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star this property date less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Children: Reading 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 steps they are taking to encourage children to read. more like this
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
star this property uin HL18030 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>Ensuring children are taught to read well is vital to spreading opportunity. There is a substantial body of evidence that shows that systematic phonics is a highly effective method for teaching early reading.</p><p>This answer refers to education in England, as education is a devolved issue. Our phonics performance is improving. In 2019, 82% of pupils met the expected standard in the phonics screening check, compared to just 58% when the check was introduced in 2012. We are also investing £26.3 million in a national network of English hubs. We have appointed 34 primary schools across England as English hubs, who are taking a leading role in supporting nearly 3000 schools to improve their teaching of reading through systematic synthetic phonics, early language development, and reading for pleasure.</p><p>The national curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils develop the habit of reading widely and often, becoming independent, fluent and enthusiastic readers who read for pleasure and for information. Reading aloud is a part of this, and teachers are encouraged to read poetry, stories and non-fiction to younger pupils, as well as longer books to older pupils.</p><p>This government recognises the importance of strong literacy skills both in work and everyday life, which is why we provide full funding through the Adult Education Budget for people who need English skills to undertake a range of courses in GCSEs, functional skills and stepping stone qualifications from entry level to Level 2. To ensure as many people as possible have developed these skills by 19, the government requires students who have not yet achieved a Grade 4 in English to study it as part of the 16-19 study programme. Students taking Level 3 apprenticeships and T-Levels need to achieve a grade 4 at GCSE or pass functional skills. In 2018, nearly 80% of 19-year-olds held a Level 2 English qualification.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL18031 more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T12:14:26.827Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T12:14:26.827Z
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4689
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property tabling member
4282
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
1148311
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Literacy 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 what steps they intend to take to ensure that everybody living in the UK is able to read and write English to a competent standard. more like this
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
star this property uin HL18031 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>Ensuring children are taught to read well is vital to spreading opportunity. There is a substantial body of evidence that shows that systematic phonics is a highly effective method for teaching early reading.</p><p>This answer refers to education in England, as education is a devolved issue. Our phonics performance is improving. In 2019, 82% of pupils met the expected standard in the phonics screening check, compared to just 58% when the check was introduced in 2012. We are also investing £26.3 million in a national network of English hubs. We have appointed 34 primary schools across England as English hubs, who are taking a leading role in supporting nearly 3000 schools to improve their teaching of reading through systematic synthetic phonics, early language development, and reading for pleasure.</p><p>The national curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils develop the habit of reading widely and often, becoming independent, fluent and enthusiastic readers who read for pleasure and for information. Reading aloud is a part of this, and teachers are encouraged to read poetry, stories and non-fiction to younger pupils, as well as longer books to older pupils.</p><p>This government recognises the importance of strong literacy skills both in work and everyday life, which is why we provide full funding through the Adult Education Budget for people who need English skills to undertake a range of courses in GCSEs, functional skills and stepping stone qualifications from entry level to Level 2. To ensure as many people as possible have developed these skills by 19, the government requires students who have not yet achieved a Grade 4 in English to study it as part of the 16-19 study programme. Students taking Level 3 apprenticeships and T-Levels need to achieve a grade 4 at GCSE or pass functional skills. In 2018, nearly 80% of 19-year-olds held a Level 2 English qualification.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL18030 more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T12:14:26.877Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T12:14:26.877Z
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4689
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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4282
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
1146950
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Care Leavers: Supported Housing 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 how many children in local authority care were placed in supported accommodation while under the age of 16 in (1) 2015–16, (2) 2016–17, (3) 2017–18, and (4) 2018–19. more like this
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The Earl of Listowel more like this
star this property uin HL17924 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>Information on the number of care leavers aged 17 living in supported or semi-supported accommodation[1][2][3] for years ending 31 March 2016 to 2018 is shown in the table below.</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p>Coverage: England</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>180</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>90</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>80</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Information on the number of looked after children by age living in supported or semi-supported accommodation since 2016 is shown in the table attached.</p><p> </p><p>Information for the reporting year 2018-19 will not be available until December.</p><p>The department does not collect information on the number of children who leave care aged 16.</p><p> </p><p>[1] Includes semi-independent transitional accommodation, supported and unsupported lodgings, and foyers and similar supported accommodation for care leavers.</p><p>[2] Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10.</p><p>[3] Information on 17-year-olds care leavers has been collected as experimental statistics since 2015-16.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL17925 more like this
HL17926 more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T15:12:38.107Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T15:12:38.107Z
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4689
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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1
star this property file name HL17924_HL17925_HL17926__The_number_of_looked_after_children_by_age_living_in_supoorted_or_semi-supported_accommodation.xls more like this
star this property title HL17924_HL17925_HL17926_Table more like this
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2054
unstar this property label Biography information for The Earl of Listowel more like this
1146951
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Care Leavers: Supported Housing 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 how many young people in local authority care were placed in supported accommodation at the age of 16 or 17 in (1) 2015–16, (2) 2016–17, (3) 2017–18, and (4) 2018–19. more like this
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The Earl of Listowel more like this
star this property uin HL17925 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>Information on the number of care leavers aged 17 living in supported or semi-supported accommodation[1][2][3] for years ending 31 March 2016 to 2018 is shown in the table below.</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p>Coverage: England</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>180</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>90</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>80</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Information on the number of looked after children by age living in supported or semi-supported accommodation since 2016 is shown in the table attached.</p><p> </p><p>Information for the reporting year 2018-19 will not be available until December.</p><p>The department does not collect information on the number of children who leave care aged 16.</p><p> </p><p>[1] Includes semi-independent transitional accommodation, supported and unsupported lodgings, and foyers and similar supported accommodation for care leavers.</p><p>[2] Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10.</p><p>[3] Information on 17-year-olds care leavers has been collected as experimental statistics since 2015-16.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL17924 more like this
HL17926 more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T15:12:38.137Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T15:12:38.137Z
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4689
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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1
star this property file name HL17924_HL17925_HL17926__The_number_of_looked_after_children_by_age_living_in_supoorted_or_semi-supported_accommodation.xls more like this
star this property title HL17924_HL17925_HL17926_Table more like this
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2054
unstar this property label Biography information for The Earl of Listowel more like this
1146952
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Care Leavers: Supported Housing 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 how many care leavers were placed in supported accommodation at the age of 16 or 17 in (1) 2015–16, (2) 2016–17, (3) 2017–18, and (4) 2018–19. more like this
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The Earl of Listowel more like this
star this property uin HL17926 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>Information on the number of care leavers aged 17 living in supported or semi-supported accommodation[1][2][3] for years ending 31 March 2016 to 2018 is shown in the table below.</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p>Coverage: England</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>180</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>90</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>80</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Information on the number of looked after children by age living in supported or semi-supported accommodation since 2016 is shown in the table attached.</p><p> </p><p>Information for the reporting year 2018-19 will not be available until December.</p><p>The department does not collect information on the number of children who leave care aged 16.</p><p> </p><p>[1] Includes semi-independent transitional accommodation, supported and unsupported lodgings, and foyers and similar supported accommodation for care leavers.</p><p>[2] Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10.</p><p>[3] Information on 17-year-olds care leavers has been collected as experimental statistics since 2015-16.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL17924 more like this
HL17925 more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T15:12:38.187Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T15:12:38.187Z
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4689
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property file name HL17924_HL17925_HL17926__The_number_of_looked_after_children_by_age_living_in_supoorted_or_semi-supported_accommodation.xls more like this
star this property title HL17924_HL17925_HL17926_Table more like this
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2054
unstar this property label Biography information for The Earl of Listowel more like this
1146916
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Music: Education 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 what provision is being made for the future of music education hubs; and when plans for the (1) future funding of, and (2) a long-term strategy for, such hubs will be published. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
star this property uin HL17890 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The government believes that music is an important subject and that all pupils should receive a high quality music education, at least up to the age of 14. The subject is compulsory in the national curriculum, and the government is providing funding of over £300 million for music education hubs between 2016 and 2020.</p><p>Music education hubs have done excellent work to ensure there is more equitable access to music education. Funding for music education hubs beyond March 2021 will be subject to the 2020 Spending Review.</p><p>The department is proud of our National Plan for Music Education, setting an ambitious vision for music education for every child, regardless of their background. We are working to refresh the plan and an announcement on this will be made in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL17891 more like this
HL17892 more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T11:10:25.867Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:10:25.867Z
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4689
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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4171
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
1146917
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Music: Education 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 what plans they have to increase annual funding for music education hubs to £100 million. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
star this property uin HL17891 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The government believes that music is an important subject and that all pupils should receive a high quality music education, at least up to the age of 14. The subject is compulsory in the national curriculum, and the government is providing funding of over £300 million for music education hubs between 2016 and 2020.</p><p>Music education hubs have done excellent work to ensure there is more equitable access to music education. Funding for music education hubs beyond March 2021 will be subject to the 2020 Spending Review.</p><p>The department is proud of our National Plan for Music Education, setting an ambitious vision for music education for every child, regardless of their background. We are working to refresh the plan and an announcement on this will be made in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL17890 more like this
HL17892 more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T11:10:25.927Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:10:25.927Z
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4689
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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4171
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
1146918
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Music: Education 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 whether future funding for music education hubs will take account of inflation as well as changes to teachers' pay and pension contributions. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
star this property uin HL17892 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The government believes that music is an important subject and that all pupils should receive a high quality music education, at least up to the age of 14. The subject is compulsory in the national curriculum, and the government is providing funding of over £300 million for music education hubs between 2016 and 2020.</p><p>Music education hubs have done excellent work to ensure there is more equitable access to music education. Funding for music education hubs beyond March 2021 will be subject to the 2020 Spending Review.</p><p>The department is proud of our National Plan for Music Education, setting an ambitious vision for music education for every child, regardless of their background. We are working to refresh the plan and an announcement on this will be made in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL17890 more like this
HL17891 more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T11:10:25.987Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:10:25.987Z
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4689
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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4171
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
1146306
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Special Educational Needs: Hearing Impairment 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 what assessment they have made of the figures published by the National Deaf Children’s Society which indicate that the number of specialist teachers for deaf children has fallen by 15 per cent since 2011. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL17801 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 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education has considered the report by the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) setting out their research on the number of qualified Teachers of the Deaf and their request for a government funded bursary scheme. Officials are working with the NDCS and other organisations in the sensory impairment sector to identify wider solutions to support teachers wishing to train as Teachers of the Deaf, and qualified teachers of the sensory impaired more widely.</p><p>Local authorities should work closely with parents, young people and providers to keep the provision for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) under review. This includes its sufficiency for children and young people with hearing impairment. For 2020-21, we have announced more than £700 million of additional high needs funding, which funds children with more complex special educational needs and disabilities, including hearing impairment. This represents an increase of 11% compared to 2019-20, leading to a total of over £7 billion. This will help local authorities to manage the pressures that they will face next year. Every local authority will see a minimum increase of 8% per head of population aged 2-18. We will provide local authorities with provisional allocations in October.</p><p>The Whole School SEND consortium, led by nasen, are currently delivering a £3.9 million two-year programme of work to equip schools to identify and meet their training needs in relation to SEND and build the specialist workforce in mainstream and special schools, including support for pupils with hearing impairment. The National Sensory Impairment Partnership, the membership of which includes the NDCS, are key partners in the delivery of that programme of work.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL17802 more like this
HL17803 more like this
HL17804 more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T15:48:11.467Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T15:48:11.467Z
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4689
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property tabling member
2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
1146307
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education remove filter
star this property hansard heading Special Educational Needs: Hearing Impairment more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take to increase the employment of specialist teachers for deaf children by local authorities and schools. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL17802 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 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education has considered the report by the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) setting out their research on the number of qualified Teachers of the Deaf and their request for a government funded bursary scheme. Officials are working with the NDCS and other organisations in the sensory impairment sector to identify wider solutions to support teachers wishing to train as Teachers of the Deaf, and qualified teachers of the sensory impaired more widely.</p><p>Local authorities should work closely with parents, young people and providers to keep the provision for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) under review. This includes its sufficiency for children and young people with hearing impairment. For 2020-21, we have announced more than £700 million of additional high needs funding, which funds children with more complex special educational needs and disabilities, including hearing impairment. This represents an increase of 11% compared to 2019-20, leading to a total of over £7 billion. This will help local authorities to manage the pressures that they will face next year. Every local authority will see a minimum increase of 8% per head of population aged 2-18. We will provide local authorities with provisional allocations in October.</p><p>The Whole School SEND consortium, led by nasen, are currently delivering a £3.9 million two-year programme of work to equip schools to identify and meet their training needs in relation to SEND and build the specialist workforce in mainstream and special schools, including support for pupils with hearing impairment. The National Sensory Impairment Partnership, the membership of which includes the NDCS, are key partners in the delivery of that programme of work.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL17801 more like this
HL17803 more like this
HL17804 more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T15:48:11.517Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T15:48:11.517Z
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4689
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property tabling member
2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this