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star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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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
star this property hansard heading Design and English Baccalaureate: Education more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the correlation between the number of students studying (a) design and technology and (b) the English Baccalaureate. more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
unstar this property answer text <p>Following an assessment, the Department has found no evidence to demonstrate that entries to the design and technology (D&amp;T) GCSE have fallen as a direct consequence of an increase in students taking the English Baccalaureate (EBacc). The gradual decline in the proportion of pupils entered for D&amp;T GCSE started in 2001, when the subject became non-compulsory at Key Stage 4. The EBacc was first introduced in 2010.</p><p> </p><p>The EBacc encourages young people to take core academic subjects, keeping their options open for further study and future careers. The Department is clear that it should be studied alongside other subjects, such as D&amp;T, and it has been designed to allow pupils to do this.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has reformed D&amp;T GCSE so that it has a greater emphasis on the iterative design process, something that subject experts advise is at the core of contemporary industry practice. It also includes more on the technical knowledge required, including cutting edge technology and processes. These structural changes make it more accessible to pupils and easier for teachers to deliver whilst maintaining the rigour and challenge the Department expects of a GCSE subject. It will take time for the new GCSE to embed given the significant changes. The Department continues to attract more graduates into teaching and have increased the bursary offered for most D&amp;T teacher trainees through the introduction of a £12,000 bursary for trainees with a 2:2 or higher. Previously those with a 2:1 received £9,000 and those with a 2:2 received no bursary.</p>
star 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 2019-07-15T15:13:05.83Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T15:13:05.83Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Teachers: Pay 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 recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing starting salaries for teachers to make the profession more competitive. more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
unstar this property answer text <p>In January 2019, the Government published evidence to support the independent School Teacher’s Review Body’s (STRB) considerations for the 2019 pay award. It includes evidence on the teacher labour market, based on the latest recruitment and retention data, and on affordability based on the information provided in the schools’ costs document. On affordability, the evidence sets out the importance of ensuring that the pay award does not place undue pressure on school budgets, with a 2% increase in per teacher pay being affordable nationally, in the context of the cost pressures faced by schools and headroom available for increases in teachers’ pay.</p><p>The STRB has submitted their 29th report to my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State, in respect of the 2019 pay award. The Government will now carefully consider the report and the STRB’s recommendations and publish a response as soon as possible.</p><p>The evidence to the STRB: 2019 pay award for school staff is available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/evidence-to-the-strb-2019-pay-award-for-school-staff" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/evidence-to-the-strb-2019-pay-award-for-school-staff</a>.</p>
star 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 2019-07-02T15:55:44.48Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T15:55:44.48Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Assessments: Data Protection 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 ensure that schools and colleges follow guidance on exam procedure to minimise the risk of security breaches. more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
unstar this property answer text <p>This is a matter for Ofqual, the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation. I have asked its Chief Regulator, Sally Collier, to write directly to the hon. Member. A copy of her reply will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.</p> more like this
star 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 2019-06-27T16:07:58.2Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T16:07:58.2Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Literacy: Children more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the National Literacy Trust Report entitled Children, young people and digital reading, published April 2019, what assessment he has made of the literacy benefits of children reading both digital and print formats. more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 265462 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
unstar 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 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 in 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 the Department’s phonics partnerships and phonics roadshows programmes, the Department launched a £26.3 million English Hubs Programme in 2018. 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><p> </p>
star 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 2019-06-20T13:02:50.49Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T13:02:50.49Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Languages: GCE A-level and GCSE 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, whether he plans to grade foreign language GCSE and A-level subjects in accordance with the common European framework of reference for languages after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 263090 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
unstar this property answer text <p>This is a matter for Ofqual, the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation. I have asked its Chief Regulator, Sally Collier, to write directly to the hon. Member and a copy of her reply will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.</p> more like this
star 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 2019-06-19T14:08:10.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T14:08:10.067Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Teachers: Training 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 ensure that all education professionals are adequately trained to deal with epileptic seizures. more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 256958 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
unstar this property answer text <p>The Children and Families Act (2014) places a legal duty on schools to support children with health conditions, including epilepsy. The Department has published clear, statutory guidance on how to do so in the document ‘Supporting Pupils at School with Medical Conditions’.</p><p>Pupils with medical conditions should have an individual healthcare plan drawn up in partnership with a healthcare professional, parents and the pupil themselves. Individual healthcare plans should include details of the support a pupil requires, what needs to be done, when and by whom. It should also contain details of any training required to ensure school staff are competent and confident in their ability to provide the support needed.</p> more like this
star 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 2019-05-24T16:05:02.913Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T16:05:02.913Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1127226
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star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Pupils: Health more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on (a) creating a body image and media literacy toolkit and (b) making it a compulsory element of the school curriculum. more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 255300 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to an ambitious programme of activity to support good physical and mental health in children and young people. The Department for Education is working closely with the Department for Health and Social Care to provide support for schools so that they can promote good physical and mental wellbeing amongst their pupils.</p><p> </p><p>As part of this, the Government is making the teaching of health education compulsory in all state-funded schools from September 2020. Relationships education will be taught in all primary schools and relationships and sex education in all secondary schools. Schools are being encouraged and supported to start teaching these new subjects from September 2019.</p><p> </p><p>The statutory guidance for the new subjects sets out that pupils should be taught about the similarities and differences between the online world and the physical world. This should cover the impact of unhealthy or obsessive comparison with others online including through setting unrealistic expectations for body image and how people may curate a specific image of their life online.</p><p>The Department is also producing supporting information for schools on how to teach about issues related to internet safety across the curriculum. This will cover information about the types of harms that young people could face online, including the impact that internet content can have on body confidence, along with guidance about teaching children how to assess critically what they encounter online.</p><p> </p>
star 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 2019-05-22T12:51:27.797Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T12:51:27.797Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-03more like thismore than 2019-05-03
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Schools: Standards more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of holding pupils back a year at school as a result of poor (a) behaviour and (b) academic performance. more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
unstar this property answer text <p>The information requested is not held centrally, and therefore the Department has made no such assessment.</p><p> </p><p>The Department supports head teachers to create calm and ordered environments so that pupils can benefit from a school culture where teachers can teach and pupils can learn. As part of this, schools must ensure they have and publish a behaviour policy to support staff in managing behaviour, including the use of rewards and sanctions. Sanctions must be proportionate and fair responses that may vary according to the age of the pupils, and any other special circumstances that affect the pupil.</p><p> </p><p>Schools should make regular assessments of progress for all pupils. These should seek to identify pupils making less than expected progress. The first response to such progress should be high quality teaching targeted at their areas of weakness.</p><p> </p><p>Where a child is behaving poorly or is not making the expected progress academically, schools should look to see whether there are underlying factors such as Special Educational Needs, mental health difficulties or issues relating to housing, family or other domestic circumstances. Where a school does identify such causes they are expected to put appropriate support in place, potentially working with other agencies such as Health and Social Care.</p><p> </p>
star 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 2019-05-09T16:36:36.057Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-09T16:36:36.057Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-03more like thismore than 2019-05-03
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Teachers: Recruitment more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he can will make an assessment of the effect of OFSTED grades on the recruitment and retention of teachers. more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 250781 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department has published analysis linking Ofsted ratings to the mobility and retention of teachers. This showed that of teachers who had moved between schools, 74% moved to schools with the same or better Ofsted rating compared with their previous school. The full analysis is published here: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/615729/SFR33_2017_Text.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/615729/SFR33_2017_Text.pdf</a>.</p><p>The Department’s recently published Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategy has committed to simplifying the school accountability system, which the Department knows can create undue pressure on school leaders and increase teacher workload.</p><p>From September, the Department will use a single, transparent trigger - ‘Ofsted requires improvement’ - to offer head teachers funded support and bespoke guidance from an expert leader. This will help reduce pressures on schools, while maintaining robust accountability in cases of failure and a proactive offer of support for those who need it.</p><p>The proposed new Ofsted framework will also have an active focus on reducing teacher workload, with inspectors considering staff workload as part of the leadership and management judgment.</p>
star 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 2019-05-09T15:15:02.207Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-09T15:15:02.207Z
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star this property date less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Schools: Counselling more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 21 April 2019 to Question 233483 on Schools: Counselling, what steps he is taking to (a) set minimum standards for and (b) ensure access throughout England to school counselling services. more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 249236 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
unstar this property answer text <p>It is up to schools to decide what counselling support to provide. The ‘Counselling in Schools’ guidance referred to in the previous answer, available at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/counselling-in-schools" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/counselling-in-schools</a><strong>,</strong> provides detailed advice on the benefits that counselling can bring to a school and how to provide access to safe and effective services. It gives strong advice that, when commissioning external counselling, schools should look to use providers that can give assurance the counsellor is properly trained, supported, professionally supervised, insured and working within agreed policy frameworks and standards, and accountable to a professional body with a clearly articulated complaints procedure. It also sets out that where schools employ their own counsellor, they should employ staff with a minimum of a diploma in counselling (typically two years part time study), who are on a voluntary register that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority, and ideally hold accreditation with a professional body.</p>
star 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 2019-05-07T16:55:29.9Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-07T16:55:29.9Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this