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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
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Teachers: Training more like this
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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 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>
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 2014-10-24T10:10:23.7614297Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T10:10:23.7614297Z
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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 Adam Afriyie more like this
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Teachers: Secondary 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, how many teachers of science, technology, engineering and mathematics there were in UK secondary schools in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13 and (c) 2013-14. 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 212006 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The following table provides the number of science (by separate science subject), technology, engineering and mathematics teachers in service in publicly funded secondary schools in England in November of each year from 2011 to 2013: [1], [2]</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Subject [3]</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Physics</p></td><td><p>5,900</p></td><td><p>6,000</p></td><td><p>6,200</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Chemistry</p></td><td><p>6,900</p></td><td><p>7,200</p></td><td><p>7,400</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Biology</p></td><td><p>8,500</p></td><td><p>8,700</p></td><td><p>8,800</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Combined/General Science</p></td><td><p>34,700</p></td><td><p>32,700</p></td><td><p>32,900</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Other Sciences</p></td><td><p>2,800</p></td><td><p>2,400</p></td><td><p>2,400</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Technology</p></td><td><p>14,800</p></td><td><p>13,800</p></td><td><p>13,400</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Engineering</p></td><td><p>1,600</p></td><td><p>1,500</p></td><td><p>1,500</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mathematics</p></td><td><p>35,200</p></td><td><p>32,800</p></td><td><p>33,300</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p><em>Source: School Workforce Census</em></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>[1] Figures are based on a large sample of over 70% of secondary schools.</p><p>[2] Figures are rounded to the nearest 100.</p><p>[3] Each teacher is counted once under each subject they teach.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Information for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is a matter for the respective devolved administrations.</p><p> </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 2014-11-03T13:58:09.0956636Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T13:58:09.0956636Z
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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 Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Primary Education: Free School Meals more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the potential costs and benefits of the introduction of universal infant free school meals in the UK. 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 213397 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education is responsible for the introduction of the requirement that state-funded schools in England should offer universal infant free school meals, which came into effect on 1 September 2014.</p><p> </p><p>Between 2009 and 2011 the Department for Education and the Department of Health piloted the provision of universal free school meals in Durham and Newham. The independent evaluation of those pilots showed that there were a number of benefits arising from the provision of universal free school meals, including improved attainment, healthier eating habits and increases in the uptake of meals among children who would have been eligible for free school meals under the existing criteria. We also know, from research carried out by the School Food Trust (now Children’s Food Trust), that universal infant free school meals will save families who previously paid for school lunches up to £400 a year per infant child.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has used School Food Trust research into the costs of school meal provision, as well as feedback from local authorities and stakeholders, to inform the allocation of funding for this policy and the targeting of implementation support. In particular, this research informed the decision to allocate £2.30 of revenue funding per meal taken by newly eligible pupils.</p><p> </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 2014-11-10T17:27:32.6483678Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T17:27:32.6483678Z
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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 Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading ICT: Curriculum more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps she has taken to encourage schools to provide students with hands-on programming experience. 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 215688 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
star this property answer text <p>The new computing programmes of study, which were introduced in September 2014, have a greater focus on how computers work and the basics of programming. They also cover digital literacy and the application of information technology. Primary school pupils should be taught how to design and write programs to accomplish specific goals, using sequencing, selection and repetition; and secondary school pupils should be taught to use at least two programming languages to solve a variety of computational problems.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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less than 2014-11-27T12:56:01.607Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-27T12:56:01.607Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-13more like thismore than 2015-03-13
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Children: Day Care more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps she has taken to help parents in work with the costs of childcare. 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 227506 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education understands that the cost of childcare can be a concern for many parents. In order to help support parents, the Department has increased funding in the early years from £2 billion to £3 billion a year over the course of this Parliament.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department has provided funding for 15 hours a week of free childcare for all three- and four-year-olds, and for disadvantaged two-year-olds. The funding for all three- and four-year-olds is worth £2,500 per child, per year to parents. This gives an additional £425 per child, per year, when compared to funding prior to the last election. The funding for approximately 40% of two-year-olds is also worth £2,500 per child, per year.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition, the Department is introducing Tax-Free Childcare, under which up to 1.8 million working families could benefit from up to £2,000 per child, per year.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>For working parents on lower incomes, working tax credit pays up to 70% of their childcare costs. This could be worth up to £6,370 for their first child. Under Universal Credit, the subsidy rate will increase to 85% of childcare costs and support will be available, for the first time, to those working fewer than 16 hours per week.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Furthermore, the Department has taken action to give more choice to parents by creating child minder agencies and supporting schools to open nurseries and offer provision from 8am to 6pm. The Department is also introducing shared parental leave.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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less than 2015-03-20T13:39:04.9Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T13:39:04.9Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-13more like thismore than 2015-03-13
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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
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star this property hansard heading School Leaving more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will estimate the proportion of students who left school having had practical work experience in (a) the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, (b) Berkshire and (c) the UK in each of the last three years. 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 227568 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
star this property answer text <p>Schools are not required to provide information about pre-16 work experience and therefore we do not hold the information requested.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2015-03-20T13:16:04.283Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T13:16:04.283Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-13more like thismore than 2015-03-13
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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
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star this property hansard heading Schools: Standards more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of students are taught in schools rated by Ofsted as good or outstanding in (a) the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, (b) Berkshire and (c) the UK. 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 227516 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
star this property answer text <p>As Ofsted is responsible for the requested statistics, 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
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 2015-03-19T14:27:09.477Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T14:27:09.477Z
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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 2015-03-13more like thismore than 2015-03-13
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Teachers: Standards more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she has taken to enable people with local business expertise to enhance teaching in schools. 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 227517 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The government wants to see more schools and employers working together to help open young people’s eyes to the world of work. We have funded a new, independent careers and enterprise company to help businesses and schools to engage with each other more easily so that young people get the inspiration and guidance they need to leave school or college ready to succeed in working life.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Business people also have an important role to play in school governance, bringing a range of transferable skills to help governing bodies carry out their demanding strategic functions. In May 2014 we launched the Inspiring Governors Alliance to bring together all organisations with a role to play in increasing both demand for and supply of high quality governors, particularly from the world of work. We have awarded £1m of funding in 2015-16 to embed a strategic partnership between SGOSS, Governors for Schools and the Education and Employers’ Taskforce at the heart of the alliance to engage employers and help schools find the high quality governors they need.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2015-03-20T13:14:57.637Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T13:14:57.637Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-16more like thismore than 2015-11-16
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Children in Care: GCSE more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of looked-after children have received at least five GCSEs at grades A*-C in each year since 2010. 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 16362 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-24more like thismore than 2015-11-24
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is published in the statistical first release “Outcomes for Children Looked After by Local Authorities in England as at 31 March 2014” on GOV.UK[1].</p><br /><p><strong>Percentage of children who have been looked after continuously for at least 12 months achieving 5 or more GCSEs at A*-C or equivalent, 2010-2014, England<strong>[2]</strong>. </strong></p><br /><table><tbody><tr><td></td><td><p><strong>2010</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="5"><p><br></p></td><td><p><strong>2013 methodology</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014 methodology</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>5+ GCSEs A*-C or equivalent</p></td><td><p>28.8</p></td><td><p>33.5</p></td><td><p>37.2</p></td><td><p>37.2</p></td><td><p>31.1</p></td><td><p>16.3</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><em> So</em><em>urce: CLA-NPD matched data</em></p><br /><p>Note that two major reforms were implemented which affected the calculation of key stage 4 (KS4) performance measures in 2014[3] and therefore 2014 data is not comparable to that for earlier years. The additional ‘2013 methodology’ figure shown in the table has been included to provide a point of comparison, using a proxy set of results based on 2012/13 rules. However, it cannot reverse the behaviour of some schools in response to the policy changes, nor does it take into account other changes, so still should not be used to make direct comparisons with earlier years.</p><br /><p>[1] <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/outcomes-for-children-looked-after-by-local-authorities" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/outcomes-for-children-looked-after-by-local-authorities</a></p><p>[2] Children looked after continuously for at least 12 months as at 31 March excluding those children in respite care. Only children who are matched to key stage 4 data are included. Figures for 2014 are based on provisional data. Figures for all other years are based on final data.</p><p>[3] Professor Alison Wolf’s Review of Vocational Education recommendations which restrict the qualifications counted, prevent any qualification from counting as larger than one GCSE and cap the number of non-GCSEs included in performance measures at two per pupil. There is also an early entry policy to only count a pupil’s first attempt at a qualification. More details can be found in the statistical release: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/provisional-gcse-and-equivalent-results-in-england-2013-to-2014" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/provisional-gcse-and-equivalent-results-in-england-2013-to-2014</a>. The reforms had a significant impact on the 2013/14 GCSE and equivalent results data for all pupils. To aid users in understanding this impact on children looked after, the additional ‘2013 methodology’ data has been produced, which removes the rules regarding the Wolf Review recommendations and early entry policy from the calculation of performance measures.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Timpson more like this
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less than 2015-11-24T13:42:03.97Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-24T13:42:03.97Z
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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 Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-23more like thismore than 2015-11-23
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Children in Care 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 her Department has taken to enable more looked-after children to go on to further and higher education. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-01more like thismore than 2015-12-01
star this property answer text <p>This government believes that all children and young people in care should be provided with the support that they need in order to fulfil their potential.</p><p>That is why we require local authorities, as corporate parents,to fulfil a legal duty to promote the educational achievement of the children they look after, including supporting them to progress into further and higher education.All local authorities are required to appoint a Virtual School Head to ensure that that duty is discharged, and that each looked-after child has a personal education plan which sets out how their aspirations and educational needs, particularly around transition points, will be supported in the short and longer-term.</p><p>In addition, the government provides enhanced pupil premium funding of £1,900 each year for pupils who have been looked-after and we also ensure that looked-after children are given priority in school admission arrangements. Looked-after children and care leavers are also a priority group for receiving the 16-19 Further Education Bursary of £1,200 per annum.</p><p>For care leavers, local authorities must offer a personal adviser and a pathway plan if they are in education or training up to the age of 21 or up to 25 if they wish to resume their education and training. Care leavers who pursue a recognised course of higher education are also entitled to a one-off £2000 bursary, given by their local authority, as part of the package of support they receive on leaving care.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Timpson more like this
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less than 2015-12-01T17:45:52.34Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-01T17:45:52.34Z
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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 Adam Afriyie more like this