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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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 more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Pupils: Mental Health more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has plans to require schools to provide advice on mental health to pupils. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>Schools will be required to teach mental health as part of the Department’s plans to make health education compulsory. The Government is currently seeking views on the draft guidance and regulations, which will support the new subjects of relationships education in primary, relationships and sex education in secondary, and health education in all schools. The consultation includes questions on what support schools will need to deliver high-quality teaching. The consultation closed on the 7 November. <a href="https://consult.education.gov.uk/pshe/relationships-education-rse-health-education/" target="_blank">https://consult.education.gov.uk/pshe/relationships-education-rse-health-education/</a>.</p><p>The draft statutory guidance sets out core content that schools will teach. The draft mental health content includes teaching pupils how to recognise and talk about their emotions, how to judge when they or someone they know needs support and prevention, including the benefits of physical exercise.</p><p>Schools will decide what further advice to provide to their pupils. To support schools, the Government will fund the training of a Designated Senior Lead for mental health in every school, to put in place a whole school approach to mental health and well-being. This can cover activities as part of pastoral support and advice for individual pupils with specific needs.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb remove filter
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less than 2018-11-15T13:11:00.253Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T13:11:00.253Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
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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 more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Schools: Northern Ireland more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has had with the Permanent Secretary in the Department of Education in Northern Ireland on the financial situation of schools in Northern Ireland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 192884 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>Education is a devolved matter, and there have been no recent discussions between the Secretary of State for Education and the Permanent Secretary in the Department of Education in Northern Ireland on the financial situation of schools in Northern Ireland.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb remove filter
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less than 2018-11-27T15:57:42.833Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T15:57:42.833Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Teachers: Employment more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to help newly qualified teachers who have been unemployed for two or more years to find work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 200628 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
star this property answer text <p>A new national Teaching Vacancies service is being rolled out nationally and can be found at: <a href="https://teaching-vacancies.service.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://teaching-vacancies.service.gov.uk/</a>.</p><p>By April 2019, all schools will be able to list their vacancies on the site. This will help newly qualified teachers and established teachers find their next teaching role.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is also committed to improving the quality of support for newly qualified teachers. In response to the consultation on strengthening qualified teacher status and improving career progression for teachers, the Department committed to a number of proposals. These proposals include ensuring teachers have the right support in place at the beginning of their careers, have access to high-quality professional development, and have improved progression opportunities throughout their careers.</p><p> </p><p>The key decisions set out in the response, published on 4 May 2018, include introducing an extended induction period of two years supported by an early career framework, strengthening the mentoring provision for early career teachers, and developing new specialist qualifications. The consultation response is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/strengthening-qualified-teacher-status-and-career-progression" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/strengthening-qualified-teacher-status-and-career-progression</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The response to the consultation was the first stage in a longer-term programme of work and will form a core part of the Department’s recruitment and retention strategy. The Department will continue to work with the profession and will publish further details in due course.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb remove filter
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less than 2018-12-18T16:55:58.227Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-18T16:55:58.227Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Special Educational Needs more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that children who need one on one classroom assistance are able to receive such assistance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 201592 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-19more like thismore than 2018-12-19
star this property answer text <p>There are a number of reasons why a child may benefit from one on one classroom assistance; for example a child might need extra support for a short period of time to help them catch up.</p><p>Teachers and head teachers are responsible for making decisions about how staff are deployed, based on their knowledge of children’s needs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb remove filter
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less than 2018-12-19T17:23:30.217Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-19T17:23:30.217Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Classroom Assistants more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many classroom assistant job positions have been removed in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 201593 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-19more like thismore than 2018-12-19
star this property answer text <p>The full time equivalent (FTE) number of teaching assistants in state funded schools in England in each of the last 3 years is shown in the table 1 below.</p><p><strong>Table 1: Teaching assistants in all state funded schools in England, 2014 to 2017</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Census year</p></td><td><p>FTE number of teaching assistants</p></td><td><p>Difference in FTE from previous year</p></td><td><p>Percentage difference from previous year</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>255,100</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>263,000</p></td><td><p>7,900</p></td><td><p>3%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>265,600</p></td><td><p>2,600</p></td><td><p>1%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>262,800</p></td><td><p>-2,800</p></td><td><p>-1%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Source: School Workforce Census</p><p>The School Workforce Census does not collect information on vacancies for teaching assistants.</p><p>The data above is taken from Table 2b of the publication, School Workforce in England 2017. This publication includes underlying data at school level and is available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-school-workforce" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-school-workforce</a>.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb remove filter
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less than 2018-12-19T17:19:45.707Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-19T17:19:45.707Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Schools: Transport more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much central government funding has been spent on school transport in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 201594 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
star this property answer text <p>The majority of central Government funding for home to school transport is made available to local authorities through the local Government finance settlement from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.</p><p> </p><p>This funding is not ring fenced. It is for local authorities to decide how they spend the total amount of funding available to them, through this and other sources.</p><p> </p><p>Data showing how much local authorities spend on home to school transport during 2017-18 can be found here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/la-and-school-expenditure-2017-to-2018-financial-year" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/la-and-school-expenditure-2017-to-2018-financial-year</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Data for previous years is available here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/section-251-materials" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/section-251-materials</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb remove filter
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less than 2018-12-20T12:41:29.127Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T12:41:29.127Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Pupils: Mental Health Services more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department is taking steps to provide counselling for students in schools. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 208280 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
star this property answer text <p>School based counselling by well-qualified practitioners can play an effective role as part of a ‘whole school’ approach to supporting mental health and wellbeing. The Department’s England-wide representative survey of school provision, published in 2017, indicated that 61% of schools offer counselling services, with 84% of secondary schools providing their pupils with access to counselling support. To support more schools to do so, the Government has provided advice on how to deliver high quality school-based counselling, available to view here: <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>NHS England will fund new mental health support teams, working in schools and colleges, which will be rolled out to between one fifth and a quarter of England by the end of 2023. This will start with 25 trailblazer areas which will be fully operational by the end of 2019. Next steps for this roll out are being considered as part of the NHS long term plan, published on 7 January, and will be informed by the evaluation of the initial trailblazers. These new teams should work closely with services which are already being provided in local areas, including other professionals who work closely with schools and colleges, such as school counsellors.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb remove filter
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less than 2019-01-21T12:13:35.28Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T12:13:35.28Z
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star this property date less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading GCSE more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students did not get a grade 9-4 in their GCSE results in the 2017-18 academic year. more like this
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 208284 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
star this property answer text <p>In 2018, pupils sat a combination of the 23 reformed GCSEs graded on a 9-1 scale and the remaining legacy GCSEs graded on an A*-G scale. The bottom of grade 4 is aligned with the bottom of grade C, so a grade 4 or above marks a similar achievement to the old grade C or above.</p><p> </p><p>The number of pupils at the end of Key Stage 4 in 2018 who did not achieve any grades A*-C/9-4 across all their GCSE and equivalent subject entries[1], [2] are as follows:</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p><strong>Pupils at the end of Key Stage 4 in 2018 who did not achieve any grades A*-C/9-4 across all their GCSE and equivalent subject entries</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Type of school</p></td><td><p>Total number of pupils <br>at the end of Key Stage 4</p></td><td><p>Total number <br> of pupils not <br> achieving grades <br> A*-C or 9-4[3]</p></td><td><p>Percentage pupils not <br>achieving grades A*-C or 9-4 (%)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>All schools[4]</p></td><td><p>585,377</p></td><td><p>94,436</p></td><td><p>16.1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>State-funded school</p></td><td><p>523,757</p></td><td><p>76,168</p></td><td><p>14.5</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>[1] <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/gcse-and-equivalent-results-2017-to-2018-provisional" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/gcse-and-equivalent-results-2017-to-2018-provisional</a>.</p><p>[2] Cambridge International Certificates and Edexcel Level 1/2 Certificates were classed as GCSE equivalent awards in 2017/18. If GCSE equivalents were excluded from the analysis, the number not achieving any 9-4/A*-C passes would go up by 283 in all schools, and 121 in state funded schools.</p><p>[3] From 2017, new reformed GCSEs in English language, English literature and mathematics are graded using a new 9-1 scale. Unreformed subjects continue to be graded using the A* to G system. See the statistical first release (SFR) ‘Quality and methodology’ document for further information.</p><p>[4] Discounting has been applied where pupils have taken the same subject more than once and only one entry is counted in these circumstances. Only the first entry is counted, in all subjects, in line with the early entry guidance (see SFR 'Quality and Methodology' document).</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb remove filter
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less than 2019-01-21T12:24:29.817Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T12:24:29.817Z
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star this property date less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
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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 more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Schools: Bullying more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to help tackle bullying in schools. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
star this property answer text <p>The Government has sent a clear message to schools that bullying is unacceptable and should not be tolerated.</p><p> </p><p>All schools are legally required to have a behaviour policy with measures to prevent all forms of bullying. They have the freedom to develop their own anti-bullying strategies appropriate to their environment and are held to account by Ofsted.</p><p> </p><p>The Department issues guidance to schools on how to prevent and respond to bullying as part of their overall behaviour policy. The guidance outlines the Government’s approach to bullying; the legal obligations and powers schools have to tackle bullying; and the principles which underpin the most effective anti-bullying strategies in schools. In our drive to tackle bad behaviour, we have strengthened teachers' powers to enforce discipline and promote good behaviour. Additionally, the Respectful School Communities tool supports schools to develop a whole-school approach which promotes respect and discipline.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is also providing over £2.8 million of funding between September 2016 and March 2020, to four anti-bullying organisations to support schools to tackle bullying. This is in addition to £4 millon that the Government Equalities Office are providing, over the same period, to help schools prevent and respond to Homophobic, Biphobic and Transphobic bullying.</p><p> </p><p>The new mandatory subjects of Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education, and Health Education, will enable schools to deliver high-quality teaching including about acceptable ways to behave, both off and online. The draft guidance sets out that pupils should know about the different types of bullying, the impact it has, the responsibility of bystanders and how to get help. The consultation closed on 7 November 2018 and we are currently analysing the responses, which will help to finalise the regulations and guidance.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
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less than 2019-02-27T16:18:38.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-27T16:18:38.357Z
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star this property date less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
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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 more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Teachers: Stress more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has a policy to help tackle stress experienced by teachers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
star this property answer text <p>The Government is clear that there are no great schools without great teachers.</p><p>In January 2019, the Department launched the Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategy. This includes commitments to radically simplify the accountability system, limit the amount of change that schools have to deliver, and provide extra support to tackle challenging pupil behaviour. The Department is also introducing an Early Career Framework for teachers, which includes mentor support so that newly qualified teachers receive the support they need. The strategy can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/teacher-recruitment-and-retention-strategy" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/teacher-recruitment-and-retention-strategy</a>.</p><p>The strategy sets out the areas where Government can make the most difference as quickly as possible. It also marks the beginning of a conversation with headteachers about how the Department can support them to set a culture in their school that reduces unnecessary planning, marking and data requirements; supports teachers to deal with disruptive behaviour; and establishes a culture that values continued professional development and flexible working at all career stages.</p><p>The Department continues to work with unions, teachers and Ofsted to challenge and remove unnecessary workload and a joint letter from my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State, and other key national organisations was sent to school leaders in January confirming their support to help reduce workload in schools.</p><p>The Department has accepted all the recommendations of the ‘Making Data Work’ report and published a workload reduction toolkit as part of an ongoing programme to tackle excessive workload in schools. The report and Government response can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/teacher-workload-advisory-group-report-and-government-response" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/teacher-workload-advisory-group-report-and-government-response</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
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less than 2019-02-27T16:16:33.193Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-27T16:16:33.193Z
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