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unstar this property date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Selective Schools Expansion Fund more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, from which of his Department's budgets the Selective School Expansion Fund will be funded. 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 230852 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
star this property answer text <p>The Selective School Expansion Fund is one of the programmes funded from within the department’s capital budget. New capital funding to support this programme was announced at Autumn Statement 2016.</p> more like this
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 2019-03-19T17:35:09.947Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-19T17:35:09.947Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
1086796
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unstar this property date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Free Schools: Finance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has allocated any funding for free schools to other policy areas in the past 12 months. 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 230853 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
star this property answer text <p>Published budgets represent our best estimate of how money will be spent this year. In-year changes to the delivery of construction programmes, including the free schools programme, do not impact on the overall budget for those programmes. Any change to those estimates is managed within the Department’s overall capital budget.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is investing £23 billion in the school estate in the current Spending Review period (2016-17 to 2020-21), including the free schools programme. There are 443 free schools open across the country. The Department is working with proposers to establish up to a further 263 free schools, and in the 2017 Budget, announced funding towards the cost of approving an additional 110 new schools.</p><p> </p><p>Details on 2018-19 capital budgets can be found in the Department’s ‘Supplementary Estimate’, available at: <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-committees/Education/Estimates-Memoranda/doe-Supplementary-Estimate-17-19.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-committees/Education/Estimates-Memoranda/doe-Supplementary-Estimate-17-19.pdf</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 2019-03-19T15:28:21.03Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-19T15:28:21.03Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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1086798
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unstar this property date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Alternative Education: Finance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has diverted any funds that had been allocated to the improvement and expansion of alternative provision to other policy areas in the past 12 months. 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 230854 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to reforming alternative provision and published the plan ‘Creating opportunity for all: Our vision for alternative provision’ in March 2018. In August the projects funded by the Department’s £4 million alternative provision (AP) Innovation Fund began. The Department also commissioned external research into the AP market and AP practice which was published in October 2018. On 11 March 2019, the Department launched competitions for 2 new AP free schools, having assessed bids from local authorities who had worked in partnership with local schools in their area. The document ‘Creating opportunity for all’ can be found here: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/713665/Creating_opportunity_for_all_-_AP_roadmap.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/713665/Creating_opportunity_for_all_-_AP_roadmap.pdf</a>.</p><p> </p><p>As alternative provision is predominately funded through the high needs funding block of local authorities’ dedicated schools grant, the sector will benefit from my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State’s December announcement that an extra £250 million would be allocated for high needs funding. This was on top of the increases already promised, across the current and next financial year, bringing the total to £6.1 billion in 2018/19, and £6.3 billion in 2019/20.</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 2019-03-19T17:26:01.347Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-19T17:26:01.347Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2017-11-07more like thismore than 2017-11-07
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Grammar Schools more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, on what day she plans to respond to the Fourth Report of the Education Committee, Evidence check: Grammar Schools, Session 2016-17, HC 780. 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 111925 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-11-13more like thismore than 2017-11-13
star this property answer text <p>We will provide a response to the Education Committee’s report in due course.</p> more like this
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 2017-11-13T17:15:46.453Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-13T17:15:46.453Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-03-29more like thismore than 2018-03-29
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Design and Technology: GCSE more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will bring forward proposals to require all new free schools to offer a design and technology GCSE; 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 135112 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-04-19more like thismore than 2018-04-19
star this property answer text <p>Free schools, as academies, have the freedom to choose their own curriculum, provided that it meets the requirements of its funding agreement – for example that the curriculum is broad and balanced and includes English, mathematics, science and religious education. It is ultimately for schools to decide whether to offer a particular qualification, such as the recently reformed design and technology GCSE.</p> more like this
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 2018-04-19T14:35:32.72Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-19T14:35:32.72Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-06-01more like thismore than 2018-06-01
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Design and Technology: GCSE more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to increase take-up of design and technology alongside the EBacc; 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 148743 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-06-11more like thismore than 2018-06-11
star this property answer text <p>Design and technology (D&amp;T) is an important part of a broad and balanced curriculum. Over 150,000 pupils in England entered a D&amp;T GCSE at the end of Key Stage 4 in 2016 - 2017, which is over 25% of all pupils.[1]</p><p><br> The EBacc was designed to be limited in size to let pupils continue to study additional subjects that reflect their individual interests and strengths, including D&amp;T.</p><p>The Department introduced the new D&amp;T GCSE in September 2017. It counts towards Progress 8, the headline measure of secondary school performance. Key organisations such as the James Dyson Foundation provided input to link the new GCSE with industry practice and supported students to progress into further study and employment. The content has been updated to make D&amp;T GCSE a rigorous subject that has a strong focus on iterative design processes.</p><p><br>The Department also continues to provide bursaries of up to £12,000 to attract more graduates into D&amp;T teaching.</p><p> </p><p>[1] <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/revised-gcse-and-equivalent-results-in-england-2016-to-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/revised-gcse-and-equivalent-results-in-england-2016-to-2017</a>.</p><p> </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 2018-06-11T16:58:39.24Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-11T16:58:39.24Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-06-11more like thismore than 2018-06-11
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Design and Technology: GCSE more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information he holds on the reasons for the decline in the number of entries to Design and Technology GCSE since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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star this property uin 152125 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-06-19more like thismore than 2018-06-19
star this property answer text <p>Design and Technology GCSE entries have declined since before 2010. In 2016/17 over 150,000 pupils in England entered a Design and Technology (D&amp;T) GCSE at the end of Key Stage 4, which is over 25% of all pupils.[1]</p><p> </p><p>Subject experts identified a number of issues with the previous suite of D&amp;T GCSEs. They advised that the GCSEs were out of date, did not reflect current industry practice, and lacked sufficient science, technology, engineering and mathematics content. These issues could have had an effect on take up. One issue was that there were six separate GCSEs focusing on different materials (such as resistant materials and textiles) or particular aspects of D&amp;T (such as product design and systems and control). These did not allow pupils to gain a broad knowledge of the design process, materials, techniques and equipment that are core to the subject. The Department has reformed the D&amp;T GCSE to address these issues. There is now just one GCSE title which emphasises the iterative design processes that is at the core of contemporary practice and includes more about cutting edge technology and processes. The new GCSE now effectively provides pupils with the knowledge they need to progress to further study and careers, including in high-tech industries.</p><p> </p><p>[1] <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/revised-gcse-and-equivalent-results-in-england-2016-to-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/revised-gcse-and-equivalent-results-in-england-2016-to-2017</a>.</p><p> </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 2018-06-19T15:50:00.177Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-19T15:50:00.177Z
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921940
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unstar this property date less than 2018-06-11more like thismore than 2018-06-11
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Design and Technology: GCSE more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to Engineering UK's 2018 State of Engineering Report, what assessment he has made of the potential contribution of students with a qualification in Design and Technology GCSE to filling the skills gap in engineering. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon remove filter
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-06-19more like thismore than 2018-06-19
star this property answer text <p>The design and technology (D&amp;T) GCSE is a useful qualification for those pupils considering a career in engineering. The Department has reformed the D&amp;T GCSE to ensure that it is a valuable qualification and includes the knowledge and skills sought by leading employers. Content has been aligned with high-tech industry practice with strengthened technical, mathematical and scienctific knowledge.</p><p> </p><p>Both Which? and the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service advice on A level choices and degree entry requirements state that an A level qualification in mathematics is essential for any area of engineering, with many universities requiring, or preferring, a second A level in Physics as well.</p><p> </p> more like this
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 2018-06-19T16:04:30.043Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-19T16:04:30.043Z
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unstar this property date less than 2018-06-11more like thismore than 2018-06-11
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Design and Technology: GCSE more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department has taken to increase the take-up of Design and Technology GCSE alongside the EBacc; 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 152127 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-06-19more like thismore than 2018-06-19
star this property answer text <p>I refer my right hon. Friend, the Member for Harlow to the answer I gave on 11 June 2018 to Question 148743:</p><p><a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2018-06-01/148743/" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2018-06-01/148743/</a>.</p> more like this
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 2018-06-19T15:44:54.027Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-19T15:44:54.027Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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921943
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unstar this property date less than 2018-06-11more like thismore than 2018-06-11
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading T-levels more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to revise the national curriculum to ensure that students are prepared for T-levels. more like this
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Robert Halfon remove filter
star this property uin 152129 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-06-19more like thismore than 2018-06-19
star this property answer text <p>T-levels will provide students with knowledge and the technical, practical skills needed to get a skilled job. They will also allow students to progress into higher levels of technical training including degree courses in subjects relevant to their T-level.</p><p>My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State announced in April that he would make no changes to the National Curriculum within the lifetime of this Parliament; and there should be no need to do so to prepare pupils for T-levels. All state schools are required to teach broad and balanced curricula that will provide young people with the skills and knowledge they need to undertake post-16 education and training; and the design of T-levels will take into account the knowledge and skills that pupils obtain through the current National Curriculum and reformed GCSEs.</p><p> </p> more like this
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 2018-06-19T15:17:19.857Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-19T15:17:19.857Z
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