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star this property date less than 2019-03-07more like thismore than 2019-03-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Peace Negotiations more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken, or plan to take, to ensure that the provisions of UN Security Council Resolution 1325, made on 31 October 2000, on the involvement of women in peace negotiations and post-conflict reconstruction are being fully complied with in the Stockholm Agreement process on ending the war in Yemen. more like this
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Baroness Coussins remove filter
star this property uin HL14327 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
star this property answer text <p>The British Government has lobbied the conflict parties for greater inclusion of women in formal peace talks and have raised the importance of doing so. Through the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF), we support UN Women initiatives, such as the Yemeni Women Pact, to increase women’s participation in and leadership of official peace processes.</p><p>​</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-03-19T16:22:20.247Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-19T16:22:20.247Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-12more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Schools: Finance more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the annual budgets for (1) maths hubs, (2) careers hubs, and (3) modern foreign languages hubs; and for how many years each type of hub will be funded. more like this
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Baroness Coussins remove filter
star this property uin HL10306 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-26more like thismore than 2018-09-26
star this property answer text <p>The following table provides the budget for 35 maths hubs across England between 2016-17 and 2021-22.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>2018-19</p></td><td><p>2019-20</p></td><td><p>2020-21</p></td><td><p>2021-22</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Maths hubs</p></td><td><p>£14 million</p></td><td><p>£19 million</p></td><td><p>£23 million</p></td><td><p>£30 million</p></td><td><p>£6 million</p></td><td><p>£9 million</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Since the start of the Teaching for Mastery programme in 2016 approximately 2,900 schools have taken part in the programme with a further 2,700 starting in the 2018/19 academic year.</p><p> </p><p>The department announced on 3 August that there will be £4.8 million funding for the modern foreign languages (MFL) hubs programme, over the next four years. We expect that this will be broken down as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2018-19</p></td><td><p>2019-20</p></td><td><p>2020-21</p></td><td><p>2021-22</p></td><td><p>2022-23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>MFL hubs</p></td><td><p>£700,000</p></td><td><p>£1.2 million</p></td><td><p>£1.2 million</p></td><td><p>£1.2 million</p></td><td><p>£500,000</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>The MFL hubs programme will pilot an approach to raising the standard of teaching in modern foreign languages by taking forward the recommendations made in the Teaching Schools Council Modern Foreign Languages Pedagogy Review<sup><sup>[1]</sup></sup>, which was led by head teacher and linguist Ian Bauckham.</p><p> </p><p>By the end of the pilot, in 2023, at least 400 schools will have received direct support from the MFL hubs.</p><p> </p><p>The government’s careers strategy committed £5 million of funding for The Careers &amp; Enterprise Company to set up 20 new careers hubs across the country to test the model piloted in the North East to improve progress against the Gatsby Benchmarks, in addition to continuing to support the work of the original pilot hub in the North East. This will be broken down as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2018-19</p></td><td><p>2019-20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Careers hubs</p></td><td><p>£2.6 million</p></td><td><p>£2.4 million</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition, 10 of the new careers hubs will also receive a share of £1.25 million to spend on careers activities spread across both years.</p><p> </p><p>The hubs will start their work from September 2018 and are funded to run for two academic years until July 2020. The 20 new hubs and the expanded North East Hub will cover 700 schools and colleges in total.</p><p> </p><p>[1] For further information regarding the work of this review please see the following webpage: <a href="https://www.tscouncil.org.uk/modern-foreign-languages-report/" target="_blank">https://www.tscouncil.org.uk/modern-foreign-languages-report/</a>.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL10305 more like this
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less than 2018-09-26T13:35:31.617Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-26T13:35:31.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-12more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Schools more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many schools are part of (1) maths hubs, (2) careers hubs, and (3) modern foreign languages hubs. more like this
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Baroness Coussins remove filter
star this property uin HL10305 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 2018-09-26more like thismore than 2018-09-26
star this property answer text <p>The following table provides the budget for 35 maths hubs across England between 2016-17 and 2021-22.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>2018-19</p></td><td><p>2019-20</p></td><td><p>2020-21</p></td><td><p>2021-22</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Maths hubs</p></td><td><p>£14 million</p></td><td><p>£19 million</p></td><td><p>£23 million</p></td><td><p>£30 million</p></td><td><p>£6 million</p></td><td><p>£9 million</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Since the start of the Teaching for Mastery programme in 2016 approximately 2,900 schools have taken part in the programme with a further 2,700 starting in the 2018/19 academic year.</p><p> </p><p>The department announced on 3 August that there will be £4.8 million funding for the modern foreign languages (MFL) hubs programme, over the next four years. We expect that this will be broken down as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2018-19</p></td><td><p>2019-20</p></td><td><p>2020-21</p></td><td><p>2021-22</p></td><td><p>2022-23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>MFL hubs</p></td><td><p>£700,000</p></td><td><p>£1.2 million</p></td><td><p>£1.2 million</p></td><td><p>£1.2 million</p></td><td><p>£500,000</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>The MFL hubs programme will pilot an approach to raising the standard of teaching in modern foreign languages by taking forward the recommendations made in the Teaching Schools Council Modern Foreign Languages Pedagogy Review<sup><sup>[1]</sup></sup>, which was led by head teacher and linguist Ian Bauckham.</p><p> </p><p>By the end of the pilot, in 2023, at least 400 schools will have received direct support from the MFL hubs.</p><p> </p><p>The government’s careers strategy committed £5 million of funding for The Careers &amp; Enterprise Company to set up 20 new careers hubs across the country to test the model piloted in the North East to improve progress against the Gatsby Benchmarks, in addition to continuing to support the work of the original pilot hub in the North East. This will be broken down as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2018-19</p></td><td><p>2019-20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Careers hubs</p></td><td><p>£2.6 million</p></td><td><p>£2.4 million</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition, 10 of the new careers hubs will also receive a share of £1.25 million to spend on careers activities spread across both years.</p><p> </p><p>The hubs will start their work from September 2018 and are funded to run for two academic years until July 2020. The 20 new hubs and the expanded North East Hub will cover 700 schools and colleges in total.</p><p> </p><p>[1] For further information regarding the work of this review please see the following webpage: <a href="https://www.tscouncil.org.uk/modern-foreign-languages-report/" target="_blank">https://www.tscouncil.org.uk/modern-foreign-languages-report/</a>.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL10306 more like this
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less than 2018-09-26T13:35:31.52Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-26T13:35:31.52Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Migrant Workers: Teachers more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to include teachers of all modern languages in the Shortage Occupation List for immigration purposes. more like this
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Baroness Coussins remove filter
star this property uin HL15991 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The Shortage Occupation List (SOL) is set based on advice from the independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC). Last July, the Government commissioned the MAC to undertake a full review of the current composition of the SOL. That review is now complete and was published on 29 May. The Government is grateful to the MAC for a comprehensive report, the content of which we are now considering.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15992 more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T13:21:06.417Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:21:06.417Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Migrant Workers: Interpreters more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to include professionally qualified linguists wishing to work as public service interpreters in the Shortage Occupations List for immigration purposes. more like this
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Baroness Coussins remove filter
star this property uin HL15992 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The Shortage Occupation List (SOL) is set based on advice from the independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC). Last July, the Government commissioned the MAC to undertake a full review of the current composition of the SOL. That review is now complete and was published on 29 May. The Government is grateful to the MAC for a comprehensive report, the content of which we are now considering.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15991 more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T13:21:06.477Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:21:06.477Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Lingo Flamingo: Finance more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide funding for the Lingo Flamingo project to help dementia sufferers with their cognitive abilities, in England, as is currently the case in Scotland. more like this
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star this property uin HL16086 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 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>We have no plans to fund the Lingo Flamingo project for England.</p><p>NHS England allocates funding to clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and NHS England Specialised Commissioning which commission services on behalf of their local populations. It is for CCGs and Specialised Commissioning to decide how best to use the funding allocated to them in line with local healthcare needs and priorities, working with other local commissioners and organisations and taking account of National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T10:50:26.37Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T10:50:26.37Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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 Languages: Qualifications more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the level of difficulty in examinations and severe grading on the take-up of modern languages at GCSE and A-level. more like this
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star this property uin HL15995 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>Ofqual is the regulator of qualifications, examinations and assessments in England. Ofqual is conducting a comprehensive review of grading standards in GCSE French, German and Spanish to see if there is a compelling case for an adjustment to grading standards in these subjects. Ofqual’s review will consider statistical evidence, contextual data including trends in the numbers taking these subjects, and the quality of students’ work through looking at how GCSE grades relate to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Ofqual is also gathering the views of subject experts and other stakeholders. Ofqual is due to report on this work in the autumn.</p><p>Ofqual has examined this issue in relation to grading standards in A level French, German and Spanish (and A level biology, chemistry and physics). Ofqual considered a significant body of evidence – published in 2018 in the form of 2 technical reports – and determined that there was not a compelling case to adjust grading standards in these qualifications. This can be found here and as attached:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/inter-subject-comparability" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/inter-subject-comparability</a>.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T13:18:10.4Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:18:10.4Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property file name HL15995_Inter-subject_comparability_technical_report_science.pdf more like this
star this property title HL15995_report more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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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 Languages: Qualifications more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to address regional inequalities in the take-up of modern foreign languages at GCSE and A-level. more like this
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star this property uin HL16084 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>The department has several measures in place which aim to help reduce regional variation in the uptake of languages at GCSE and A level. In our £4.8 million Modern Foreign Language (MFL) Pedagogy pilot programme, one of the nine lead schools is in an Opportunity Area and another is in the Opportunity North East area. The department also launched a pilot project in MFL undergraduate mentoring for secondary school pupils. This project targets areas of high disadvantage to extend access to languages for all pupils and focuses on areas of low uptake.</p><p>Our new international school exchange programme is aimed at young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and areas. The department is also piloting a financial incentive to incentivise retention of MFL teachers in 25 local authorities that are most in need.</p><p>The proportion of pupils taking a language at GCSE declined after study of the subject was made non-compulsory at key stage 4 in 2004. 79% of pupils aged 15 in all schools took a language GCSE in 2000, but this had dropped to 43% of pupils at the end of key stage 4 in 2010. We have introduced the English Baccalaureate performance measure to halt this decline. Since 2010, the percentage of pupils in state-funded schools taking a language GCSE has increased from 40% in 2010 to 46% in 2018. The reformed national curriculum now makes it compulsory for pupils in maintained schools to be taught a foreign language in key stage 2.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T14:56:09.693Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T14:56:09.693Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
1129505
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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 Languages: GCSE more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the reduction in the number of pupils taking a modern language GCSE as a result of their school compressing Key Stage 3 into two years and making languages optional after the age of 13. more like this
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star this property uin HL15990 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>Languages are now compulsory at key stage 2, and since the introduction of the English Baccalaureate in 2010, language take-up at GCSE has increased from 40% to 46% last year. Ofqual’s recent provisional data for the summer 2019 exam series showed that overall entries to modern foreign languages (MFL) summer GCSE exams increased by 4% compared to last year.</p><p>Under Ofsted’s new framework, which will be introduced in September, inspectors will be alert to signs of curriculum narrowing at key stage 3. If a school has a shortened key stage 3, inspectors will look to see that the school has made provisions to ensure that pupils still have the opportunity to study a broad range of subjects, commensurate with the national curriculum, in years 7-9.</p><p>The department is supporting schools to increase the number of pupils taking GCSEs in languages through several programmes. These include the £4.8 million MFL pedagogy programme, an undergraduate digi-mentoring scheme, the £10 million Mandarin Excellence Programme, and targeted communications activity at key points in the school year to encourage pupils to study languages.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T13:10:38.963Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:10:38.963Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-06more like thismore than 2019-03-06
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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 Languages: Education more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Modern Languages and the British Council, A national recovery programme for languages, published on 4 March. more like this
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star this property uin HL14292 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The government welcomes the All Party Parliamentary Group’s report. Languages are increasingly important to ensure future competitiveness in the global market.</p><p>The department’s strategy for languages includes the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) performance measure, which has seen the proportion of GCSE entries from pupils in state-funded schools in a modern foreign language (MFL) increase from 40% in 2010 to 46% in 2018. The reformed national curriculum makes it compulsory for pupils in maintained schools to be taught a foreign language in key stage 2.</p><p>Our £4.8 million MFL Pedagogy Pilot commenced in December 2018. It is managed by the newly appointed MFL Centre for Excellence and is run through 9 school-led hubs, to improve uptake and attainment in languages at key stages 3 and 4. The department has launched a pilot project in MFL undergraduate mentoring for secondary school pupils to drive up participation in the subject, specifically targeting areas of high disadvantage to extend access to languages for all pupils.</p><p>Recruiting MFL teachers is also a priority. Generous financial incentives are offered for languages teaching, including scholarships in MFLs worth £28,000, and tax-free bursaries, typically worth up to £26,000. The government is working in partnership with Spain’s Ministry of Education and Vocational Training to deliver Spain’s Visiting Teachers Programme to provide schools with access to a pool of qualified teachers from Spain who are able to teach MFLs. For the 2019/20 academic year. This programme will be open to secondary schools and also (as a pilot) to primary schools. In addition to this, the Teacher Subject Specialism Training programme aims to improve the subject knowledge of non-specialist teachers and returning teachers in MFLs and increase the number of hours taught.</p><p>The department has also recently launched the new Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategy, which will attract new teachers to all subjects, including MFLs.</p><p>The department continues to promote the value of language qualifications to students who are choosing their GCSEs and to their parents. A guidance leaflet for parents was recently published, and can be found attached, which explains why studying a language, as part of the EBacc, broadens opportunities in both education and employment. In February, the department drew attention to the benefits of studying a language among 13-14 year olds through a social media campaign.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-03-20T17:52:30.74Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-20T17:52:30.74Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this