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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many Muslim schools, including madrassas, there are in England; how they monitor teaching in those schools; and whether they intend to legislate to require all teaching in such schools to be conducted in English. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-06-28more like thismore than 2017-06-28
star this property answer text <p>In England there are 27 publicly-funded schools (i.e. local authority maintained schools and academies, including free schools) having a designated religious character as Muslim; and 148 independent schools registered as having a religious ethos of Muslim or Islam, or having a designated religious character of Muslim or Islam (or both)<strong><em>. </em></strong> The Department for Education does not regulate madrassahs or other out-of-school education settings and does not hold a complete record their numbers.</p><p>The quality of teaching in Muslim schools in England is inspected by Ofsted or one of the independent inspectorates approved by the Secretary of State.</p><p>All publicly funded schools must teach English to pupils up to the age of 16. English is both a subject in its own right and the medium for teaching in the vast majority of circumstances. The statutory independent school standards require that pupils acquire speaking, listening, literacy and numeracy skills. While independent schools are not required to teach in the medium of English, the standards require that where they do not, lessons in written and spoken English are provided.</p><p>The Department has no plans to legislate further to require schools to teach in the medium of English. The Department launched a call for evidence setting out proposals for a new system for regulating out-of-school education settings providing intensive education, but this did not suggest that they should be required to teach in English.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2017-06-28T16:44:35.487Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-28T16:44:35.487Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-07-10
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many academies there are in North-West England. more like this
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Lord Fearn more like this
star this property uin HL603 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-21more like thismore than 2017-07-21
star this property answer text <p>As at 1 July 2017 there were 566 academies, free schools, studio schools and University Technical Colleges (UTCs) in the North West region of England. The breakdown of these is as follows:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>North West</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Academy Converter</p></td><td><p>361</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sponsor Led Academy</p></td><td><p>151</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Free School</p></td><td><p>39</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Studio School</p></td><td><p>6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>UTC</p></td><td><p>9</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>566</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>As at 1 July 2017 there were 6,925 academies, free schools, studio schools and UTCs in England</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>England</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Academy Converter</p></td><td><p>4,615</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sponsor Led Academy</p></td><td><p>1,878</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Free School</p></td><td><p>346</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Studio School</p></td><td><p>38</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>UTC</p></td><td><p>48</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>6,925</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2017-07-21T09:28:10.193Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-21T09:28:10.193Z
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star this property date less than 2017-07-04more like thismore than 2017-07-04
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many children and young people have undertaken home tuition in each of the last three years. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL461 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
star this property answer text <p>Data on the number of children being educated at home are not collected centrally.</p><p>Parents have a legal duty under Section 7 of the Education Act 1996 to ensure that a child of compulsory school age receives an efficient and full-time education suitable to its age, ability and aptitude, and any special education needs - either by regular attendance at school or otherwise. ‘Otherwise’ includes education at home. There are no other specific requirements relating to the content of such education, unless a child has a statement of special educational needs or an Education and Health Care Plan, which can specify that the child is being educated at home. If it does, the local authority is under a duty to ensure the provision specified is made.</p><p>Parents choosing to educate at home take on the responsibilities involved, including financial responsibility. There is no entitlement to support. Some local authorities offer guidance, and there are other organisations which offer guidance or provide part-time education in specific subjects to supplement home education.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL462 more like this
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less than 2017-07-12T11:56:08.81Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-12T11:56:08.81Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how they intend to ensure that their focus on equalities will continue in the period leading up to Brexit. more like this
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Baroness McGregor-Smith more like this
star this property uin HL389 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The United Kingdom has a proud record of promoting equality and we have some of the strongest laws to prevent and tackle discrimination. In the run up to the United Kingdom exiting the European Union, we will continue to promote and champion the equal rights we believe in and ensure the necessary legal protections are maintained.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2017-07-17T11:54:42.34Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-17T11:54:42.34Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness McGregor-Smith more like this
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-07-10
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how those women’s rights enshrined in EU law will be safeguarded once the UK has left the EU. more like this
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger more like this
star this property uin HL611 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government wants to preserve the UK’s proud record of promoting equality and tackling discrimination through some of the strongest laws in the world. We have been clear that all protections contained in the Equality Act 2006, the Equality Act 2010, and equivalent legislation in Northern Ireland, will continue to apply after we have left the EU. Moreover, the Repeal Bill will ensure that all workers' rights that are derived from EU law, including those enjoyed by women, will continue to be available in UK law after we have left the EU.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2017-07-20T10:40:04.42Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T10:40:04.42Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Hodgson of Abinger more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how, and when, they intend to honour the pledge in the Queen's Speech "to make progress to tackle discrimination against people on the basis of their race, faith, gender, disability or sexual orientation". more like this
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Lord Ouseley more like this
star this property uin HL403 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-24more like thismore than 2017-07-24
star this property answer text <p>We are already working to deliver the commitments on equalities made in the Queen’s Speech, including bringing forward legislation to protect the victims of domestic violence and abuse, making further progress to tackle pay gaps, reforming mental health legislation and strengthening enforcement of the Equality Act 2010.</p><p> </p><p>We will announce our detailed plans and intended timetables in due course<em>. </em></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2017-07-24T14:33:11.597Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-24T14:33:11.597Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ouseley more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-06more like thismore than 2017-07-06
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what action they are planning to deal with issues around mental health in schools. more like this
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Lord Cotter more like this
star this property uin HL554 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
star this property answer text <p>Good mental health is a priority for the Department. It can have a profound impact on the whole of a child’s life, not just their attainment. Schools have an important role to play, but teachers are not mental health professionals. They need support from specialist services, which is why we are investing an additional £1.4 billion in children and young people’s mental health services to 2020.</p><p> </p><p>The Prime Minister announced earlier in the year that a member of staff in every secondary school in the country would be offered mental health first aid training. This training has now begun. It will equip those undertaking the training with the knowledge needed to identify and make an initial response to mental health concerns, which they can share with colleagues. The Prime Minister also announced a number of pilots to develop practice and evidence about what works in promoting good mental wellbeing, putting peer support schemes in place and developing joint working with specialist mental health services. We are procuring organisations to run these projects and will announce the results as soon as possible.</p><p> </p><p>We have published a blueprint for school counselling services, which provides schools with advice on delivering high quality counselling to all pupils.</p><p> </p><p>We have funded the development of MindEd, a free online resource which allows all those working with children and young people to access training and information on a range of mental health issues.</p><p>The Department has also issued advice on behaviour and mental health providing teachers with information and tools to identify pupils who need help, and to provide effective and early support.</p><p> </p><p>We will be considering with the Department of Health how best to build on this work. We will include proposals in a joint children and young people’s mental health green paper, to be published by the end of the year.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL553 more like this
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less than 2017-07-18T11:11:31.403Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-18T11:11:31.403Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-06more like thismore than 2017-07-06
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure that each school in the UK employs a member of staff with specific experience to address mental health issues. more like this
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Lord Cotter more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
star this property answer text <p>Good mental health is a priority for the Department. It can have a profound impact on the whole of a child’s life, not just their attainment. Schools have an important role to play, but teachers are not mental health professionals. They need support from specialist services, which is why we are investing an additional £1.4 billion in children and young people’s mental health services to 2020.</p><p> </p><p>The Prime Minister announced earlier in the year that a member of staff in every secondary school in the country would be offered mental health first aid training. This training has now begun. It will equip those undertaking the training with the knowledge needed to identify and make an initial response to mental health concerns, which they can share with colleagues. The Prime Minister also announced a number of pilots to develop practice and evidence about what works in promoting good mental wellbeing, putting peer support schemes in place and developing joint working with specialist mental health services. We are procuring organisations to run these projects and will announce the results as soon as possible.</p><p> </p><p>We have published a blueprint for school counselling services, which provides schools with advice on delivering high quality counselling to all pupils.</p><p> </p><p>We have funded the development of MindEd, a free online resource which allows all those working with children and young people to access training and information on a range of mental health issues.</p><p>The Department has also issued advice on behaviour and mental health providing teachers with information and tools to identify pupils who need help, and to provide effective and early support.</p><p> </p><p>We will be considering with the Department of Health how best to build on this work. We will include proposals in a joint children and young people’s mental health green paper, to be published by the end of the year.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2017-07-18T11:11:31.293Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-18T11:11:31.293Z
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star this property date less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what advice they, or their agencies, give to universities on the appropriate fee level to set in respect of undergraduate courses. more like this
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Lord Adonis more like this
star this property uin HL310 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
star this property answer text <p>Fees for English domiciled undergraduate students studying at Higher Education Institutions that are funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) are subject to maximum fees, which are set in legislation. HEFCE funded institutions that have an access agreement in place for widening participation with the Office for Fair Access (OFFA) can charge a higher fee than those that do not. In addition, HEFCE funded institutions that have demonstrated high quality teaching by achieving a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) rating can charge up to a higher fee than those that do not.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2017-07-18T11:49:07.27Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-18T11:49:07.27Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what advice they, or their agencies, give to universities on the appropriate remuneration of vice-chancellors. more like this
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Lord Adonis more like this
star this property uin HL309 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-14more like thismore than 2017-07-14
star this property answer text <p>Universities are autonomous bodies and it is for them to determine pay arrangements for their staff. However, the Government, in the 2017/18 Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) grant letter stated:</p><p> </p><p>“The Government is clear that efficiency includes demonstrating restraint in senior pay and remains concerned about the substantial upwards drift in salaries of some top management. We would like to see senior leaders in the sector exercise more pay restraint.”</p><p> </p><p>Jo Johnson, the Minister for Universities and Science, has continued to call on the sector to show restraint in Vice Chancellors' pay and for the sector to demonstrate more leadership especially at a time when students are concerned about value for money.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2017-07-14T10:38:01.997Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-14T10:38:01.997Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Adonis more like this