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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading STEM Subjects: Equality more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking with the Secretary of State for Education to increase gender equality in STEM subjects. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 274538 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to increasing gender equality in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. Efforts have been made to ensure that girls and boys can succeed on an equal basis particularly in STEM. Data from the Joint Council for Qualifications shows that entries by girls made up 27.2% of all entries to A levels in STEM subjects in 2018, an increase of 6.4 percentage points since 2010. There is near gender parity in most STEM subjects at GCSE with entries by girls making up 50% of those sitting biology, physics and chemistry GCSEs respectively in 2018.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is funding a £2.4 million program to improve girls’ participation in computer science. The Department also funds the Stimulating Physics Network to improve progression to A level physics with a particular focus on improving girls’ participation.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has committed to improving STEM careers advice in schools in the Careers Strategy. This includes ensuring that STEM engagement, such as with employers and apprenticeships, are built into school career programmes by updating school and college statutory guidance. The Department is also raising awareness of the range of careers that STEM qualifications offer through programmes such as STEM ambassadors, 44% of which ambassadors are women.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T16:33:03.433Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T16:33:03.433Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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1135784
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Technology: Skilled Workers more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to help ensure the supply of skilled workers in the tech sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 271465 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>To make sure that the UK is a world-leading digital economy that works for everyone, it is crucial that individuals have the digital skills they need for life and work, including for a career in the technology sector.</p><p>We have introduced computing as a statutory national curriculum subject at all four key stages and have introduced a new Computer Science GCSE and A Level. The content was developed with industry experts to better equip pupils with the knowledge and skills they need to become active creators of digital technology.</p><p>As part of the Industrial Strategy, the government has committed substantial spending on mathematics, digital and technical education to increase the take-up and better teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects in schools. For example, in November 2018 the department launched the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE), backed by £84 million of new funding. The NCCE is run by a coalition of STEM Learning, the British Computing Society and Raspberry Pi, and supported by industry.</p><p>The NCCE is delivering a comprehensive programme of continuing professional development to improve the teaching of computing and drive up participation in computer science at GCSE and A level, particularly amongst girls. We expect that this will help equip these young people with the knowledge they need to pursue a career in the technology sector.</p><p>We are also improving careers advice in schools so that young people are aware of the high-quality options available for both technical and academic routes into digital careers, and that they have access to information about the variety of careers that digital technology pathways have to offer. STEM activities, including employer talks and workplace visits, are built into school career programmes. The Careers &amp; Enterprise Company funds opportunities for young people to meet a wide range of STEM employers, including those from the technology sector.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T15:16:59.857Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T15:16:59.857Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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1129294
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading STEM Subjects: Higher Education more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to help ensure diversity in students studying STEM subjects at university. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 259218 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>Widening access and participation in higher education (HE) is a priority for this government. This means that everyone with the capability to succeed in HE should have the opportunity, regardless of their background, ethnicity, gender, or where they grew up.</p><p> </p><p>The Office for Students (as the regulator for higher education in England) has a duty to promote equality of opportunity in relation to access and participation in HE and we expect to see further progress, particularly amongst the most selective institutions.</p><p> </p><p>Overall numbers of students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are rising. The share of students studying science subjects at English HE providers has increased from 41% in 2010/11 to 45% in 2016/17.</p><p> </p><p>Despite rising STEM student numbers, we are far from complacent. The Department for Education is committed to tackling the gender imbalance in STEM subjects, and has invested in programmes to address female participation, particularly in subjects like computing and physics. This includes the Stimulating Physics Network which has a specific strand focusing on increasing the number of girls studying physics A level. A Gender Balance in Computing Pilot Programme will be launched this year to identify practical interventions that schools can implement to improve girls’ participation in computing.</p><p> </p><p>They are also funding a new £84 million programme to improve computing teaching and participation, and the Advanced Maths Premium which aims to support schools and colleges in tackling some of the financial barriers to increase participation in post-16 maths.</p><p> </p><p>The department is improving careers advice in schools so that young people are aware of the high quality options available for both technical and academic routes into STEM and that they have access to information about the variety of careers that STEM pathways have to offer. STEM activities, including employer talks and work visits, are built into school career programmes and the Careers &amp; Enterprise Company funds opportunities for young people to meet a wide range of STEM employers.</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 2019-06-11T15:43:16.763Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T15:43:16.763Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Females: New Businesses more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps she has taken to promote entrepreneurship among female pupils in school. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 247710 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
star this property answer text <p>The government’s careers strategy for England, published in December 2017, aims to give young people from all backgrounds the opportunity to learn from employers about work and entrepreneurship. The careers strategy is clear that positive steps are being taken to eradicate gender norms in the classroom that could otherwise lead to girls narrowing their career choices.</p><p>While it is for schools to decide how best to provide entrepreneurship education, the careers statutory guidance encourages schools in England to provide opportunities for all pupils, regardless of gender, to develop entrepreneurial skills.</p><p>The Careers &amp; Enterprise Company’s network of Enterprise Advisers, comprising of senior volunteers from business, helps schools and colleges to work with local businesses. This gives young people exposure to individuals, including positive female role models, who can provide insight into a wide range of jobs and careers. Over 2,000 business volunteers have been recruited and over 40% are self-employed or from small businesses and microbusinesses. Through the careers strategy, all schools and colleges will be offered an Enterprise Adviser by 2020.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2019-05-02T12:45:16.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-02T12:45:16.277Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Apprentices: Age more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether apprenticeships are age restricted; and whether they are designed to entice any particular demographic. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 244092 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education is responsible for the apprenticeship programme in England.</p><p>Individuals in England can apply for an apprenticeship whilst they are still at school but must be 16 or over by the end of the summer holidays to start an apprenticeship. There is no upper age limit. Apprenticeships offer people of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to earn whilst they learn.</p><p>We are encouraging participation from under-represented groups, including people from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, people with a learning disability or learning difficulty, and those from disadvantaged backgrounds, so that everyone can benefit from the increased wage returns and employment prospects that apprenticeships offer. We are also working to improve gender representation in sectors where it is needed, such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2019-04-24T09:48:02.373Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-24T09:48:02.373Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading STEM Subjects: Skilled Workers more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to tackle the skills gap in STEM subjects. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 236376 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
star this property answer text <p>To address the shortage of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills, the Department is encouraging more students into STEM education and training, at all stages from primary school to higher education. As part of the Industrial Strategy, the Government has committed substantial spending on mathematics, digital and technical education to increase the take-up and better teaching of STEM subjects in schools. For example, the Department is funding a new £84 million programme to improve computing teaching and participation, and the Advanced Maths Premium which aims to support schools and colleges in tackling some of the financial barriers to increase participation in post-16 maths.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is committed to tackling the gender imbalance in STEM subjects, and has invested in programmes to address female participation, particularly in subjects like computing and physics. This includes the Stimulating Physics Network which has a specific strand focusing on increasing the number of girls’ in physics A level. A Gender Balance in Computing pilot programme will also be launched this year to identify practical interventions that schools (at all stages, excluding post-16) can implement to improve girls’ participation in computing.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is improving careers advice in schools so that young people are aware of the high quality options available for both technical and academic routes into STEM and that they have access to information about the variety of careers that STEM pathways have to offer. STEM activities, including employer talks and work visits, are built into school career programmes and the Careers &amp; Enterprise Company funds opportunities for young people to meet a wide range of STEM employers.</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 2019-04-02T16:54:44.823Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T16:54:44.823Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-07more like thismore than 2019-03-07
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
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star this property hansard heading World War II: Genocide 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 ensure that pupils are (a) taught the history of and (b) well informed about the holocaust. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-15more like thismore than 2019-03-15
star this property answer text <p>Teaching the history of the Holocaust is a compulsory part of the history curriculum at Key Stage 3 in maintained schools in England.</p><p> </p><p>The Department provides funding to University College London’s Institute of Education’s Centre for Holocaust Education to train teachers on how best to teach pupils about the Holocaust. In addition, it funds the Holocaust Educational Trust to run the Lessons from Auschwitz project which provides educational visits for teachers and sixth form students to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau.</p><p> </p><p>In October 2018, my right hon. Friend, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced funding of £1.7 million for a new programme to commemorate the 75<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the liberation of Bergen-Belsen.</p><p> </p><p>Education is a devolved matter, and approaches to Holocaust education may differ in Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-03-15T09:02:42.507Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-15T09:02:42.507Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Disadvantaged more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department provides funding to programmes that aim to support children from broken families. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 224331 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-01more like thismore than 2019-03-01
star this property answer text <p>At Autumn Budget, my right hon. Friend, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced an extra £410 million to address pressures on social care services, along with £84 million over 5 years to support up to 20 local authorities to improve their social work practice and decision-making, enabling them to work more effectively with the most vulnerable children and their families.</p><p>This builds on the £200 billion government has already made available to councils up to 2020 to provide services in the best interests of local residents, including those for children and young people.</p><p>The government will continue to work closely with the sector to consider long-term children’s services funding as part of the Spending Review.</p> more like this
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 2019-03-01T12:05:14.37Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-01T12:05:14.37Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Schools: Crimes of Violence more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to reduce the level of attacks on teachers by pupils in schools. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 222848 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
star this property answer text <p>All schools should be safe and disciplined environments within which pupils feel happy and able to fulfil their potential. This Government is committed to ensuring that all teachers are equipped with the skills to tackle both the serious behavioural issues that compromise the safety and wellbeing of pupils and school staff, as well as the low level disruption that too often gets in the way of teaching.</p><p>Any form of violence in school is completely unacceptable and should not be tolerated. The workplace should not be a setting where people, including teachers and pupils, are subject to threats of, or actual violence, harassment or bullying. The Health and Safety Executive has provided advice for schools to use to put in place strategies to prevent or minimise workplace harassment and violence. Schools’ behaviour policies should set out how poor behaviour, including incidents of violence, are dealt with.</p><p>If there is a violent attack on a teacher or any person on school premises, the Department expects schools to take immediate and robust action. This should include ongoing support for the person concerned and a review of the incident to establish what lessons can be learned. Any decision on how to sanction a pupil is a matter for the school. Where the incident constitutes a criminal offence, the school should report it to the police.</p><p>To further support schools, the Department provides head teachers, teachers and governing boards with a range of information to help them develop policies to manage disruptive and poor behaviour within the classroom in order to help reduce the likelihood of violent attacks on teachers and pupils.</p><p>The Department has also given teachers a range of powers to promote good behaviour. The Department’s advice on behaviour has also been updated to outline a range of sanctions that it is permissible for teachers to use.</p><p>The Department is investing £10 million to create behaviour hubs in England to facilitate the sharing of best practice in classroom and behaviour management.</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 2019-02-27T16:25:54.69Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-27T16:25:54.69Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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1054023
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star this property date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Teachers: Standards more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text What steps his Department has taken to strengthen the teaching profession. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 908972 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
star this property answer text <p>On 28 January 2019 we launched the Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategy.</p><p>Designed collaboratively with the education sector, the centrepiece of the strategy is the Early Career Framework, which will underpin a fully-funded, two-year package of structured support for all teachers in the first two years of their career.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-02-04T16:58:47.67Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-04T16:58:47.67Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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