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star this property date less than 2015-11-11more like thismore than 2015-11-11
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Department for Education remove filter
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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 Arts and Humanities: Education more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the claim by the Secretary of State for Education that those studying solely arts and humanities subjects will be "held back" on students who are, or are considering, studying those subjects. more like this
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Baroness Afshar more like this
star this property uin HL3536 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-24more like thismore than 2015-11-24
star this property answer text <p>The government wants all young people to benefit from a broad and balanced education that equips them with the knowledge, skills and character they need to thrive in modern Britain and realise their full potential. Arts and humanities subjects form part of a broad and balanced curriculum. Our expectation is that every child should experience a high quality arts and humanities education. That is why the national curriculum sets the expectation that pupils study these subjects in key stages 1 to 3.</p><p>At key stage 4, the government wants to increase the number of pupils who take GCSEs in the EBacc subjects of English, maths, science, history or geography and a language. These are the subjects that give young people the most options in their futures and will help to secure a place at university or in employment.</p><p>As the EBacc is a specific, limited measure consisting of five subject pillars and up to eight GCSEs, there is time in the curriculum for most pupils to study other valuable subjects. The proportion of pupils in state-funded schools taking at least one GCSE in an arts subject has increased since the EBacc was first introduced, rising from 46% in 2011 to 50% in 2015.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2015-11-24T13:51:49.067Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-24T13:51:49.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Afshar more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-05-04more like thismore than 2016-05-04
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Department for Education remove filter
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 National Curriculum Tests more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the long-term impact of the introduction of SAT exams on vulnerable children. more like this
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Baroness Afshar more like this
star this property uin HL8190 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 2016-05-12more like thismore than 2016-05-12
star this property answer text <p>SATs, now called national curriculum tests, were first introduced in 1991. In determining primary assessment policy, the Department considers the impact of testing on all children as a matter of course, which includes drawing on evidence from this country’s past national tests.</p><p>As part of our Public Sector Equality Duty, we also consider the impact of Government policy on different groups of pupils, including – but not limited to – those with protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010. Vulnerable children, such as those from disadvantaged backgrounds who qualify for free school meals, looked-after children who attract pupil premium plus funding, or those with special educational needs.</p><p>The Government believes that rigorous and appropriate assessment is in all pupils’ interests. National curriculum tests help teachers to understand how pupils are doing in relation to national expectations and identify where additional support is needed. They also hold schools to account for how well they support their pupils, which the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development concludes is particularly important for the least advantaged. The tests should not put undue pressure on any pupil and we trust teachers to approach them in a proportionate manner. Schools are also required to provide continuous and appropriate support for the wellbeing and resilience of all pupils.</p><p>For this year, we have introduced updated tests to align with the new National Curriculum which was introduced in 2014. In developing the curriculum we have been mindful of the possible impact on equalities and based on a wide range of evidence we have conducted a full equalities impact assessment. This paper has been attached to this answer.</p><p>The new tests will assess pupils’ attainment against the National Curriculum. In developing these tests, the Department has considered carefully their impact upon all pupils and we will continue to do so as they are introduced in schools.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2016-05-12T11:29:53.053Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-12T11:29:53.053Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property file name HL8190 Attachment.pdf more like this
star this property title Reform_of_the_national_curriculum_England more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Afshar more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-01-11more like thismore than 2017-01-11
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Department for Education remove filter
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: English Language more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Nash on 11 January about the risk to children in unrecognised school settings or receiving home education, what specific measures are taken to help children who come from households where English is not spoken. more like this
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Baroness Afshar more like this
star this property uin HL4587 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 2017-01-23more like thismore than 2017-01-23
star this property answer text <p>The Government supports children from homes where English is not spoken in a number of ways. At present, it is up to local authorities to decide whether to include English as an Additional Language (EAL) as a factor in the local formulae for funding schools. 136 used an EAL factor in the current year, with per pupil values ranging from below £100 to over £3000. However, in our proposals for the National Funding Formula, currently under consultation, we have proposed that all children with EAL will attract an additional £515 (primary) or £1385 (secondary) to their school, for the first 3 years after they enter the state system, wherever they are in the country. This is proposed to come in from 2018-19.</p><p>Where children are educating at home instead of in school, parents who educate a child at home must provide a full-time education suitable to the child’s age, ability and aptitudes, and it is likely that such an education would need to include lessons in English to meet that requirement.</p><p>The Government also supports training for adults in English for Speakers of Other Language (ESOL): to enable unemployed people on benefits to get the skills they need to get into and stay in work; to support the integration of long-standing migrant communities and particularly those individuals most at risk of isolation from services and wider society; and to support refugees, especially Syrians, to resettle in the UK. DfE funds ESOL training through the Adult Education Budget, which is allocated to providers annually by the Skills Funding Agency. In 2015-16 just under £100m was devoted to ESOL provision.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2017-01-23T15:34:15.143Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-23T15:34:15.143Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Afshar more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-06more like thismore than 2017-03-06
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Department for Education remove filter
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 Professions: Equality more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Nash on 6 March, what measures are in place to support minority women who choose atypical professions to embark on such careers and continue them effectively and to deal with public prejudices that prevail about such work not only on grounds of gender, but also colour and creed. more like this
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Baroness Afshar more like this
star this property uin HL5806 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-16more like thismore than 2017-03-16
star this property answer text <p>The Equality Act 2010 prohibits unlawful discrimination in employment on grounds of gender, race and religion.</p><p>Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith’s recent report into the issues faced by business in developing Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) talent from recruitment through to the executive layer made a number of recommendations for both Government and business.</p><p>The Government welcomed Baroness McGregor-Smith’s report and is encouraging businesses to take forward her recommendations. The practicalities of implementation will differ depending on the business in question but we will be working with Business in the Community in supporting companies to make these changes. These include developing a simple guide on how to discuss race in the workplace, an online portal of best practice and celebrating success through a list of the top 100 BME employers.</p><p>Dame Louise’s Casey’s review of integration and opportunity, published in December 2016, also highlights the employment prospects and English language proficiency among certain groups, including minority women. The Government is currently reviewing its findings and will respond in the coming months.</p><p>Ensuring the labour market provides equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, religion or gender, will require a joint effort with Government working with the private sector and organisations like Business in the Community to deliver the lasting change needed.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2017-03-16T12:58:59.93Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-16T12:58:59.93Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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3847
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Afshar more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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Department for Education remove filter
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 Parents: Death more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they record annually the number of children in full-time education whose mothers or fathers have passed away; and if so, how many such children there were in each of the last six years. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL11309 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 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>The requested information is not held centrally.</p><p>Information on schools and pupils is published at the annual ‘Schools, pupils and their characteristics’ statistical release:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/schools-pupils-and-their-characteristics-january-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/schools-pupils-and-their-characteristics-january-2018</a>.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T16:17:10.21Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T16:17:10.21Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
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Department for Education remove filter
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 Music: Curriculum more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that a broad and balanced curriculum which includes music at Key Stage 3 is delivered across all schools. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL14168 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 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
star this property answer text <p>All state-funded schools are required to provide a broad and balanced curriculum. Ofsted is currently undertaking a consultation on its proposed new education inspection framework. The consultation runs until 5 April. Under its proposals, inspectors will assess the extent to which schools are providing a broad and balanced curriculum for their pupils.</p><p> </p><p>We are aware of the All-Party Parliamentary Group's report. The number of secondary aged children in state-funded schools has decreased over time so it is not surprising that the overall number of children taking GCSE music has reduced. Since 2010, the proportion of pupils taking GCSE music has fluctuated but remained broadly stable, ranging between 6% and 7%.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL14169 more like this
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less than 2019-03-18T11:44:37.017Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-18T11:44:37.017Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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4533
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
1081636
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
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Department for Education remove filter
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 Music: GCSE more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Music Education Music Education: State of the Nation, published on 4 February, that found that there has been a fall in the proportion of GCSE entries in Music of 16.66 per cent since 2014–15; and what plans they have to address that fall. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL14169 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 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
star this property answer text <p>All state-funded schools are required to provide a broad and balanced curriculum. Ofsted is currently undertaking a consultation on its proposed new education inspection framework. The consultation runs until 5 April. Under its proposals, inspectors will assess the extent to which schools are providing a broad and balanced curriculum for their pupils.</p><p> </p><p>We are aware of the All-Party Parliamentary Group's report. The number of secondary aged children in state-funded schools has decreased over time so it is not surprising that the overall number of children taking GCSE music has reduced. Since 2010, the proportion of pupils taking GCSE music has fluctuated but remained broadly stable, ranging between 6% and 7%.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL14168 more like this
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less than 2019-03-18T11:44:37.05Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-18T11:44:37.05Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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4533
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
1144079
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star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Department for Education remove filter
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 Children in Care: EU Nationals more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many looked-after children are non-UK EU nationals. more like this
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Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top more like this
star this property uin HL17567 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17568 more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:36:15.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:36:15.687Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Department for Education remove filter
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 Children in Care: EU Nationals more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what support local authorities give to looked-after children who are non-UK EU nationals to apply for (1) residency, (2) citizenship, and (3) settled status. more like this
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Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top more like this
star this property uin HL17568 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17567 more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:36:15.733Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:36:15.733Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-09more like thismore than 2015-07-09
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Department for Education remove filter
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 Department for Education: Public Appointments more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will list those persons appointed as chairs of non-departmental public bodies by the Department for Education. more like this
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Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top more like this
star this property uin HL1301 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 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education has made three such appointments. The Rt Hon Alan Milburn was appointed as chair of the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission, Dr Patricia Rice was appointed as chair of the School Teachers’ Review Body and Anne Longfield was appointed as the Children’s Commissioner.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2015-07-20T13:06:03.07Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-20T13:06:03.07Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top more like this