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star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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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 Apprentices 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, with reference to the Individualised Learner Record, how many apprenticeship starts there were in 2017-18 (a) by apprentices who were (i) under 25 years old and (ii) over 25 years old and (b) apprenticeship level in each by (A) participation of local areas (POLAR) quintile and (B) eligibility for free school meals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ellesmere Port and Neston more like this
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Justin Madders more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not held centrally.</p><p>The department does not hold information on the Individualised Learner Record for apprenticeship starts by participation of local area quintiles (POLAR). However, a publication by the Office for Students published data for 2016/17 on the proportion of apprenticeship starts from POLAR quintiles by apprenticeship level. This publication can be found at the following link: <a href="https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/data-and-analysis/analysis-of-degree-apprenticeships/disadvantage/" target="_blank">https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/data-and-analysis/analysis-of-degree-apprenticeships/disadvantage/</a>.</p><p>The department also does not hold a measure to allow us to publish apprenticeship starts by eligibility for free school meals but does publish apprenticeship starts by indices of multiple deprivation quintile, and by level and age band. This data can be found at the following link: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/765589/Index_of_Multiple_Deprivation_201516_to_201718.xlsx" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/765589/Index_of_Multiple_Deprivation_201516_to_201718.xlsx</a>.</p><p>Apprenticeship starts by age group and apprenticeship level for the 2017/18 academic year are published at the following link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/apprenticeships-and-traineeships-july-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/apprenticeships-and-traineeships-july-2019</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Chippenham more like this
star this property answering member printed Michelle Donelan more like this
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less than 2019-10-17T16:25:50.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T16:25:50.407Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michelle Donelan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Madders more like this
1148987
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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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 Adoption: Ethnic Groups 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 the Government is taking to encourage the adoption of children (a) from BAME backgrounds and (b) over the age of five. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 31 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
star this property answer text <p>The government has invested £645,000 to boost adoption recruitment during 2019-20. We have funded the sector through the National Adoption Recruitment Steering Group, which has run both the National Adoption Week campaign and wider recruitment projects to target potential adopters in their areas for the children they have waiting. This will include children from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds and children over the age of 5. Part of this work has included work with churches and mosques to encourage adopters from a range of different backgrounds.</p><p> </p><p>We are commissioning behavioural insights research to better understand the motivations and barriers for people who are interested in becoming foster carers or adopters. This piece of work is focused on wider recruitment but should give us insight into how we better engage adopters for children who are harder to place.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, at a recent No 10 roundtable, I gave commitments that the department will be:</p><ul><li><p>Exploring through the Adoption &amp; Special Guardianship Leadership Board decision making at Local Authority level and reported barriers to BAME families becoming adopters;</p></li><li><p>Reviewing how we can improve support in schools and in particular how designated teachers for adopted children and Virtual School Heads can best support adopted BAME children;</p></li><li><p>Improving working with BAME stakeholders, to ensure their viewpoints are included in policy development and implementation;</p></li><li><p>Asking Regional Adoption Agencies to create a national BAME recruitment strategy in collaboration with key stakeholders such as the voluntary sector organisation Homes for Good; and</p></li><li><p>Considering how best to ensure all their frontline social workers understand the law and are supportive of BAME families coming forward to adopt.</p></li></ul><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Chippenham more like this
star this property answering member printed Michelle Donelan more like this
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less than 2019-10-17T16:55:32.4Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T16:55:32.4Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michelle Donelan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1148988
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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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 Adoption: Disability 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, whats steps the Government is taking to support children with disabilities (a) before and (b) after they are adopted. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 32 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
star this property answer text <p>Our ambition is for every child, no matter what challenges they face, to have access to a world-class education that sets them up for life. We introduced Education, Health and Care plans to provide personalised and tailored support for those children with more complex needs and have also announced £780 million additional funding in 2020-21, bringing the total funding for high needs to £7.2 billion.</p><p> </p><p>All children who were adopted, including children with disabilities, are also entitled to access the Adoption Support Fund (ASF) which can pay for essential therapeutic services. The ASF aims to ensure that these families receive good, timely support. Adopted children also attract Pupil Premium Plus funding of £2,300 per pupil for their schools, which can be used to support their educational outcomes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Chippenham more like this
star this property answering member printed Michelle Donelan more like this
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less than 2019-10-17T16:07:42.467Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T16:07:42.467Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michelle Donelan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1148728
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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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: Day Care 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, if he will extend the free childcare entitlement to the equivalent of 30 hours a week for 52 weeks of the year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stevenage more like this
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Stephen McPartland more like this
star this property uin 139 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
star this property answer text <p>The Department plans to spend around £3.5 billion on early education entitlements this year alone. Government funding is intended to deliver 570 or 1140 hours a year, over no fewer than 38 weeks of the year of free, high quality, flexible childcare for eligible 2, 3 and 4 year olds. This equates to 15 or 30 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year to mirror school terms.</p><p>All the free entitlements can be “stretched” by taking fewer hours per week over up to 52 weeks of the year to cover term-time and the school holidays and free places can also be delivered at weekends (for example, 23 hours a week for 48 weeks of the year). These entitlements will allow providers to respond flexibly to parents’ individual needs and requirements so that parents are supported to work.</p><p> </p> more like this
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 2019-10-17T13:19:47.133Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T13:19:47.133Z
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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 Stephen McPartland more like this
1148439
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
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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 Universities more like this
star this property house id 2 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 ensure that UK universities stay competitive with universities elsewhere in the world. more like this
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
star this property uin HL18042 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The UK has a world-class reputation, with globally renowned teaching and cutting-edge research and innovation. We want to deliver better outcomes and value for students, employers and taxpayers who underwrite the system.</p><p>The Office for Students (OfS) is now fully operational and puts students and student choices at the heart of the higher education (HE) sector and its regulation. By encouraging diversity and innovation in high quality provision, the government is supporting the sector to meet the needs of all students in HE, whatever their background or study choices, as well as opening up the sector to greater competition.</p><p>The OfS has formally adopted the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) as its scheme for assessing the quality of HE provision in England. Participation in the TEF is a condition of registration for English HE providers with more than 500 undergraduates. Participation is voluntary for smaller HE providers and for those in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The TEF encourages excellent teaching to flourish by re-balancing the priority given to teaching and learning compared to research.</p><p>The TEF will provide strong incentives to HE providers to prioritise the student learning experience. In due course we will lay before Parliament the report of the independent review of the TEF, which has been conducted by Dame Shirley Pearce.</p><p>In August 2019, my right hon. Friend, the Prime Minister, announced a new fast-track immigration route aimed at allowing a wider pool of scientific talent to come to the UK. This route will ensure that those with specialist skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects can come to the UK and make an important contribution to our leading science and research sectors, significantly enhancing the intellectual and knowledge base of the UK. The route will be uncapped, ensuring that those with the required skill set can secure places.</p><p>The UK is a great place for research, accounting for 4% of the world's researchers, 11% of all citations, 14% of the world’s most highly cited articles and 4 of the world’s top 10 universities. The government recognises the important contribution of our universities to research, innovation and working with business. This contribution is critical to achieving the ambitions of our modern Industrial Strategy, including delivering 2.4% spend of GDP on research and development by 2027. In the autumn, the government will set out plans to significantly boost public funding on research and development, provide greater long-term certainty to our scientific and research community and accelerate our ambition to reach 2.4% of GDP.</p><p>Additionally, on 11 September, my right hon. Friend, the Prime Minister, announced a new graduate immigration route that provides an opportunity for international students who have been awarded their degree to stay and work in the UK at any skill level for 2 years. This represents a significant improvement in our offer to international students and will help ensure that our world-leading HE sector remains competitive internationally.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:13:41.433Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:13:41.433Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
1148377
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star this property date less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
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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 Climate Change: Curriculum 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 has taken to ensure the national curriculum includes (a) up to date scientific understanding of climate change and (b) the role of human behaviour in affecting the global climate. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wirral South more like this
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Alison McGovern more like this
star this property uin 294701 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>It is important that young people are taught about climate change and the impact of human actions on the environment. Topics related to this are included in both the science and geography curricula and qualifications. These were developed with subject experts and reflect the latest scientific and academic understanding so that children fully appreciate the causes of climate change and what needs to be done to tackle it.</p><p>For example, in primary school science, pupils are taught about how weather changes across the four seasons and how human actions affect environments. In secondary school science, pupils are taught about the production of carbon dioxide by human activity and the effect this has on the climate. This is expanded on in GCSE science where pupils consider the evidence for additional anthropogenic causes of climate change. As part of GCSE geography, pupils look at the causes, consequences of, and responses to, extreme weather conditions and natural weather hazards. This includes understanding the interactions between people and environments.</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 2019-10-08T14:04:50.27Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T14:04:50.27Z
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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 Alison McGovern more like this
1148341
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star this property date less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
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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 Crimes of Violence: Education more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of educating children about violent crime in order to reduce levels of violent crime among young people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Morley and Outwood more like this
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Andrea Jenkyns more like this
star this property uin 294733 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The Department know that education is a strong protective factor against children’s and young people’s risk of involvement in serious violence. It is important that schools enable children to achieve, to belong and to be equipped with the skills they need to be safe and to succeed in life.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is making relationships and health education compulsory in all primary and secondary schools, and relationships and sex education compulsory in all secondary schools from September 2020. The aim is to put in place the building blocks needed for positive and safe relationships of all kinds, including how to properly handle conflict and to recognise coercive relationships.</p><p> </p><p>Key decisions on which subjects to include in the new curriculum were informed by a stakeholder engagement process, where the Department was contacted by over 63,000 individuals and organisations and a consultation which received over 11,000 responses. Pupils will be taught about building healthy relationships and about their mental health and wellbeing. This will enable them to make informed decisions and seek support if issues arise.</p><p> </p><p>Schools will have the freedom to ensure the curriculum meets the needs of their pupils. This flexibility will allow schools to respond to local public health and community issues such as serious violence. Schools can build on the core content and discuss topics, such as healthy and unhealthy relationships, in relation to gang and criminal activity.</p><p> </p><p>The Department also intends to publish the new school and college security guidance shortly. The guidance makes it clear that the curriculum offers opportunities to help schools and colleges inform young people about the dangers they may face, both in and around school and beyond, and provide pupils and students with the means to help keep themselves safe.</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 2019-10-08T14:23:23.317Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T14:23:23.317Z
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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 Andrea Jenkyns more like this
1148388
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star this property date less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
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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
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star this property hansard heading Wigan University Technical College: Finance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what payments were made to his Department by Wigan University Technical College as a result of the overestimation of student numbers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wigan more like this
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Lisa Nandy more like this
star this property uin 294699 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>As part of the established pupil number adjustment process where an academy trust’s funding agreement allows for the basis of funding to be initially calculated using estimated pupil numbers, the funding is subsequently aligned with the actual pupil numbers returned in the school census through these adjustments and recoveries or additional payments are applied as appropriate.</p><p>For Wigan University Technical College, £609,038 of advanced funding remains outstanding.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Chippenham more like this
star this property answering member printed Michelle Donelan more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T12:27:17.043Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T12:27:17.043Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michelle Donelan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lisa Nandy more like this
1148333
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
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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 Schools: 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, what steps he is taking to equalise the level of schools funding for local authorities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking more like this
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Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
star this property uin 294703 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>In August, the Department announced a school funding settlement, providing for an increase of over £14 billion for primary and secondary schools, in total, over the next three years. The £14 billion means the Department can ‘level up’ school funding by raising the minimum per pupil funding for secondary schools to £5,000 next year, and the minimum per pupil funding for primary schools to £3,750 in 2020-21 and £4,000 in 2021-22.</p><p> </p><p>Average school funding is increasing by 5% next year – a significant increase - and the Department is allocating the biggest increases for the lowest-funded schools. In addition, every school in England can see an increase in per pupil funding at least in line with inflation, with most schools attracting real terms increases.</p><p> </p><p>This settlement comprises cash increases of £2.6 billion for 2020-21, £4.8 billion for 2021-22 and £7.1 billion for 2022-23 compared with 2019-20. As part of this, the high needs budget will rise by over £700 million in 2020-21 compared to this year, which is equivalent to an increase of over 11%.</p><p>In delivering this settlement, this Government is giving all young people the best opportunities to succeed - regardless of where they grow up or go to school.</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 2019-10-08T14:33:47.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T14:33:47.627Z
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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 Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
1148359
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star this property date less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
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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
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star this property hansard heading Teachers: Recruitment 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 improve rates of teacher (a) recruitment and (b) retention. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking more like this
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Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
star this property uin 294704 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>In January the Department launched the Government’s first ever integrated strategy to recruit and retain more teachers in schools, developed alongside teachers, education unions and leading professional bodies.</p><p>This landmark strategy includes the biggest teaching reform in a generation, the Early Career Framework (ECF), providing the solid foundations for a successful career in teaching, backed by at least £130 million a year in extra funding when fully rolled out. As part of the ECF’s package of support, the Department has committed to funding and guaranteeing 5% off-timetable in the second year of teaching for all early career teachers; early career teachers will continue to have a 10% timetable reduction in their first year of induction. The Department will also fully fund mentor training and fund time for mentors to support early career teachers.</p><p>The Department recognises it needs to take significant action on starting salaries and early career pay over the medium-term to address our pressing recruitment and retention challenges. This is why the Department has set out plans to significantly raise starting pay to £30,000 by September 2022.</p><p>The Department has also put in place a range of measures, including bursaries worth up to £26,000 for priority subjects, to encourage graduates to teach key subjects such as languages and physics.</p><p>The Department is also offering retention incentives in priority subjects to ensure we are keeping those teachers in the classroom. These include early-career payments for new chemistry, languages, maths and physics teachers and a student loan reimbursement scheme for languages, science and computing teachers. <strong><br></strong></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 2019-10-08T14:25:05.077Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T14:25:05.077Z
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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 Mr Jonathan Lord more like this