Linked Data API

Show Search Form

Search Results

49351
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-30more like thismore than 2014-04-30
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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, how much he has allocated to each local authority with responsibility for education to expand kitchens in order to provide free school meals for children under seven. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warrington North more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Helen Jones more like this
star this property uin 197258 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
star this property answer text <p>Capital allocations to local authorities to support the introduction of universal infant free school meals were announced on 18 December 2013. A table showing the allocation to each local authority is available at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/capital-allocations-for-basic-need-and-infant-free-school-meals" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/capital-allocations-for-basic-need-and-infant-free-school-meals</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
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
star this property answering member
1473
star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
star this property tabling member
432
unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Jones more like this
45238
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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 the functional literacy rates were in each (a) local authority area and (b) region in each of the last 10 years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 193804 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
star this property answer text <p>Tables showing the percentage of pupils achieving level 4 or above in reading and writing at the end of key stage 2[1] at local authority level for the past four years are published in the ‘National curriculum assessments at key stage two' statistical first release (SFR). A copy of the data has been placed in the House Library.</p><p>Information on the percentage of pupils achieving A* to C and A* to G grades in English GCSE[2] nationally for the last 10 years are published in the ‘GCSE and equivalent results' SFR. A copy is placed in the House Library.</p><p>Key stage 2 reading and writing figures for earlier years and English GCSE figures at local authority level could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p>[1] These figures are published in the “National curriculum assessments at key stage 2” statistical first releases for each year.</p><p>[2] These figures are published in the “GCSE and equivalent results” statistical first releases for each year.</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
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Z
star this property answering member
1473
star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
star this property tabling member
534
unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
43361
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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 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
star this property tabling member printed
Mr Adrian Sanders more like this
star this property uin 192335 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
star this property answering member
1473
star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
star this property tabling member
237
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Adrian Sanders more like this
43797
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-18more like thismore than 2014-03-18
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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 has taken since 2010 to ensure that (a) primary and (b) secondary schools are equipped to support children with diabetes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Torbay more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Mr Adrian Sanders more like this
star this property uin 192597 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
star this property answer text <p>Schools are already required to support children with long-term medical conditions such as diabetes. Non-statutory guidance, “Managing Medicines in Schools and Early Years Settings”, is available to schools to help them manage medicines and support children with medical needs such as diabetes.</p><p>From September 2014, there will be a new duty, which was introduced in the Children and Families Act 2014, on governing bodies of maintained schools and proprietors of academies to make arrangements to support pupils at school with medical conditions and to have regard to statutory guidance. The guidance, upon which we have consulted publicly, will set out the requirements on schools to support children with medical conditions, which we would expect them to apply to conditions like diabetes.</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
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
star this property answering member
1473
star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
star this property tabling member
237
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Adrian Sanders more like this
45004
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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 discussions he held with schools and local authorities for the purposes of drafting departmental advice on universal infant free school meals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Torbay more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Mr Adrian Sanders more like this
star this property uin 193601 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-31more like thismore than 2014-03-31
star this property answer text <p>Since the announcement of universal infant free school meals (UIFSM), Departmental officials have engaged in a number of discussions with primary school head teachers and their representatives, local authorities and other interested parties, to explore how this policy can be implemented so that the benefits of universal free school meal provision for children and families are maximised.</p><p>The content of the departmental advice document on universal infant free school meals, which was published on 6 March, was based on feedback gathered through these discussions. Before it was published, the document was commented on by the Department's UIFSM external reference group, which includes representatives from schools and local authorities.</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
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-03-31T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-31T12:00:00.00Z
star this property answering member
1473
star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
star this property tabling member
237
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Adrian Sanders more like this
45008
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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, if he will make an estimate of the capital costs incurred by schools as a result of the implementation of universal infant free school meals; and whether the capital funding provided by his Department to schools to date covers such costs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Torbay more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Mr Adrian Sanders more like this
star this property uin 193576 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-31more like thismore than 2014-03-31
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education consulted with a number of local authorities and schools in the autumn, in order to assess the potential capital needs to meet the new universal infant free school meal (UIFSM) entitlement. Circumstances differ between schools, and between authorities, but those discussions gave us an assessment of the range of likely costs.</p><p>Based on those discussions, we believe the £150 million of capital funding announced last December is an appropriate figure to support schools and authorities in meeting the new UIFSM entitlement. We know that many schools and authorities are still in the process of considering the best way of delivering this. That is why we are supplementing this capital support with the package of implementation support measures announced on 6 March, in order to offer advice and guidance to schools and local authorities that need assistance in implementing the policy.</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
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-03-31T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-31T12:00:00.00Z
star this property answering member
1473
star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
star this property tabling member
237
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Adrian Sanders more like this
45010
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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, how many people have entered (a) teacher training and (b) the teaching profession as qualified teachers in each of the last five years; and how many unqualified teachers have been employed in (i) England and (ii) North Yorkshire in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thirsk and Malton more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Miss Anne McIntosh more like this
star this property uin 193524 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
star this property answer text <p>The following table provides the number of initial teacher training entrants, qualified teacher entrants and full-time equivalent unqualified teachers in service in publicly funded schools in England, 2008 to the latest year available. Information on teachers starting training and entering service is not available by local authority area so cannot be provided for North Yorkshire. Figures for the number of full-time equivalent unqualified teachers are available and have been given.</p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p> </p><p><strong>Initial Teacher Training (ITT) <strong>[1]</strong><strong>[2]</strong></strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p> </p><p><strong>Qualified Teacher Entrants <strong>[3]</strong><strong>[4]</strong></strong></p></td><td><p> </p><p><strong>Unqualified Teachers <strong>[5]</strong></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p> </p><p>1st year trainees</p></td><td><p> </p><p>Full-time</p></td><td><p> </p><p>Part-time</p></td><td><p>Full-time equivalent</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2008/09</strong></p></td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>North Yorkshire</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p>180</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>England</p></td><td><p>37,270</p></td><td><p>32,330</p></td><td><p>7,500</p></td><td><p>17,530</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2009/10</strong></p></td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>North Yorkshire</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p>110</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>England</p></td><td><p>38,920</p></td><td><p>29,620</p></td><td><p>8,410</p></td><td><p>17,390</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2010/11</strong></p></td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>North Yorkshire</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p>..</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>England</p></td><td><p>37,900</p></td><td><p>29,770</p></td><td><p>7,570</p></td><td><p>16,930</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2011/12 </strong></p></td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>North Yorkshire</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p>190</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>England</p></td><td><p>36,520</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p>15,150</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2012/13 </strong></p></td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>North Yorkshire</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p>150</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>England</p></td><td><p>36,380</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p>..</p></td><td><p>14,710</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>[1] Sources: ITT trainee number census (2012/13 and 2013/14) and Performance profiles data (2008/09 to 2011/12).</p><p>[2] 2012/13 and 2013/14 are based upon provisional ITT Census publications, and also contain Teach First.</p><p>[3] Source: Database of Teacher Records (March each year). Figures for 2011/12 and 2012/13 are not yet available.</p><p>[4] Figures are provisional for 2010/2011. Teacher entrants include all entrants who were awarded qualified teacher status in the previous calendar year and other qualified teachers who were recorded as entering the publicly funded sector for the first time.</p><p>[5] Sources: 618g (January 2008 and 2009) and School Workforce Census (November 2010 to 2012).2010/11 figures for North Yorkshire are not available because the data was collected in a new format and full confirmation of qualified teacher status was not provided.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
star this property answering member
1473
star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
star this property tabling member
384
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
43703
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-18more like thismore than 2014-03-18
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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, if he will allow a transitional period for schools to prepare to provide free school meals for under-sevens in cases where those schools need to set up their own kitchens; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tewkesbury more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
star this property uin 192736 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
star this property answer text <p>The Government announced in September 2013 that state-funded schools will be required to offer free school meals to infant pupils from September 2014, giving schools a full year to put arrangements in place. We know from the universal free school meal pilots, in which schools were required to provide meals to all infant pupils and all key stage 2 pupils, that it is possible for schools to prepare to implement this policy with much less notice.</p><p>In order to help schools to implement universal infant free school meals in September 2014 we have put in place a national support service, run by school food experts. The assistance available through that service includes a telephone helpline, the sharing of good practice, and intensive face-to-face support. We are also providing additional funding of £22.5 million to help small schools with the transition to providing meals for all their infant pupils.</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
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
star this property answering member
1473
star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
star this property tabling member
253
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
43704
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-18more like thismore than 2014-03-18
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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 extra funding his Department plans to provide to smaller schools to help them to provide free school meals for under-sevens; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tewkesbury more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
star this property uin 192735 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
star this property answer text <p>On 6 March the Department for Education announced that we will allocate additional funding totalling £22.5 million in the 2014-15 financial year to help small schools (those with a total roll of up to 150 pupils according to the January 2014 Schools Census) with the transitional costs of implementing the universal infant free school meals policy.</p><p>Schools eligible for this funding will receive a minimum of £3,000 to be spent as they choose in support of their implementation of the policy, including for the purpose of improving kitchen or dining equipment.</p><p>Further information is available in the departmental advice document on universal infant free school meals, which can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-infant-free-school-meals" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-infant-free-school-meals</a></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
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
star this property answering member
1473
star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
star this property tabling member
253
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
47939
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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 support he plans to give schools which have no kitchen facilities and are unable to build such facilities because of financial constraints, and which cannot have meals delivered from other local schools, to enable them to provide free school meals for infant children; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tewkesbury more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
star this property uin 196056 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
star this property answer text <p>The Government is providing £150 million capital funding in 2014-15 to support the introduction of universal infant free school meals, in addition to over £1 billion additional revenue funding over the two years 2014 to 2016. Local authorities are also free to use some of the capital they receive for general maintenance and improvement purposes to upgrade kitchen and dining facilities in schools, if that is a priority locally.</p><p> </p><p>The pilots of universal free school meal provision which ran in Newham and Durham between 2009 and 2011 showed, however, that building new facilities is not the only way to increase school meal uptake.</p><p> </p><p>To help schools to find solutions which meet their local circumstances, on 6 March we launched a national support service which consists of a telephone and online advice service for schools, local authorities and caterers, and a direct-support service for schools which need additional support. The service is being provided by school food experts, the Children's Food Trust and the Lead Association for Catering in Education, in conjunction with a number of delivery partners. More information is available at: <a href="http://www.childrensfoodtrust.org.uk/Root/schools/schoolfoodplan" target="_blank">http://www.childrensfoodtrust.org.uk/Root/schools/schoolfoodplan</a></p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
star this property answering member
1473
star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
star this property tabling member
253
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Laurence Robertson more like this