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1141077
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Schools: Sponsorship more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education,how many independent schools have become involved in academy sponsorship or the founding of free schools in the state system since 2017. more like this
tabling member constituency Ashton-under-Lyne more like this
tabling member printed
Angela Rayner more like this
uin 280322 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-08-08more like thismore than 2019-08-08
answer text <p>As at 23 July 2019, there are six independent schools sponsoring a total of 13 academies. All of these independent schools were approved as sponsors prior to 2017.</p><p>Of the free schools we have opened since 2017, the London Academy of Excellence (LAE) in Tottenham was set up by an independent school, Highgate School. LAE Tottenham is supported by Highgate School, as well as eight other leading independent partner schools.</p><p>The school’s sister school, LAE Stratford, was set up by Brighton College in 2012. The school reported that in the 2018/19 academic year, 26 students received offers from Oxford or Cambridge. This is an outstanding achievement, especially in a geographic area with relatively low Oxbridge destinations.</p><p>The Department has a joint understanding with the Independent Schools Council to encourage more independent schools to work in partnership with state-funded schools across four key areas: governance, teaching, curriculum and targeted school improvement. The Department announced funding for cross-sector partnerships in June and will invite bids in the autumn.</p><p>The joint understanding also encourages independent schools to offer a greater number of full bursary places, targeted at children from disadvantaged backgrounds.</p>
answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-08-08T16:23:44.163Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-08T16:23:44.163Z
answering member
111
label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
previous answer version
131225
answering member constituency Orpington more like this
answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
answering member
4039
label Biography information for Joseph Johnson remove filter
tabling member
4356
label Biography information for Angela Rayner more like this
1141423
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Higher Education: Equal Pay more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the gender pay gap in higher education (a) at Portsmouth University and (b) in the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency Portsmouth South more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Morgan more like this
uin 281105 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-08-08more like thismore than 2019-08-08
answer text <p>Since April 2017, employers with more than 250 staff are required by law to annually report gender pay gap information. All of the gender pay gap data published by organisations, including the University of Portsmouth, is available on the government’s reporting website: <a href="https://gender-pay-gap.service.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://gender-pay-gap.service.gov.uk/</a>.</p><p> </p><p>It is crucial that employers use their gender pay gap data to identify the barriers to women’s recruitment and progression and take action to break down those barriers. The government has published advice for employers on how to diagnose their gaps and develop an action plan, alongside evidence-based guidance on practical actions they can take to close the gap.</p><p> </p><p>The higher education (HE) sector has been proactive in taking action to address the gender pay gap and the government is supportive of this work. We have seen considerable progress in the number of women in leadership positions in HE, for example, the increase in female vice-chancellors. This is largely down to the dedicated efforts by the sector to improve the progression of women, through programmes such as the Aurora development programme and the world-renowned Athena Swan Charter. I also look forward to the findings of the Independent Review of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers, led by Professor Julia Buckingham, which we expect to see published in September.</p>
answering member constituency Orpington more like this
answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-08-08T12:44:33.84Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-08T12:44:33.84Z
answering member
4039
label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
previous answer version
131226
answering member constituency Orpington more like this
answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
answering member
4039
label Biography information for Joseph Johnson remove filter
tabling member
4653
label Biography information for Stephen Morgan more like this
1141424
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Higher Education: Pensions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect on jobs of the decision not to support higher education institutions with increased pension costs (a) at Portsmouth University and (b) in the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency Portsmouth South more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Morgan more like this
uin 281106 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-08-08more like thismore than 2019-08-08
answer text <p>In April 2019, the department published its response following the public consultation on funding increases to teachers’ pensions employer contributions for all Teacher Pension Scheme employers in England. All representations made by stakeholders, including the concerns raised by the University of Portsmouth, were considered, alongside all evidence relevant to the issues involved. This included the impact on redundancies, recruitment and retention. Details of this analysis can be found in figure 5 on page 14 of the government response, which can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/funding-increases-to-teachers-pensions-employer-contributions" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/funding-increases-to-teachers-pensions-employer-contributions</a>.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Orpington more like this
answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-08-08T12:35:52.91Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-08T12:35:52.91Z
answering member
4039
label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
previous answer version
131246
answering member constituency Orpington more like this
answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
answering member
4039
label Biography information for Joseph Johnson remove filter
tabling member
4653
label Biography information for Stephen Morgan more like this
1141422
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading STEM Subjects: Higher Education more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect on funding for STEM subjects at higher education institutions of the UK leaving the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Portsmouth South more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Morgan more like this
uin 281104 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-08-08more like thismore than 2019-08-08
answer text <p>Part of the teaching grant funding that the government provides to eligible higher education providers, via the Office for Students, is allocated to support the provision of high-cost subjects, including science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.</p><p>The department’s officials engage regularly with higher education institutions in relation to higher education funding and the provision of high-priority courses such as STEM, as well as on EU Exit.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Orpington more like this
answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-08-08T12:29:25.807Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-08T12:29:25.807Z
answering member
4039
label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
previous answer version
131339
answering member constituency Orpington more like this
answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
answering member
4039
label Biography information for Joseph Johnson remove filter
tabling member
4653
label Biography information for Stephen Morgan more like this
1141010
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Overseas Students: Eastern Europe more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department has taken to secure continued access to UK universities for eastern European students after 2020; and what steps his Department has taken to ensure that UK universities are affordable for European students after 2020. more like this
tabling member constituency Tooting more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Rosena Allin-Khan more like this
uin 280439 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-08-08more like thismore than 2019-08-08
answer text <p>International students make a vital contribution to UK higher education, both economically and culturally, diversifying campuses and enriching UK student experiences. The UK government recognises the value of international students. In the International Education Strategy, published in March 2019, we set an ambition to increase the number of international students choosing to study in the UK to 600,000 by 2030, an increase of over 30%. A link to the International Education Strategy can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/international-education-strategy-global-potential-global-growth/international-education-strategy-global-potential-global-growth" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/international-education-strategy-global-potential-global-growth/international-education-strategy-global-potential-global-growth</a>.</p><p> </p><p>On 28 May 2019, the government announced guarantees on student finance for EU nationals to help provide certainty. 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.</p><p> </p><p>Applications for courses starting in academic year 2021/22 do not open until September 2020. We will provide sufficient notice for prospective EU students on fee arrangements ahead of the 2021/22 academic year and subsequent years in future.</p>
answering member constituency Orpington more like this
answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-08-08T12:26:49.983Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-08T12:26:49.983Z
answering member
4039
label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
previous answer version
131334
answering member constituency Orpington more like this
answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
answering member
4039
label Biography information for Joseph Johnson remove filter
tabling member
4573
label Biography information for Dr Rosena Allin-Khan more like this
1141421
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading STEM Subjects: Higher Education more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with universities on the effect of higher education funding on the sustainability of STEM courses in (a) Portsmouth and (b) the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency Portsmouth South more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Morgan more like this
uin 281103 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-08-08more like thismore than 2019-08-08
answer text <p>Part of the teaching grant funding that the government provides to eligible higher education providers, via the Office for Students, is allocated to support the provision of high-cost subjects, including science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.</p><p>As part of the government’s consideration of the independent panel’s report to the review of Post-18 Education and Funding, Department for Education officials are holding discussions with a number of stakeholders, including universities. These conversations are likely to include higher education funding and the provision of high-priority courses, such as STEM.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Orpington more like this
answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-08-08T12:22:44.857Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-08T12:22:44.857Z
answering member
4039
label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
previous answer version
131337
answering member constituency Orpington more like this
answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
answering member
4039
label Biography information for Joseph Johnson remove filter
tabling member
4653
label Biography information for Stephen Morgan more like this
1140918
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Pupils: Sanitary Protection more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress is being made on the commitment to offer free sanitary products to schools by the start of the 2019-20 school year. more like this
tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
tabling member printed
Dr David Drew more like this
uin 280133 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
answer text <p>The former Chancellor of the Exchequer (Philip Hammond), my right hon. Friend, the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge, announced in his Spring Statement on 13 March 2019 that the Department for Education will lead a scheme to provide access to free sanitary products in all secondary schools and colleges across England. On 16 April 2019, the former Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families (Nadhim Zahawi). my hon. Friend, the Member for Stratford-upon-Avon, announced that funding would be extended to cover need in primary schools and that national roll-out would take place in early 2020.</p><p>The invitation to tender for the period products scheme closed on 15 July 2019. The department is also working with stakeholders to develop guidance that will support institutions in embedding this scheme.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Saffron Walden more like this
answering member printed Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-08-02T13:59:23.07Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T13:59:23.07Z
answering member
4597
label Biography information for Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
previous answer version
131000
answering member constituency Orpington more like this
answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
answering member
4039
label Biography information for Joseph Johnson remove filter
tabling member
252
label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1140799
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Sign Language: Education more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effect of the cost of learning BSL on take up of those courses. more like this
tabling member constituency Slough more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
uin 280364 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
answer text <p>The government currently provides funding for adult learners aged 19 and over to undertake British Sign Language (BSL) qualifications through the Adult Education Budget (AEB), up to and including level 2. BSL forms part of the flexible local offer (non-statutory) and qualifications are either fully funded (if the learner is unemployed or participating in the low wage trial) or co-funded depending on the age, prior achievement and employment status of the learner. BSL qualifications at level 3 and above can be funded through an Advanced Learner Loan.</p><p> </p><p>We have not undertaken any recent assessment of the impact of costs on learners looking to participate in BSL courses, therefore we are unable provide a formal assessment of the impacts of cost on participation levels. However, the department publishes the National Aims Report showing the number of further education and skills enrolments by individual learning aim, broken down by different type of provision including BSL aims. Only aims with 50 or more enrolments per year are included in this report. This report can be found at the following link: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/777927/FEandSkills-National-Aims-1718-Final_v2.xlsx" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/777927/FEandSkills-National-Aims-1718-Final_v2.xlsx</a>.</p><p> </p><p>From the start of the 2019/20 academic year approximately 50% of the AEB will be devolved to 6 Mayoral Combined Authorities (MCAs) and delegated to the Mayor of London acting through the Greater London Authority (GLA). From that date the MCAs/GLA will be responsible for commissioning and funding AEB provision for learners in their areas. The Education and Skills Funding Agency will be responsible for funding AEB provision, including BSL provision, for learners in non-devolved areas.</p>
answering member constituency Saffron Walden more like this
answering member printed Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-08-02T13:58:05.827Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T13:58:05.827Z
answering member
4597
label Biography information for Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
previous answer version
131207
answering member constituency Orpington more like this
answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
answering member
4039
label Biography information for Joseph Johnson remove filter
tabling member
4638
label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
1141071
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Vocational Education more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he has taken to introduce a UCAS-style portal for technical education. more like this
tabling member constituency Ashton-under-Lyne more like this
tabling member printed
Angela Rayner more like this
uin 280318 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
answer text <p>The department is keen to make the system easier to navigate for young people considering taking technical and vocational routes and has therefore conducted extensive research with over 2,000 young people, colleges and career advisers. While the research indicated that young people would value a central source of information as they make decisions about their next steps, it did not show that they found the application process itself challenging.</p><p>As a result, the department is focusing first on ensuring young people have the right information on all of their options, including on technical education and apprenticeships. The department is redeveloping the National Careers Service website, including the post-16 course directory, and our careers strategy sets out our plans for improving the careers provision that young people receive in school or college.</p><p>The department is still considering the feasibility and practicality of a centralised portal for further education and will make final decisions on this in the context of wider reforms to technical qualifications.</p>
answering member constituency Saffron Walden more like this
answering member printed Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-08-02T12:55:24.077Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:55:24.077Z
answering member
4597
label Biography information for Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
previous answer version
131206
answering member constituency Orpington more like this
answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
answering member
4039
label Biography information for Joseph Johnson remove filter
tabling member
4356
label Biography information for Angela Rayner more like this
1141088
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Apprentices: Travel more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he has taken to introduce discounted bus and train travel for apprentices since June 2017. more like this
tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
tabling member printed
Stephanie Peacock more like this
uin 280469 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
answer text <p>In January 2019, the government announced the 16-17 Railcard, which will offer half price rail fares to 16 and 17 year-olds from September 2019. This will benefit apprentices and those in further education. Further details about the 16-17 Railcard will be announced later this year.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Education and the Department for Transport are currently preparing a joint proposal for discounted public transport, including bus and train travel, for apprentices. They are keen to work with stakeholders to address how we can best ensure that young people are not deterred from taking up apprenticeship opportunities due to travel costs and will continue to work together to support other forms of discounted travel for apprentices.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Saffron Walden more like this
answering member printed Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:09:15.97Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:09:15.97Z
answering member
4597
label Biography information for Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
previous answer version
131205
answering member constituency Orpington more like this
answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
answering member
4039
label Biography information for Joseph Johnson remove filter
tabling member
4607
label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this