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star this property date less than 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Pupil Exclusions: Ethnic Groups more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment his Department has made of trends in the level of school exclusions for each ethnic group. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 252824 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>The rate of exclusion varies by pupil ethnicity, with pupils of some ethnic groups more likely to be excluded and others less.[1]</p><p> </p><p>Last March, the Government commissioned Edward Timpson to explore how head teachers use exclusion and why some groups of pupils are more likely to be excluded than others.</p><p> </p><p>New analysis undertaken for the Timpson Review shows that some ethnic groups are more likely to be excluded after controlling for other observable characteristics. For example, after accounting for other factors, Black Caribbean children are around 1.7 times more likely to be permanently excluded compared to White British children, while Mixed White and Black Caribbean children are around 1.6 times more likely, and Indian and Bangladeshi pupils are around half as likely.</p><p> </p><p>Equally, children in some ethnic groups do not appear to be permanently excluded at a different rate from White British pupils, such as Black African children.</p><p> </p><p>The Timpson review, the analysis technical note, and the Government’s response can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/school-exclusions-review-call-for-evidence" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/school-exclusions-review-call-for-evidence</a>.</p><p> </p><p>[1] <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/permanent-and-fixed-period-exclusions-in-england-2016-to-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/permanent-and-fixed-period-exclusions-in-england-2016-to-2017</a>. National tables, table 8.</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 2019-05-15T12:13:50.66Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T12:13:50.66Z
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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 Jim Cunningham more like this
1125016
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Fossil Fuels: Universities 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, what steps the Government is taking to encourage universities to divest from global coal, oil and gas companies. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 251208 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 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>Universities are autonomous from the government, so we do not specifically encourage them to divest from global coal, oil and gas companies.</p><p> </p><p>The government is committed to supporting the effective management of climate-related financial risks, and we have endorsed the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures.</p> more like this
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 2019-05-13T16:07:53.993Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T16:07:53.993Z
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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 Jim Cunningham more like this
1123141
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star this property date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Construction: Apprentices more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of apprenticeships in the construction sector. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 247581 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
star this property answer text <p>We have introduced a wide range of reforms to apprenticeships to improve their quality and encourage employers in all sectors to increase the number of apprenticeships they offer.</p><p>We are pleased that the construction sector has committed to increase apprenticeship starts to 25,000 a year by 2020, as part of its Sector Deal with the government. We are working closely with them to achieve this (for example, the Construction Industry Training Board links employers and apprentices, and can see encouraging momentum towards this goal).</p><p>In the first half of 2018-19, there were 16,700 starts in the Construction, Planning and Built Environment sector, an increase from 16,080 and from 15,060 at the same points in 2017-18 and 2016-17 respectively. 70 industry-designed apprenticeship standards are available in the construction sector, with 30 more standards in development.</p><p>To support all employers to make the long-term, sustainable investment in training, in April 2019 we halved the co-investment rate from 10% to 5% for new starts and increased the amount that levy paying employers can transfer to other employers from 10% to 25%.</p><p>Through our ‘Fire it Up’ communication campaign, we are also working across the country to raise awareness of apprenticeships and the benefits that they bring to both employers and apprentices.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2019-04-30T16:10:34.533Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-30T16:10:34.533Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1122427
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star this property date less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Qualifications: Gender more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to tackle the achievement gap in qualifications between male and female pupils in schools. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
star this property answer text <p>This government is determined to deliver an education system that offers world-class education to every pupil, and ensures that all children and young people – regardless of their gender, ethnicity or background – have the opportunity to go as far as their talents and hard work will take them.</p><p>Our ongoing education reforms are intended to set the highest expectations for what all school-age pupils will achieve. We have put in place a stretching national curriculum and world-class qualifications, and performance measures that encourage more pupils to study GCSEs in the academic subjects that most enable progress to higher education. We have also introduced the Attainment 8 and Progress 8 measures, which are designed to focus the attention of secondary schools on the academic progress that every pupil makes between the end of primary school and the end of key stage 4, as well as their achievement in GCSEs.</p><p>We have given head teachers flexibility over the resources allocated to their schools, so that they can determine what provision to put in place to ensure that every pupil – boys and girls alike – is engaged, challenged and can achieve to the best of their abilities. The national funding formula for schools includes a low prior attainment factor, to help schools put support in place for those pupils who did not reach the expected standard in national assessments at the end of the previous phase of education. We also continue to provide additional funding to schools through the pupil premium in order to improve the progress and attainment of pupils from financially disadvantaged family backgrounds.</p><p> </p>
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 2019-04-29T15:55:22.013Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-29T15:55:22.013Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Schools: Discrimination more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to prevent sexism in schools. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 246440 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 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
star this property answer text <p>The Equality Act makes it unlawful for a school to discriminate against or treat a pupil less favourably because of protected characteristics. Under the Public Sector Equality Duty, schools that are public bodies have a general duty to have regard to the need to eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and to advance equality of opportunity between different groups and foster good relations between different groups.</p><p> </p><p>In November 2018, the Department published Respectful School Communities, a self-review and signposting tool that supports schools in developing a whole-school approach that promotes respect and discipline. This can combat sexual bullying, sexual harassment, and prejudice and helps schools to identify the various elements that make up a whole school approach, consider gaps in their current practice, and get further support. The Respectful School Communities review is available here: <a href="https://educateagainsthate.com/school-leaders/?filter=guidance-and-training-school-leaders" target="_blank">https://educateagainsthate.com/school-leaders/?filter=guidance-and-training-school-leaders</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is making relationships education compulsory for all primary pupils, relationships and sex education compulsory for all secondary pupils, and health education compulsory for all pupils in state-funded schools from September 2020. The draft guidance sets out that pupils will be taught about the importance of developing healthy, respectful and positive relationships. Pupils should also know about the negative impact of discrimination, what a stereotype is, and how stereotypes, including those based on gender, can be unfair, negative or destructive.</p><p> </p><p>Advice is also available for schools and colleges on how to prevent and respond to reports of sexual violence and harassment between children. It sets out what to do if there are incidents of this kind in the 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 2019-04-29T16:52:34.907Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-29T16:52:34.907Z
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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 Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Education: Finance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of education funding in England. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 242682 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-15more like thismore than 2019-04-15
star this property answer text <p>The Department frequently reviews the adequacy of funding across its sectors. An additional £1.3 billion has been invested in schools across 2018/19 and 2019/20, over and above the allocations set out at the last Spending Review. £7 billion will be invested in further education and skills this year alone to make sure there is an education or training place for every 16 to 19-year old who wants one, and a major review of post-18 education and funding is underway.</p><p> </p><p>The Spending Review presents an opportunity for the Department to comprehensively review its spending. The Department is committed to working with the Treasury to understand what resources the education sector needs over the coming years, and to securing the right deal for education.</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 2019-04-15T15:33:10.887Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-15T15:33:10.887Z
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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 Jim Cunningham more like this
1110627
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star this property date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Languages: Curriculum more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the provision for modern foreign language lessons in schools. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 242683 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-15more like thismore than 2019-04-15
star this property answer text <p>The reformed National Curriculum makes it compulsory for pupils in maintained schools to be taught a foreign language in Key Stage 2, and the English Baccalaureate performance measure, which includes languages, has seen the proportion of GCSE entries from pupils in state-funded schools in a modern foreign language (MFL) increase from 40% in 2010 to 46% in 2018.</p><p>Ofsted's survey of Key Stage 3, published in September 2015, found that of 51 routine inspections carried out during June and July 2015, achievement was not good enough in just under half of Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) classes observed.[1]</p><p>The Teaching Schools Council review of MFL pedagogy at Key Stages 3 and 4, conducted in 2016, focussed on how foreign languages are taught, and made a number of recommendations.[2]</p><p>Based on these recommendations, the Government is providing £4.8 million for the MFL Hubs programme, the aim of which is to improve access to high quality MFL subject teaching. The Department has also funded nine projects across the country to provide continuing professional development for primary and secondary teachers.</p><p> </p><p>[1] <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/459830/Key_Stage_3_the_wasted_years.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/459830/Key_Stage_3_the_wasted_years.pdf</a>.</p><p>[2] <a href="https://www.tscouncil.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/MFL-Pedagogy-Review-Report-2.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.tscouncil.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/MFL-Pedagogy-Review-Report-2.pdf</a>.</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 2019-04-15T15:29:45.337Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-15T15:29:45.337Z
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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 Jim Cunningham more like this
1110356
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star this property date less than 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Students: Plagiarism more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to prevent essay mills businesses from targeting university students. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 242015 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
star this property answer text <p>The use of companies that sell bespoke essays to students who pass the work off as their own undermines the reputation of the education system in this country and devalues the hard work of those succeeding on their own merit.</p><p> </p><p>The government has a clear expectation that educational institutions do everything in their power to prevent students being tempted by these companies. In a university context that may be through introducing initiatives such as honour codes, as well as making sure their students are aware of the severe consequences they face if they are caught cheating.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the department published an Education Technology strategy on 3 April which challenges technology companies to identify how anti-cheating software can tackle the growth of essay mills and stay one step ahead of the cheats. This strategy can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/realising-the-potential-of-technology-in-education" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/realising-the-potential-of-technology-in-education</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The government is supporting the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) to put pressure on technology companies who readily facilitate the use of essay mills.</p><p> </p><p>On 20 March, my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education, challenged PayPal to stop processing payments for ‘essay mills’ as part of an accelerated drive to preserve and champion the quality of the UK’s world-leading higher education system.</p><p> </p><p>PayPal is now working with businesses associated with essay-writing services to ensure its platform is not used to facilitate deceptive and fraudulent practices in education.</p><p> </p><p>Google and YouTube have also responded by removing hundreds of advertisements for essay writing services and promotional content from their sites.</p><p> </p><p>This supports and furthers the 2017 efforts of the QAA and National Union of Students and Universities UK who responded to the government’s request to develop guidance for higher education providers on how to combat the threat of “contract cheating”.</p><p> </p><p>This guidance includes advice to higher education providers to consider blocking access to essay mills from computers and Wi-Fi systems on their property and disrupting essay mills’ opportunities to advertise by asking pamphlet distributers to leave their campuses and using their own social media and email accounts to contact their students, warning them about any detected contact from particular sites and companies and re-stressing the need for academic integrity.</p><p> </p><p>The Office for Students (OfS) is the independent regulator of higher education in England. Through the Higher Education and Research Act 2017, the government has given the OfS the power to take action if higher education providers are found to be, in any way, complicit in cheating. This includes imposing fines or ultimately de-registration, the highest possible punishment. The government remains open to the future need for additional legislation and will continue to investigate all options available.</p><p> </p><p>We are determined to beat the cheats who threaten the integrity of our higher education system.</p><p> </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 2019-04-11T15:59:58.573Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-11T15:59:58.573Z
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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 Jim Cunningham more like this
1108806
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star this property date less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Pupil Exclusions 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 his department is taking to discourage schools from excluding primary-aged pupils. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 239182 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-04more like thismore than 2019-04-04
star this property answer text <p>Good discipline in schools is essential to ensure that all pupils can benefit from the opportunities provided by education. Schools can only exclude a pupil for a disciplinary reason, and all decisions to exclude a pupil must be lawful, reasonable and fair. The Government supports head teachers in using exclusion as a sanction, where it is warranted.</p><p> </p><p>Statutory guidance issued to schools is clear that they should consider underlying causes of poor behaviour before issuing an exclusion as a last resort.</p><p> </p><p>In March 2018, the Government launched an externally-led review of exclusions practice, led by Edward Timpson CBE. The review is exploring how head teachers use exclusion, and why pupils with particular characteristics are more likely to be excluded from school. It is also considering the differences in exclusion rates across primary and secondary schools in England. The review and the Government response will be published shortly.</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 2019-04-04T15:11:49.313Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-04T15:11:49.313Z
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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 Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-22more like thismore than 2019-03-22
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Free Schools: Rents more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the annual cost to the public purse of rent paid by his Department for (a) land and (b) buildings for free schools in each year since 2010. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
star this property answer text <p>The free schools programme was introduced in 2010 with the first free school opening in September 2011. As of 1 March 2019, there are 443 free schools open across the country, which will provide over 250,000 places at capacity.</p><p> </p><p>The department &amp; LocatED are responsible for acquiring the land and buildings required to establish these schools, ensuring that they are located in appropriate and safe surroundings, are a good fit with the school’s educational aims and offer good value for money.</p><p> </p><p>In most cases, land and buildings are acquired on a freehold or peppercorn lease, however, for some schools; particularly those involving the use of temporary accommodation, the department may enter into a commercial lease. The department estimates the total rental payment for land and buildings for free schools for each academic year to be as set out in the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Academic Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Costs (to the nearest £100,000)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/2011</p></td><td><p>£0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/2012</p></td><td><p>£0.4 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/2013</p></td><td><p>£2.3 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/2014</p></td><td><p>£7.4 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/2015</p></td><td><p>£9.0 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/2016</p></td><td><p>£10.8 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/2017</p></td><td><p>£12.4 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/2018</p></td><td><p>£13.6 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018/2019 (to date)</p></td><td><p>£10.6 million</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The department’s total rental costs for land and buildings (including for the department’s own use) are set out in the Consolidated Annual Report and Accounts.</p>
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 2019-03-28T16:01:36.963Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-28T16:01:36.963Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this