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star this property date less than 2017-10-12more like thismore than 2017-10-12
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Religious Hatred: Islam more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, with reference to page 11 of the Crown Prosecution Service's (CPS) 2016-17 annual report, on the appointment of inclusion and community engagement managers, whether the CPS consulted (a) Muslim community based organisations and (b) other groups addressing anti-Muslim prejudice and hate crime. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan remove filter
star this property uin 107504 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-17more like thismore than 2017-10-17
star this property answer text <p>The CPS regularly consults with Muslim community based organisations to address anti-Muslim prejudice and hate crime. Nationally, the CPS consults with community-based organisations through its Community Accountability Forum, which includes a representative from the All Parliamentary Group on British Muslims. At a local level, Inclusion and Community Engagement Managers also engage with local Muslim community based organisations through Local Scrutiny and Involvement Panels (LSIPs) in each CPS Area.</p><p>The CPS circulated the job advert containing details of the posts of Inclusion and Community Engagement Managers to the Community Accountability Forum, LSIPs and other community contacts, to encourage the widest possible pool of people to apply.</p><p>The CPS is also a member of the cross Government anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group, the cross Government Hate Crime Strategic Group, and the Independent Advisory Group on Hate Crime, all of which include a number of representatives from Muslim organisations that actively tackle anti-Muslim hatred.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
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less than 2017-10-17T15:17:23.527Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-17T15:17:23.527Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-12more like thismore than 2017-10-12
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Hate Crime more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, with reference to page 11 of the Crown Prosecution Service's (CPS) 2016-17 annual report, on hate crime campaigns, what hate crime campaigns (a) have been delivered to date and (b) are to be delivered in future by region and partner organisation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan remove filter
star this property uin 107505 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 2017-10-17more like thismore than 2017-10-17
star this property answer text <p>The CPS is committed to raising awareness of hate crime and increasing the confidence of victims and witnesses when they come to report it. In August 2017, to coincide with the launch of the revised public statements on hate crime, the CPS launched the week-long #HateCrimeMatters campaign with involvement from each CPS Area as well as a wide range of local and national community partner organisations. The social media campaign had over 7,000 contributors and the campaign website has had almost 6,000 views.</p><p>During National Hate Crime Awareness Week (NHCAW), the CPS is standing alongside its community partner organisations and published its Annual Hate Crime report on 17 October. This was accompanied by communications activity including both national and local engagement with the NHCAW campaign.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
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less than 2017-10-17T15:19:07.13Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-17T15:19:07.13Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-11more like thismore than 2018-01-11
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Electronic Tagging more like this
unstar 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 Attorney General, when the Serious Fraud Office investigation into the G4S and Serco electronic monitoring contracts which was initiated in 2013 is due to conclude. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan remove filter
star this property uin 122183 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 2018-01-16more like thismore than 2018-01-16
star this property answer text <p>The SFO criminal investigation into G4S and Serco electronic monitoring contracts is still ongoing. SFO cases are by their very nature complex, lengthy and resource intensive and it is not unusual for them to take a considerable time to be concluded. However, the SFO will publish information about this case on its website when it is appropriate to do so.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
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less than 2018-01-16T16:19:33.367Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-16T16:19:33.367Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-08more like thismore than 2018-02-08
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigrants: Detainees more like this
unstar 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 Attorney General, what steps the Crown Prosecution Service is taking as a result of the BBC Panorama documentary, Undercover: Britain’s immigration secrets, broadcast on 4 September 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan remove filter
star this property uin 127482 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-28more like thismore than 2018-02-28
star this property answer text <p>Sussex Police have sought early investigative advice from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), South East Area, in respect of possible criminal offences. The CPS has received some documentation and had a meeting with the officer in charge of the investigation in February 2018.</p><p>The police investigation is still ongoing and CPS will only be in a position to provide advice regarding charging or otherwise once all the papers are received.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2018-02-28T17:07:40.87Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-28T17:07:40.87Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
758648
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star this property date less than 2017-09-07more like thismore than 2017-09-07
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Council Housing: Insulation more like this
unstar 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 Communities and Local Government, whether his Department will refund local authorities the cost of ensuring that all existing housing stock is made safe as a result of the Grenfell Tower fire. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan remove filter
star this property uin 9326 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-21more like thismore than 2017-09-21
star this property answer text <p>The Government will consider the removal of financial restrictions where financial barriers stand in the way of essential work being done. This would include circumstances where local fire services advise essential fire safety works are required to make a building safe. We are working with local authorities who approach us on a case by case basis.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2017-09-21T10:59:16.37Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-21T10:59:16.37Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
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 Universities: Pay more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to encourage universities to tackle their BME and intersecting gender pay gaps. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan remove filter
star this property uin 202859 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 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
star this property answer text <p>​​As independent and autonomous institutions, higher education institutions are responsible for decisions about who they employ and the pay offered to their staff.</p><p>All employers with over 250 employees are now required to report their gender pay gap data. The transparency created through reporting is crucial to accelerating progress to close the gender pay gap.</p><p>Through her Race Disparity Audit, my right hon. Friend, the Prime Minister has asked employers to commit to tackling barriers facing ethnic minorities in the workplace and has launched a consultation on ethnicity pay reporting, which is open until January.</p><p>​In the New Year, government will be announcing a package of measures to address disparities that affect both ethnic minority staff and students in higher education.</p> more like this
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 2018-12-20T16:20:04.127Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T16:20:04.127Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
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 Home Education more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to pages 16 and 17 of the document entitled, Elective Home Education: Call for Evidence 2018 Government consultation response, what progress his Department has made on (a) providing clearer guidance to (i) schools and (ii) local authorities on (A) how to operate and (B) the effect of flexi-schooling arrangements and (b) establishing a separate code of practice to ensure that schools are not penalised as a result of the absence of flexi-schooled pupils. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan remove filter
star this property uin 245991 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 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
star this property answer text <p>The department’s revised guidance for local authorities on elective home education published on 2 April 2019 can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/elective-home-education" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/elective-home-education</a>.</p><p>This document can be used by schools and contains guidance on flexi-schooling at pages 34-35. The guidance makes clear that schools are free to agree to flexi-schooling arrangements and need not suffer any disadvantage in doing so.</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 2019-04-30T15:46:52.323Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-30T15:46:52.323Z
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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 2018-04-13more like thismore than 2018-04-13
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
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 Special Educational Needs more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he has taken to assess whether (a) students and (b) parents of students with (i) autism and (ii) specific learning difficulties are satisfied with the accommodation by education providers of the educational needs of those students. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan remove filter
star this property uin 135342 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 2018-04-23more like thismore than 2018-04-23
star this property answer text <p>The department does not collect information on the satisfaction of students with autism or specific learning difficulties nor their parents regarding education providers. Students on special educational needs (SEN) Support are entitled to a termly review of the support provided. Those who have Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans have a right to a review of their plan by the local authority at least annually.</p><p> </p><p>Schools have a duty under the Equality Act 2010 to make reasonable adjustments for students who are disabled, and to ensure that disabled students are not at a substantial disadvantage compared with their peers. This duty is anticipatory – it requires thought to be given in advance to what disabled students may require and what adjustments might be needed to prevent that disadvantage.</p><p>Students’ and parents’ views of services are an important part of the Ofsted CQC SEND inspections, which started in May 2016 and will see every local area inspected by 2021. Inspections look at the effectiveness of services, including education providers, in identifying and meeting needs and improving outcomes.</p><p> </p><p>It is important that education staff are well placed to support students with autism and specific learning difficulties. The department has funded the Autism Education Trust (AET) since 2011 to deliver autism awareness training for early years, school and post-16 education staff. To date, the AET has provided training for more than 150,000 education staff. Training is available for all those who work in educational settings, not just teachers. The AET has also published national autism standards for educational settings and a competency framework for those working with children and young people with autism. A two-year extension to the contract with the AET was recently confirmed, worth £1.45 million.</p><p>In addition to work with the AET, the department works to ensure that all schools meet the needs of students with SEN and disabilities, including those with autism and specific learning difficulties, through Initial Teacher Training and the Teachers’ Standards. Each school, including Academies and Free Schools, must have a SEN co-ordinator (SENCO) who must hold qualified teacher status, and usually they must undertake the Masters level National Award in SEN co-ordination within three years of being appointed.</p><p> </p><p>The department is also funding the Education and Training Foundation in 2018-19 to improve the capacity of the Further Education sector to support students with SEND. This includes an analysis of training needs about specific conditions such as autism.</p><p> </p><p>Furthermore, the department will shortly be awarding a 2 year contract to provide strategic support to the workforce in mainstream and special schools to deliver high quality teaching across all types of SEN and disability.</p>
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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135344 more like this
135548 more like this
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less than 2018-04-23T16:19:40.193Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-23T16:19:40.193Z
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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 2018-04-13more like thismore than 2018-04-13
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
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 Special Educational Needs more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his policy is on the provision of study coaches for students with (a) autism and (b) specific learning difficulties. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan remove filter
star this property uin 135344 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 2018-04-23more like thismore than 2018-04-23
star this property answer text <p>The department does not collect information on the satisfaction of students with autism or specific learning difficulties nor their parents regarding education providers. Students on special educational needs (SEN) Support are entitled to a termly review of the support provided. Those who have Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans have a right to a review of their plan by the local authority at least annually.</p><p> </p><p>Schools have a duty under the Equality Act 2010 to make reasonable adjustments for students who are disabled, and to ensure that disabled students are not at a substantial disadvantage compared with their peers. This duty is anticipatory – it requires thought to be given in advance to what disabled students may require and what adjustments might be needed to prevent that disadvantage.</p><p>Students’ and parents’ views of services are an important part of the Ofsted CQC SEND inspections, which started in May 2016 and will see every local area inspected by 2021. Inspections look at the effectiveness of services, including education providers, in identifying and meeting needs and improving outcomes.</p><p> </p><p>It is important that education staff are well placed to support students with autism and specific learning difficulties. The department has funded the Autism Education Trust (AET) since 2011 to deliver autism awareness training for early years, school and post-16 education staff. To date, the AET has provided training for more than 150,000 education staff. Training is available for all those who work in educational settings, not just teachers. The AET has also published national autism standards for educational settings and a competency framework for those working with children and young people with autism. A two-year extension to the contract with the AET was recently confirmed, worth £1.45 million.</p><p>In addition to work with the AET, the department works to ensure that all schools meet the needs of students with SEN and disabilities, including those with autism and specific learning difficulties, through Initial Teacher Training and the Teachers’ Standards. Each school, including Academies and Free Schools, must have a SEN co-ordinator (SENCO) who must hold qualified teacher status, and usually they must undertake the Masters level National Award in SEN co-ordination within three years of being appointed.</p><p> </p><p>The department is also funding the Education and Training Foundation in 2018-19 to improve the capacity of the Further Education sector to support students with SEND. This includes an analysis of training needs about specific conditions such as autism.</p><p> </p><p>Furthermore, the department will shortly be awarding a 2 year contract to provide strategic support to the workforce in mainstream and special schools to deliver high quality teaching across all types of SEN and disability.</p>
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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135342 more like this
135548 more like this
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less than 2018-04-23T16:19:40.257Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-23T16:19:40.257Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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4671
unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-04-13more like thismore than 2018-04-13
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
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 Special Educational Needs more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of educational attainment of students with (a) autism and (b) specific learning difficulties since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan remove filter
star this property uin 135346 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-04-23more like thismore than 2018-04-23
star this property answer text <p>The department publishes pupil attainment data, split by a range of characteristics, including special education needs SEN status and the primary type of need, including Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and specific learning difficulties. Figures for key stage 2[1] and key stage 4[2] attainment are available. Direct comparisons between measures, across years, is not possible due to the methodological changes that have occurred in the production of these figures.</p><p> </p><p>[1] <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-key-stage-2" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-key-stage-2</a>. Select the revised publication for each year and then download the national tables. For 2017 open ‘table N8a’, for 2016 open table ‘N8’, for 2012-15 open ‘table 9a’ in the 2015 publication and for 2010-11 open ‘table 8’ in the 2011 publication.</p><p> </p><p>[2] For 2010-14, access this link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/gcse-and-equivalent-attainment-by-pupil-characteristics-2014" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/gcse-and-equivalent-attainment-by-pupil-characteristics-2014</a>, open the ‘national and local authority tables’ and open ‘table 1’. For 2015-17, access this link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-gcses-key-stage-4" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-gcses-key-stage-4</a> and open the revised publication for each year (first three links), open the ‘characteristics national tables’ and then open ‘table CH1’ in each publication.</p>
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 2018-04-23T16:49:06.997Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-23T16:49:06.997Z
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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 Afzal Khan more like this