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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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 Free School Meals more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of changes to the criteria for free school meals eligibility in 2018; and how many students now receive free school meals compared to the number who received them before these changes took place. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
star this property uin HL15974 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>I refer the noble Lord to the answers I gave on 6 February 2019 to Question <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Lords/2019-01-24/HL13093/" target="_blank">HL13093</a> and Question <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Lords/2019-01-24/HL13094/" target="_blank">HL13094</a>. I will also refer the noble Lord to the answer I gave on 20 February 2019 to Question <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Lords/2019-02-06/HL13492/" target="_blank">HL13492</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Under the new eligibility criteria that we introduced in April 2018, we estimate that more pupils will benefit from free school meals (FSM) by 2022, compared with the previous criteria. In addition, generous transitional protections were put in place to ensure no child will lose their eligibility for FSM during the change to the new criteria.</p><p> </p><p>Under the benefits-based criteria, to be eligible to receive FSM, a pupil or their parent must be in receipt of any one of the qualifying benefits and must make a claim to the school for FSM. The qualifying criteria includes benefits for both out of work and low-earning families. The full eligibility criteria is attached and also available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals</a>.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T13:21:03.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T13:21:03.197Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property file name HL15974_webpage.pdf more like this
star this property title HL15974_FSM_eligibility more like this
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3504
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
1128144
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star this property date less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 remove filter
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 Apprentices: Taxation more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much (1) the apprenticeship levy has raised in total in each of the four jurisdictions of the UK, (2) levy-paying employers have reclaimed, (3) has been used to fund new non-levy payer apprenticeships, (4) has been spent on old-style apprenticeships, and (5) has been spent on the administration of apprenticeships, in each year since the introduction of the apprenticeship levy. more like this
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Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
star this property uin HL15958 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property answer text <p>The apprenticeship levy is collected from all UK employers through the PAYE system by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC). HMRC publish information on levy receipts in the monthly Tax and National Insurance contribution receipts publication, and in their annual reports and accounts, available at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/hmrc-tax-and-nics-receipts-for-the-uk" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/hmrc-tax-and-nics-receipts-for-the-uk</a>.</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/hmrc-annual-report-and-accounts-2017-to-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/hmrc-annual-report-and-accounts-2017-to-2018</a>.</p><p> </p><p>In 2017-18, the first year following the introduction of the levy, £2.6 billion was collected from UK employers and HM Treasury (HMT) allocated £425m of the levy collected to the devolved administrations. Annual data on levy collected in 2018-19 will be published by HMRC, and data on 2018-19 spending will be available from Department for Education in due course.</p><p> </p><p>Skills spending is a devolved matter and HMT committed in advance to the share of the levy that would be passed to the devolved administrations in the three-year period from 2017-18 to 2019-20. HMT published these plans at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-government-agrees-apprenticeship-levy-funding-deal-with-devolved-administrations" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-government-agrees-apprenticeship-levy-funding-deal-with-devolved-administrations</a>.</p><p> </p><p>In England, levy-paying employers can use online apprenticeship service accounts to access their funds. In 2017-18, the total spend on apprentices employed with levy payers, and who started training after the levy was introduced, was £268 million. This figure represents more than the £170 million in training and assessment costs charged to levy payers’ accounts.</p><p>This is because these employers also benefit from additional payments to support certain types of learners, and extremely generous co-investment contributions for those employers that have exhausted their levy account funds. Such costs are not currently deducted from levy accounts. In 2018-19, levy-payers drew down a further £639 million representing the costs charged to levy-payers on the learners who started since the levy was introduced (and whose training is ongoing in 2018-19) as well as the costs of learners who started in the 2018-19 financial year.</p><p> </p><p>Employers’ levy funds are distinct from the department’s ring-fenced annual apprenticeship budget, which is set in advance by HM Treasury to fund apprenticeships in England. This budget has risen year-on-year, from £2.01 billion in 2017-18 and £2.23 billion in 2018-19 to over £2.5 billion in 2019-20, double what was spent in 2010.</p><p> </p><p>In 2017-18, we spent £189 million on training and assessment (including additional payments) for apprentices with employers who do not pay the levy and who started their apprenticeship since the levy was introduced. This includes apprenticeships started on both frameworks and new standards.</p><p>The ongoing cost of training and assessment for apprentices who started their apprenticeship before the levy was introduced in May 2017 was £1,065 million in 2017-18 (including additional payments as detailed above).</p><p> </p><p>In 2017-18, £40 million (equating to less than 2%) of the £2.01 billion ring-fenced apprenticeships programme budget was spent on the cost of delivering and running the programme. This includes spending by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education. The department is provided a separate budget for other administrative spending, and in 2017-18 total administrative spend was £44 million. These two budgets cover the cost of running the online apprenticeship service, employer engagement work, and the promotion of apprenticeships, in addition to staffing and other costs.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15959 more like this
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less than 2019-06-10T10:54:07.183Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T10:54:07.183Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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4284
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
1128145
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
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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 Apprentices: Taxation more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the annual total cost of apprenticeships compared to the amount raised from the apprenticeship levy. more like this
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Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
star this property uin HL15959 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property answer text <p>The apprenticeship levy is collected from all UK employers through the PAYE system by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC). HMRC publish information on levy receipts in the monthly Tax and National Insurance contribution receipts publication, and in their annual reports and accounts, available at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/hmrc-tax-and-nics-receipts-for-the-uk" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/hmrc-tax-and-nics-receipts-for-the-uk</a>.</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/hmrc-annual-report-and-accounts-2017-to-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/hmrc-annual-report-and-accounts-2017-to-2018</a>.</p><p> </p><p>In 2017-18, the first year following the introduction of the levy, £2.6 billion was collected from UK employers and HM Treasury (HMT) allocated £425m of the levy collected to the devolved administrations. Annual data on levy collected in 2018-19 will be published by HMRC, and data on 2018-19 spending will be available from Department for Education in due course.</p><p> </p><p>Skills spending is a devolved matter and HMT committed in advance to the share of the levy that would be passed to the devolved administrations in the three-year period from 2017-18 to 2019-20. HMT published these plans at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-government-agrees-apprenticeship-levy-funding-deal-with-devolved-administrations" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-government-agrees-apprenticeship-levy-funding-deal-with-devolved-administrations</a>.</p><p> </p><p>In England, levy-paying employers can use online apprenticeship service accounts to access their funds. In 2017-18, the total spend on apprentices employed with levy payers, and who started training after the levy was introduced, was £268 million. This figure represents more than the £170 million in training and assessment costs charged to levy payers’ accounts.</p><p>This is because these employers also benefit from additional payments to support certain types of learners, and extremely generous co-investment contributions for those employers that have exhausted their levy account funds. Such costs are not currently deducted from levy accounts. In 2018-19, levy-payers drew down a further £639 million representing the costs charged to levy-payers on the learners who started since the levy was introduced (and whose training is ongoing in 2018-19) as well as the costs of learners who started in the 2018-19 financial year.</p><p> </p><p>Employers’ levy funds are distinct from the department’s ring-fenced annual apprenticeship budget, which is set in advance by HM Treasury to fund apprenticeships in England. This budget has risen year-on-year, from £2.01 billion in 2017-18 and £2.23 billion in 2018-19 to over £2.5 billion in 2019-20, double what was spent in 2010.</p><p> </p><p>In 2017-18, we spent £189 million on training and assessment (including additional payments) for apprentices with employers who do not pay the levy and who started their apprenticeship since the levy was introduced. This includes apprenticeships started on both frameworks and new standards.</p><p>The ongoing cost of training and assessment for apprentices who started their apprenticeship before the levy was introduced in May 2017 was £1,065 million in 2017-18 (including additional payments as detailed above).</p><p> </p><p>In 2017-18, £40 million (equating to less than 2%) of the £2.01 billion ring-fenced apprenticeships programme budget was spent on the cost of delivering and running the programme. This includes spending by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education. The department is provided a separate budget for other administrative spending, and in 2017-18 total administrative spend was £44 million. These two budgets cover the cost of running the online apprenticeship service, employer engagement work, and the promotion of apprenticeships, in addition to staffing and other costs.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15958 more like this
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less than 2019-06-10T10:54:07.247Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T10:54:07.247Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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4284
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
1128146
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star this property date less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 remove filter
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 Apprentices: Taxation more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many new-style apprenticeships have started since the introduction of the apprenticeship levy. more like this
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Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
star this property uin HL15960 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>There have been 305,200 starts on apprenticeship standards since May 2017 following the introduction of the apprenticeship levy, reported to date as at January 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T15:59:30.397Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T15:59:30.397Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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4284
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
1128064
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star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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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 Overseas Students: EU Nationals more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether EU students enrolling on higher education courses in England in the 2020–21 academic year will be eligible for home fee status and financial support. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
star this property uin HL15913 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>The department recognises that staff and providers are concerned about what EU exit means for study and collaboration opportunities.</p><p>To help give certainty, on 28 May 2019, the department announced guarantees on student finance for EU nationals. EU nationals (and their family members) who start a course in England in the 2020/21 academic year or before will continue to be eligible for ‘home fee’ status and student finance support from Student Finance England for the duration of their course, provided they meet the residency requirement. These guarantees are not altered if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15914 more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T13:35:24.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T13:35:24.047Z
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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 label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
1128065
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star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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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 Overseas Students: EU Nationals more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to set out the (1) fee status, and (2) loan eligibility, of EU undergraduate students commencing courses at English higher education providers in the 2020–21 academic year. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
star this property uin HL15914 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>The department recognises that staff and providers are concerned about what EU exit means for study and collaboration opportunities.</p><p>To help give certainty, on 28 May 2019, the department announced guarantees on student finance for EU nationals. EU nationals (and their family members) who start a course in England in the 2020/21 academic year or before will continue to be eligible for ‘home fee’ status and student finance support from Student Finance England for the duration of their course, provided they meet the residency requirement. These guarantees are not altered if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15913 more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T13:35:24.093Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T13:35:24.093Z
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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 label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
1128001
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star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 remove filter
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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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that local authorities comply fully with the Children and Families Act 2014 in the cases of children with education, health and care plans; and what action they are taking to ensure that there are no disincentives, both in terms of funding and concerns over their position on league tables, for schools to be inclusive and to accept children with special educational needs. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL15886 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-31more like thismore than 2019-05-31
star this property answer text <p>To ensure local authorities comply fully with their obligations under the Children and Families Act (2014), including on education, health and care plans, we introduced new local area special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) inspections by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission in 2016. All local areas will be inspected by 2021. These inspections do not give a pass/fail judgement. They instead identify areas of strength and where improvement is required, including asking an area to produce a Written Statement of Action if there are significant concerns. Where we have concerns with a local area’s performance, we work with partners, including NHS England, to support and challenge the area to improve.</p><p> </p><p>The inspection reports have proved a catalyst for local change, both where Written Statements of Action have been required and where they have not. Local authorities and their health partners have embraced the process and used inspection findings to prioritise areas for improvement.</p><p> </p><p>In terms of ensuring schools are inclusive, the Children and Families Act (2014) reinforced the presumption of mainstream education for children with SEND. The attached SEND Code of Practice provides detailed guidance to schools about how to support children with SEND. The new Ofsted common inspection framework, introduced from September 2019, emphasises the need for leaders to offer high-quality, inclusive education and training to all.</p><p> </p><p>We launched a call for evidence on how the special educational needs funding system operates in May 2019 to help us understand how the current available funding is distributed, and what improvements to the financial arrangements could be made in future.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-05-31T10:27:09.16Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-31T10:27:09.16Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property file name HL15886_SEND_Code_of_Practice_January_2015.pdf more like this
star this property title HL15886_PDF more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
1127439
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star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 remove filter
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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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that mainstream schools are supported and incentivised to be more inclusive towards children with special educational needs and disabilities. more like this
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Lord Porter of Spalding more like this
star this property uin HL15850 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-31more like thismore than 2019-05-31
star this property answer text <p>The Children and Families Act 2014 reinforced the presumption of mainstream education for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). The accompanying SEND code of practice provides detailed guidance to schools about how to support children with SEND.</p><p> </p><p>We have announced funding for new training places for over 600 new Educational Psychologists who help ensure that children with SEND get the support they need in school.</p><p> </p><p>We are promoting the increased development of mainstream units and resourced provision through recent capital expenditure and in our guidance to new bidders for mainstream free schools. In December we announced a further £100 million top-up to the Special Provision Capital Fund for local authorities in 2019-20. This takes our total investment to £365 million across 2018-21. This funding can be used for more places in SEND units and resourced provision in mainstream schools, colleges or in special schools.</p><p> </p><p>We are funding the Whole School SEND Consortium to embed SEND into school improvement planning and Continuing Professional Development (CPD). New SEND regional leads are bringing together practitioners and networks in their local area to build a community of practice and facilitate the exchange of knowledge and expertise.</p><p> </p><p>The new Ofsted common inspection framework, introduced from September 2019, will put more focus on SEND, rewarding schools for their work with pupils who need extra support. In addition, local area SEND inspections by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission are considering how effectively the local area identifies, meets the needs of, and improves the outcomes for the wide range of different groups of children and young people who have SEND.</p><p> </p><p>A call for evidence on how the SEND funding system operates was recently announced on 3 May 2019 to help the department understand how the current available funding is distributed, and what improvements to the financial arrangements could be made in future.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-05-31T10:25:44.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-31T10:25:44.407Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Porter of Spalding more like this
1127441
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star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 remove filter
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
star this property house id 2 remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that local health partners are playing an equitable role alongside local government in supporting children with special educational needs and disabilities. more like this
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Lord Porter of Spalding more like this
star this property uin HL15852 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
star this property answer text <p>Creating an effective inter-agency approach, where local government works in partnership with health partners to meet needs, is a key feature of the reforms to the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) system introduced in the 2014 Children and Families Act.</p><p> </p><p>We introduced joint Ofsted/Care Quality Commission local area inspections of SEND services in May 2016 to hold services to account and support them with improving. Where issues with performance are identified, including following a SEND inspection, the Department for Education (DfE), Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) and NHS England collaborate to drive improvement.</p><p> </p><p>In addition to the inspections, we have strengthened joint accountability through the introduction of a 2-year trial, which began in April 2018, extending the remit of the First-tier Tribunal (SEND) to make non-binding recommendations on health and social care elements of education health care (EHC) plans.</p><p> </p><p>To improve timeliness, the 2017-18 NHS Provider Contract for NHS Trusts included a new requirement to report on meeting the 6-week deadline for health input into EHC plans.</p><p>We are clear that strong strategic leadership across health, education and care is key to effective SEND services and we have:</p><p> </p><blockquote><p>Established a new joint SEND system leadership board, with representatives from education, health and social care, working alongside joint roundtables chaired by Ministers from both DfE and DHSC.</p></blockquote><p> </p><blockquote><p>Established a national network for Designated Medical Officers and Designated Clinical Officers, funded a local authority-led regional network and developed resources to support joint self-assessment and peer review.</p></blockquote><p> </p><blockquote><p>Funded a consortium of partners, including the Condition Data Collection, to work with health and social care services, including producing guidance on effective joint commissioning and improving EHC plans.</p></blockquote><p> </p><blockquote><p>Funded a SEND leadership programme and legal training for all local authorities and their health partners to ensure they are clear on their statutory responsibilities.</p></blockquote><p> </p><p>We have also re-emphasised the requirement to jointly commission Information, Advice and Support (IAS) Services across health and the local authority through our new minimum standards, backed by £10 million investment through the IAS programme.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-06-03T13:06:33.217Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-03T13:06:33.217Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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4555
star this property label Biography information for Lord Porter of Spalding more like this
1127445
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 remove filter
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 Vocational Education more like this
star this property house id 2 remove filter
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to work with UK businesses to address any gaps in the education and training of vocational skills. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The department is working with employers to jointly design and deliver policies and programmes which will make the skills system more responsive to employer needs, whilst giving individuals the skills they need to succeed.</p><p> </p><p>T levels are being designed to better meet the needs of businesses and to help young people to move successfully into skilled employment. Over 200 employers have been involved in defining the content of T levels to ensure that they reflect current industry requirements. Students’ experience on industry placements will be ‘hands on’ so they will leave their course with the skills employers are looking for.</p><p> </p><p>Employers are leading on the design of new apprenticeships standards, putting them in the driving seat to give apprentices the skills that businesses really need. Across all sectors, they are being designed and driven by industry, creating higher quality training that will lead to a more skilled and productive economy. We are working closely with employers to help them take advantage of apprenticeships and grow their programmes.</p><p> </p><p>Employers are central to traineeships, which are an education and training programme supporting social mobility by providing quality training for young people who need to develop their skills and experience in order to enter the labour market. They consist of a high quality work placement with an employer; work preparation training; and English and maths support for those who have not achieved a GCSE grade A* to C or equivalent with a training provider.</p><p> </p><p>We are establishing a National Retraining Scheme, driven by the National Retraining Partnership, which brings together the Confederation of British Industry, Trades Union Congress and the government to set the scheme’s strategic direction and oversee its development. This partnership will work together to ensure that the voices of businesses and workers feed directly into the development of the scheme so that it will genuinely make a difference.</p><p> </p><p>Skills Advisory Panels (SAPs) aim to bring together local employers and skills providers to pool knowledge on skills and labour market needs. They aim to work together to understand and address key local challenges, including helping to tackle local skills shortages. SAPs will address both immediate needs and challenges and look at what is required to help local areas adapt to future labour market changes and to grasp future opportunities. This will help colleges, universities and other providers deliver the skills required by employers, now and in the future.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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