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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-22
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Overseas Students: EU Nationals 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 whether EU students enrolling on higher education courses in England in the 2020–21 academic year will be eligible for home fee status and financial support. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
star this property uin HL15913 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 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>The department recognises that staff and providers are concerned about what EU exit means for study and collaboration opportunities.</p><p>To help give certainty, on 28 May 2019, the department announced guarantees on student finance for EU nationals. EU nationals (and their family members) who start a course in England in the 2020/21 academic year or before will continue to be eligible for ‘home fee’ status and student finance support from Student Finance England for the duration of their course, provided they meet the residency requirement. These guarantees are not altered if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15914 more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T13:35:24.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T13:35:24.047Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3504
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
1128065
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-22
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Overseas Students: EU Nationals more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to set out the (1) fee status, and (2) loan eligibility, of EU undergraduate students commencing courses at English higher education providers in the 2020–21 academic year. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
star this property uin HL15914 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 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>The department recognises that staff and providers are concerned about what EU exit means for study and collaboration opportunities.</p><p>To help give certainty, on 28 May 2019, the department announced guarantees on student finance for EU nationals. EU nationals (and their family members) who start a course in England in the 2020/21 academic year or before will continue to be eligible for ‘home fee’ status and student finance support from Student Finance England for the duration of their course, provided they meet the residency requirement. These guarantees are not altered if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15913 more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T13:35:24.093Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T13:35:24.093Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3504
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
1128255
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-22
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading School Meals: Standards 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 steps he is taking to enforce the requirements for School Food Regulations 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashton-under-Lyne more like this
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Angela Rayner more like this
star this property uin 257524 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 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>​Good schools understand the benefits of healthy eating. They actively want to meet the standards, and the vast majority of parents support them in this.</p><p>Governing boards are legally responsible for meeting the School Food Standards. If they do not, they should be supported to address the issues and there are a number of organisations that can provide this support. If there are still concerns, the matter can be raised with my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education who can issue a direction to the school if necessary.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T07:55:14.767Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T07:55:14.767Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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4356
unstar this property label Biography information for Angela Rayner more like this
1128256
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-22
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Healthy Schools Rating Scheme 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 progress he has made in delivering the healthy schools rating scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Stephanie Peacock more like this
star this property uin 257525 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 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>The department remains committed to delivering the healthy schools rating scheme in a way that makes the most of existing resources available to schools. We have made progress with the design of the scheme and the testing phase has been completed. We will share more information shortly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T07:54:20.313Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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4607
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1128278
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-22
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Secondary Education: Assessments 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 estimate he has made of the annual cost of the requirement that all 16 to 18-year-old students who have not yet achieved a grade four while at secondary school resit those exams. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harborough more like this
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Neil O'Brien more like this
star this property uin 257540 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 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property answer text <p>We know students who leave school with a good grasp of English and maths increase their chances of securing a job or going on to further education.</p><p>Since August 2014, students who left key stage 4 without a GCSE grade 4/C or above (or equivalent) in English and/or maths were required to continue studying these subjects as part of their 16-19 study programme. From August 2019, students starting a new or continuing an existing study programme with a GCSE grade 2 (or equivalent) or below can study towards a pass in Functional Skills level 2 or they can still study towards a GCSE grade 4 to 9. Those with a grade 3 (or equivalent) must still study GCSE only. Providers have the freedom to determine when a student is ready to re-sit or take an examination.</p><p>The department has not made estimates of the costs to providers or the number of full-time teachers required to deliver specific examinations. Rather, 16-19 education providers are funded for the overall study programmes that students take. These programmes include the provision of maths and English, where required. In 2015, we committed to maintaining the 16-19 funding base rate at current levels until 2020.</p><p>In addition to regular study programme funding of which maths and English provision is a part, we have made a number of commitments to improve the quality of teaching and learning in further education (FE) providers. Since 2013-14 we have invested over £140 million in FE teachers and leaders, including for workforce development through the independent Education and Training Foundation. We are also investing over £50 million to help FE providers improve basic maths teaching.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 257541 more like this
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less than 2019-06-10T15:05:59.343Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T15:05:59.343Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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4679
unstar this property label Biography information for Neil O'Brien more like this
1128279
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-22
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Secondary Education: Assessments 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 estimate he has made of the number of full-time equivalent teachers required to ensure that 16 to 18-year-old students who have not yet achieved a grade four at secondary school resit those exams. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harborough more like this
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Neil O'Brien more like this
star this property uin 257541 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 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property answer text <p>We know students who leave school with a good grasp of English and maths increase their chances of securing a job or going on to further education.</p><p>Since August 2014, students who left key stage 4 without a GCSE grade 4/C or above (or equivalent) in English and/or maths were required to continue studying these subjects as part of their 16-19 study programme. From August 2019, students starting a new or continuing an existing study programme with a GCSE grade 2 (or equivalent) or below can study towards a pass in Functional Skills level 2 or they can still study towards a GCSE grade 4 to 9. Those with a grade 3 (or equivalent) must still study GCSE only. Providers have the freedom to determine when a student is ready to re-sit or take an examination.</p><p>The department has not made estimates of the costs to providers or the number of full-time teachers required to deliver specific examinations. Rather, 16-19 education providers are funded for the overall study programmes that students take. These programmes include the provision of maths and English, where required. In 2015, we committed to maintaining the 16-19 funding base rate at current levels until 2020.</p><p>In addition to regular study programme funding of which maths and English provision is a part, we have made a number of commitments to improve the quality of teaching and learning in further education (FE) providers. Since 2013-14 we have invested over £140 million in FE teachers and leaders, including for workforce development through the independent Education and Training Foundation. We are also investing over £50 million to help FE providers improve basic maths teaching.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 257540 more like this
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less than 2019-06-10T15:05:59.39Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T15:05:59.39Z
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1523
star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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4679
unstar this property label Biography information for Neil O'Brien more like this
1128320
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-22
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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
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star this property hansard heading Children: 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, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding for children's services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Slough more like this
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Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
star this property uin 257561 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 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>Funding for children’s services is made available through the local government finance settlement. We are in the final year of a multi-year settlement deal and have made £46.4 billion available this year for local services including those for children’s services. The government has also made £410 million available to local authorities this year specifically for adult and children social care.</p><p>My department is working with the sector, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) and with HM Treasury, as part of our preparation for the next Spending Review, to understand the level of funding local government needs to meet demand and deliver statutory duties.</p><p>The Department for Education are also working closely with MHCLG on the review of relative needs and resources to develop a robust, up-to-date approach to funding distribution for children's services at local government finance settlements.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T07:56:25.27Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T07:56:25.27Z
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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 Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
1128366
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-22
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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
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star this property hansard heading Overseas Students: Africa 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 grants are available to people living in Africa to help towards the cost of tuition fees at UK universities; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tewkesbury more like this
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Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
star this property uin 257434 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 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>Scholarships are a key part of the UK’s soft power, creating lasting positive relations with future leaders, influencers and decision-makers around the world. Many scholars funded by the UK go on to take up senior leadership positions in their home countries, and the strong bond they have formed with the UK enhances our direct and indirect influence abroad.</p><p> </p><p>This enhances our diplomatic work, our efforts in promoting increased trade and investment and supports our national security through increased goodwill and cooperation.</p><p> </p><p>The Chevening Scholarship, sponsored by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), funds between 300-400 scholars a year from across Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), 400-500 including North Africa. The FCO have awarded scholarships to over 8000 scholars across SSA since the programme began.</p><p> </p><p>In August 2018 my right hon. Friend, the Prime Minister, announced an additional £2.7 million to fund up to an extra 100 scholarships across SSA, and in May 2019 my right hon. Friend, the Foreign Secretary, announced a new pan-Sub-Saharan Africa Chevening Media Freedom Fellowship programme for 60 leading journalists to train in the UK over the next 5 years.</p><p> </p><p>The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, sponsored by the Department for International Development, funds approximately 313 scholars a year from across SSA to undertake Master’s, PhD and split-site study at UK universities.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T12:44:08.907Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T12:44:08.907Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
1128397
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-22
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Special Educational Needs: Classroom Assistants 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 assessment he has made of the role of teaching assistants in supporting children with special needs; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
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Vernon Coaker more like this
star this property uin 257436 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 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>The Department has not made a formal assessment of the role of Teaching Assistants in supporting children with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) to date.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has funded the development of a number of good practice guidance documents through its SEND schools’ workforce contracts, including a guide on the Effective Deployment of Teaching Assistants, available at: <a href="https://www.sendgateway.org.uk/whole-school-send/find-wss-resources.html" target="_blank">https://www.sendgateway.org.uk/whole-school-send/find-wss-resources.html</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The Department’s Rapid Evidence Assessment (2017) (available at: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/628630/DfE_SEN_Support_REA_Report.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/628630/DfE_SEN_Support_REA_Report.pdf</a>) on effective practice for supporting children and young people on SEND support in mainstream schools and colleges also includes an overview of available evidence on a range of specific interventions delivered by teaching assistants.</p><p> </p><p>The Education Endowment Foundation’s guidance report; “Making best use of Teaching Assistants” (available at: <a href="https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/tools/guidance-reports/making-best-use-of-teaching-assistants" target="_blank">https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/tools/guidance-reports/making-best-use-of-teaching-assistants</a>) offers the latest evidence and makes a number of recommendations to help schools make best use of their teaching assistants.</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 2019-06-05T07:58:26.793Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T07:58:26.793Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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360
unstar this property label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this
1128398
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-22
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Classroom Assistants 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 estimate he has made of the number of teaching assistants in schools; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
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Vernon Coaker more like this
star this property uin 257437 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 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>The following table provides the full-time equivalent (FTE) number of teaching assistants in service in state funded schools in England, in each year since November 2010. This information can be found in the School Workforce Census, available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/school-workforce-in-england-november-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/school-workforce-in-england-november-2017</a>.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>FTE teaching assistants</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2010</strong></p></td><td><p>213,900</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2011</strong></p></td><td><p>219,800</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p>232,300</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td><td><p>243,700</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2014</strong></p></td><td><p>255,100</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2015</strong></p></td><td><p>263,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016</strong></p></td><td><p>265,600</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017</strong></p></td><td><p>262,800</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </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 2019-06-05T08:00:08.95Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T08:00:08.95Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this