools to decide whether to provide and maintain a library service for their pupils.</p><p>Head teachers do recognise the role libraries can play in improving young people’s literacy, and ensure that suitable library facilities are provided. It is also up to schools to decide how they run their library. While many head teachers, especially those in secondary schools, choose to employ a qualified librarian, this is not a statutory requirement.</p><p>We do not collect data on school library provision. However, the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) indicated in 2011 that 92% of pupils in Year 5 in England were attending a school where there was a library. This was above the international average of 86%.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL957 more like this
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less than 2017-07-28T11:34:14.807Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-28T11:34:14.807Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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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
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many, and what proportion of, schools in the UK have a library; and how they assess the quality of such libraries and their staff. more like this
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star this property uin HL957 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 2017-07-28more like thismore than 2017-07-28
star this property answer text <p>School libraries play an important role in encouraging pupils to read for pleasure. We believe that it should be for schools to decide whether to provide and maintain a library service for their pupils.</p><p>Head teachers do recognise the role libraries can play in improving young people’s literacy, and ensure that suitable library facilities are provided. It is also up to schools to decide how they run their library. While many head teachers, especially those in secondary schools, choose to employ a qualified librarian, this is not a statutory requirement.</p><p>We do not collect data on school library provision. However, the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) indicated in 2011 that 92% of pupils in Year 5 in England were attending a school where there was a library. This was above the international average of 86%.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL956 more like this
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less than 2017-07-28T11:34:14.853Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-28T11:34:14.853Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
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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 Horticulture: Education more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to promote the benefits of horticulture and gardening-based social activities (1) nationally, and (2) in schools and colleges, including as part of any reforms to the national curriculum; and if so, how. more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-28more like thismore than 2017-07-28
star this property answer text <p>Almost all primary schools in England offer gardening based activities in one form or another. In primary, the National Curriculum for science sets out that pupils must be taught to identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including trees. It also recommends that schools should use the local environment throughout the year to explore and answer questions about plants growing in their habitat.</p><p> </p><p>We have no plans to make changes to the National Curriculum, or to promote any specific subject. The Royal Horticultural Society, however, does great work to promote gardening in schools. Their campaign provides free resources to inspire and support schools to provide children with gardening opportunities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2017-07-28T11:18:02.617Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-28T11:18:02.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-05more like thismore than 2017-12-05
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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
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star this property hansard heading ICT: Education more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what changes they intend to make to the (1) education, and (2) qualification, systems, including early years, secondary, and further education, to ensure that young people are at the forefront of the fourth industrial revolution. more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-19more like thismore than 2017-12-19
star this property answer text <p>The government has a number of interventions in place to help promote and support digital skills. The Early Years Foundation Stage statutory framework includes a section titled ‘Understanding the world’. This involves children understanding the physical world and community through opportunities to explore, observe, and find out about their broader environment, including the technology within their environment.</p><p>In primary and secondary education, the 2014 key stage 1-4 computing curriculum, together with reformed GCSEs and A levels, represents a significant step-change from the previous out-dated approach, and include new challenging content such as coding, Boolean logic, and algorithms.</p><p>The government is investing £84 million of new funding over the next five years to improve the teaching of computing and drive up participation in computer science qualifications, particularly amongst girls. This will include increasing the expertise of up to 8,000 existing computer science teachers and a new National Centre for Computing Education.</p><p>We are investing £500 million in reforming the technical education system, which includes the development of a specialist digital route with a clear pathway to employment. The government has also introduced new digital degree apprenticeships, which are employer accredited and have seen a growing number of employers and universities come together to create high quality curricula. In addition, the government has supported the creation of Ada, the National College of Digital Skills, which will teach up to 5,000 students over the next seven years for a wide range of digital careers.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2017-12-19T17:22:47.497Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-19T17:22:47.497Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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