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1002595
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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 Academies 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 his Department’s policy is on (a) the provision for schools of (a) financial and (b) other information on a multi-academy trust that they are due to join and (b) whether having been provided with that information those schools should have the opportunity to review their decision; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Ashton-under-Lyne more like this
tabling member printed
Angela Rayner more like this
uin 188840 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-15
answer text <p>The department makes a range of information publicly available for schools and other interested parties. Information on the finances of the multi-academy trust (MAT) they intend to join is available through the schools financial benchmarking tool, found here:</p><p><a href="https://schools-financial-benchmarking.service.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://schools-financial-benchmarking.service.gov.uk/</a>.</p><p>Information on the people involved in the governance of the trust is available, from either the trust’s own website, or the Get Information about Schools website here:</p><p><a href="https://get-information-schools.service.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://get-information-schools.service.gov.uk/</a>.</p><p>The department encourages Governing Bodies to consider this information before applying to become an academy.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, where a school is applying for an academy order to become an academy and join a trust, the Regional Schools Commissioner (RSC) will consider the financial health of the school and the MAT the school is joining as part of a robust assessment of the ability of the MAT to run the school. The Governing Body of a maintained school can decide not to proceed with conversion before an academy funding agreement is entered into.</p><p> </p><p>There are different arrangements when a school is directed to become an academy. In this situation, the RSC, with advice from their Headteacher Board, identifies an approved sponsor to run the school. The finances of the school, MAT and the MATs ability to run and improve the school are key elements that inform the decision. The sponsor is however under a duty to communicate their plans to improve the school to parents.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi remove filter
question first answered
less than 2018-11-15T15:08:18.297Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T15:08:18.297Z
answering member
4113
label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
tabling member
4356
label Biography information for Angela Rayner more like this
1002594
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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 Academies: Finance 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 his Department’s policy is on the period in which a multi-academy trust must repay advances made by the Education and Skills Funding Agency; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Ashton-under-Lyne more like this
tabling member printed
Angela Rayner more like this
uin 188839 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-15
answer text <p>An advance to an academy trust is an early payment on its General Annual Grant, which is allocated to the trust for that year. It is not additional funding for the trust. With each advance, there will be a mutually agreed schedule of monthly reductions to offset the advance.</p><p> </p><p>The department continues to work with the sector to build capacity and expertise in financial management and support effective school resource management with specialist advisers, three year financial forecasting and developing buying hubs and national deals for all schools. Where an academy trust requires additional support, the Education and Skills Funding Agency will work with the trust to build its capacity and help it reach a stronger position.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi remove filter
question first answered
less than 2018-11-15T14:33:15.243Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T14:33:15.243Z
answering member
4113
label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
tabling member
4356
label Biography information for Angela Rayner more like this
1002552
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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 Autism: Respite Care 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 his Department has made of the number of (a) parents and (b) guardians of children who are high on the spectrum of autism who have accessed respite care in each of the last three years. more like this
tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
tabling member printed
David Simpson more like this
uin 188784 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
answer text <p>The department does not collect specific information on the numbers of parents/guardians who access respite care. However, The Children and Families Act (2014) provides a framework to ensure that children with autism are identified early and receive the support they need. A disabled child would fall under the category of a child in need and parents, guardians or professionals could make a referral to the local authority children’s services who are best placed to assess the needs and priorities of disabled children in their area.</p><p>Information regarding how much local authorities have planned to spend on their short breaks/respite provision through the authorities’ annual section 251 returns can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-local-authority-school-finance-data" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-local-authority-school-finance-data</a>.</p><p>Giving children and young people with autism the right start in life is hugely important in ensuring that they can have successful and rewarding lives. We want all children, no matter what their special educational need or disability, to be able to reach their full potential and receive the right support to succeed in their education and as they move into adult life. That is why we have put in place significant reforms, aimed at making the system less confrontational and promoting better involvement of parents and a real focus on outcomes and transition to adult life.</p>
answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi remove filter
question first answered
less than 2018-11-13T17:16:04.287Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T17:16:04.287Z
answering member
4113
label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
tabling member
1597
label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
1003793
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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 Children: Day Care 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 approved childcare providers were located in Wolverhampton North East constituency in each of the last seven years for which data are available. more like this
tabling member constituency Wolverhampton North East more like this
tabling member printed
Emma Reynolds more like this
uin 189691 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
answer text <p>This is a matter for Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman. I have asked her to write to the hon. Member and a copy of her reply will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi remove filter
question first answered
less than 2018-11-14T14:54:59.76Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T14:54:59.76Z
answering member
4113
label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
tabling member
4077
label Biography information for Emma Reynolds more like this
1003794
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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 Children: Day Care 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 approved childcare providers currently offer 30 hours of free childcare a week in Wolverhampton North East constituency. more like this
tabling member constituency Wolverhampton North East more like this
tabling member printed
Emma Reynolds more like this
uin 189692 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
answer text <p>The information requested is not held centrally. Specifically, information is not held at constituency level.</p><p> </p><p>On 28 June 2018, we published data which indicated that the number of childcare providers offering 30 hours free childcare in Wolverhampton was 80. This information can be found in Table 23LA of the ‘Education provision: children under 5 years of age, January 2018’ document: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/education-provision-children-under-5-years-of-age-january-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/education-provision-children-under-5-years-of-age-january-2018</a>.</p><p><strong><br> <br> </strong></p> more like this
answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi remove filter
question first answered
less than 2018-11-14T15:01:46.117Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T15:01:46.117Z
answering member
4113
label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
tabling member
4077
label Biography information for Emma Reynolds more like this
1002013
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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 Children: Social Services 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, if his department will make an assessment of the potential merits of developing guidance on achieving permanence for (a) looked after children and young people and (b) people with special educational needs and disabilities; and whether such permanence is defined as a core purpose of children’s social care. more like this
tabling member constituency Lincoln more like this
tabling member printed
Karen Lee more like this
uin 188259 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
answer text <p>The government recognises the importance of securing permanence for looked after children and young people. Planning for permanence is central to children and families social work.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Care Planning, Placement and Case Review Regulations 2010 and the supporting statutory guidance set out clear expectations on planning for permanence to ensure that children have a secure, stable and loving family to support them through childhood and beyond and to give them a sense of security, continuity, commitment, identity and belonging. This includes those children identified as having special educational needs.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi remove filter
question first answered
less than 2018-11-13T17:32:06.86Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T17:32:06.86Z
answering member
4113
label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
tabling member
4664
label Biography information for Karen Lee more like this
1002015
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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 Children: Social Services 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 potential merits of developing a national outcomes framework to benchmark all children’s services provision on (a) value, (b) quality, (c) cost and (c) outcomes. more like this
tabling member constituency Lincoln more like this
tabling member printed
Karen Lee more like this
uin 188260 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
answer text <p>As set out in the Children Act 1989, local authorities are responsible for delivering children’s social care services. Ofsted is responsible for the Inspection of Local Authority Children’s Services (ILACS) and these inspections provide a robust assessment of the quality and outcomes of local services. The department publishes a range of statistics on activity rates, timeliness and costs of children’s services and these data are available to all local authorities to help benchmark their services. The department has no current plans to develop a national outcomes framework for children’s services.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi remove filter
grouped question UIN 188264 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-13T17:41:50.12Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T17:41:50.12Z
answering member
4113
label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
tabling member
4664
label Biography information for Karen Lee more like this
1002016
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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 Children: Social Services 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 potential merits of reinstating the Commissioning Support Programme; and whether his Department plans to develop an improved programme to support children’s services commissioners. more like this
tabling member constituency Lincoln more like this
tabling member printed
Karen Lee more like this
uin 188261 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>The department currently has no plans to reinstate the Commissioning Support Programme.</p><p>We are providing funding through our £200 million Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme to test new commissioning arrangements so that children and young people are matched to the right care placements to meet their needs.</p><p>We are developing central commissioning arrangements for secure children’s homes placements and will be providing seed funding for fostering partnerships to introduce new or expanded collaborative approaches for commissioning, sufficiency planning and integrated models of care.</p><p>We have set up a Residential Care Leadership Board to drive forward improvements in commissioning and share learning and best practice across the sector. <strong><br> <br> </strong></p> more like this
answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi remove filter
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T11:29:11.687Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T11:29:11.687Z
answering member
4113
label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
tabling member
4664
label Biography information for Karen Lee more like this
1002058
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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 Children: Social Services 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 his department defines good outcomes for (a) children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities and (b) looked after children and young people; and if he will develop guidance on those outcomes for local authorities and providers. more like this
tabling member constituency Lincoln more like this
tabling member printed
Karen Lee more like this
uin 188262 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
answer text <p>The government wants all children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), and looked after children, to achieve well in early years, at school, in further and higher education and be prepared for adulthood.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We have put in place a number of programmes to support improved outcomes for children and young people with SEND, including, from September 2014, introducing the largest reforms to the SEND system in a generation.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We assess outcomes for children and young people with SEND through external measures. For example, GSCE exam results (including attainment 8 and Progress 8 measures), the early years foundation stage profile; phonics screening check, key stage 1, key stage 2, numbers of tribunal cases (including the number decided in the appellant’s favour), and destinations data (the numbers going into further and higher education, and employment), absence and exclusions data.</p><p> </p><p>We have also started looking at longer-term outcomes for special educational needs (SEN) pupils. This has been possible through analysis of the longitudinal educational outcomes (LEO) dataset. This dataset, for the first time, brings together information about learners including: personal characteristics such as gender and ethnicity; education, including schools, colleges and higher education institution attended, courses taken and qualifications achieved; PAYE and self-assessed employment and income data from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs; and data on benefits claims from the Department of Work and Pensions.</p><p> </p><p>Initial analysis relating to longer term employment and benefit outcomes of SEN pupils was published in July 2018. This analysis was based on those who completed key stage 4 in academic years 2002/03 and 2003/04. The data can be accessed via: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-and-labour-market-outcomes-by-pupil-characteristics" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-and-labour-market-outcomes-by-pupil-characteristics</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The corporate parenting principles, which local authorities must have regard to, require them to secure the best possible outcomes for looked after children and young people. The principles include promoting high aspirations, their health, stability in their homes lives and preparing them for adulthood and independence. Statutory guidance on applying the corporate parenting principles is available via <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/applying-corporate-parenting-principles-to-looked-after-children-and-care-leavers" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/applying-corporate-parenting-principles-to-looked-after-children-and-care-leavers</a>. Data on the outcomes of looked after children and care leavers is available in the statistical first release on ‘Children looked after in England including adoption’ (<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoption-2016-to-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoption-2016-to-2017</a>) and on ‘Outcomes for children looked after by local authorities’ in England (<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/outcomes-for-children-looked-after-by-las-31-march-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/outcomes-for-children-looked-after-by-las-31-march-2017</a>).</p>
answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi remove filter
question first answered
less than 2018-11-13T17:26:31.88Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T17:26:31.88Z
answering member
4113
label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
tabling member
4664
label Biography information for Karen Lee more like this
1002065
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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 Children: Social Services 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 (a) the effectiveness of the team around the child approach in children’s services provision and (b) whether that approach should be the default for children’s social care providers. more like this
tabling member constituency Lincoln more like this
tabling member printed
Karen Lee more like this
uin 188263 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>We have not assessed the team around the child approach, however some models of help and protection have been evaluated by the Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme (CSCIP), which found that the use of multi-disciplinary skill sets in supporting children and families was a key feature of successful projects. The evaluation of Project Crewe demonstrated early promise through their use of family practitioners to lead multi-agency support under the supervision of a social worker. This model is being tested further by Coventry City Council under the CSCIP round three.</p><p>Statutory guidance, ‘Working together to safeguard children 2018’: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/working-together-to-safeguard-children--2" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/working-together-to-safeguard-children--2</a>, makes clear that when it comes to early help, children and families may benefit from co-ordinated support from local agencies, and it is right that organisations work together to assess the need for support, and provide targeted services that improve the outcomes for children.</p>
answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi remove filter
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less than 2018-11-12T11:39:40.223Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T11:39:40.223Z
answering member
4113
label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
tabling member
4664
label Biography information for Karen Lee more like this