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star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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Department for Education remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Managers: Apprentices 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 discussions his Department has had with the business community on the Institute for Apprenticeships' proposed changes in funding bands for management apprenticeships. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 191383 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
star this property answer text <p>As the Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) are an independent body, it is for them, rather than for the department, to lead on the process for reviewing funding bands for existing standards and on consultation with the business community.</p><p>The IfA has worked with employer trailblazer groups throughout the review process. The IfA has also discussed the management standards directly with business stakeholders who have made representations.</p><p>The remaining outcomes of the review of funding bands will be published on GOV.UK by the end of the calendar year.</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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191384 more like this
191385 more like this
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less than 2018-11-22T15:47:57.2Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-22T15:47:57.2Z
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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 Henry Smith more like this
1007018
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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Department for Education remove filter
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 Apprentices 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 discussions his Department has had with the Institute for Apprenticeships on the concerns made by the business community on the consultation process into the review of the apprenticeship funding bands. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 191384 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 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
star this property answer text <p>As the Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) are an independent body, it is for them, rather than for the department, to lead on the process for reviewing funding bands for existing standards and on consultation with the business community.</p><p>The IfA has worked with employer trailblazer groups throughout the review process. The IfA has also discussed the management standards directly with business stakeholders who have made representations.</p><p>The remaining outcomes of the review of funding bands will be published on GOV.UK by the end of the calendar year.</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
star this property grouped question UIN
191383 more like this
191385 more like this
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less than 2018-11-22T15:47:57.247Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-22T15:47:57.247Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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3960
unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
1007021
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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Department for Education remove filter
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 Apprentices 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 the timescale is for the decision on the remaining apprenticeship funding band changes proposed by the Institute for Apprenticeships. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 191385 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 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
star this property answer text <p>As the Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) are an independent body, it is for them, rather than for the department, to lead on the process for reviewing funding bands for existing standards and on consultation with the business community.</p><p>The IfA has worked with employer trailblazer groups throughout the review process. The IfA has also discussed the management standards directly with business stakeholders who have made representations.</p><p>The remaining outcomes of the review of funding bands will be published on GOV.UK by the end of the calendar year.</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
star this property grouped question UIN
191383 more like this
191384 more like this
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less than 2018-11-22T15:47:57.293Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-22T15:47:57.293Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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3960
unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
1046054
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
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Department for Education remove filter
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 Education: Finance 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 recent comparative assessment he has made of the level of funding for education in (a) England and (b) EU member states. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 211265 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
star this property answer text <p>The Department uses internationally comparable data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to assess how our funding compares internationally.</p><p> </p><p>This data shows that the UK is among the higher spenders on education at primary and secondary level. The UK government spends 3.8% of GDP on primary and secondary educational institutions, compared to an EU22 average of 3.0%. Within the EU, only Belgium (4.1%) and Finland (4.0%) spend a higher proportion of GDP on primary and secondary educational institutions than the UK. The OECD data also shows that the UK is the top spender in the G7 on schools and colleges delivering primary and secondary education, as a percentage of GDP.</p><p> </p><p>Total expenditure on primary and secondary educational institutions as a percentage of GDP, from government sources (2015) in EU countries in the OECD analysis can be found in the table below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Country</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Expenditure as a percentage of GDP</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Austria</p></td><td><p>3.0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Belgium</p></td><td><p>4.1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Czech Republic</p></td><td><p>2.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Denmark</p></td><td><p>Missing</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Estonia</p></td><td><p>2.7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Finland</p></td><td><p>4.0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>France</p></td><td><p>3.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Germany</p></td><td><p>2.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Greece</p></td><td><p>2.7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Hungary</p></td><td><p>2.7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ireland</p></td><td><p>2.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Italy</p></td><td><p>2.8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Latvia</p></td><td><p>3.3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Luxembourg</p></td><td><p>2.8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Netherlands</p></td><td><p>3.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Poland</p></td><td><p>2.9</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Portugal</p></td><td><p>3.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Slovak Republic</p></td><td><p>2.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Slovenia</p></td><td><p>3.0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Spain</p></td><td><p>2.7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sweden</p></td><td><p>3.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>United Kingdom</p></td><td><p>3.8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>EU22 average</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>3.0</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The data on expenditure on educational institutions as a percentage of GDP by source of funds is available in Table C2.2 of the OECD’s Education at a Glance 2018 publication at the following link: <a href="https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/education/education-at-a-glance-2018/total-expenditure-on-educational-institutions-as-a-percentage-of-gdp-by-source-of-funds-2015_eag-2018-table140-en" target="_blank">https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/education/education-at-a-glance-2018/total-expenditure-on-educational-institutions-as-a-percentage-of-gdp-by-source-of-funds-2015_eag-2018-table140-en</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-01-30T13:42:26.79Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-30T13:42:26.79Z
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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 Henry Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Department for Education remove filter
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 Literacy: Children 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 made of the implications for his Department's policies of the recent National Literacy Trust findings on the literacy benefits of children reading both digital and print formats. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 265486 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 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The Department welcomes the National Literacy Trust’s research on reading in both print and digital forms.</p><p> </p><p>The Department encourages children to develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information, whatever the format. Research suggests that reading for pleasure is more important for children’s educational development than their parents’ level of education.</p><p> </p><p>There is sound evidence that systematic synthetic phonics is a highly effective method of teaching reading to children. Phonics performance is improving: in 2018, there were 163,000 more 6 year olds on track to become fluent readers compared to 2012. This represented 82% of pupils meeting the expected standard in the phonics screening check, compared to just 58% when the check was introduced in 2012.</p><p> </p><p>Building on the success of our phonics partnerships and phonics roadshows programmes, in 2018 we launched a £26.3 million English Hubs Programme. Hub schools are taking a leading role in improving the teaching of early reading through systematic synthetic phonics, early language development, and reading for pleasure. We have appointed 34 primary schools across England as English Hubs.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T15:38:42.833Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T15:38:42.833Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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3960
unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
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Department for Education remove filter
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 GCSE: Stoke on Trent more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of pupils at schools in Stoke-on-Trent Central constituency received five A to C grades in GCSEs in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 219066 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 2015-01-05more like thismore than 2015-01-05
star this property answer text <p>Figures for the proportion of pupils at schools in Stoke-on-Trent Central constituency who received five A* to C grades in GCSEs in the academic years 2010/11, 2011/12 and 2012/13, can be found in the table below.</p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>2012/13</strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>2011/12</strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>2010/11</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td rowspan="2"><p>Number of eligible pupils</p></td><td rowspan="2"><p>Percentage of pupils achieving 5+ A*-C grades</p></td><td rowspan="2"><p>Number of eligible pupils</p></td><td rowspan="2"><p>Percentage of pupils achieving 5+ A*-C grades</p></td><td rowspan="2"><p>Number of eligible pupils</p></td><td rowspan="2"><p>Percentage of pupils achieving 5+ A*-C grades</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Stoke-on-Trent Central</p></td><td><p>549</p></td><td><p>81.6</p></td><td><p>523</p></td><td><p>78.2</p></td><td><p>728</p></td><td><p>78.6</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr></tbody></table><p>These figures have been taken from the Department’s most recent Statistical First Release ‘GCSE and equivalent attainment by pupil characteristics’, published online at: <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/gcse-and-equivalent-attainment-by-pupil-characteristics-2012-to-2013" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/statistics/gcse-and-equivalent-attainment-by-pupil-characteristics-2012-to-2013</a></p><p>Figures for the year 2013/14 will be published in January 2015.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2015-01-05T09:02:10.687Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T09:02:10.687Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-24more like thismore than 2015-02-24
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Department for Education remove filter
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: West Sussex more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding her Department has allocated for additional school places in (a) Crawley constituency and (b) West Sussex in (i) 2013-14 and (ii) 2014-15. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 225168 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-02more like thismore than 2015-03-02
star this property answer text <p>Information on capital funding allocations for the creation of new school places, including for financial years 2013-14 and 2014-15, is published online at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/basic-need-allocations-2015-to-2018" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/basic-need-allocations-2015-to-2018</a></p><p> </p><p>West Sussex was allocated over £54 million for new school places between 2013 and 2015 (£25.5 million of basic need funding and a further £28.7 million of targeted basic need funding). This funding was allocated to West Sussex as the local authority with statutory responsibility for the provision of sufficient school places in the area.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2015-03-02T14:20:36.927Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-02T14:20:36.927Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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3960
unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
225886
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star this property date less than 2015-03-09more like thismore than 2015-03-09
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Department for Education remove filter
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
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to reassure parents that schools are following the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 226684 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 2015-03-16more like thismore than 2015-03-16
star this property answer text <p>Our reforms create an expectation that schools will provide transparent information about what they are doing to support pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and engage with parents to shape the support their child receives.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>All schools are required to publish an SEN Information Report. This should explain the implementation of their SEN policy. It should be easily accessible by young people and parents and should use clear, straightforward language. This information must be linked to the Local Offer published by local authorities.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Schools must have regard to the SEND Code of Practice and must use their best endeavours to identify and address the needs of all pupils with SEND. Ofsted have a central role in holding schools to account for the support that is provided. The school inspection framework places an emphasis on how schools meet the needs of pupils with SEND, the quality of teaching and the progress made by those pupils.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We are funding voluntary and community sector organisations to support schools to implement the Code of Practice. This includes the development of the SEND Gateway, a “one stop shop” for all schools to access high quality information, resources and training funded by Government and developed by voluntary and community organisations. This can be accessed online at: <a href="http://www.sendgateway.org.uk/" target="_blank">www.sendgateway.org.uk</a>. In addition, we are funding the Achievement for All programme to provide leadership support to schools to embed the reforms.</p><p> </p><p>Ensuring parents have information about the new system and access to advice and support is a priority for the Government. All local authorities, by law, must provide children and young people with SEN or disabilities, and their parents, with information and advice.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 226685 more like this
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less than 2015-03-16T17:23:18.6Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-16T17:23:18.6Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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3960
unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
225887
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-09more like thismore than 2015-03-09
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Department for Education remove filter
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
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 her Department is taking to ensure that schools implement the provisions of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 226685 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 2015-03-16more like thismore than 2015-03-16
star this property answer text <p>Our reforms create an expectation that schools will provide transparent information about what they are doing to support pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and engage with parents to shape the support their child receives.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>All schools are required to publish an SEN Information Report. This should explain the implementation of their SEN policy. It should be easily accessible by young people and parents and should use clear, straightforward language. This information must be linked to the Local Offer published by local authorities.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Schools must have regard to the SEND Code of Practice and must use their best endeavours to identify and address the needs of all pupils with SEND. Ofsted have a central role in holding schools to account for the support that is provided. The school inspection framework places an emphasis on how schools meet the needs of pupils with SEND, the quality of teaching and the progress made by those pupils.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We are funding voluntary and community sector organisations to support schools to implement the Code of Practice. This includes the development of the SEND Gateway, a “one stop shop” for all schools to access high quality information, resources and training funded by Government and developed by voluntary and community organisations. This can be accessed online at: <a href="http://www.sendgateway.org.uk/" target="_blank">www.sendgateway.org.uk</a>. In addition, we are funding the Achievement for All programme to provide leadership support to schools to embed the reforms.</p><p> </p><p>Ensuring parents have information about the new system and access to advice and support is a priority for the Government. All local authorities, by law, must provide children and young people with SEN or disabilities, and their parents, with information and advice.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 226684 more like this
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less than 2015-03-16T17:23:18.697Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-16T17:23:18.697Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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3960
unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
225888
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-09more like thismore than 2015-03-09
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Department for Education remove filter
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 Teachers: Training 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, how her Department monitors how many teachers receive dyslexia awareness training as part of their continual professional development. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 226687 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 2015-03-16more like thismore than 2015-03-16
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education does not hold figures for the number of teachers receiving dyslexia awareness training. It is for schools to ensure they have an appropriately trained workforce to meet the needs of children with special educational needs (SEN) or disabilities.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department is enabling teachers to develop their ability to support children with SEN and disabilities through its National Scholarship Fund. This provides funding for staff to undertake postgraduate-level qualifications in specific impairments, including Masters-level training in Dyslexia. Since 2011, over 1,800 members of staff in schools have received support through the National Scholarship Fund.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is also funding a range of voluntary and community organisations to support school teachers and local authorities to improve the support available to dyslexic pupils. This includes the Primary Literacy Project, aimed at improving the literacy levels of pupils most at risk of literacy difficulties and dyslexia. 736 teachers and teaching assistants have attended school training sessions over the two years of the project. The British Dyslexia Association training department also delivered around 380 courses to approximately 6,500 teachers during 2014.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
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less than 2015-03-16T16:43:34.99Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-16T16:43:34.99Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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3960
unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this