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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
star this property hansard heading Schools: Standards remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Elizabeth Truss MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Education and Childcare, that "our 15 year-olds are up to three years behind their peers in the top-performing countries in reading and mathematics", what action they propose to address this. more like this
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Lord Quirk more like this
star this property uin HL698 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department for Education believes that improving the quality of teaching in literacy and numeracy is crucial to building the foundation for future study and work. The Government has revised the national curriculum and set more rigorous and challenging content in English and mathematics to match the highest performing countries around the world. The new programmes of study for English and maths will challenge pupils to realise their potential in an increasingly competitive global market.</p><p> </p><p>The new maths GCSE will have more content, be more challenging and – alongside English - will be double weighted in school performance tables. The Department has recently allocated £11 million to fund <del class="ministerial">over</del> 32 new maths hubs to support a more challenging maths GCSE to improve the quality of maths education. This initiative, which includes a teacher exchange programme with Shanghai, will enable every school and college in England, from early years to the post-16 sector, to access locally-tailored support in all areas of maths teaching and learning.</p><p> </p><p>The new national curriculum for English places a greater emphasis on reading and requires pupils to study a range of books, poems and plays.</p><p>The national curriculum for English will give teachers greater flexibility and freedom which will help to raise standards and expectations for all pupils. It has been significantly slimmed down and will free up teachers to use their professional judgement to design curricula that meet the needs of their pupils.</p><p> </p><p>The new English language GCSE will place greater demands on pupils and has more emphasis on those skills demanded by employers. The new English literature GCSE will build on this foundation, and encourage students to read, write and think critically.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-07-08T15:42:37.307Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-08T15:42:37.307Z
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less than 2014-07-09T15:07:12.1098723Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-09T15:07:12.1098723Z
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4270
star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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4270
star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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3254
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Quirk more like this
63784
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
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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
star this property hansard heading Schools: Standards remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the new Schools Challenges Cymru programme in Wales; and what measures they are taking to tackle underperformance in English state-funded schools. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL568 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
unstar this property answer text <p>There is value in all administrations in the UK learning from each other, including from results achieved by Schools Challenge Cymru programme. There is a clear parallel between what this aims to achieve and the academies programme in England: tackling underperformance of schools and encouraging greater collaboration. School-led improvement is at the core of our education reforms and we continue to encourage networks of school-to-school support in which the best schools work with schools in difficulties.</p><p> </p><p>We have a robust and comprehensive framework for tackling underperformance in English state-funded schools. Statutory guidance to local authorities sets out our expectation that they should take swift action where maintained schools are underperforming, including replacing the governing body with an interim executive board and converting the school to an academy with a strong sponsor. The guidance can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/schools-causing-concern--2" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/schools-causing-concern--2</a></p><p> </p><p>The Department for Education will take decisive action where an academy is under-performing, which can ultimately lead to the termination of their funding agreement and transferring a school to another high performing academy chain.</p><p> </p><p>Ofsted has implemented a more rigorous inspection framework, with performance data forming part of the information used to target inspections on the weakest schools.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-07-08T11:15:17.4783135Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-08T11:15:17.4783135Z
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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 Storey more like this
78240
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Schools: Standards remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of introducing data on post-school destinations in addition to academic achievements as an indicator of school performance. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL1135 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department for Education intends to publish destination measures data for both key stage 4 (KS4) and key stage 5 (KS5) in performance tables once we are satisfied that the data are robust enough. KS4 education destinations are already included in performance tables, and have been since 2013, but before we publish full destinations data we have to test and evaluate it fully to ensure its reliability.</p><p> </p><p>We published the KS5 destination measure for the first time as experimental statistics in the 2014 destinations statistical first release[1] because of the inclusion of new institutions, such as independent schools and special schools. The employment, training and characteristics data need to be fully tested and evaluated before they can be published on the performance tables website. Tables, including employment data and breakdowns of the data based on student characteristics for former KS4 students, have also been published in the destination measures statistical first release (experimental statistics) alongside the KS5 data.</p><p> </p><p>[1] <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-destinations" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-destinations</a></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T16:40:46.962822Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T16:40:46.962822Z
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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 Allen of Kensington more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Schools: Standards remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of primary and secondary schools have had their Ofsted rating lowered since the last assessment in (a) Ashfield constituency, (b) Nottinghamshire and (c) the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashfield more like this
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Gloria De Piero more like this
star this property uin 205146 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-16more like thismore than 2014-07-16
unstar this property answer text <p>This question is a matter for Ofsted. I have asked Her Majesty's Chief Inspector, Sir Michael Wilshaw, to write to the hon. Member. A copy of his reply will be placed in the House Library.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-07-16T13:48:24.4217456Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-16T13:48:24.4217456Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gloria De Piero more like this
61659
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Schools: Standards remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the current status is of schools placed in special measures in (a) Copeland and (b) Cumbria; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Copeland more like this
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Mr Jamie Reed more like this
star this property uin 200366 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
unstar this property answer text <p>There is one school judged to require special measures in Copeland. There are 12 schools in special measures in Cumbria.</p><p> </p><p>Of these 12 schools, nine have received HMI monitoring visits where they have been judged to be either making reasonable progress or their plans are fit for purpose. Two schools are awaiting monitoring visits.</p><p> </p><p>The Interim Executive Board of Walney School has voted to become an academy on 1 September 2014, sponsored by Queen Katherine Academy Trust. The school was granted an Academy Order in April 2014.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
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less than 2014-06-19T12:38:11.733552Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-19T12:38:11.733552Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jamie Reed more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Schools: Standards remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has to reform school performance measures to include destination data and include the number of school students who enter employment or work-based training. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Worcestershire more like this
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Sir Peter Luff more like this
star this property uin 204197 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department for Education aims is to publish both the key stage 4 (KS4) and key stage 5 (KS5) destination measures in performance tables once we are content that the data are robust enough. KS4 education destinations are already included in performance tables, and have been since 2013, but before we publish full destinations data we have to test and evaluate it fully to ensure reliability.</p><p> </p><p>We published the KS5 destination measure as experimental statistics in the 2014 destinations statistical first release[1] because of the inclusion of new institutions, such as independent schools and special schools, for the first time. The employment, training and characteristics data need to be fully tested and evaluated before they can be published on the performance tables website. Tables, including employment data and breakdowns of the data based on student characteristics for former KS4 students, have also been published in the destination measures' statistical first release (experimental statistics) alongside the KS5 data.</p><p> </p><p>[1] https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-destinations</p>
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-07-14T14:37:58.6100135Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-14T14:37:58.6100135Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Peter Luff more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-17more like thismore than 2014-10-17
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Schools: Standards remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children were taught in schools rated as good or outstanding by Ofsted in (a) 2010 and (b) the last date for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Swindon more like this
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Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property uin 211002 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
unstar this property answer text <p>This is a matter for Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, Sir Michael Wilshaw. A copy of his reply will be placed in the library of the House.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T10:08:31.9131977Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T10:08:31.9131977Z
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1473
star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this