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star this property date less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
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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 Students: Housing 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 improve the standard of student housing. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 279376 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
star this property answer text <p>Higher education providers are autonomous bodies that are independent from the government and so the government plays no direct role in the provision of student residential accommodation.</p><p> </p><p>We have seen evidence that the standard of student accommodation is improving. For example, in 2018/19, the level of self-catered ensuite provision at institutions stood at approximately 222,000 rooms compared to approximately 203,000 in 2012/13, a 9% increase. Meanwhile, the number of self-catered standard rooms with shared facilities at institutions has declined from around 87,000 to approximately 64,000, a 26% decrease.</p><p> </p><p>The independent panel supporting the Post-18 Review of Education and Funding published their report on 30 May where they recommended the Office for Students examines the costs of student accommodation and works with students and providers to improve the quality and consistency of data about costs, rents, profits and quality. The government will consider the panel’s proposals and conclude the review at the Spending Review.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-24T06:45:39.247Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T06:45:39.247Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham remove filter
1140588
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
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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 Students: Counselling more like this
star 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 estimate he has made of the counsellor to student ratio in (a) secondary schools and (b) primary schools in each local authority area in England and Wales. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 279377 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
star this property answer text <p>The Department recognises that school-based counselling by qualified practitioners can play an effective role in supporting mental health and wellbeing. It is up to schools to decide what support to provide for pupils based on their individual circumstances.</p><p>The information requested is not held centrally as the Department does not collect information on the ratio of counsellor to pupil numbers in primary or secondary schools in England. Education is a devolved matter and it is for the National Assembly to decide on policy for schools in Wales.</p><p>The Department carried out a nationally representative survey of school provision published in 2017. This indicated that 61% of schools offer counselling services, with 84% of secondary schools providing their pupils with access to counselling support.[1] The Government has provided advice on how to deliver high quality school-based counselling and this can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/counselling-in-schools" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/counselling-in-schools</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>[1] <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/634726/Supporting_Mental-Health_survey_report.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/634726/Supporting_Mental-Health_survey_report.pdf</a>.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-07-24T11:23:02.613Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T11:23:02.613Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham remove filter
1140591
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
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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: Training more like this
star 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 improve the provision of mental heath training for teachers and lecturers at universities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 279378 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-08-08more like thismore than 2019-08-08
star this property answer text <p>Higher education providers have legal responsibilities under the Equality Act (2010) to support students, including those with mental health conditions. As independent and autonomous institutions it is for providers to determine the precise nature of any mental health training they offer to staff.</p><p> </p><p>Mental health service provision is a priority for the government, which is why the former Prime Minister (Theresa May), my right. Hon friend for Maidenhead recently announced measures on 17 June which overhaul the government’s approach to preventing mental illness. These measures included providing £1 million to the Office of Students (OfS) for a competition to find innovative new ways to support mental health at universities and colleges. The OfS is currently working with students, sector representatives, experts and relevant government departments to develop priorities. They aim to publish further details by the end of the year.</p><p> </p><p>The department is also working closely with Universities UK on embedding the Step Change programme. This calls on higher education leaders to adopt mental health service provision as a strategic priority and take a whole-institution approach to embed a culture of good mental health practice.</p><p> </p><p>The University Mental Health Charter, which was announced in June 2018, is also expected to drive up standards in promoting mental health and wellbeing, positive working environments and excellent support for both students and staff.</p><p> </p><p>The former Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation (Chris Skidmore), my hon. Friend for Kingswood gave a speech on 7 May 2019 that focused on early career researcher contracts and employment conditions. The Independent Review of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers, led by Professor Julia Buckingham, has recognised issues of wellbeing and poor mental health as a significant challenge faced by early career academics and researchers. Recommendations to address these challenges are currently under review and a revised concordat is expected in September.</p><p> </p><p>We hope future joint work by the OfS and Research England into the mental health and wellbeing of doctoral researchers can identify good practice to take forward in this area.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
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less than 2019-08-08T12:57:08.547Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-08T12:57:08.547Z
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star this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham remove filter
1140608
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
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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 Free School Meals: Coventry more like this
star 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 estimate his Department has made of the number of children in Coventry (a) eligible and (b) not eligible for free school meals who achieved five or more GCSEs at grades 4 to 9 in (i) 2017 and (ii) 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 279379 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
star this property answer text <p>The number and proportion of pupils at the end of key stage 4[1] in Coventry who achieved 5 or more GCSEs (or equivalent) at grades 9 to 4 or A* to C, by free school meal (FSM) eligibility, are displayed in the attached tables for 2017 and 2018[2].</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>[1] Includes pupils at state-funded schools. Pupils are identified as being at the end of key stage 4 if they were on roll at the school and in year 11 at the time of the January school census for that year. Age is calculated as at 31 August for that year, and the majority of pupils at the end of key stage 4 were aged 15 at the start of the academic year. Some pupils may complete this key stage in an earlier or later year group.</p><p>[2] Based on 2017 and 2018 final data and includes entries and achievements by these pupils in previous academic years.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-07-24T11:25:57.18Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T11:25:57.18Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property file name 278562_table_percentage_of_children_achieving_a_good_level_of_development_in _early_years_foundation_stage_profile_teacher_assessments.doc more like this
star this property title 279379_table more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham remove filter
1139247
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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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: Day Care more like this
star 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 assist local authorities to increase the (a) provision and (b) affordability of childcare for disabled children in the school summer holidays. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 277636 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>Local authorities are required to secure sufficient childcare in their area, so far as is practicable, for working parents, or parents who are studying or training for employment, for children aged 0-14 (or up to 18 for disabled children).</p><p>Since 2011, all local authorities have a duty to provide a range of short breaks services for disabled children and their families. Responsibility for funding short breaks rests with local authorities. They are best placed and have the freedom to decide how to deliver services, target their resources and priorities, and be flexible to meet the local needs of disabled children and young people.</p><p>Tax-Free Childcare was introduced in 2017 to support families with the costs of childcare, for which 1.6 million families are eligible. For every £8 parents pay into an online account, the government pays £2 – up to a maximum contribution of £2,000 per child each year, for children aged up to 12. Parents of disabled children receive extra support (worth up to £4,000 per child, for each year and until their child is 17) which can be used to pay for childcare provision both during term time and in school holidays.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T15:39:13.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T15:39:13.047Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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1138827
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Universities: Sexual Harassment more like this
star 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 plans he has to ensure that the sexual harassment policies of universities are fit for purpose. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 277109 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>There is no place in our society, including within higher education (HE), for any form of sexual harassment or violence. HE providers have clear responsibilities, including under the Equality Act (2010), and should have robust policies and procedures in place to comply with the law to investigate and swiftly address reports of sexual misconduct.</p><p>All students should be able to thrive in HE, free from barriers to both their academic and personal development. The government expects providers to address barriers preventing students from having a positive experience, and to ensure they have appropriate support in place.</p><p>The government is working closely with Universities UK (UUK) and the Office for Students to support work to address sexual harassment in HE, including implementing the recommendations of the UUK Taskforce on sexual violence and harassment, published in 2016.</p><p>Since these recommendations were published, further guidance has been published on sexual misconduct in HE. This includes the Pinsent Masons guidelines on how to handle student misconduct which may constitute a criminal offence, and separate briefings from the Office for the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education on handling disciplinary procedures relating to sexual misconduct.</p><p>HE providers are autonomous institutions who have a duty of care to students, which includes all aspects of safeguarding and wellbeing. This is taken very seriously by providers. Providers will make decisions based on the needs of their student body, for example including support services for students facing issues relating to sexual violence and harassment. The UUK Taskforce clearly set out the need for providers to have clear care pathways and make it clear where students should be referred to within the university to access appropriate support.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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277110 more like this
277111 more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T13:13:34.36Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T13:13:34.36Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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308
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham remove filter
1138847
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Universities: Sexual Harassment more like this
star 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 assessment he has made of the effect of sexual harassment at universities on the prospects of the victims of that harassment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 277110 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>There is no place in our society, including within higher education (HE), for any form of sexual harassment or violence. HE providers have clear responsibilities, including under the Equality Act (2010), and should have robust policies and procedures in place to comply with the law to investigate and swiftly address reports of sexual misconduct.</p><p>All students should be able to thrive in HE, free from barriers to both their academic and personal development. The government expects providers to address barriers preventing students from having a positive experience, and to ensure they have appropriate support in place.</p><p>The government is working closely with Universities UK (UUK) and the Office for Students to support work to address sexual harassment in HE, including implementing the recommendations of the UUK Taskforce on sexual violence and harassment, published in 2016.</p><p>Since these recommendations were published, further guidance has been published on sexual misconduct in HE. This includes the Pinsent Masons guidelines on how to handle student misconduct which may constitute a criminal offence, and separate briefings from the Office for the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education on handling disciplinary procedures relating to sexual misconduct.</p><p>HE providers are autonomous institutions who have a duty of care to students, which includes all aspects of safeguarding and wellbeing. This is taken very seriously by providers. Providers will make decisions based on the needs of their student body, for example including support services for students facing issues relating to sexual violence and harassment. The UUK Taskforce clearly set out the need for providers to have clear care pathways and make it clear where students should be referred to within the university to access appropriate support.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
277109 more like this
277111 more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T13:13:34.423Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T13:13:34.423Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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308
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham remove filter
1138848
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Universities: Sexual Harassment more like this
star 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 assessment he has made of the adequacy of support provided to victims of sexual assault at universities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 277111 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>There is no place in our society, including within higher education (HE), for any form of sexual harassment or violence. HE providers have clear responsibilities, including under the Equality Act (2010), and should have robust policies and procedures in place to comply with the law to investigate and swiftly address reports of sexual misconduct.</p><p>All students should be able to thrive in HE, free from barriers to both their academic and personal development. The government expects providers to address barriers preventing students from having a positive experience, and to ensure they have appropriate support in place.</p><p>The government is working closely with Universities UK (UUK) and the Office for Students to support work to address sexual harassment in HE, including implementing the recommendations of the UUK Taskforce on sexual violence and harassment, published in 2016.</p><p>Since these recommendations were published, further guidance has been published on sexual misconduct in HE. This includes the Pinsent Masons guidelines on how to handle student misconduct which may constitute a criminal offence, and separate briefings from the Office for the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education on handling disciplinary procedures relating to sexual misconduct.</p><p>HE providers are autonomous institutions who have a duty of care to students, which includes all aspects of safeguarding and wellbeing. This is taken very seriously by providers. Providers will make decisions based on the needs of their student body, for example including support services for students facing issues relating to sexual violence and harassment. The UUK Taskforce clearly set out the need for providers to have clear care pathways and make it clear where students should be referred to within the university to access appropriate support.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
277109 more like this
277110 more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T13:13:34.47Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T13:13:34.47Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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308
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1137165
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-05more like thismore than 2019-07-05
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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 Schools: Finance more like this
star 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, how many hours of schooling were lost due to schools reducing the length of the school day as a result of insufficient funding in the 2017-18 academic year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 273737 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>Information on when schools finish their school day is not held centrally.</p><p>It is unacceptable for schools to shorten their working week when it is not a direct action to support and enhance their pupils’ education. According to the Institute for Fiscal Studies, funding for the average primary school class is £132,000, and funding for that same class of children in secondary school would be £171,000. These amounts are to cover a full five-day week in term time.</p><p>All schools have the autonomy to decide the structure and duration of their school day, which includes the flexibility to decide when their school day should start and finish. The Department trusts that headteachers will do this in a sensible manner.</p><p>All maintained schools are required to educate pupils for at least 380 sessions each school year. They cannot reduce the length of the school week if this would take the total number of sessions below that.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T14:04:54.457Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T14:04:54.457Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham remove filter
1136591
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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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 Educational Exchanges more like this
star 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 he is taking to encourage secondary schools and their pupils to take part in student exchange programmes with schools in other countries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 272743 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>In January, my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education announced a new £2.5 million programme to provide more opportunities for young people, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, to take part in an international school exchange.</p><p>State schools in England can apply for grants to take pupils aged 11 and above to visit partner schools around the world, giving them the chance to experience different cultures, improve language skills and build independence, character and resilience.</p><p>​Some of the first exchanges have already taken place, to destinations including Toulon in France, and Heinsberg in Germany. More information about the programme is available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/25-million-to-boost-international-exchanges-for-schools" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/news/25-million-to-boost-international-exchanges-for-schools</a>.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T16:02:26.04Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T16:02:26.04Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham remove filter