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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Academies: Autism 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 discussions (a) he (b) Ministers in his Department and (c) officials in his Department have had with AET on the benchmarking exercise for AET secondary schools in London; and whether his Department approved benchmarking process; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the benchmark against which AET secondary schools in London are being assessed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester Central more like this
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Lucy Powell more like this
star this property uin 254192 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The department, including ministers and officials, have held no detailed discussions with the Academies Enterprise Trust on a benchmarking exercise for their London Academies. We have not approved a benchmarking process, as this is for the trust to determine, and do not have a copy of any benchmark London Academies are currently being assessed against.</p><p>The department does publish a range of financial benchmarking tools, and signposts trusts to these. They include the Schools Financial Benchmarking tool which can be accessed publicly here: <a href="https://schools-financial-benchmarking.service.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://schools-financial-benchmarking.service.gov.uk/</a>.</p> more like this
star 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 2019-05-22T11:24:25.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T11:24:25.157Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star 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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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Powell more like this
1126589
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Students: Finance 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, whether the review of post-18 education and funding will assess the way in which the student finance system is communicated to (a) current and (b) prospective (i) students, (ii) graduates, (iii) parents and (iv) others. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bexleyheath and Crayford more like this
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Sir David Evennett more like this
star this property uin 254159 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The government’s review of post-18 education and funding is looking at how the government and institutions communicate with students and graduates, as well as parents and others, around student finance. This review looks to ensure this communication is as clear as possible (consistent with the relevant legal requirements) about the nature and terms of student support.</p><p> </p> more like this
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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less than 2019-05-22T11:19:01.863Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T11:19:01.863Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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1198
star this property label Biography information for Sir David Evennett more like this
1126590
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Students: Finance 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, whether the review of post-18 education and funding is planned to report before the parliamentary summer recess. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bexleyheath and Crayford more like this
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Sir David Evennett more like this
star this property uin 254160 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The independent panel will report shortly. The government will then conclude the overall review later this year.</p> more like this
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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less than 2019-05-22T11:21:00.457Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T11:21:00.457Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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1198
star this property label Biography information for Sir David Evennett more like this
1126652
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Special Educational Needs: Finance 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, pursuant to the answer of 14 May 2019 to Question 250743 on Special Educational Needs: Finance, how many and what proportion of children and young people had an Education Health and Care Plan in each year since 2013 and 2019; and how much funding his Department allocated to high needs in each of those years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Swansea West more like this
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Geraint Davies more like this
star this property uin 254085 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The level of high needs funding for children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) for each year are published in the dedicated schools grant (DSG) allocations each year, as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Amount</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>£5.0 billion</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>£5.2 billion</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>£5.2 billion</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>£5.3 billion</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18*</p></td><td><p>£5.8 billion</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018-19**</p></td><td><p>£6.1 billion</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2019-20**</p></td><td><p>£6.3 billion</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>* In 2017-18 the baselines of the high needs block and the schools block within DSG were adjusted, to take account of local authorities’ spending decisions.</p><p>** Includes the £125 million added to the high needs block in 2018-19 and 2019-20, in recognition of the cost pressures local authorities have been facing, announced in December 2018.</p><p>Information on the number and proportion of children in schools with an education, health and care (EHC) plan or previously statement of SEN are published in the annual ‘SEN in England’ statistical release. A time series can be found in Table 1 at the following link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/special-educational-needs-in-england-january-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/special-educational-needs-in-england-january-2018</a>.</p><p>Information on all young people (up to age 25) with an EHC plan is published in the annual ‘Statements of SEN and EHC Plans’ statistical release. A time series can be found in Table 1 at the following link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/statements-of-sen-and-ehc-plans-england-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/statements-of-sen-and-ehc-plans-england-2018</a>.</p><p>The first full year that statutory EHC plans were in place was 2015. Figures prior to this, therefore, relate to statements only. Table 2 in the following link includes the number of new EHC plans during 2014: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/statements-of-sen-and-ehc-plans-england-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/statements-of-sen-and-ehc-plans-england-2018</a>.</p><p>It is important to note that the number of EHC plans and statements of SEN does not include learning difficulty assessments (LDAs). These were previously used in a similar way as an EHC plan, for young people with SEN at a post-16 level, but were replaced by EHC plans from 2015. The last record of LDAs were removed from the system in 2016.</p>
star 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 2019-05-22T11:33:26.273Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T11:33:26.273Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Geraint Davies more like this
1126802
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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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 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children's Centres 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, if he will make it his policy to (a) reverse the closure of children's centres and (b) publish a strategy for the long-term expansion of the provision of children's centres. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 254727 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>As set out in the government response to recommendation 13 of the Education Select Committee report on tackling disadvantage in the early years, published on 4 April 2019, we are clear that children’s centres have an important role to play in achieving my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education’s social mobility ambition, but it is right for local authorities to decide how to use them as part of the wider system of local services. The government response can be accessed here: <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-committees/Education/Correspondence/Government-response-to-committee-9th-report-tackling-disadvantage-in-the-early-years-CP-68.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-committees/Education/Correspondence/Government-response-to-committee-9th-report-tackling-disadvantage-in-the-early-years-CP-68.pdf</a>, the select committee report can be accessed here: <a href="https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201719/cmselect/cmeduc/1006/1006.pdf" target="_blank">https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201719/cmselect/cmeduc/1006/1006.pdf</a>.</p><p>The government’s role is to engage with the sector, find out what works and support local areas to make the right decisions for their communities, which is why we have commissioned the Early Intervention Foundation (EIF) to examine research and practice evidence with the aim of developing tools to help local authorities make informed choices about their children’s centre provision. The EIF project is part of the Department for Education’s £8.5 million local government programme, which will inform the next steps, including considering any future consultation, on children’s centres. Funding for the local government programme runs until March 2020, with evidence and learning emerging by its conclusion.</p><p> </p>
star 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 2019-05-22T13:11:22.117Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T13:11:22.117Z
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4113
unstar this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1126847
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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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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 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Social Services more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the long-term benefit to the economy of early intervention and prevention work provided by local authority children’s services departments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 254818 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The government has funded the Early Intervention Foundation (EIF) since 2013, including almost £2 million in 2018-20, to assess, evaluate and disseminate evidence of what works. The EIF has assessed the benefits of a wide range of specific early intervention programmes and suggested that whilst producing robust estimates is challenging, there is a compelling argument that the costs of intervening early are likely to pay off to society in economic terms. In particular, they highlight that the long-term economic benefits are considerable where early intervention leads to labour market gains, such as improvements in employment and earnings. However, they are clear that it is not a quick fix and is unlikely to reduce pressure on the social care system in the short term.</p><p>The value of early intervention is reflected in statutory guidance ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ (2018), which is clear that providing early help is more effective in promoting children’s welfare than reacting later – playing an important part in supporting children and young people to achieve better outcomes. The guidance is clear that local areas should have a comprehensive range of effective, evidence-based services in place to address assessed needs early. It is right that local authorities are free to decide how to use their children’s social care budget to manage local priorities and deliver the best services for children.</p><p>The government has also committed £920 million to the Troubled Families Programme, an early intervention approach which aims to achieve significant and sustained improvement for families with multiple, high-cost problems.</p>
star 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 2019-05-22T11:27:27.567Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T11:27:27.567Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star 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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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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4122
star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
1126881
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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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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 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Social Services more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, by how much local authorities overspent on the provision of children’s social care in the year ending 31 March 2018; and what assessment he has made of the future financial sustainability of local government children’s services departments based on current levels of overspend. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East more like this
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Kerry McCarthy more like this
star this property uin 254773 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Local authorities are required under Section 251 of the ‘Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009’ to submit education and children’s social care budget and expenditure statements. This data is published in statistical releases annually. The most recent release shows local authorities had a difference of approximately £1 billion in 2017-18 when their planned spend is compared to their actual spend.</p><p>Funding for children’s services is made available through the Local Government Finance Settlement. We are in the final year of a multi-year settlement deal and have made £46.4 billion available this year for local services including those for children’s services. The government has also made £410 million available to local authorities this year specifically for adult and children social care.</p><p>My department is working with the sector, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and with HM Treasury, as part of our preparation for the next Spending Review, to understand the level of funding local government needs to meet demand and deliver statutory duties.</p><p> </p>
star 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 2019-05-22T11:29:48.373Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T11:29:48.373Z
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4113
unstar this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star 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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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
1126931
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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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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 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Pupils: Poverty more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his policies of the NAHT survey entitled Embarrassed and Ashamed - The Impact of Austerity on England’s schoolchildren; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
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Bill Esterson more like this
star this property uin 254815 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Tackling poverty will always be a priority for the government. We have lifted 400,000 people out of absolute poverty since 2010 and income inequality has fallen.</p><p>While schools alone cannot solve the challenges faced by many disadvantaged families at home, they can address barriers to learning when a child is at school. We support the provision of nutritious food in schools. This ensures pupils are well nourished, develop healthy eating habits and can concentrate and learn. The department provides free school meals support to 1.1 million of the most disadvantaged pupils. This saves families hundreds of pounds each year.</p><p>The pupil premium has provided school leaders with more than £15.6 billion since 2011 to focus on support for disadvantaged pupils. We expect to spend another £2.4 billion this year. School leaders are free to use this additional grant in any way they choose to benefit their pupils. We know that schools sometimes use the funding to help put their disadvantaged pupils in a receptive state of mind to learn by providing breakfast, items of school uniform, equipment, emotional support, and homework clubs. This enables every child to realise their potential.</p>
star 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 2019-05-22T12:48:41.087Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T12:48:41.087Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
1127226
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star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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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 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Pupils: Health 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 discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on (a) creating a body image and media literacy toolkit and (b) making it a compulsory element of the school curriculum. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 255300 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to an ambitious programme of activity to support good physical and mental health in children and young people. The Department for Education is working closely with the Department for Health and Social Care to provide support for schools so that they can promote good physical and mental wellbeing amongst their pupils.</p><p> </p><p>As part of this, the Government is making the teaching of health education compulsory in all state-funded schools from September 2020. Relationships education will be taught in all primary schools and relationships and sex education in all secondary schools. Schools are being encouraged and supported to start teaching these new subjects from September 2019.</p><p> </p><p>The statutory guidance for the new subjects sets out that pupils should be taught about the similarities and differences between the online world and the physical world. This should cover the impact of unhealthy or obsessive comparison with others online including through setting unrealistic expectations for body image and how people may curate a specific image of their life online.</p><p>The Department is also producing supporting information for schools on how to teach about issues related to internet safety across the curriculum. This will cover information about the types of harms that young people could face online, including the impact that internet content can have on body confidence, along with guidance about teaching children how to assess critically what they encounter online.</p><p> </p>
star 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 2019-05-22T12:51:27.797Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T12:51:27.797Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1127282
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star this property date less than 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
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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 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Pupil Exclusions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Ofsted report entitled, Exploring the issue of off-rolling published on 10 May 2019, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of pupils illegitimately removed from schools. 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 255650 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department is clear that off-rolling, as defined by Ofsted, is unacceptable, and whilst the Department believes this practice is relatively rare, the Government is committed to continue working with Ofsted to tackle the practice of off-rolling.</p><p>Pupils leave school rolls for many reasons, including permanent exclusion, moving to another school, or changes of circumstances (such as when a pupil moves to a new area). All schools must notify the local authority when a pupil’s name is to be deleted from the admission register. There is no legal definition of ‘off-rolling’. However, the law is clear that a pupil’s name can only be deleted from the admission register on the grounds prescribed in regulation 8 of the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006, as amended.</p><p>Following media coverage of off-rolling in 2017, the Department wrote to all secondary schools, reminding them of the rules surrounding exclusion.</p><p>Ofsted already considers records of children taken off roll and has also recently consulted on proposals that will see a strengthened focus on this issue. From September 2019 where inspectors find off-rolling, this will always be addressed in the inspection report, and where appropriate will lead to a school’s leadership being judged inadequate.</p><p>In March 2018, the Government launched an externally-led review of exclusions practice, led by Edward Timpson CBE. The review explored how head teachers use exclusion, and why pupils with particular characteristics are more likely to be excluded from school. It also considered the differences in exclusion rates across primary and secondary schools in England.</p><p>The Timpson Review and the Government’s response were published on 7 May. The review makes 30 recommendations and highlights variation in exclusions practice across different schools, local authorities and certain groups of children. The Government has accepted all 30 recommendations in principle, and the Department has committed to working with education leaders over the summer to design a consultation on making schools accountable for the outcomes for permanently excluded children, to be launched in the autumn. As part of this, the Department will seek views on how to mitigate the potential unintended consequences Edward Timpson has identified in his review, including the practice of off-rolling.</p>
star 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 2019-05-22T10:57:23.337Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T10:57:23.337Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this