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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Pupils: Poverty remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his policies of the NAHT survey entitled Embarrassed and Ashamed - The Impact of Austerity on England’s schoolchildren; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
tabling member printed
Bill Esterson more like this
uin 254815 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
answer text <p>Tackling poverty will always be a priority for the government. We have lifted 400,000 people out of absolute poverty since 2010 and income inequality has fallen.</p><p>While schools alone cannot solve the challenges faced by many disadvantaged families at home, they can address barriers to learning when a child is at school. We support the provision of nutritious food in schools. This ensures pupils are well nourished, develop healthy eating habits and can concentrate and learn. The department provides free school meals support to 1.1 million of the most disadvantaged pupils. This saves families hundreds of pounds each year.</p><p>The pupil premium has provided school leaders with more than £15.6 billion since 2011 to focus on support for disadvantaged pupils. We expect to spend another £2.4 billion this year. School leaders are free to use this additional grant in any way they choose to benefit their pupils. We know that schools sometimes use the funding to help put their disadvantaged pupils in a receptive state of mind to learn by providing breakfast, items of school uniform, equipment, emotional support, and homework clubs. This enables every child to realise their potential.</p>
answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-22T12:48:41.087Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T12:48:41.087Z
answering member
4113
label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
tabling member
4061
label Biography information for Bill Esterson remove filter