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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Literacy: Children more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he made of the implications for his Department's policies of the recent National Literacy Trust findings on the literacy benefits of children reading both digital and print formats. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith more like this
star this property uin 265486 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The Department welcomes the National Literacy Trust’s research on reading in both print and digital forms.</p><p> </p><p>The Department encourages children to develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information, whatever the format. Research suggests that reading for pleasure is more important for children’s educational development than their parents’ level of education.</p><p> </p><p>There is sound evidence that systematic synthetic phonics is a highly effective method of teaching reading to children. Phonics performance is improving: in 2018, there were 163,000 more 6 year olds on track to become fluent readers compared to 2012. This represented 82% of pupils meeting the expected standard in the phonics screening check, compared to just 58% when the check was introduced in 2012.</p><p> </p><p>Building on the success of our phonics partnerships and phonics roadshows programmes, in 2018 we launched a £26.3 million English Hubs Programme. Hub schools are taking a leading role in improving the teaching of early reading through systematic synthetic phonics, early language development, and reading for pleasure. We have appointed 34 primary schools across England as English Hubs.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T15:38:42.833Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T15:38:42.833Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
1132505
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Literacy: Children and Young People more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies on the conclusions in relation to reading in (a) print and (b) digital formats of the report entitled, Children and young people's reading in 2017-18, published in June 2019 by the National Literacy Trust. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Antrim more like this
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Ian Paisley more like this
star this property uin 265515 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The Department welcomes the National Literacy Trust’s research on reading in both print and digital forms.</p><p> </p><p>The Department encourages children to develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information, whatever the format. Research suggests that reading for pleasure is more important for children’s educational development than their parents’ level of education.</p><p> </p><p>There is sound evidence that systematic synthetic phonics is a highly effective method of teaching reading to children. Phonics performance is improving: in 2018, there were 163,000 more 6 year olds on track to become fluent readers compared to 2012. This represented 82% of pupils meeting the expected standard in the phonics screening check, compared to just 58% when the check was introduced in 2012.</p><p> </p><p>Building on the success of our phonics partnerships and phonics roadshows programmes, in 2018 we launched a £26.3 million English Hubs Programme. Hub schools are taking a leading role in improving the teaching of early reading through systematic synthetic phonics, early language development, and reading for pleasure. We have appointed 34 primary schools across England as English Hubs.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T15:34:06.947Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T15:34:06.947Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ian Paisley more like this
1132574
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Schools: Admissions more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of good school places in England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Antrim more like this
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Ian Paisley more like this
star this property uin 265516 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 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>Delivering good quality school places is a top priority for this Government. The Department has committed £7 billion between 2015 and 2021 to deliver new school places, which is on top of investment in the free schools programme. The Department is on track to create one million places this decade, the largest increase in school capacity in at least two generations.</p><p> </p><p>As of March 2019, there are 1.9 million more children in ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ schools compared to 2010. This represents 85% of children compared to just 66% in 2010 - and that is in part down to the Department’s reforms.</p><p> </p><p>As of 14 June 2019, there are 446 open free schools, 50 University Technical Colleges and 27 studio schools. These will provide over 290,000 places when at capacity. The Department has approved a further 286 applications (including one UTC) from groups it is now working with to establish schools. In addition, in March 2019, the Department announced that it will run competitions in successful local authority areas to open and run 37 new special and two new alternative provision free schools.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T15:58:58.96Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T15:58:58.96Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ian Paisley more like this
1132597
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Children's Centres more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of 5 June, 2019, Official Report, Column HL122. what the evidential basis for the statement that there are now more children’s centres than at any time prior to 2008. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Batley and Spen more like this
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Tracy Brabin more like this
star this property uin 265619 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 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
star this property answer text <p>Based on information supplied by local authorities, as at 31 May 2019, there were 2,353 children’s centre and 700 linked sites[1] open to families and children providing children's centre services as part of a network.</p><p>Sure Start children’s centres were rolled out in three phases between 2004 and 2010. A National Audit Office memorandum to the Children, Schools and Families Committee in 2009[2] published data on the number of children’s centres rolled out in phases 1 and 2 as set out in the table below.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Number of centres during each phase</p></td><td><p>Cumulative total</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Phase 1 2004-2006</p></td><td><p>1126</p></td><td><p>1126</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Phase 2 2006-2008</p></td><td><p>1781</p></td><td><p>2907</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>There are no published records of the number of children’s centres that had been opened by the end of the 2007 calendar year. The 2008 statistic is based on management information that the Department for Education holds on the pattern of children’s centre designations[3] during the roll out of Phase 2 children’s centres between 2006 and 2008. This data shows there were fewer than 2,300 children’s centres prior to 2008.</p><p>The Department for Education will publish the management information in an ad-hoc statistical release in due course.</p><p> </p><p>[1] Source: Get Information about Schools database <a href="https://www.get-information-schools.service.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://www.get-information-schools.service.gov.uk/</a>.</p><p>[2] National Audit Office memorandum to Children’s Schools and Families Committee, 2009 <a href="https://www.nao.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/0910_sure_start_memorandum.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.nao.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/0910_sure_start_memorandum.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>[3] To count towards children’s centre targets, centres were officially ‘designated’, meaning that they were open and providing some services, with plans in place to deliver all the required services within two years.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-06-28T11:24:01.22Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T11:24:01.22Z
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star 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 Tracy Brabin more like this
1132866
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star this property date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Education: Sustainable Development more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU with no deal on his Department’s ability to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 4 in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 266129 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text <p>Leaving the EU, with or without a deal, will not affect the Department’s commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals.</p><p>The UK’s first Voluntary National Review (VNR) will be published shortly. The VNR will review UK action both domestically and internationally in support of Goal 4.</p><p>The Government has been clear that it does not want or expect a ‘no deal’ scenario, but whatever the outcome of our future relationship we remain committed to supporting the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals, both domestically and internationally<strong>. </strong></p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T15:11:09.513Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T15:11:09.513Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
1132890
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Literacy: Children more like this
unstar 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, with reference to the National Literacy Trust report, Children, young people and digital reading, published on 30 April 2019, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the report's conclusions on the literacy benefits of children reading both digital and print formats. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Haltemprice and Howden more like this
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Mr David Davis more like this
star this property uin 266092 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 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text <p>The Department welcomes the National Literacy Trust’s research on reading in both print and digital forms. The Department wants children to develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information, whatever the format. Research suggests that reading for pleasure is more important for children’s educational development than their parents’ level of education.</p><p> </p><p>There is sound evidence that systematic synthetic phonics is a highly effective method of teaching reading to children. Phonics performance is improving. In 2018, there were 163,000 more 6-year-olds on track to become fluent readers compared to 2012. This represented 82% of pupils meeting the expected standard in the phonics screening check, compared to just 58% when the check was introduced in 2012.</p><p> </p><p>In 2018 the Department launched a £26.3 million English Hubs Programme, building on the success of the Department’s phonics partnerships and phonics roadshows programmes. Hub schools are taking a leading role in improving the teaching of early reading through systematic synthetic phonics, early language development, and reading for pleasure. The Department has appointed 34 primary schools across England as English Hubs.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T15:16:29.313Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T15:16:29.313Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Davis more like this
1133143
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star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
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star this property hansard heading Pupil Exclusions: Violence more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many secondary school pupils were suspended due to violence-related issues in the last two years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 266706 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 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
star this property answer text <p>The National Statistics releases ‘Permanent and fixed-period exclusions in England’ includes information on the number of permanent and fixed period exclusions. The releases are available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-exclusions" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-exclusions</a>.</p><p>In the National tables, table 4 gives exclusions by main reason. The guide to exclusion statistics gives descriptors for each reason category in section 4.4.2, and is available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/exclusions-statistics-guide" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/exclusions-statistics-guide</a>.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-06-28T09:40:30.003Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T09:40:30.003Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
1133287
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star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Schools: Fire Prevention more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will adopt the recommendations relating to fire safety and classroom notice boards submitted by the British Educational Suppliers Association to his review of Building Bulletin 100. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 266635 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 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
star this property answer text <p>Schools must be safe places in which to work and study. The Department, as part of the regular review of its standards for school buildings, has recently completed research into the flammability of notice boards used in schools. The outcome of this work has been used to clarify the specification the Department uses in relation to noticeboards in new school buildings. The updated specification can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/school-design-and-construction" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/school-design-and-construction</a>.</p><p>The British Educational Suppliers Association responded to our recent call for evidence on Building Bulletin 100, which will be followed by a full public consultation on the guidance and its supporting tools.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-06-28T11:13:07.233Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T11:13:07.233Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1133301
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star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Higher Education: Mental Health more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the report by the Higher Education Policy Institute entitled Pressure Vessels: The epidemic of poor mental health among higher education staff, what assessment he has made of the reasons behind the increase in poor mental health among academics and the increasing numbers of university staff being referred to counselling and occupational health services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Preston more like this
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Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
star this property uin 266797 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>Mental health is a priority for this government which is why last week (17 June 2019) my right hon. Friend, the Prime Minister announced measures which overhaul the government’s approach to preventing mental illness. These measures include £1 million to the Office of Students for a competition to find innovative new ways to support mental health at universities and colleges.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Education is also working closely with Universities UK on embedding the Step Change programme, which calls on higher education leaders to adopt mental health as a strategic priority and take a whole-institution approach to embed a culture of good mental health practice.</p><p> </p><p>The university Mental Health Charter announced in June 2018 will drive up standards in promoting mental health and wellbeing, positive working environments and excellent support for both students and staff.</p><p> </p><p>The Independent Review of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers led by Professor Julia Buckingham has recognised issues of wellbeing and the challenges that arise from the use of short and fixed term contracts. Recommendations are currently under review and a revised concordat is expected by the end of June.</p><p> </p><p>However, universities are autonomous institutions and it is the responsibility of Vice Chancellors to give due consideration to the way their policies and practises impact on staff. This includes responsible use of performance management, workload models and other metrics to assure both student and staff success.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T12:01:42.01Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T12:01:42.01Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
1133319
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star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Young People: Unemployment more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of young people aged 16 to 24 who are not in education, employment or training. 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 266808 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
star this property answer text <p>The government has raised the participation age to ensure that all young people are supported to continue their education until at least age 18. We have invested nearly £7 billion during academic year 2018/19 to ensure there is a place in education or training for every 16 to 19 year old.</p><p>Local authorities have a statutory duty to identify and track the participation of 16 and 17 year olds, supporting those who are not participating to do so and making sure that there is sufficient, suitable education and training provision to meet their needs. The September Guarantee places a further duty on local authorities to ensure that all year 11 pupils (and year 12 pupils on 1-year courses) receive an offer of a place in education/training for the following September. It aims to ensure that all young people, regardless of what they achieved in school, understand that there are opportunities that will help them to progress, and to ensure that they get the advice and support they need to find a suitable place.</p><p>A range of provision is available for young people aged 16 to 24 to equip them with the skills and experience they need to progress. This includes traineeships which provide unemployed young people with employability training, work experience and English and maths, and supported internships which offer tailored support for young people aged 16 to 25 who have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. In addition, young people aged 19 to 23 are funded to gain a first full level 2 or 3 qualification; English and maths training is funded for young people who have not achieved a level 2 standard; and a range of employability training is available to support young people who are unemployed into work.</p><p>We are creating further opportunities for young people through the introduction of T levels from September 2020, new technical education courses designed by employers which will give young people a high-quality alternative to A levels. Alongside this, the changes we have made to apprenticeships are giving young people the opportunity to get the high-quality training they need for a rewarding career in a skilled profession.</p><p>The Careers &amp; Enterprise Company has taken on a more ambitious role by coordinating support for schools and colleges across all the Gatsby Benchmarks. This will build on their progress to date in improving the connections between schools, colleges and employers so that young people raise their aspirations and become aware of the full range of career opportunities available.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2019-06-28T10:36:20.82Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T10:36:20.82Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this