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star this property date less than 2016-04-18more like thismore than 2016-04-18
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Department for Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Terminal Illnesses more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make it her policy to bring forward legislative proposals to make terminal illness a protected characteristic in order to ensure that employees cannot be dismissed for being terminally ill. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris more like this
star this property uin 34383 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-26more like thismore than 2016-04-26
unstar this property answer text <p>The Equality Act 2010 already protects employees from direct disability discrimination where they are diagnosed with cancer, HIV and multiple sclerosis, any of which may be terminal illnesses. Where a diagnosis of serious illness is not (or not initially) terminal, protection from discrimination would still be available where an employee’s condition fits the definition of a disability, which in the 2010 Act is defined as a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.</p><p>Where a disabled employee is dismissed because they have a terminal illness, they can seek redress under the 2010 Act. Also, should an employer effectively force such an employee to resign from their job, the constructive dismissal provisions in employment law may be applicable.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport remove filter
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2016-04-26T16:16:41.443Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-26T16:16:41.443Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-07-15more like thismore than 2016-07-15
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Department for Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Day Care more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to improve the quality of early education and childcare. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bradford South more like this
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Judith Cummins more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-25more like thismore than 2016-07-25
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government wants all children, regardless of their starting point, to have access to quality early education and childcare, as we know this makes a difference to their outcomes in later life. That is why we have taken the following steps to support the quality of early years provision:</p><p> </p><ul><li>The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) helps early years providers to prepare young children for school and improve their life chances by requiring them to deliver high-quality provision. The 2014-15 EYFS Profile results show that the proportion of children achieving a good level of development continues to increase – 66% in 2015, compared to 60% in 2014, and 52% in 2013.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>We work closely with Ofsted to ensure a robust regulatory and inspection framework to drive continuous improvement in quality. The sector has responded very positively and the latest statistics show that 86% of early years providers were rated “good” or “outstanding” as of 31 March 2016.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>The quality of the workforce continues to improve, with 87% of staff in full day care settings now qualified to level 3 (equivalent level of study to A-level). We are developing a workforce strategy that will aim to remove barriers to attracting, retaining and developing staff.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>From September 2016, all newly qualified level 2 and level 3 staff must also have paediatric first aid training if they are to count in the EYFS staff:child ratios. This will mean an extra 15,000 staff a year coming into the sector with first aid training, providing vital reassurance to parents that their children will be well cared for.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>We have also introduced the Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP). Each eligible child will is funded for an EYPP of 53p per hour on top of the rate currently paid for the funded entitlement. This amounts to over £300 a year for a child taking up the full entitlement. Providers have flexibility about how they spend this money in order to improve the quality of provision for eligible children, but are held to account by Ofsted for using it effectively.</li></ul>
star this property answering member constituency Gosport remove filter
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2016-07-25T14:47:58.757Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-25T14:47:58.757Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Judith Cummins more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-18more like thismore than 2016-07-18
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Department for Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Teachers: Training more like this
unstar 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 assessment she has made of the trends in the number of applications to Early Years Teacher training courses over the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bradford South more like this
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Judith Cummins more like this
star this property uin 43027 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-05more like thismore than 2016-09-05
unstar this property answer text <p>The Head of Profession for Statistics for the Department is currently reviewing the data collected on Early Years initial teacher training. We are unable to provide any data or assessment of trends while this review is ongoing. It is intended that the first data will be published in November 2016.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport remove filter
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2016-09-05T16:47:27.25Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-05T16:47:27.25Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Judith Cummins more like this
540013
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star this property date less than 2016-07-19more like thismore than 2016-07-19
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Department for Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Pre-school Education: Finance more like this
unstar 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 she will ensure that the review of fair funding for early years education includes steps to close the gender attainment gap at age five. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tewkesbury more like this
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Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
star this property uin 43415 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-05more like thismore than 2016-09-05
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government published a consultation on an Early Years National Funding Formula and changes to funding for the three- and four-year old free entitlements to childcare on Thursday 11 August. The consultation focuses on a creating a fair and transparent way of distributing Government funding to childcare providers. Our proposals set out the means by which every child in receipt of the free entitlement attracts funding to meet their individual needs, regardless of their gender. We rely on the early years profession to spend the money appropriately to meet those needs.</p><p> </p><p>We are making a significant investment in early years education – the expenditure on the free entitlements alone will rise by 38% over this Parliament. Our investment supports the continued increase in the number of qualified staff and the number of providers rated good or outstanding by Ofsted. More than 80% of children are reaching the expected communication and language skills by age five, but we will continue working with the sector until every child gets the high quality education they deserve.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Gosport remove filter
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2016-09-05T16:45:29.417Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-05T16:45:29.417Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-07-20more like thismore than 2016-07-20
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Department for Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Pre-school Education 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, how the planned early years workforce strategy will increase recruitment and improve retention of early years teachers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Pudsey more like this
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Stuart Andrew more like this
star this property uin 43475 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-05more like thismore than 2016-09-05
unstar this property answer text <p>The government recognises the importance of the early years workforce in improving quality and delivering better outcomes for children. That is why we are committed to publishing an early years workforce strategy. The strategy will set out how government will help to remove barriers to attracting, retaining and developing staff. As part of the strategy government will look at the barriers to growing the body of graduates in the workforce.</p><p> </p><p>The government wants to see more trained graduates in the workforce, and we are supporting this by providing funding for course fees and bursaries to eligible trainees, and also funding for employers to support trainees. Information about training routes is available on the Get into Teaching website at: <a href="https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport remove filter
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2016-09-05T16:46:48.013Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-05T16:46:48.013Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-07-21more like thismore than 2016-07-21
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Department for Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Pre-school Education more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an assessment of the implications for her policies (a) in general and (b) on the gender gap for early language attainment at age five of the findings of Save the Children's report entitled The Lost Boys: How boys are falling behind in their early years published in July 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East more like this
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
star this property uin 43937 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-05more like thismore than 2016-09-05
unstar this property answer text <p>The government recognises a key part of raising the standard of education for all children, regardless of background or gender, is to ensure they receive a good level of development in literacy and numeracy before they start school at age five.</p><p> </p><p>The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework sets the prime areas of learning which early years providers must follow. This includes a focus on communication and language. The Early Years Foundation stage is published on gov.uk and can be accessed through the following link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/335504/EYFS_framework_from_1_September_2014__with_clarification_note.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/335504/EYFS_framework_from_1_September_2014__with_clarification_note.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>The 2014-15 EYFS Profile results tell us that the proportion of children achieving a good level of development continues to increase – 66 % in 2015, compared to 60% in 2014 and 52% in 2013. The EYFS Profile results also show that more than 80% of children are reaching the expected communication and language skills by age five. A higher proportion of children eligible for free school meals are achieving a good level of development – 51% in 2015 compared to 45% in 2014. Although the gap between disadvantaged children and their peers is narrowing, we recognise there is still some way to go.</p><p> </p><p>The government is making a significant investment in the early years sector, working closely with the profession to help improve its status. As a result, numbers of qualified staff have risen, numbers of graduates in the workforce continues to rise, and a record number of providers are rated good or outstanding, with 86% of providers currently on the Early Years Register judged good or outstanding for overall effectiveness at 31 March 2016. This represents an eight percentage point increase on the position at 31 March 2014.</p><p> </p><p>The quality of the workforce continues to rise with 87% of staff in full day care settings now qualified to level 3 (equivalent level of study to A-level). To improve the quality of the workforce further, we have introduced early years teachers who must meet the same entry qualification requirements as teachers of older children.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Gosport remove filter
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2016-09-05T16:46:05.47Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-05T16:46:05.47Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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Department for Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Pre-school Education: Finance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the implications for her Department's funding of free early education of the conclusions of the report of the Family and Childcare Trust, Driving High Quality Childcare: the role of local authorities, published on 11 August 2016, on the proportion of local authorities which use such funding to encourage graduate-led care. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 44489 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-12more like thismore than 2016-09-12
unstar this property answer text <p>We recognise that high quality childcare improves children’s long-term educational outcomes and helps close the gap in attainment between the most disadvantaged children and their peers. We want to enable all children, whatever their background and individual needs, to access high quality early education. Investment has an important part to play in achieving continued improvements in quality. We have committed over £1 billion more per year by 2019-20 to fund the early years entitlements – this includes £300 million per year from 2017-18 for a significant increase to the rate paid for the two, three and four year old entitlements.</p><p> </p><p>We know that high quality childcare has the most significant impact on those from disadvantaged homes. Therefore it is important that funding is targeted at those areas and children who need it most. This is why we propose an additional needs factor in the early years national funding formula, on which we are currently consulting. This will channel funding towards local authorities with a higher relative proportion of children with additional needs.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst we know funding plays a role in the quality of childcare, we also recognise the importance of the early years workforce in improving quality and delivering better outcomes for children. That is why we are committed to publishing an early years workforce strategy. The Government currently delivers early years initial teacher training places in England. We fund eligible graduates to undertake the training, and provide student bursaries. Information about training routes is available on the Get into Teaching website at: <a href="https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Gosport remove filter
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2016-09-12T14:31:13.617Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T14:31:13.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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Department for Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Pre-school Education: Finance more like this
unstar 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, if she will ensure that the review of fair funding for early years education includes steps to close the attainment gap in children at age five. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Derby North more like this
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Amanda Solloway more like this
star this property uin 44446 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-08more like thismore than 2016-09-08
unstar this property answer text <p>This Government is committed to narrowing the gap in attainment between the most disadvantaged children and their peers, including in the early years. We will be investing over £1 billion more per year by 2019-20 to fund our commitments on the early years entitlements – this includes £300 million per year from 2017-18 for a significant increase to the hourly rate paid for the two, three and four year old entitlements.</p><p> </p><p>The 2014-15 Early Years Foundation Stage Profile results tell us that the proportion of children achieving a good level of development continues to increase – 66% in 2015, compared to 60% in 2014 and 52% in 2013. A higher proportion of children eligible for free school meals are achieving a good level of development – 51% in 2015 compared to 45% in 2014.</p><p> </p><p>We need to continue this improvement. This is why we propose an additional needs factor in our new early years national funding formula, to channel funding towards local authorities with a higher relative proportion of children with additional needs.</p><p> </p><p>The Government already provides additional funding for the most disadvantaged three- and four-year olds through the Early Years Pupil Premium. This will continue as a separate funding stream, additional to the early years national funding formula.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Gosport remove filter
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2016-09-08T16:14:31.26Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-08T16:14:31.26Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Amanda Solloway more like this
573633
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star this property date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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Department for Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Communication Skills more like this
unstar 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 plans to take to ensure that (a) all children start their first year of school with the expected levels of language and communication skills and (b) the gap in those skills between children aged five from richer and poorer backgrounds is closed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hall Green more like this
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Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
star this property uin 44605 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-12more like thismore than 2016-09-12
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government recognises a key part of raising the standard of education for all children, regardless of background, is to ensure they receive a good level of development in literacy and numeracy before they start school at age five, which is why in 2010 we extended the free entitlement to 15 hours for all three and four year olds</p><p> </p><p>The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework sets the prime areas of learning which early years providers must follow. This includes a focus on communication and language. The Early Years Foundation stage is published on gov.uk and is available at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/335504/EYFS_framework_from_1_September_2014__with_clarification_note.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/335504/EYFS_framework_from_1_September_2014__with_clarification_note.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>The 2014-15 EYFS Profile results tell us that the proportion of children achieving a good level of development continues to increase – 66 % in 2015, compared to 60% in 2014 and 52% in 2013. The EYFS Profile results also show that more than 80% of children are reaching the expected communication and language skills by age five. A higher proportion of children eligible for free school meals are achieving a good level of development – 51% in 2015 compared to 45% in 2014. Although the gap between disadvantaged children and their peers is narrowing, we recognise there is still some way to go.</p><p> </p><p>The quality of early education is improving, the numbers of qualified staff have risen, the numbers of graduates in the workforce continues to rise, and a record number of providers are rated good or outstanding, with 86% of providers currently on the Early Years Register judged good or outstanding for overall effectiveness at 31 March 2016.</p><p> </p><p>The quality of the workforce continues to rise with 87% of staff in full day care settings now qualified to level 3 (equivalent level of study to A-level). To improve the quality of the workforce further, we have introduced early years teachers who must meet the same entry qualification requirements as teachers of older children. We have also introduced an early years pupil premium to help providers support the learning and development of children from disadvantaged backgrounds.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Gosport remove filter
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2016-09-12T14:41:24.847Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T14:41:24.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
573644
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star this property date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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Department for Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Education: Females more like this
unstar 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 her Department is taking to implement the actions identified for it in the Government's Ending Violence against Women and Girls Strategy 2016-2020, published in March 2016; and when a member of staff from her Department last attended a Violence against Women and Girls Stakeholder Meeting chaired by the Home Office. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Preston more like this
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Mr Mark Hendrick more like this
star this property uin 44238 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-07more like thismore than 2016-09-07
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to delivering the Strategy published in March. The table below shows the progress made in delivering the actions allocated to the Department for Education (DfE) or the Government Equalities Office (GEO).</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>REF</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>DfE/ GEO</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>ACTION</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>PROGRESS</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>GEO</p></td><td><p>Develop new guidance in consultation with teachers for PHSE lessons specifically about gender equality (Apr 2016).</p></td><td><p>GEO has been working with the PSHE Association to consult teachers on how best to deliver this commitment.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>GEO</p></td><td><p>Fund the Freedom Charity to expand the ‘Train the Trainers’ project…. (Apr 2016).</p></td><td><p>GEO funded the Freedom Charity to expand their ‘Train the Trainers’ project to reach a greater number of communities and empower teachers to deal with the topic of forced marriage sensitively and confidently. This funding enabled an additional 3,620 students and 1,230 staff to learn about forced marriage with Freedom.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>DfE</p></td><td><p>Publish a consultation report on updated statutory safeguarding guidance for schools, <em>Keeping Children Safe in Education, </em>to come into force in September 2016 (May 2016).</p></td><td><p>DfE published the Government response to the consultation in May, and published a draft of the revised guidance for information at that time. The guidance came into force on 5 September 2016.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>HO/ GEO</p></td><td><p>Launch the second phase of the national prevention campaign to challenge abuse in teenage relationships and promote understanding of health relationships and consent – including among LGB&amp;T teenagers (Feb 2016).</p></td><td><p>GEO, in partnership with the Home Office, launched <em>Disrespect Nobody</em>, the second phase of the national prevention campaign to challenge abuse in teenage relationships. This included a TV advert, along with a dedicated website, blogs and guidance for teachers.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>DfE</p></td><td><p>Launch a communications campaign to encourage the public to report all forms of child abuse to help address people’s fear of reporting (Mar – autumn 2016).</p></td><td><p>In March 2016 DfE launched the national <em>Together we can tackle child abuse</em> campaign to encourage members of the public to report any concerns they may have about a child, in particular about suspected child abuse and neglect. Over 100 councils have engaged with the campaign so far, and our findings indicate that it is giving people a sense of confidence to report their suspicions. We know it takes time to change opinions and behaviours, which is why we plan to run the campaign again in 2017.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>8</p></td><td><p>GEO</p></td><td><p>Update Media Smart resources (with the Advertising Association) to help teachers and parents improve primary school children’s understanding of how gender is represented in the media and their resilience to negative content (Sep 2016).</p></td><td><p>GEO commissioned the charity Media Smart to develop a new resource to help teachers and parents improve primary school children’s understanding of how gender is represented in the media and their resilience to negative content. The resource was published in August 2016 and will be disseminated to schools this term.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>GEO</p></td><td><p>Conduct or commission mapping of the evidence base and initiatives that engage men, boys and bystanders in VAWG prevention to identify how Government can build on these initiatives to further social change (Apr 2017).</p></td><td><p>GEO is currently mapping the evidence base and initiatives that engage men, boys and bystanders in VAWG prevention, as well as meeting with stakeholders working in this area.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>18</p></td><td><p>DfE</p></td><td><p>Raise standards in social work and overhaul social work education and practice to improve the recruitment, retention and development of social workers under-pinned by a new regulator…. (all social workers assessed and accredited by 2020).</p></td><td><p>DfE is continuing to develop our plans for the assessment and accreditation of child and family social workers and will consult this autumn. We expect the first social workers will begin assessment in spring 2017. The Children and Social Work Bill includes provision to establish a new regulator for social workers.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>19</p></td><td><p>DfE</p></td><td><p>Establish a What Works Centre, with up to £20m of funding, which will be an evidence-based resource to support social workers and work alongside the Chief Social Worker (by end 2016).</p></td><td><p>It is expected that the What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care will be established in 2017 – we are currently considering options for the model and set-up process and carried out early market engagement in June/July 2016 to inform our thinking.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>28</p></td><td><p>GEO/ HO</p></td><td><p>Establish an official Government working group to map out current issues, prevalence, initiatives and barriers to addressing gendered online abuse to improve understanding and coordinate the response to online manifestations of VAWG (Dec 2016).</p></td><td><p>In partnership with the Home Office, GEO has established an official Government working group to do this. This work is ongoing.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>GEO</p></td><td><p>Continue to ensure victims of revenge pornography have access to bespoke support and advice about their right to have the images removed from websites (review Apr 2017).</p></td><td><p>GEO has funded the Revenge Porn Helpline for a further year to continue its important work supporting victims of revenge porn and working to have such images removed from websites.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>68</p></td><td><p>DfE</p></td><td><p>Carry out an urgent review of Local Safeguarding Children Boards and take forward plans to centralise serious case reviews so that lessons from serious incidents can be learned more quickly and effectively (review completed by Mar 2016).</p></td><td><p>The review was completed in March 2016 and published in May 2016. Provisions to cover the key recommendations on LSCBs and reviews are included in the Children and Social Work Bill.</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Department officials are in regular contact with their Home Office counterparts to discuss relevant policy issues, including those raised by stakeholders. Such discussions run alongside inter-ministerial meetings, the most recent of which I attended in June.</p>
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