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1109724
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar 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 Stem Subjects: Degrees more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps he has taken to encourage more students to study STEM degrees. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow East more like this
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Bob Blackman more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
star this property answer text <p>Overall numbers of students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are rising. The share of students studying science subjects at English Higher Education providers has increased from 41% in 2010/11 to 45% in 2016/17.</p><p>Despite rising STEM student numbers, we are far from complacent and we know that employer groups continue to point to an unmet demand for higher level STEM skills. This issue seems to be particularly acute in sectors such as manufacturing, construction, engineering, science and technology. We are therefore implementing a number of initiatives across government to increase the numbers of STEM graduates. For example:</p><ul><li>The Department for Education (DfE) is piloting a conversion course scheme to enable graduates to retrain in engineering and computer science.</li><li>The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy are leading a £90 million investment in 1,000 new PhD places, of which around 85% will be in STEM areas, and 40% will aim to boost collaboration between industry and academia.</li><li>The government is providing funding for the new Institute of Coding, which aims to improve digital skills provision at levels 6 and 7. It will target a skills gap in digital skills and involves collaboration between education providers and industry.</li><li>The DfE is also supporting (with £15 million over 3 years) the New Model in Technology &amp; Engineering, a STEM-focused institution due to take its first full cohort of students in 2020.</li><li>Institutes of Technology are being established to help meet STEM skills needs at levels 4 – 6, working closely with local employers and Local Enterprise Partnerships.</li></ul><p>Effective careers guidance and advice is also key to supporting young people to undertake learning in areas that will give them the skills employers are looking for. The government’s careers strategy sets out a long-term plan to build a world class careers system to achieve this ambition. We are increasing the information available to students to ensure they can make informed choices about what and where to study.</p><p>As set out in the Industrial Strategy White Paper, the Skills Advisory Panels (SAPs) programme aims to ensure that the local provision of skills, and the delivery of skills policy in local areas, meets and responds to changing employer needs. SAPs analysis will inform Local Industrial Strategies and local post-16 skills provision, so that skills provision better meets labour market needs.</p><p>Degree apprenticeships also allow universities to build partnerships with businesses and employers and to work together to create a skilled workforce. Employers are working in partnership with universities and professional bodies to meet the high-level technical skills that employers and our economy need to prosper.</p><p> </p>
star 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 2019-04-10T16:39:45.693Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-10T16:39:45.693Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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4005
unstar this property label Biography information for Bob Blackman more like this
1109725
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar 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 Overseas Students: Universities more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on ensuring that the UK continues to attract international students to British universities after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow East more like this
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Bob Blackman more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
star this property answer text <p>Ministers within the Department for Education have regular discussions with the Home Office on ways to ensure the UK remains an attractive study destination, and the UK already has a strong offer for overseas students who graduate in the UK. International graduates can remain in the UK to work following their studies by switching to several existing visa routes, including Tier 2 (skilled worker) visas.</p><p>As you will be aware, the Immigration White Paper, published in December 2018, proposes increasing the post-study leave period for international students following completion of studies to 12 months for those completing a PhD, and to 6 months for all full-time postgraduate and undergraduate students at institutions with degree awarding powers. These proposals go beyond recommendations set out in the Migration Advisory Committee’s report and will benefit tens of thousands of international students. During the Home Office’s 12-month engagement programme on the Immigration White Paper, business and stakeholders from a wide range of sectors, including the Higher Education sector, will be able to feed in their views on white paper proposals.</p><p>In addition, the International Education Strategy, published on 16 March 2019, sets out actions to continue to provide a welcoming environment for international students, and includes our ambition to increase the number of international students we host to 600,000 by 2030. One of the actions within the strategy includes considering where processes could be improved to improve the visa experience for international students.</p><p> </p>
star 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 2019-04-10T16:47:37.447Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-10T16:47:37.447Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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4005
unstar this property label Biography information for Bob Blackman more like this
1109727
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar 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 Universities: Staff more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 level of (a) female and (b) BAME representation in top university positions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow East more like this
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Bob Blackman more like this
star this property uin 241027 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
star this property answer text <p>Diversity and equality in higher education is a priority for this government. Higher education institutions are independent bodies and responsible for decisions about who they employ. Like every employer they must ensure they meet their obligations under the Equality Act 2010.</p><p>Important progress has been made on the number of women in leadership roles in higher education, particularly in the increase in the proportion of female Chairs of Governing Bodies and female Vice-Chancellors. Sector-led gender initiatives, such as the Athena SWAN Charter and the Aurora development scheme, demonstrate the importance the sector attaches to tackling the barriers that hinder women’s progression in higher education careers.</p><p>On 1 February, the government announced measures to tackle ethnic disparities in higher education including encouraging higher education providers to make use of tools such as the Race at Work Charter and the Race Equality Charter to drive forward a step-change in the recruitment and progression of ethnic minority employees.</p><p>The government has also consulted on ethnicity pay reporting in order to inform future government policy.</p>
star 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 2019-04-10T16:06:43.937Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-10T16:06:43.937Z
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4021
star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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4005
unstar this property label Biography information for Bob Blackman more like this
1109752
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar 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
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of grammar instruction provided on teacher training courses. 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 240969 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-12more like thismore than 2019-04-12
star this property answer text <p>To complete teacher training courses and become a qualified teacher, trainees must meet the standards set out in the ‘teachers’ standards’ published in 2011, available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/teachers-standards" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/teachers-standards</a>.</p><p>This requires trainees to demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge, including taking responsibility for promoting high standards of literacy and the correct use of standard English, whatever the teacher’s specialist subject.</p><p>The Department published further guidance, ‘A framework of core content for initial teacher training’ (ITT), in July 2016. This guidance is available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/initial-teacher-training-government-response-to-carter-review" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/initial-teacher-training-government-response-to-carter-review</a>.</p><p>The framework sets out ITT providers’ responsibility to audit trainees’ subject knowledge early in their training, and make provision to ensure that trainees have sufficient subject knowledge to satisfy the teachers’ standards by the end of their training.</p><p>At their most recent Ofsted inspection, 99% of all ITT providers were rated good or outstanding.</p><p>In the Recruitment and Retention Strategy, published in January 2019, the Department committed to reviewing ITT core content guidance using the Early Career Framework as our starting point. Details of this can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/teacher-recruitment-and-retention-strategy" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/teacher-recruitment-and-retention-strategy</a>.</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 2019-04-12T10:52:49.953Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-12T10:52:49.953Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1109824
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar 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: Finance more like this
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25259
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 the total amount of funding provided to schools from the Condition Improvement Fund was in each of the last five years for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Stephanie Peacock more like this
star this property uin 241080 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-12more like thismore than 2019-04-12
star this property answer text <p>The Department has provided the information requested in the attached table, showing a regional breakdown of Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) for the last five years. However, please note that the information for CIF 2016-17 onwards does not include the funding amounts.</p><p>Whilst the Department intends to publish funding information for transparency, accurate amounts for grants funded are not known until the work is complete and therefore the Department is unable to disclose the total funding amount for a CIF round until all the projects in that round are complete.</p><p>To release the funding amounts applicants bid to CIF for, while procurement or construction works are ongoing, would hamper the ability of schools and sixth-form colleges to obtain value for money for the public purse from their contractors. It is the Department’s intention to release the individual project funding amounts for all CIF rounds and, to date, the Department has published the funding from 2015-16.</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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241081 more like this
241082 more like this
241083 more like this
241084 more like this
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less than 2019-04-12T11:24:08.737Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-12T11:24:08.737Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property file name 241080-84_CIF_regional_breakdown_.xls more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1109826
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar 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: Yorkshire and the Humber more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the total amount of funding provided to schools in (a) Barnsley, (b) South Yorkshire and (c) Yorkshire and the Humber was from the Condition Improvement Fund in each of the last five years for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Stephanie Peacock more like this
star this property uin 241081 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-12more like thismore than 2019-04-12
star this property answer text <p>The Department has provided the information requested in the attached table, showing a regional breakdown of Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) for the last five years. However, please note that the information for CIF 2016-17 onwards does not include the funding amounts.</p><p>Whilst the Department intends to publish funding information for transparency, accurate amounts for grants funded are not known until the work is complete and therefore the Department is unable to disclose the total funding amount for a CIF round until all the projects in that round are complete.</p><p>To release the funding amounts applicants bid to CIF for, while procurement or construction works are ongoing, would hamper the ability of schools and sixth-form colleges to obtain value for money for the public purse from their contractors. It is the Department’s intention to release the individual project funding amounts for all CIF rounds and, to date, the Department has published the funding from 2015-16.</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
star this property grouped question UIN
241080 more like this
241082 more like this
241083 more like this
241084 more like this
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less than 2019-04-12T11:24:08.79Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-12T11:24:08.79Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property file name 241080-84_CIF_regional_breakdown_.xls more like this
unstar this property title 241080-84_CIF_regional_breakdown_ more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1109829
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar 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: South Yorkshire more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools in (a) Barnsley and (b) South Yorkshire received grants from the Condition Improvement Fund in each of the last five years for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Stephanie Peacock more like this
star this property uin 241082 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-12more like thismore than 2019-04-12
star this property answer text <p>The Department has provided the information requested in the attached table, showing a regional breakdown of Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) for the last five years. However, please note that the information for CIF 2016-17 onwards does not include the funding amounts.</p><p>Whilst the Department intends to publish funding information for transparency, accurate amounts for grants funded are not known until the work is complete and therefore the Department is unable to disclose the total funding amount for a CIF round until all the projects in that round are complete.</p><p>To release the funding amounts applicants bid to CIF for, while procurement or construction works are ongoing, would hamper the ability of schools and sixth-form colleges to obtain value for money for the public purse from their contractors. It is the Department’s intention to release the individual project funding amounts for all CIF rounds and, to date, the Department has published the funding from 2015-16.</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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241080 more like this
241081 more like this
241083 more like this
241084 more like this
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less than 2019-04-12T11:24:08.837Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-12T11:24:08.837Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property file name 241080-84_CIF_regional_breakdown_.xls more like this
unstar this property title 241080-84_CIF_regional_breakdown_ more like this
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4607
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1109830
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar 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: Finance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many applications for Condition Improvement Fund grants were received from schools in (a) Barnsley, (b) South Yorkshire, and (c) the UK in each of the last five years for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Stephanie Peacock more like this
star this property uin 241083 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-12more like thismore than 2019-04-12
star this property answer text <p>The Department has provided the information requested in the attached table, showing a regional breakdown of Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) for the last five years. However, please note that the information for CIF 2016-17 onwards does not include the funding amounts.</p><p>Whilst the Department intends to publish funding information for transparency, accurate amounts for grants funded are not known until the work is complete and therefore the Department is unable to disclose the total funding amount for a CIF round until all the projects in that round are complete.</p><p>To release the funding amounts applicants bid to CIF for, while procurement or construction works are ongoing, would hamper the ability of schools and sixth-form colleges to obtain value for money for the public purse from their contractors. It is the Department’s intention to release the individual project funding amounts for all CIF rounds and, to date, the Department has published the funding from 2015-16.</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
star this property grouped question UIN
241080 more like this
241081 more like this
241082 more like this
241084 more like this
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less than 2019-04-12T11:24:08.867Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-12T11:24:08.867Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property file name 241080-84_CIF_regional_breakdown_.xls more like this
unstar this property title 241080-84_CIF_regional_breakdown_ more like this
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4607
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1109831
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar 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: Finance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, (a) how many and (b) what percentage of applications for Condition Improvement Fund grants received from schools in (a) Barnsley, (b) South Yorkshire, and (c) the UK were successful in each of the last five years for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Stephanie Peacock more like this
star this property uin 241084 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-12more like thismore than 2019-04-12
star this property answer text <p>The Department has provided the information requested in the attached table, showing a regional breakdown of Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) for the last five years. However, please note that the information for CIF 2016-17 onwards does not include the funding amounts.</p><p>Whilst the Department intends to publish funding information for transparency, accurate amounts for grants funded are not known until the work is complete and therefore the Department is unable to disclose the total funding amount for a CIF round until all the projects in that round are complete.</p><p>To release the funding amounts applicants bid to CIF for, while procurement or construction works are ongoing, would hamper the ability of schools and sixth-form colleges to obtain value for money for the public purse from their contractors. It is the Department’s intention to release the individual project funding amounts for all CIF rounds and, to date, the Department has published the funding from 2015-16.</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
star this property grouped question UIN
241080 more like this
241081 more like this
241082 more like this
241083 more like this
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less than 2019-04-12T11:24:08.93Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-12T11:24:08.93Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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4607
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1109835
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar 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 Education: Males more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress has been made in improving the education outcomes of white, working-class boys. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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Sir John Hayes more like this
star this property uin 240957 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
star this property answer text <p>This government is committed to delivering a high-performing education system in which all pupils, regardless of their background, ethnicity or gender, have the opportunity to go as far as their hard work will take them.</p><p> </p><p>We know that the proportion of children in good or outstanding schools rose from 66% in 2010 to 85% by the end of December 2018, in part due to our reforms – and that the gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils, measured by the department’s attainment gap index, has narrowed by 13.2% at the end of key stage 2 and 9.5% at the end of key stage 4 since 2011. But we also know that the average attainment of white boys – and also girls – who are eligible for free school meals remains unacceptably low.</p><p> </p><p>Addressing the educational effects of disadvantage is a priority for the department. We are continuing to provide pupil premium funding – worth more than £2.4 billion in 2018-19 – to help schools improve the progress, attainment and other outcomes of their disadvantaged pupils. White working class boys and girls form the largest group of eligible pupils and so benefit significantly from this extra support. Our recently introduced national funding formula for schools also takes account of socio-economic disadvantage – and low prior attainment – in allocating funding to schools. We have also invested over £137 million in the Education Endowment Foundation, to identify what works to improve disadvantaged pupils’ outcomes and to make this evidence readily available to schools, colleges and early years providers.</p><p> </p><p>We are targeting extra support at some of the poorest areas of the country to raise standards in schools, through our £72 million Opportunity Areas and £24 million Opportunity North East programmes.</p><p> </p><p>We are also working to make sure that more disadvantaged young people can benefit from higher education. In our latest guidance, published in February of this year, we have asked the Office for Students to continue in its efforts to secure greater and faster progress in ensuring that students from disadvantaged and under-represented groups – including students from white working class backgrounds – can not only access but also successfully participate in higher education.</p><p> </p>
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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less than 2019-04-10T16:19:37.43Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-10T16:19:37.43Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this