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star this property date less than 2014-11-07more like thismore than 2014-11-07
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Select Committee Reports 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 the Leader of the House how many times in the last 10 years no Government response to a Lords Select Committee report was forthcoming eight months or longer after the report’s publication; and what were the subjects of the report or reports in question. more like this
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Lord Lexden remove filter
star this property uin HL2730 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 2014-11-21more like thismore than 2014-11-21
star this property answer text <p>This information is not held centrally; it could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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less than 2014-11-21T14:44:34.197Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-21T14:44:34.197Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-23more like thismore than 2015-02-23
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Local Government 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 what steps they are taking to support and champion England’s traditional counties. more like this
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Lord Lexden remove filter
star this property uin HL5107 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 2015-03-10more like thismore than 2015-03-10
star this property answer text <p>England’s traditional counties date back over a thousand years of English history, but many of the counties have been sidelined by Whitehall in recent decades, whether by the bland municipal restructuring of Edward Heath’s Government in 1972, or by the imposition of artificial regional structures by the last Labour Government based on the EU’s Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (the appropriately-named “NUTS” Regulations).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Yet the tapestry of England’s counties binds our nation together, and is interwoven with our cultural fabric – from our cricket to our ales. So this Government has taken a series of steps to champion our traditional counties:</p><p> </p><p>• We have amended planning regulations to allow local and county flags to be flown without planning permission, and published a plain English guide to flying flags. Previously, flying a county flag on an existing flag pole required a princely sum of £335 to be paid to the council.</p><p>• We have supported the Flag Institute in publishing a new guide for would-be vexillologists to encourage a new wave of county and other local flags to be designed and flown. http://www.flaginstitute.org/wp/british-flags/creating-local-and-community-flags/</p><p>• My Department has flown a range of county flags in Whitehall to mark different county days, including Cumberland, Huntingdonshire, Westmorland and Middlesex. We have also flown flags to celebrate other historic localities such as those of the Ridings of Yorkshire and of Wessex – the kingdom which gave birth to the united English nation.</p><p>• We are changing highways regulations to allow traditional county names to appear on boundary road signs. The previous rules prevented unitary councils like Blackpool from having a road sign saying ‘Lancashire’, or Poole saying ‘Dorset’ – since they were not considered to be part of the ‘administrative county’.</p><p>• We have a new online interactive map of England’s different county boundaries. http://communities.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Compare/storytelling_compare/index.html?appid=7b0e661ef66b4a7aacb5a9acf55108ac</p><p>• Ordnance Survey, the Government’s National Mapping Agency, now provides a dataset of current, ceremonial counties (counties retained for the purposes of representing Her Majesty by Lord Lieutenants and High Sheriffs). http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/business-and-government/help-and-support/products/boundary-line.html</p><p>• I can also announce to the House today that from May a dataset of the traditional, historic counties based on 19th Century boundaries will be available on the OS OpenData portal. These datasets are compatible with the OS Boundary-Line product which is available to all free of charge. Ordnance Survey is also going to provide a viewing map window on their website showing both the historic and ceremonial County boundaries on top of a base map.</p><p>• Later in the year, Ordnance Survey is hoping to publish a paper map of the Historic Counties of England, Scotland and Wales (as defined in the Local Government Act 1888 for England and Wales and the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1889 for Scotland), which will be available to the general public to purchase and proudly display.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We are stronger as a nation when we cherish and champion our local and traditional ties. This Government is proud to wave the flag of St George and Union flag alongside our county flags. Whatever one’s class, colour or creed, we should have pride in our English identity within the United Kingdom’s Union that binds us all together.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2015-03-10T15:07:14.753Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-10T15:07:14.753Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
64617
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star this property date less than 2014-06-30more like thismore than 2014-06-30
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Special Educational Needs 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 why independent special schools were removed from the official published league tables, and whether they will consider restoring them. more like this
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Lord Lexden remove filter
star this property uin HL700 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 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
star this property answer text <p>Independent schools, including independent special schools, are not required to follow the national curriculum, conduct teacher assessment or enter pupils for key stage 2 national curriculum tests. They have never therefore been published in the primary school performance tables. However, they have always been included in the secondary school performance tables.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-07-08T11:15:53.4374218Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-08T11:15:53.4374218Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
76561
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star this property date less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Independent Schools Inspectorate 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 what plans they have to alter the procedures and regulations under which the Independent Schools Inspectorate operates. more like this
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Lord Lexden remove filter
star this property uin HL905 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 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
star this property answer text <p>The Government recently consulted on regulations and advice on the approval of independent inspectorates. We intend to commence the relevant provisions of the Education and Skills Act 2008 in September 2014, and introduce the new regulations and advice under those sections. The current approval of the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) under the Education Act 2002 will cease to have effect, and as signalled in the consultation we intend to re-approve ISI under the 2008 Act. We will publish a response to the consultation shortly which will also set out the timescales for the implementation of changes.</p><p> </p><p>The 2008 Act also gives a basis in statute to Ofsted's quality assurance role. This role will continue, with Ofsted carrying out monitoring activities and reporting annually to the Secretary of State on the performance of the independent inspectorates.</p><p> </p><p>If, as a result of the revised agreement or for any other reason, ISI makes changes to their structure and operations, we would expect ISI to consult the schools it inspects before changes are introduced.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL906 more like this
HL907 more like this
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less than 2014-07-14T14:52:40.3962936Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-14T14:52:40.3962936Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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4202
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
76562
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star this property date less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Independent Schools Inspectorate 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 what relationship they envisage in future between Ofsted and the Independent Schools Inspectorate. more like this
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Lord Lexden remove filter
star this property uin HL906 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 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
star this property answer text <p>The Government recently consulted on regulations and advice on the approval of independent inspectorates. We intend to commence the relevant provisions of the Education and Skills Act 2008 in September 2014, and introduce the new regulations and advice under those sections. The current approval of the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) under the Education Act 2002 will cease to have effect, and as signalled in the consultation we intend to re-approve ISI under the 2008 Act. We will publish a response to the consultation shortly which will also set out the timescales for the implementation of changes.</p><p> </p><p>The 2008 Act also gives a basis in statute to Ofsted's quality assurance role. This role will continue, with Ofsted carrying out monitoring activities and reporting annually to the Secretary of State on the performance of the independent inspectorates.</p><p> </p><p>If, as a result of the revised agreement or for any other reason, ISI makes changes to their structure and operations, we would expect ISI to consult the schools it inspects before changes are introduced.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL905 more like this
HL907 more like this
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less than 2014-07-14T14:52:41.1637086Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-14T14:52:41.1637086Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
76563
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star this property date less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Independent Schools Inspectorate 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 changes to the structure and operations of the Independent Schools Inspectorate will come into effect. more like this
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Lord Lexden remove filter
star this property uin HL907 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 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
star this property answer text <p>The Government recently consulted on regulations and advice on the approval of independent inspectorates. We intend to commence the relevant provisions of the Education and Skills Act 2008 in September 2014, and introduce the new regulations and advice under those sections. The current approval of the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) under the Education Act 2002 will cease to have effect, and as signalled in the consultation we intend to re-approve ISI under the 2008 Act. We will publish a response to the consultation shortly which will also set out the timescales for the implementation of changes.</p><p> </p><p>The 2008 Act also gives a basis in statute to Ofsted's quality assurance role. This role will continue, with Ofsted carrying out monitoring activities and reporting annually to the Secretary of State on the performance of the independent inspectorates.</p><p> </p><p>If, as a result of the revised agreement or for any other reason, ISI makes changes to their structure and operations, we would expect ISI to consult the schools it inspects before changes are introduced.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL905 more like this
HL906 more like this
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less than 2014-07-14T14:52:41.288702Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-14T14:52:41.288702Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
76564
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star this property date less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Independent Schools Inspectorate 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 steps they are taking to ensure that schools in membership of member associations of the Independent Schools Council have confidence in changes to the arrangements under which they are inspected. more like this
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Lord Lexden remove filter
star this property uin HL908 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 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
star this property answer text <p>My officials have discussed these matters with the Independent Schools Council (ISC). We have also taken into account the responses of ISC and its member associations to the recent consultation on independent inspectorates, and as a result are making changes to the advice for independent inspectorates, which we will finalise shortly.</p><p>If the Independent Schools Inspectorate makes any changes to its inspection arrangements, we would expect it to consult with their schools and the associations before implementing any changes.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T16:29:48.1233774Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T16:29:48.1233774Z
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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 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Pupils: Bullying 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 what action they are taking to tackle homophobic bullying in schools. more like this
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Lord Lexden remove filter
star this property uin HL2523 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 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
star this property answer text <p>The Government has made preventing and tackling bullying one of its top priorities by striking the right balance between schools’ legal requirements, freedom and accountability.</p><p>On 16 October, the Department for Education announced the £25 million National Prospectus grants programme. Voluntary and community sector organisations, social enterprises and other organisations will be able to bid for part of this funding to tackle bullying. On 29 October, in tandem with the Government Equalities Office, the Department also announced that £2 million will be made available in 2015-16 to help schools tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying more effectively.</p><p>All schools are required by law to have a behaviour policy with measures to address all forms of bullying, including homophobic bullying. We have strengthened teachers’ powers to tackle bullying and are providing £4 million to anti-bullying organisations that are working with schools and children to combat bullying. We have also issued specific advice to schools on preventing and tackling bullying in which we link to national organisations such as Stonewall who can provide specialist advice to schools to tackle homophobia. This information is published online at:</p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/preventing-and-tackling-bullying" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/preventing-and-tackling-bullying</a></p><p>Schools are also held to account by Ofsted for their effectiveness in managing pupil behaviour and safety, which includes homophobic bullying. Inspectors must consider pupils’ freedom from all forms of harassment, bullying and discrimination. As part of the inspection, schools are asked to make available evidence of records and analysis of bullying, in particular homophobic bullying.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-11-06T16:59:46.0414894Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T16:59:46.0414894Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-20more like thismore than 2015-01-20
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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 more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Cadets 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 they have plans to encourage more maintained schools to work with independent schools in establishing new cadet units. more like this
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Lord Lexden remove filter
star this property uin HL4268 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 2015-01-23more like thismore than 2015-01-23
star this property answer text <p>Many of our most respected independent schools and some state schools have for over 100 years looked to military themed activities to give their pupils a sense of discipline, adventure and achievement.</p><p> </p><p>Partnership with an existing cadet unit provides many benefits to state funded schools wanting to set up new units under our Cadet Expansion Programme. Partnership helps to share good practice and transfer skills, especially into schools with no prior military experience. There are many established independent school cadet units willing to partner with state schools.</p><p> </p><p>To date 23 of the 65 schools approved to establish a cadet unit under the Cadet Expansion Programme are benefiting from such a partnership. While we strongly encourage partnership to help schools establish a new unit, we also encourage them to develop their aspirations to establish a stand-alone unit that is able to deliver the cadet experience to many more of their pupils.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2015-01-23T13:59:16.083Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-23T13:59:16.083Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-24more like thismore than 2015-02-24
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Classics: Education 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 steps they are taking to ensure that changes to examination qualifications now under discussion do not set back the expansion of classics teaching in maintained schools. more like this
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Lord Lexden remove filter
star this property uin HL5165 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-02more like thismore than 2015-03-02
star this property answer text <p>Our reform programme for GCSE and A levels is intended to ensure they are demanding and more rigorous. We have taken account of a wide range of concerns in ensuring that the final content for ancient language GCSEs provides a suitable preparation for further study. The published content for A and AS levels has been designed to allow the development of new stand-alone AS qualifications, including for ancient languages, that can be co-taught with the A level. We are supporting secondary schools by funding £500,000 of training for non-specialist teachers of Latin in state schools, which will to help them get to grips with the GCSE standard.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2015-03-02T17:01:31.597Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-02T17:01:31.597Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this