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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education remove filter
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Vocational Guidance: Disability more like this
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, what means of redress is available to disabled young people who haven’t received independent careers advice. more like this
tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
uin 292167 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
answer text <p>We want all children and young people, no matter what their special educational need or disability (SEND), to reach their full potential and receive the right support to succeed in their education and in their transition to adult life. The SEND Code of Practice explicitly states that all children and young people with SEND should be prepared for adulthood and that this preparation should start early.</p><p> </p><p>Governing bodies must ensure that all registered pupils at the school are provided with independent careers guidance from year 8 to year 13 and every school must publish details of their careers programme for young people and their parents. The department has published statutory guidance for schools to help them meet this duty: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/careers-guidance-provision-for-young-people-in-schools" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/careers-guidance-provision-for-young-people-in-schools</a>.</p><p> </p><p>In the event of suspected non-compliance with the duties and statutory guidance, parties involved should first try to resolve the matter and if a complaint remains unresolved, the department’s officials have the power to intervene.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Chippenham more like this
answering member printed Michelle Donelan more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-07T15:28:23.057Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T15:28:23.057Z
answering member
4530
label Biography information for Michelle Donelan more like this
tabling member
1521
label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson remove filter
1145397
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education remove filter
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Schools: Drinking Water more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What assessment he has made of the adequacy of the provision of free drinking water in schools. more like this
tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
uin 912326 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answer text <p>Legislation already states pupils must have access at all times to free, fresh drinking water. Schools are best placed to decide how to offer this. If water is not available parents should raise this through the school’s complaints policy. No teacher should be refusing a child water. If the hon. Member for Washington and Sunderland West is aware of any situation where this is taking place I would encourage her to write to the department.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Saffron Walden more like this
answering member printed Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T16:54:19.89Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:54:19.89Z
answering member
4597
label Biography information for Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
tabling member
1521
label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson remove filter
1143672
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education remove filter
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Food Poverty: Children more like this
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 will respond to the Children’s Future Food inquiry. more like this
tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
uin 285233 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-06more like thismore than 2019-09-06
answer text <p>All children should be able to access healthy and nutritious food at home and at school. This is an essential part of building a country that works for everyone, and in which every child and young person can reach their potential.</p><p>We are supporting around 1.1 million of the most disadvantaged children through free school meals, saving families approximately £400 a year.</p><p>We invested in a £9 million holiday activities and food programme in summer 2019, and up to £26 million in a breakfast clubs programme.</p><p>We are continuing to reflect on the report and its recommendations and will set out our response in the autumn.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Saffron Walden more like this
answering member printed Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
grouped question UIN 285227 more like this
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less than 2019-09-06T17:37:45.873Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-06T17:37:45.873Z
answering member
4597
label Biography information for Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
tabling member
1521
label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson remove filter
1143673
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education remove filter
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Food Poverty: Children more like this
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, what plans his Department has for establishing a children’s food watchdog. more like this
tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
uin 285234 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-06more like thismore than 2019-09-06
answer text <p>​This government wants pupils to be healthy and well-nourished and we encourage a healthy balanced diet and healthy life choices through school funding, legislation and guidance.</p><p> </p><p>My officials will continue to work with colleagues from The Food Foundation to scope out how we might all come together to address the issues raised in the Children’s Future Food Inquiry report and we will set out our response to this report later in the autumn.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Saffron Walden more like this
answering member printed Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-06T17:35:40.86Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-06T17:35:40.86Z
answering member
4597
label Biography information for Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
tabling member
1521
label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson remove filter
1141451
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education remove filter
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading School Meals: Food Supply more like this
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, what plans he has to maintain food supplies for school dinners in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. more like this
tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
uin 281020 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
answer text <p>In the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal, we are confident that schools will continue to be able to provide pupils with nutritious school meals. The UK has a high level of food security built upon a diverse range of sources including strong domestic production and imports from other countries. This will continue to be the case whether we leave the EU with or without a deal. The government is working in partnership with food suppliers to ensure there continues to be a flow of food into the country.</p><p> </p><p>We would still expect schools to meet the School Food Standards in a no-deal scenario. Schools have a great deal of flexibility in the foods that they can deliver under the School Food Standards – if a particular product is not readily available, the standards allow schools a wide range of freedom to substitute in similar foods that are available.</p><p> </p><p>Our guidance for schools in relation to this matter was last updated on 18 July and is published on GOV.UK at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/eu-exit-no-deal-preparations-for-schools-in-england/eu-exit-no-deal-preparations-for-schools-in-england" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/eu-exit-no-deal-preparations-for-schools-in-england/eu-exit-no-deal-preparations-for-schools-in-england</a>.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Saffron Walden more like this
answering member printed Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-08-02T12:13:52.247Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:13:52.247Z
answering member
4597
label Biography information for Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
previous answer version
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answering member constituency Saffron Walden more like this
answering member printed Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
answering member
4597
label Biography information for Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
tabling member
1521
label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson remove filter
1140915
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education remove filter
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Pupils: Literacy more like this
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, what steps he is taking to tackle the fall in the proportion of pupils achieving the expected standard in reading at Key Stage 2. more like this
tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
uin 280188 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-30more like thismore than 2019-07-30
answer text <p>The Government is committed to continuing to raise literacy standards and ensuring all children can read fluently and with understanding.</p><p>Ofsted’s inspection framework, published in May 2019, puts a greater focus on how well schools are teaching their pupils to read: inspectors listen to children reading aloud, watch phonics classes and check how schools help weaker readers to improve.</p><p>In addition, the Department have launched a £26.3 million English Hubs Programme. The Department has 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> </p><p>This network of schools will work to increase reading standards across the country and to improve educational outcomes for the most disadvantaged children, particularly in underperforming schools.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-30T15:26:36.843Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-30T15:26:36.843Z
answering member
111
label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
tabling member
1521
label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson remove filter
1140916
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education remove filter
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Pupils: Literacy more like this
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, if he will increase the time available for pupils sitting the Key Stage 2 reading assessment to reflect the increase in the number of words included in that test since 2014. more like this
tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
uin 280189 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-30more like thismore than 2019-07-30
answer text <p>A new curriculum was introduced in 2014. Tests reflecting that curriculum were introduced in 2016. Since then the time allowed for the Key Stage 2 reading assessment has not changed. The test framework for the English reading test places a limit on the number of words that can be included in the texts and this limit has not been breached.</p><p>Assessments go through a rigorous test development process lasting three years. Thorough trialling of the materials, with the texts in the combinations they will appear in a final test, allows test developers to ensure the reading booklets are suitable and that the standard is maintained.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-30T15:16:45.977Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-30T15:16:45.977Z
answering member
111
label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
tabling member
1521
label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson remove filter
1122192
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education remove filter
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Literacy more like this
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, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of support for learners with literacy difficulties; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
uin 245717 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
answer text <p>The Government is committed to continuing to raise literacy standards, ensuring all children can read fluently and with understanding.</p><p>Building on the success of the phonics partnerships and phonics roadshows programmes, in 2018 the Department launched a £26.3 million English Hubs Programme. The Department has 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> </p><p>The Department gives schools a catch-up premium, totalling around £50 million a year nationally, for Year 7 pupils who have not achieved the expected standard in reading by the end of key stage 2. This enables schools to deliver additional support, such as individual tuition or intensive support in small groups, for those pupils that most need it.</p><p> </p><p>For pupils with specific types of SEND, including speech, language and communication needs, the Department has invested heavily since 2010 in the development of resources and training to ensure that teachers are equipped to support all pupils.</p><p>A range of free, quality assured resources and training materials for schools to use in supporting pupils with SEND is available via the National Association for Special Educational Needs. The link is available here: <a href="https://www.sendgateway.org.uk/" target="_blank">https://www.sendgateway.org.uk/</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The Department introduced the light touch phonics screening check for Year 1 pupils. Phonics performance is improving; in 2018, 163,000 more six year olds were on track to become fluent readers, compared to 2012. This represented 82% of pupils meeting the expected standard, compared to 58% in 2012 when the check was introduced.</p>
answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-30T16:03:19.67Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-30T16:03:19.67Z
answering member
111
label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
tabling member
1521
label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson remove filter
1122190
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education remove filter
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Literacy more like this
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 plans to include teaching learners with literacy difficulties in early career framework curricula and training materials. more like this
tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
uin 245715 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
answer text <p>The Department has worked closely with the teaching profession to develop the early career framework. Teachers and academics with expertise in supporting special educational needs and disabled (SEND) pupils were closely involved in the design of the early career framework (ECF). The framework has, at its centre, approaches that support the needs of all pupils, including those pupils with the four areas of need set out in the SEND Code of Practice. Drawing on the ECF, the Department intends to procure the development of high-quality curricula and materials which can help schools to put in place effective support and training for the early career teachers. The curricula and materials will be designed to meet the needs of all early career teachers.</p><p>The Department will continue to engage the sector as our plans develop to ensure the policy is delivered successfully.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-30T15:56:16.583Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-30T15:56:16.583Z
answering member
111
label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
tabling member
1521
label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson remove filter
1122191
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education remove filter
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Literacy and Special Educational Needs more like this
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 plans to establish new national professional qualifications on SEND and literacy. more like this
tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
uin 245716 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
answer text <p>As set out in the Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategy, the Department has committed to develop new specialist National Professional Qualifications (NPQs). The focus of the specialist NPQs is yet to be finalised but they will be linked to the core areas in which teachers receive training at the start of their career. This includes: assessment; behaviour management; subject and curriculum expertise; and pedagogy. The Department will continue to work with the education sector, including SEND stakeholders, as these qualifications are developed and we will release further details in due course.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-30T15:53:54.99Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-30T15:53:54.99Z
answering member
111
label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
tabling member
1521
label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson remove filter