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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Department for Education more like this
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Apprentices more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has made an assessment of the effect on the impartiality of Ofsted of that organisation being responsible for the inspection of the quality of apprenticeships. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon remove filter
star this property uin 261188 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>Ofsted is a non-ministerial department, which reports directly to Parliament. It inspects services providing education and skills for learners of all ages and inspects and regulates services that care for children and young people. Its role is to make sure that organisations providing education, training and care services in England for children and students do so to a high standard. Ofsted inspects a range of provider types and different types of provision, including apprenticeships. It does so impartially, as an independent body.</p><p>For more information on how Ofsted inspects apprenticeships, please see the current Further Education and Skills Inspection Handbook here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/further-education-and-skills-inspection-handbook" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/further-education-and-skills-inspection-handbook</a> An updated version of the Handbook, released under the new Education Inspection Framework, is due to take effect from September 2019 and can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/further-education-and-skills-inspection-handbook-eif" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/further-education-and-skills-inspection-handbook-eif</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton remove filter
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less than 2019-06-13T13:17:14.89Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T13:17:14.89Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Schools: Private Education 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 proportion of independent schools in England do not meet his Department's independent school standards. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon remove filter
star this property uin 222700 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
star this property answer text <p>It is not possible to say how many independent schools are not meeting the standards at any one time. Meeting the standards is a condition of continued registration as an independent school, but the principal means of ascertaining compliance is through the inspection system.</p><p>Independent schools are normally inspected every 3 years and more often if they have been found not to be meeting the standards, until they improve. Therefore, at any one time, a particular school may be awaiting inspection and may or may not be meeting the standards or be under regulatory action and in the process of achieving compliance once again.</p><p>A statement on the regulation of independent schools is published at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/regulating-independent-schools" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/regulating-independent-schools</a>.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton remove filter
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less than 2019-02-21T17:54:35.36Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-21T17:54:35.36Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Department for Education: 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, how many apprentices are employed in his Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon remove filter
star this property uin 221748 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-02-22more like thismore than 2019-02-22
star this property answer text <p>As of 31 January 2019, the Department for Education employed 209 apprentices.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton remove filter
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less than 2019-02-22T10:09:32.08Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-22T10:09:32.08Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Vocational Education 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 What steps he is taking to ensure that (a) academies and (b) local authority maintained schools comply with section 2 of the Further Education and Technical Act 2017; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon remove filter
star this property uin 908969 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
star this property answer text <p>Inviting providers of technical education into schools is vital to give all pupils a full picture of their options. We are writing to local authorities to make sure that schools comply.</p><p>We have written to the largest multi academy trusts currently not meeting the duty, reminding them what is required, and will take further action if we have evidence schools are still not complying.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton remove filter
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less than 2019-02-04T17:29:03.917Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-04T17:29:03.917Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Apprentices: Taxation more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his oral contribution of 17 December 2018, Official Report Column 509, if he will place in the Library a copy of the 30 November 2018 presentation by the Institute for Apprenticeships at Exeter College citing the projected £500 million overspend on the apprenticeship levy budget. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon remove filter
star this property uin 207232 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-15more like thismore than 2019-01-15
star this property answer text <p>The Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) is a non-departmental public body, independent of government. The IfA are considering whether it would be appropriate to publish the presentation given at Exeter College on 30 November 2018.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton remove filter
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less than 2019-01-15T18:00:13.31Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-15T18:00:13.31Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Apprentices: 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, pursuant to the Answer of 18 December 2018 to Question 202058 on apprentices: finance, by what means his Department controls expenditure in a demand-led apprenticeship programme; and what steps his Department is taking to prevent an overspend in each of the next three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon remove filter
star this property uin 207233 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-15more like thismore than 2019-01-15
star this property answer text <p>The departmental budget for spending on apprenticeships in England from 2015-16 to 2019-20 was set initially in the 2015 Spending Review, based on forecast demand and considering factors such as historical start levels.</p><p>Funding bands set the maximum that government will contribute towards the training and assessment costs of an individual apprenticeship and are set to achieve high-quality delivery while securing value for money. The Institute for Apprenticeships makes regular recommendations on the pricing of standards, and in 2018 we introduced additional funding bands to ensure that all standards are funded at the appropriate level.</p><p>We also set the amount of funding available for supporting non-levy payers, which is delivered through contracts with training providers: currently government pays 90% of training and assessment costs and 100% for the smallest employers who take on 16 to 18 year olds. We have awarded funding totalling more than £500 million to providers across the country between January 2018 and March 2019. This  includes more than £70 million growth funding.</p><p>We constantly monitor levels of spend and forecast demand and consider the overall budget position, including as part of the wider departmental position.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton remove filter
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less than 2019-01-15T16:46:36.593Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-15T16:46:36.593Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Schools: Vocational Education 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 sanctions are available to (a) Ofsted, (b) Regional Schools Commissioners and (c) his Department to ensure that schools comply with section 2 of the Further Education and Technical Act 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon remove filter
star this property uin 206808 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
star this property answer text <p>Section 2 of the Technical and Further Education Act (2017), often referred to as the ‘Baker Clause’, requires all maintained schools and academies to make sure that there is an opportunity for a range of education and training providers to meet pupils in year 8 to year 13 for the purpose of informing them about approved technical education qualifications or apprenticeships.</p><p>We introduced the ‘Baker Clause’ in January 2018 and published statutory guidance on careers guidance and on access for education and training providers which explains what schools must do to comply with this law. This is available at the following link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/careers-guidance-provision-for-young-people-in-schools" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/careers-guidance-provision-for-young-people-in-schools</a>.</p><p>In the event of suspected non-compliance with the duty and statutory guidance, our approach is for the parties involved to try to resolve the matter locally. This might include Regional Schools Commissioners or local authorities discussing and addressing any barriers to compliance with multi-academy trusts, individual academies or maintained schools.</p><p>If the department finds fault with a school’s policies following a complaint, then remedial action could be taken. This could include an official or a minister from the department writing to the school and, ultimately, the possibility of the Secretary of State using intervention powers.</p><p>Regarding Ofsted, this is a matter for Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman. I have asked her to write to the right hon. Member and a copy of her reply will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton remove filter
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less than 2019-01-16T11:30:33.91Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-16T11:30:33.91Z
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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 2018-12-13more 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
unstar this property hansard heading Apprentices: Finance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, by how much the apprenticeship budget is set to be overspent in the academic year (a) 2018-19 and (b) 2019-20. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon remove filter
star this property uin 202058 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
star this property answer text <p>By 2019/20, the funding available for apprenticeships in England will have risen to over £2.5 billion, which is more than double what it was in 2010, including the additional £115 million confirmed in this year’s budget.</p><p>Spending on the apprenticeship programme is demand-led. Therefore, employers can choose which apprenticeships they offer, the level of the apprenticeships and when they offer the apprenticeships. Furthermore, levy payers have two years to spend the funds available to them. For the 2018-19 and 2019-20 financial years, the fully audited accounts are due to be published following the end of the respective financial year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton remove filter
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less than 2018-12-18T18:25:29.12Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-18T18:25:29.12Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this