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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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 Teachers: Training 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, when she expects to announce the initial teacher training: trainee number census 2014-15 for (a) school direct places and (b) provider-led places. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff West more like this
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Kevin Brennan more like this
star this property uin 211329 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property answer text <p>The Initial Teacher Training Census for 2014-15 will be published on 27 November 2014. This will contain a breakdown of figures to cover school-led (including school direct) and provider-led places.</p><p>The publication will be made available at:</p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-teacher-training" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-teacher-training</a></p><p> </p> more like this
unstar 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 2014-10-24T10:12:15.8427489Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T10:12:15.8427489Z
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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 Kevin Brennan more like this
100150
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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 Teachers: Training 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 she has taken to encourage (a) computer science graduates and (b) professional programmers to become teachers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 211327 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
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education is committed to recruiting high-quality graduates into teaching. The latest data published by UCAS on 25 September 2014 in its ‘UCAS Teacher Training statistical releases’[1], indicates that there will be an increase in computing trainees commencing initial teacher training (ITT) this year, although this will not be certain until the 2014/15 ITT census is published.</p><p>For computing trainees starting their training in 2015/16, we have increased bursaries to up to £25,000 tax-free. We are also funding a prestigious scholarship scheme for computing trainees worth £25,000 tax-free and offering a range of professional benefits. Additional funding has also been made available to schools offering School Direct (salaried) places in computing to boost starting salaries; computing trainees will be able to earn over £21,000 nationally and £25,000 in inner London.</p><p>There are a range of other incentives in place to attract high quality computing trainees into the teaching profession, including:</p><ol><li>The delivery of a targeted marketing campaign to encourage high-quality computing graduates and potential career changers to consider a career in teaching.</li><li>The offering of tailored support for graduates and career changers interested in teaching computing, including access to a School Experience Programme.</li><li>Funding of computing subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) programmes, which prepare applicants for teacher training by building up or refreshing their existing knowledge. 31% of computing applicants who accepted an ITT place for 2013/14 accessed a SKE course.</li></ol><p>[1] <a href="http://www.ucas.com/data-analysis/ucas-teacher-training-statistical-releases" target="_blank">www.ucas.com/data-analysis/ucas-teacher-training-statistical-releases</a></p>
unstar 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 2014-10-24T10:10:23.7614297Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T10:10:23.7614297Z
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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 Adam Afriyie more like this
100354
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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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 Teachers: Pensions 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 her Department will provide funding for schools and colleges providing education for young people under the age of 19 to meet the additional costs arising from the (a) additional employer contribution as set out in the Teachers' Pensions (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 and (b) higher national insurance contributions which will be paid from 1 April 2016 as a result of the Pension Act 2014; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 211581 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 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education is asking schools, like other employers across the public sector, to contribute more towards their employees’ pensions to ensure that the cost of public sector pension schemes do not fall unfairly on taxpayers. Our protection of the core schools budget in real terms means that schools are well-placed to cope with changes in their costs in 2015-16. The Department has also deferred the introduction of the increase to September 2015, giving schools an additional five months to plan how they will meet the additional pensions cost.</p><p>In addition, the Chancellor confirmed that the next spending review will take into account the cost to employers of the reforms to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme and the implications for National Insurance.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2014-10-27T11:01:14.1320255Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T11:01:14.1320255Z
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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 Dan Jarvis more like this
100360
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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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 Armed Forces: Education 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, pursuant to the Answer of 20 October 2014 to Question 210122, what costs (a) have been and (b) will be incurred by her Department for the (i) design and (ii) editing of the British Armed Forces Learning Resource 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 211549 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 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education has not incurred any costs for the design or editing of the British Armed Forces Learning Resource 2014.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2014-10-28T17:24:30.1839719Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T17:24:30.1839719Z
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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 Alex Cunningham more like this
100363
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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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 Primary Education: Teachers 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, how many (a) male and (b) female teachers there are in state primary schools; and if she will take steps to increase the number of male teachers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kettering more like this
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Mr Philip Hollobone more like this
star this property uin 211461 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 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>The following table provides the full-time equivalent (FTE) number and proportion of male and female regular teachers in service (full-time head count of regular teachers and FTE of part-time regular teachers) in publicly funded primary schools in England, November 2010 to 2013.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Male</strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Female</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total<sup>1</sup></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>Number</p></td><td><p>%</p></td><td><p>Number</p></td><td><p>%</p></td><td><p>Number</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>27,200</p></td><td><p>14</p></td><td><p>169,000</p></td><td><p>86</p></td><td><p>196,300</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>28,100</p></td><td><p>14</p></td><td><p>171,000</p></td><td><p>86</p></td><td><p>199,300</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>29,200</p></td><td><p>14</p></td><td><p>174,700</p></td><td><p>86</p></td><td><p>204,200</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>30,600</p></td><td><p>15</p></td><td><p>179,200</p></td><td><p>85</p></td><td><p>209,900</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>1. Includes unspecified gender so will not equal the sum of the individual genders.</p><p>We value diversity in the workforce and want the best people in the classroom. The quality of teachers across the board is improving – the proportion of primary teachers with a 2:1 degree or better has increased from 62% in 2009/10 to 73% in 2013/14.</p><p>Nevertheless, we are keen to see more outstanding male teachers in primary schools and the trend is positive. The number of male teachers in primary schools has increased by 3,400 since 2010, whilst the proportion of male primary trainees starting programmes in 2013/14 is 21%, compared to 20% in 2012/13 and 19% in 2011/12. The proportion of male trainees starting School Direct (salaried) initial teacher training primary programmes is even higher at 28% in 2013/14, indicating that schools, when given the power to recruit their own trainees, are particularly successful in recruiting men.</p>
unstar 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 2014-10-27T11:05:30.85671Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T11:05:30.85671Z
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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 Mr Philip Hollobone more like this
100692
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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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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 Classroom Assistants 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 the actual and percentage change in pay for school support staff has been in each of the last 15 years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 211755 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The requested 15 year time series is not available. The Department for Education now collects data on school support staff pay through the annual School Workforce Census but, to date, the pay data has been too incomplete to publish.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar 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 2014-10-30T15:28:45.4993316Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T15:28:45.4993316Z
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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 Chris Ruane more like this
100694
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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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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 Classroom Assistants 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, in light of the announcement that a new set of standards is to be established for teaching assistants in England, what discussions she has had with her counterparts in the devolved administrations on ensuring consistency in standards for teaching assistants across the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Belfast North more like this
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Mr Nigel Dodds more like this
star this property uin 211668 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answer text <p>School staffing policy is a matter for the devolved administrations. A review of teacher assistant standards for schools in England was launched recently. It is led by Kate Dethridge who is being supported by a panel of experts. A public call for evidence will be initiated shortly which will explore good practice across schools. The Department for Education also plans carry out a public consultation once the standards have been agreed by the expert panel. Use of the standards will be voluntary.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2014-10-29T12:53:16.092801Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T12:53:16.092801Z
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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 Nigel Dodds more like this
100950
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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 Primary Education: Admissions 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 support her Department has given to primary schools to ensure that they can provide sufficient places. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Winchester more like this
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Steve Brine more like this
star this property uin 905650 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 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>We are investing £5 billion over this Parliament to support local authorities in their duty to secure sufficient school places for their area.</p><p> </p><p>This has already enabled local authorities to create 260,000 additional pupil places between May 2010 and May 2013, including 212,000 primary places, with more in the pipeline for September 2015.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar 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 2014-10-27T17:17:46.515802Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T17:17:46.515802Z
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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 Steve Brine more like this
100952
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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: Admissions 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 she is taking to ensure there is an adequate number of school places; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Nottingham South more like this
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Lilian Greenwood more like this
star this property uin 905641 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 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>260,000 additional school places have been created between May 2010 and May 2013. We are on track to meet the extra pressures for places across the country.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2014-10-27T17:15:11.8022919Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T17:15:11.8022919Z
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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 Lilian Greenwood more like this
101094
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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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: Inspections 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 reinstate references to child wellbeing in the Ofsted inspection framework. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 211946 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 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star 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><p> </p> more like this
unstar 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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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-03T13:16:46.0077816Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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534
unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
101107
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star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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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 Pupil Premium 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, how much funding schools in Brigg and Goole constituency received under the pupil premium in 2013-14; and what estimate she has made of how much funding those schools will receive in pupil premium in 2014-15. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brigg and Goole more like this
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Andrew Percy more like this
star this property uin 212068 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>Schools and academies in Brigg and Goole constituency have been allocated £2.231 million through the pupil premium for financial year 2013 to 2014, and £2.851 million for financial year 2014 to 2015.</p><p> </p><p>This includes funding through the deprivation and service child elements for financial year 2013 to 2014, and also the children adopted from care element for financial year 2014 to 2015, but excludes the looked-after children element in both years as this is not available at a parliamentary constituency level.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar 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 2014-10-30T15:26:56.0710226Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T15:26:56.0710226Z
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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 Andrew Percy more like this
101372
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
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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 Teachers: Termination of Employment 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, how many teachers are no longer in service in the English publicly-funded schools sector and did not receive a pension in 2012-13. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Exeter more like this
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Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin 212180 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 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education does not hold the specific data requested. However, the scheme administrator for the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS) holds data on the number of individuals who have participated in the scheme in the past but are now deferred (have ceased to be in pensionable service but have not yet accessed benefits).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>While the TPS data includes teachers whose last recorded service was in a publicly funded school in England, it also covers those whose last service was in Wales or in other establishments covered by the Scheme (for example further and higher education establishments). I have asked the TPS administrator to provide a breakdown of the data on deferred members that excludes those whose last service was in Wales, or in a non-publicly-funded school sector establishment, or where the member reached their normal pension age by 2012, and will place a copy of the final results in the library of the House.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar 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 2014-11-03T13:14:06.4255376Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T13:14:06.4255376Z
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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 Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
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star this property date less than 2013-05-08more like thismore than 2013-05-08
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
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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, whether he plans to consult on eligibility for free school meals ahead of the introduction of universal credit. 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 153906 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-02-26more like thismore than 2014-02-26
star this property answer text <p>We are working very closely with other departments, including the Cabinet Office and the Department for Work and Pensions, to simplify free school meals criteria under universal credit, while ensuring that free lunches continue to be available to the families who need them most. These discussions, which include consideration of a phased implementation timetable, are in recognition of the significant number and complexity of passported benefits across Government, most of which have different eligibility criteria.</p><p>We will allow good time to enable schools, local authorities and children's charities to comment on our proposals before we introduce new entitlement criteria for free school meals under universal credit.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar 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 2014-02-26T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-02-26T12:00:00.00Z
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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 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 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
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unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to offer compensation to initial teacher training applicants who have been wrongly advised that they failed the professional skills test and denied the opportunity to train as teachers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff West more like this
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Kevin Brennan more like this
star this property uin 192133 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 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The Standards and Testing Agency (STA) has written to candidates who were incorrectly notified that they had failed the Professional Skills Tests and provided a helpline number to contact should they wish to discuss their options or seek support.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which contractors will be responsible for the professional skills test for initial teacher training entrants for the 2014-15 academic year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff West more like this
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Kevin Brennan more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
star this property answer text <p>No contract has been agreed with any contractor as yet. The Department for Education is in the process of negotiating a contract through a framework agreement. Once a contract has been signed we will make public the identity of the contractor.</p> more like this
unstar 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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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what further information he will give to initial teacher training providers about candidates who were incorrectly notified that they had failed the professional skills test. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff West more like this
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Kevin Brennan more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The Professional Skills Test results database has been updated to reflect the change in outcome for those candidates who were incorrectly notified that they had failed their Skills Test. Initial Teacher Training (ITT) providers have access to this database.</p><p>Any candidate affected in this way was instructed to contact the Standards and Testing Agency (STA) if they wanted to discuss their options.</p><p>The STA have also written to all providers of ITT courses to inform them of the issue.</p> more like this
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star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of initial teacher trainees were service leavers in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11, (d) 2011-12, (e) 2012-13 and (f) the current academic year to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education does not hold this information prior to March 2011. Between 2010 and 2012/13, 0.12% of initial teacher training (ITT) trainees declared themselves as having an armed forces background. ITT census information and performance profiles can be found online at:</p><p><a href="http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/careers/traininganddevelopment/initial/b00204146/itt-data-and-surveys/trainee-census" target="_blank">http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/careers/traininganddevelopment/initial/b00204146/itt-data-and-surveys/trainee-census</a> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/initial-teacher-training-performance-profiles-2013-for-the-academic-year-2011-to-2012" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/initial-teacher-training-performance-profiles-2013-for-the-academic-year-2011-to-2012</a></p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/initial-teacher-training-trainee-number-census" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/initial-teacher-training-trainee-number-census</a></p>
unstar 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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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of service leavers (a) applied to and (b) were accepted on initial teacher training in (i) 2008-09, (ii) 2009-10, (iii) 2010-11, (iv) 2011-12, (v) 2012-13 and (vi) the current academic year to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
star this property answer text <p>In the 24 month period between March 2011 and April 2013, 322 service leavers applied to postgraduate initial teacher training (ITT). 132 of these were successful. This is an average of six successful applicants per month.</p><p>In the current academic year we have introduced the new Troops to Teachers undergraduate route. This is not comparable to previous years as it is a dedicated undergraduate route which is only for service leavers.</p><p>982 service leavers applied to Cohort 1, and the application process ran for 4 months. 41 service leavers joined the programme in January 2014. This is an average of 10 successful applicants per month. We expect a higher acceptance rate for Cohort 2 as we develop this new programme.</p> more like this
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star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many service leavers have (a) applied to and (b) been accepted on the Troops to Teachers programme to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
star this property answer text <p>The Troops to Teachers undergraduate programme is a brand new programme, which started in January 2014. It provides a route into teaching for non-graduates with relevant skills and experience. It is a school-based two year programme, at the end of which service leavers will have both a degree and Qualified Teacher Status.</p><p>982 service leavers submitted an initial application to cohort 1 of the new undergraduate Troops to Teachers programme. 332 of these applications went forward to be considered by the initial teacher training provider, which is the normal first stage for initial teacher training applications. 41 service leavers joined the Troops to Teachers programme in January 2014.</p><p>These figures represent only the first cohort of Troops to Teachers trainees. We are looking forward to more service leavers joining the programme this September.</p><p> </p> more like this
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star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Statement of 13 March 2014 by the Minister for Schools, how much of the funding announced will come from (a) his Department's budget and (b) the Treasury. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff West more like this
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Kevin Brennan more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government has agreed to provide £350 million in 2015-16 to the least fairly-funded local authorities in England. We are able to achieve this without any local authority receiving a cut to its per-pupil schools budget.</p><p> </p><p>We are able to deliver this boost by using money from within our protected schools budget and because HM Treasury will provide additional funding as required.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Education intends to find the majority of the £350 million from within its existing protected schools budget as determined at the Spending Round in June 2013. Based on current forecasts, the Treasury will provide around £90 million in addition to the Department's contribution.</p><p> </p><p>The precise level of any additional funding from the Treasury will become clear when we have final data on pupil numbers.</p> more like this
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star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
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star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Statement of 13 March 2014 by the Minister for Schools, Official Report, columns 427-42, on school funding, whether any of the funding announced will generate a Barnett consequential. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff West more like this
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Kevin Brennan more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government has agreed to provide £350 million in 2015-16 to the least fairly-funded local authorities in England. We are able to achieve this without any local authority receiving a cut to its per-pupil schools budget.</p><p>The Department for Education intends to find the majority of the £350 million from within its existing protected schools budget as determined at the Spending Round in June 2013, with additional money from the Treasury as required. Any funding provided by the Treasury will be agreed by the end of 2014 and will attract Barnett consequentials in the normal way.</p><p> </p> more like this
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star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-14more like thismore than 2014-03-14
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 13 February 2014, Official Report, column 816W, on community schools, how many maintained schools his Department believes to be underperforming. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property answer text Of the 4,125 maintained mainstream secondary schools, 154 were classified as underperforming in the 2012/13 academic year. Of the 15,351 maintained mainstream primary schools, 767 were classified as underperforming in the 2012/13 academic year. more like this
unstar 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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star this property date less than 2014-03-14more like thismore than 2014-03-14
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star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has carried out any form of assessment of the number of state-funded schools where religious items or articles of clothing form part of the school's (a) pupil and (b) staff uniform policy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education has not conducted any assessment of the number of state-funded schools where religious items or clothing form part of the uniform policy for pupils or staff.</p><p>It is for the governing body of each school to decide whether pupils should wear a uniform, and if so, what that should be. We do, however, expect schools to have full regard to their responsibilities under equalities law, and to act sensibly, fairly and flexibly in the interests of all their students in setting their school uniform policy.</p><p>Any dress code for school staff is an issue for the employer, whether that is the governing body or the local authority. As part of the general terms and conditions of employment agreed with employees, employers should consider an appropriate dress code, relevant to the individual setting, taking into account the requirements of the post and having proper regard to equality and diversity considerations.</p><p>School uniform guidance can be found at:</p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-uniform" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-uniform</a></p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
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star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to help schools that are unable to deliver free infant school meals in September 2014 because of a lack of capital funding. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Torbay more like this
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Mr Adrian Sanders more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education has previously confirmed that it would be allocating £150 million in the 2014-15 financial year to support the implementation of the universal infant free school meals (UIFSM) policy. Local authorities (LAs) are also free to use their budgets for improvement and maintenance to support this objective. We allocated £1.4 billion to schools, LAs and the Academies Capital Maintenance Fund for maintenance and improvement in 2014-15.</p><p>On 6 March we launched a package of implementation support measures to help schools to provide meals to eligible pupils. This includes a national UIFSM support service, run by school food experts, which will offer advice and guidance to schools that need assistance in implementing UIFSM. The support will include a telephone helpline, the sharing of good practice, and intensive face-to-face support</p><p>The Department also announced on 6 March that it would be providing transitional funding to small schools with eligible pupils, worth a minimum of £3,000, which qualifying schools will be able to use to help them overcome delivery challenges.</p>
unstar 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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star this property date less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what education funding per pupil was in (a) Staffordshire and (b) Brent in each year since 2009-10. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tamworth more like this
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Christopher Pincher more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The total per pupil revenue funding figures for financial years 2009-10 to 2012-13 for Staffordshire and Brent are provided in the table below.The figures are for all funded pupils aged 3-15 and are in cash terms:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Average revenue per pupil funding <br />(Dedicated schools grant (DSG) + grants cash £)</p></td><td><p>2009-10</p></td><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>2012-13</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Staffordshire</p></td><td><p>4,460</p></td><td><p>4,720</p></td><td><p>4,650</p></td><td><p>4,650</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Brent</p></td><td><p>5,990</p></td><td><p>6,280</p></td><td><p>6,240</p></td><td><p>6,240</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><br />Notes:<br /><br />1. For financial years 2009 to 2011 this covers funding through the dedicated schools grant, school standards grant, school standards grant (personalisation) and standards fund; it excludes grants which are not allocated at local authority level.<br /><br />2. Figures have been rounded to the nearest £10.<br /><br />3. In financial year 2011 to 2012, most separate grants were mainstreamed in to the DSG. The exceptions were grants that were time-limited and planned to end in financial year 2010 to 2011.</p><p>4. Figures do not include pupil premium. Details of which are shown separately.</p><p>5.The DSG plus grants figures for financial years 2009-10 to 2010-11 do not include funding from the Young People's Learning Agency to ensure that figures are on the basis of funding for pupils aged 3 to 15 and are comparable with figures for financial years 2011-12 to 2012-13.</p><p>6. Sources: <a href="http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20131216163513/http:/www.education.gov.uk/schools/adminandfinance/financialmanagement/schoolsrevenuefunding" target="_blank">http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20131216163513/http:/www.education.gov.uk/schools/adminandfinance/financialmanagement/schoolsrevenuefunding</a></p><p><a href="http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20131216163513/http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/adminandfinance/financialmanagement/schoolsrevenuefunding/archive/a0014213/dedicated-schools-grant-allocations-for-2008-11" target="_blank">http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20131216163513/http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/adminandfinance/financialmanagement/schoolsrevenuefunding/archive/a0014213/dedicated-schools-grant-allocations-for-2008-11</a></p><p><br />The DSG plus grants figures for financial years 2009-10 to 2010-11 do not include funding from the Young People's Learning Agency to ensure that figures are on the basis of funding for pupils aged 3 to 15 and are comparable with figures for financial years 2011-12 to 2012-13.</p><p>In financial year 2013-14, the DSG was reformed to allocate funding to local authorities in three blocks (schools, early years and high needs) and so figures are not comparable to previous years. The schools block per pupil unit of funding (SBUF), which does not cover funding for early years or high needs, was £4,310 for Staffordshire and £5,066 for Brent. The early years block per pupil units of funding in 2013-14 were £3,515 for Staffordshire and £5,930 for Brent. In 2013-14, high needs funding was no longer allocated on a per-pupil basis. However total high needs block funding for the year was £57.483 million for Staffordshire and £53.7 million for Brent.</p><p>In addition, since financial year 2011-12 schools have received pupil premium per qualifying pupil, which targets funding at pupils from the most deprived backgrounds to help them achieve their full potential. In 2012-13, coverage was expanded to include pupils known to have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years. The amounts per pupil for each type of pupil are shown in following table in cash terms:</p><p><br /><br /></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Pupil premium per pupil (£)</p></td><td><p>2011-2012</p></td><td><p>2012-2013</p></td><td><p>2013-2014</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Free school meal secondary pupils and looked-after children</p></td><td><p>488</p></td><td><p>623</p></td><td><p>900</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Free school meal primary pupil</p></td><td><p>488</p></td><td><p>623</p></td><td><p>953</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Service children</p></td><td><p>200</p></td><td><p>250</p></td><td><p>300</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
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star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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