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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Transport: Thames Valley 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 Transport, what steps he has taken to improve transport links in the Thames Valley. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 216493 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Government launched the Roads Investment Strategy on 1 December. The M4 Junction 3-12 smart motorway project to upgrade the M4 between Reading and Heathrow continues to be progressed. This month the Highways Agency is conducting a public consultation on the proposals, including exhibitions at 11 locations in the Thames Valley.</p><p> </p><p>Construction of Crossrail is now more than half completed and electrification of the Great Western Main Line is also under way. Electrification of the Thames Valley branch lines, including the Slough to Windsor line, is approved and will improve local connectivity.</p><p> </p><p>The transformation of Reading station was completed on time and under budget as part of the £850 million Reading Station Area Redevelopment programme and formally opened by Her Majesty The Queen on 17 July.</p><p> </p><p>The programme to increase passenger capacity on the Reading and Windsor to Waterloo railway by 25% is now under way and will be completed in early 2015. 60 additional carriages are being incorporated into an extended and refurbished fleet of trains to operate as a maximum 10 carriage train length.</p><p> </p><p>In July the Government announced £94.6m to support local transport projects across Berkshire as part of the Growth Deal with the Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership, in addition to the £36.9m integrated transport block funding announced in March for the six Berkshire local authorities, covering the period 2015/16 to 2020/21.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2014-12-08T16:21:09.053Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-08T16:21:09.053Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
167019
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Floods: Thames Valley 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she has taken to improve flood defences in the Thames Valley in 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 216492 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
star this property answer text <p>Since the 2013/14 winter flooding, over £3 million has been spent on work to restore flood defence assets in the Thames Valley and Surrey areas to help reduce the risk of flooding to communities. This has included completing eight flood defence repair projects and capital works on two weirs (Molesey and Godstow). The Environment Agency has also carried out repairs to damage on three Thames weirs, including removal of trees and blockages, and shoal clearance works across twenty sites through the Lower Thames.</p><p>During this year, the Environment Agency has also made progress in developing two large-scale flood alleviation schemes:</p><p>- The Oxford to Abingdon scheme, reducing flood risk to over 1,000 properties; and</p><p>- The River Thames scheme, reducing flood risk to over 15,000 homes and businesses and significant local infrastructure around Teddington to Datchet.</p><p>An indicative allocation of £297m of Grant in Aid has been allocated to projects within the Thames RFCC are over the next 6 years. These projects will better protect at least 25,000 households by 2021. It is planned to start the construction of 36 projects by April 2016 with a further 126 projects in development and the pipeline for construction in future years.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-12-08T17:51:29.987Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-08T17:51:29.987Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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1586
star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
166992
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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 Teachers: Pay 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 she has made of the number of schools implementing blanket policies against the pay portability of teachers returning after a career break. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gravesham more like this
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Mr Adam Holloway more like this
star this property uin 216549 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-04more like thismore than 2014-12-04
star this property answer text <p>Our pay reforms have given schools greater flexibility to develop pay policies that are tailored to their needs. That includes the freedom to pay what they consider to be the appropriate rate for the skills that someone brings and the challenges of the job rather than having to pay a teacher what they had previously been paid at another school. We do not monitor how schools are using their new flexibilities but would expect schools to be actively considering their approach to pay portability within the pay freedoms now available to them.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-12-04T18:13:22.413Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-04T18:13:22.413Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Holloway more like this
166987
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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 Teachers 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, how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time teachers were working in publicly-funded schools at the beginning of the year and not working in schools the following year in the last 12 months for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gravesham more like this
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Mr Adam Holloway more like this
star this property uin 216544 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-04more like thismore than 2014-12-04
star this property answer text <p>There were 26,850 full-time teachers and 16,190 part-time teachers in service in publicly-funded schools in England in March 2010 who were not similarly employed in March 2011. These figures include teachers who retired between March 2010 and March 2011.</p><p><br>These figures are the latest available. The information is provisional and sourced from the Database of Teacher Records.</p><p> </p><p>The information is published in table C1 from the additional tables in the Statistical First Release ‘School Workforce in England, November 2012’ and is available at the following web link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/school-workforce-in-england-november-2012" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/school-workforce-in-england-november-2012</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-12-04T18:15:03.997Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-04T18:15:03.997Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Holloway more like this
166988
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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 Teachers 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, how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time teachers working in publicly-funded schools were not working in the same role at the same school 12 months later in the latest period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gravesham more like this
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Mr Adam Holloway more like this
star this property uin 216545 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
star this property answer text <p>The information is not available in the format requested.</p><p>Information on teacher retention is currently derived from the Database of Teacher Records (DTR). However, this data source does not provide the information as requested.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-12-08T15:32:59.857Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-08T15:32:59.857Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Holloway more like this
166989
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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 Teachers 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, how many schools in special measures employed newly-qualified teachers in (a) Gravesham, (b) Kent and (c) England in the last 12 months for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gravesham more like this
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Mr Adam Holloway more like this
star this property uin 216546 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
star this property answer text <p>The information is not available in the format requested.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-12-08T15:34:01.467Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-08T15:34:01.467Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Holloway more like this
166991
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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 Teachers more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the (a) financial cost and (b) cost of the effect on pupils' learning of replacing a teacher who leaves a school. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gravesham more like this
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Mr Adam Holloway more like this
star this property uin 216548 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-05more like thismore than 2014-12-05
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education has not estimated the financial costs of replacing a teacher who leaves a school as teacher recruitment is undertaken directly by schools and local authorities.</p><p> </p><p>Evidence is clear that being taught by a good teacher has a significant impact on how well pupils achieve. We are therefore supporting schools to attract and retain high quality teachers, minimising any disruption to children’s learning. Official statistics show that teacher vacancy rates are declining and retention remains stable, with the majority of new teachers still teaching after five years. Children in England now have the best chance they have ever had of attending a good or outstanding school.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-12-05T14:53:58.21Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-05T14:53:58.21Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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166990
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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: Standards more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance her Department gives to secondary schools near grammar schools about setting realistic attainment targets for pupils; and what steps she is taking to reflect this in school performance tables for secondary schools. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gravesham more like this
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Mr Adam Holloway more like this
star this property uin 216547 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-05more like thismore than 2014-12-05
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not issue guidance on setting attainment targets for pupils. It is for teachers to use their professional judgement to set pupil targets.</p><p>The Department sets floor standards against which schools will be measured in performance tables. From 2016 we are replacing the existing secondary school floor standard, based on the percentage of pupils achieving 5 or more A*- C grades including English and maths, with Progress 8. This is a measure based on the progress a pupil makes from KS2 (age 11) to a group of 8 subjects at the end of KS4 (age 16) compared to pupils with the same starting point.</p><p>Progress 8 is a fairer way of measuring school performance as schools will no longer be disadvantaged by having a challenging intake.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-12-05T14:57:02.113Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-05T14:57:02.113Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Holloway more like this
166980
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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 Headteachers more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many participants there were in each recent intake of the National Professional Qualification for Headship programme; and what guidance is issued to participants in that programme on conducting their first round of monitoring and evaluating teachers in a new school. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gravesham more like this
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Mr Adam Holloway more like this
star this property uin 216574 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-05more like thismore than 2014-12-05
star this property answer text <p>In financial year 2012/13, 1202 participants commenced the NPQH programme. In financial year 2013/14, 1140 participants commenced the NPQH programme.</p><p>In the first half of the financial year 2014/15, 550 participants commenced the NPQH programme, there is a second application round opening on 11 December 2014. Further information can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/national-professional-qualification-for-headship-npqh#apply" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/national-professional-qualification-for-headship-npqh#apply</a>.</p><p> </p><p>NCTL licensed the delivery of leadership development, including the National Professional Qualification for Headteachers to School led consortiums in 2012. The qualifications are developed around a leadership curriculum combining a range of essential and elective modules. All qualifications have a rigorous final assessment process.</p><p> </p><p>There are no specific centrally-generated materials on the NPQH for participants on conducting their first round of monitoring and evaluating teachers in a new school. However the entry assessment process, which is administered by a commissioned provider, contains a leadership competence on “Holding to account”. Both this and the performance management of staff and appraisal are covered generically within the programme.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the NPQH Essential modules, ‘Leading an effective school’ and ‘Leading and improving teaching’, which are mandatory, include content on teacher quality and standards, monitoring and evaluating teaching and performance management/appraisal. Licensees can enhance the modules by including additional material.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-12-05T14:59:50.597Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-05T14:59:50.597Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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167098
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on current investigations by the National Audit Office into the work of Serco at Yarl's Wood detention centre. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
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Alistair Burt more like this
star this property uin 216689 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-09more like thismore than 2014-12-09
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office holds no information on any investigations by the National Audit Office (NAO) into the work of Serco at Yarl's Wood detention centre. We have had no formal correspondence with NAO on this subject.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-12-09T14:59:25.313Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-09T14:59:25.313Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this