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1143004
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star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar 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: Vacancies 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 assessment he has made of the adequacy of the performance of the Teaching Vacancies service. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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Seema Malhotra more like this
star this property uin 284554 more like this
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unstar 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 the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:57:34.917Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:57:34.917Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Seema Malhotra remove filter
1143003
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 remove filter
unstar 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: Costs 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 assessment he has made of the effect of the cost of agency fees on schools. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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Seema Malhotra more like this
star this property uin 284551 more like this
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unstar 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 the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:55:36.497Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:55:36.497Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Seema Malhotra remove filter
1143005
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar 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: Costs 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 he is taking to reduce the cost to schools of teacher recruitment agency fees. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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Seema Malhotra more like this
star this property uin 284557 more like this
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unstar 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 the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:41:53.953Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:41:53.953Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Seema Malhotra remove filter
1140418
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star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar 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: Ethnic Groups 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, how many BAME staff are employed at (a) grade 7, (b) grade 5 and (c) grade 3 in his Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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Seema Malhotra more like this
star this property uin 279047 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-26more like thismore than 2019-07-26
star this property answer text <p>The number of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff employed as at 30 June 2019 in Grade 7, Grade 5 (Deputy Director equivalent) and Grade 3 (Director equivalent) roles are summarised in the table below. Where the total number of BAME staff is fewer than 5, the actual number is suppressed to protect anonymity. The following agencies are included in these figures: Education &amp; Skills Funding Agency, Standards &amp; Testing Agency and Teaching Regulation Agency.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Grade</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of BAME staff (headcount)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Grade 7</p></td><td><p>174</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Grade 5 (Deputy Director)</p></td><td><p>12</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Grade 3 (Director)</p></td><td><p>Fewer than 5</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>The department has an internal Diversity &amp; Inclusion Strategy with a priority of increasing BAME representation at senior grades. We have introduced a range of interventions to attract and recruit more people from diverse backgrounds that include anonymised sifting and more diverse interview panels and we expect to see an improvement in these numbers over the next 2 to 5 years. We recently launched Project Race which aims to improve race equality and tackle disproportionate outcomes for BAME colleagues though outreach, support, and open honest discussion.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-07-26T13:33:11.517Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-26T13:33:11.517Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Seema Malhotra remove filter
1140382
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 remove filter
unstar 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: Absenteeism more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 has taken to reduce rates of absence among pupils that are (a) eligible free school meals, (b) have special educational needs and (c) are of the Irish Heritage and Gypsy/Roma ethnic groups in each London Borough. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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Seema Malhotra more like this
star this property uin 279037 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
star this property answer text <p>All children of compulsory school age, regardless of their circumstances, are entitled to a full-time education which is suitable to their age, ability, aptitude and any special educational needs they may have. All parents have a legal duty to ensure that if their child is of compulsory school age that they receive a full time education, either by attendance at school or otherwise.</p><p>Schools should continually monitor pupils’ absence. If a child’s absence reaches a level of concern, the school should raise this with the parents and the local authority in the best interest of the child’s education. School and local authorities should consider the individual circumstances of each case and take the appropriate course of action to ensure the child receives consistent education. This can include the use a range of parental responsibility measures to provide support or sanctions to parents when their child’s attendance at school becomes a problem.</p><p>Schools also receive pupil premium funding to support pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years, and have the flexibility to use it to improve attendance if this is deemed a priority.</p><p> </p><p>The Department wants all children and young people, regardless of special educational need or disability, to receive the right support to succeed in their education. and as they move into adult life. In 2014, the Department introduced significant reforms to enable schools to put the right support in place for those pupils so that they can attend school.</p><p>The Department has established a new Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) stakeholder group, chaired by the noble Baroness Whitaker. This group aims to ensure that any efforts to improve the school system take into account GRT pupils’ needs.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-07-24T11:25:01.857Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T11:25:01.857Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Seema Malhotra remove filter
1140383
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 remove filter
unstar 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 Adult Education: Qualifications 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 estimate he has made of the proportion of adults without qualifications in (a) London and (b) Hounslow Borough. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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Seema Malhotra more like this
star this property uin 279038 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The latest estimates of the proportion of adults without qualifications come from the Office for National Statistics Labour Force Survey data for the period January 2018 to December 2018. In Hounslow, 6.0% of adults aged between 16 and 64 had no qualifications, compared with 6.6% for London as a whole.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T17:05:54.693Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T17:05:54.693Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Seema Malhotra remove filter
1137175
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-05more like thismore than 2019-07-05
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar 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 Higher Education: Casual Workers more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the University and College Union report entitled, Counting the costs of casualisation in higher education, published June 2019, what assessment he has made of the (a) effect of job insecurity on mental and physical health and (b) level of financial stability of Cambridge teaching staff; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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Seema Malhotra more like this
star this property uin 273794 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>Mental health is a priority for the government, which is why my right hon. Friend, the Prime Minister recently announced measures (17 June 2019) which overhaul the government’s approach to preventing mental illness. These measures included providing £1 million to the Office of Students for a competition to find innovative new ways to support mental health at universities and colleges.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Education is working closely with Universities UK on embedding the Step Change programme. This calls on higher education (HE) leaders to adopt mental health as a strategic priority and take a whole-institution approach to embed a culture of good mental health practice.</p><p> </p><p>The University Mental Health Charter, which was announced in June 2018, is also expected to drive up standards in promoting mental health and wellbeing, positive working environments and excellent support for both students and staff.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As independent and autonomous institutions, HE providers are responsible for decisions regarding the contracts they offer to academic staff. Like all employers, HE providers, including Cambridge University have a duty of care to their staff. The department expects them to take this very seriously. We also expect universities to give due consideration to their obligations under the Equality Act (2010) and the way their employment practices affect different sections of their communities and staff at different stages of their careers.</p><p> </p><p>I gave a speech on 7 May 2019 that focused on early career researcher contracts. I am keen that early career academics do not get lost from policy debates, particularly around key issues such as mental health and wellbeing. The Independent Review of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers, led by Professor Julia Buckingham, has recognised issues of wellbeing and the challenges that arise from the use of short and fixed-term contracts. Recommendations are currently under review and a revised concordat is expected in September 2019.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T13:55:00.023Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T13:55:00.023Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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1137166
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star this property date less than 2019-07-05more like thismore than 2019-07-05
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar 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: Asbestos more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the proportion of school buildings that contain asbestos; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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Seema Malhotra more like this
star this property uin 273787 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>The Department takes the safety of pupils, staff and visitors to schools very seriously.</p><p>In 2016, the Department ran a voluntary survey to understand the proportion of school buildings that contain asbestos. 25% of schools responded and the findings showed that 83.1% had asbestos present.</p><p>In March 2018, the Department launched the Asbestos Management Assurance Process to develop a more comprehensive understanding of asbestos management in the school estate to strengthen our published guidance and support. 88.4% of schools responded to the latest survey and the Department intends to publish the report on the findings before summer recess.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T12:42:16.35Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T12:42:16.35Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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1135895
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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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unstar 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 Summer Schools: Finance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what (a) financial and (b) other support the Government (i) is providing in 2019 and (ii) has provided in each of the last five years to schools for summer school programmes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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Seema Malhotra more like this
star this property uin 271502 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>The Government’s Holiday Activities and Food programme has awarded money to organisations to deliver free holiday club provision for pupils eligible for free school meals over the 2018 and 2019 summer holidays. £2 million was awarded in 2018 and this has more than quadrupled to £9.1 million this summer. The clubs funded through this programme are required to provide free healthy food and enriching activities, including physical activities and elements of nutritional education.</p><p>The Department has invested £22 million for the academic years 2017-18 and 2018-19 to enable disadvantaged children and young people living in some of the most deprived parts of the country to participate in extra-curricular activities (including after school and holiday provision) which will enable them to develop essential life skills.</p><p>This Essential Life Skills programme is aimed at disadvantaged children and young people aged 5-18 across 12 Opportunity Areas. Within each Opportunity Area, local authorities are receiving grants to develop their own Essential Life Skills programme to meet the needs of pupils and young people in their communities. It is the responsibility of the local Partnership Board in each Opportunity Area to decide what programmes and activities best meet the needs of children and young people in the area.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T11:56:28.807Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T11:56:28.807Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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1135897
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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unstar 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 Soft Drinks: Taxation more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding (a) academies and (b) non-academy schools have received from the soft drinks industry levy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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Seema Malhotra more like this
star this property uin 271503 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The Budget 2016 announced funding for a number of programmes linked to the revenue from the Soft Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL). The Department for Education will receive £575 million during the current Spending Review period.</p><p>The funding has been used for the following projects:</p><ul><li>Healthy Pupils Capital Fund (HPCF) - £100 million of revenue generated from the SDIL is being used for the HPCF. HPCF allocations for each local authority and multi-academy trust, who were eligible to receive a direct allocation, were published in March 2018 and are available at the following link: <a href="https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20190212204720/https:/www.gov.uk/government/publications/capital-allocations" target="_blank">https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20190212204720/https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/capital-allocations</a>. Details of successful HPCF projects funded through the Condition Improvement Fund have been published here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/condition-improvement-fund-2018-to-2019-outcome" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/condition-improvement-fund-2018-to-2019-outcome</a>.</li><li>Primary PE and Sport Premium - In September 2017, we announced that we had doubled the funding for the Primary PE and Sport Premium, with SDIL revenue contributing an additional £160 million a year to funding from the Department for Education and the Department for Health and Social Care. School-level allocations are available on gov.uk at: <a href="https://skillsfunding.service.gov.uk/pe-sport-premium/2018-2019/search-premium-allocation" target="_blank">https://skillsfunding.service.gov.uk/pe-sport-premium/2018-2019/search-premium-allocation</a>.</li><li>Essential Life Skills (ELS) - We have invested £22 million in an ELS programme to enable disadvantaged children and young people living in some of the most deprived parts of the country to participate in regular extra-curricular activities. The ELS programme is targeting disadvantaged children and young people aged 5-18 across 12 Opportunity Areas (OAs). We have distributed funding of £7.95 million in 2017-18 and £13.8 million in 2018-19 to the 12 OAs to deliver ELS activities. We do not have funding data broken down by academies and non-academies.</li><li>National Schools Breakfast Programme (NSBP) - We are investing up to £26 million into the NSBP. This money will kick start or improve breakfast clubs in over 1,700 academies and non-academies. The focus of these clubs has been to target the most disadvantaged areas of the country (including the Department for Education’s OAs) to help make sure every child gets the best start in life. Information from the programme is still being collected and data on funding at local authority level is not available at this stage.</li></ul><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T16:02:53.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T16:02:53.967Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Seema Malhotra remove filter