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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2022-09-20more like thismore than 2022-09-20
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education remove filter
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Special Educational Needs: Transport more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of rises in the cost of fuel on the (a) provision and (b) cost of school transport for (i) children and (ii) young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in the current academic year. more like this
tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
tabling member printed
Helen Hayes more like this
uin 51853 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2022-09-27more like thismore than 2022-09-27
answer text <p>The department is offering support to help people with costs such as childcare, bills and transport. The government’s dedicated website provides more information about cost of living support. It is available at: <a href="https://helpforhouseholds.campaign.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://helpforhouseholds.campaign.gov.uk/</a>.</p><p>Our home to school transport policy aims to ensure that no child is unable to access education because of a lack of transport. Local authorities must provide free home to school transport for children of compulsory school age who attend their nearest school and would not be able to walk there because of the distance or due to their special educational needs or disability. There are additional rights to free transport for low-income families aimed at helping them exercise school choice. Home to school travel and transport guidance is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/home-to-school-travel-and-transport-guidance" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/home-to-school-travel-and-transport-guidance</a>.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
question first answered
less than 2022-09-27T08:30:08.933Zmore like thismore than 2022-09-27T08:30:08.933Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
4510
label Biography information for Helen Hayes more like this
1506657
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2022-09-20more like thismore than 2022-09-20
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education remove filter
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Free School Meals more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to analysis by Child Poverty Action Group, published in June 2022, what assessment he has made of the potential implications for his policies of the finding that 800,000 were children living in poverty who were not eligible for free school meals. more like this
tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
tabling member printed
Ian Byrne more like this
uin 52067 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2022-09-27more like thismore than 2022-09-27
answer text <p>The department continues to monitor the rising cost of living and its impact on free school meals (FSM), whilst working with other government departments on support surrounding this issue.</p><p>The department believes it is right that provision is aimed at supporting the most disadvantaged, and those out of work or on the lowest incomes. We do not have any plans to extend universal provision, but we will continue to keep FSM eligibility under review to ensure that these are supporting those who most need them.</p><p>In setting a threshold, the government believes that the current level, which enables children to benefit from FSM while these remain affordable and deliverable for schools, is the right one.</p><p>Additionally, the government is providing over £200 million per year for the next three years to provide healthy food in the holidays via the department’s holiday activities and food programme, which provides breakfast clubs in thousands of schools. The department is as also delivering the School Fruit and Vegetable scheme, along with wider government schemes such as Healthy Start vouchers.</p>
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
grouped question UIN 52068 more like this
question first answered
less than 2022-09-27T08:21:37.977Zmore like thismore than 2022-09-27T08:21:37.977Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
4831
label Biography information for Ian Byrne more like this
1506658
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2022-09-20more like thismore than 2022-09-20
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education remove filter
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Free School Meals more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of (a) the adequacy of the eligibility criteria for and (b) the potential merits of providing universal free school meals in advance of the start of the 2023-24 academic year. more like this
tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
tabling member printed
Ian Byrne more like this
uin 52068 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2022-09-27more like thismore than 2022-09-27
answer text <p>The department continues to monitor the rising cost of living and its impact on free school meals (FSM), whilst working with other government departments on support surrounding this issue.</p><p>The department believes it is right that provision is aimed at supporting the most disadvantaged, and those out of work or on the lowest incomes. We do not have any plans to extend universal provision, but we will continue to keep FSM eligibility under review to ensure that these are supporting those who most need them.</p><p>In setting a threshold, the government believes that the current level, which enables children to benefit from FSM while these remain affordable and deliverable for schools, is the right one.</p><p>Additionally, the government is providing over £200 million per year for the next three years to provide healthy food in the holidays via the department’s holiday activities and food programme, which provides breakfast clubs in thousands of schools. The department is as also delivering the School Fruit and Vegetable scheme, along with wider government schemes such as Healthy Start vouchers.</p>
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
grouped question UIN 52067 more like this
question first answered
less than 2022-09-27T08:21:37.93Zmore like thismore than 2022-09-27T08:21:37.93Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
4831
label Biography information for Ian Byrne more like this
1506660
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2022-09-20more like thismore than 2022-09-20
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education remove filter
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Children and Young People: Mental Capacity more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people under the age of (a) 16 and (b) 18 who have been subject to a Deprivation of Liberty Order in (i) England and (ii) Wales were placed in unregistered provision in each year between 2017-18 and 2021-22. more like this
tabling member constituency York Central more like this
tabling member printed
Rachael Maskell more like this
uin 51828 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2022-09-27more like thismore than 2022-09-27
answer text <p>The department does not collect information on the number or characteristics of children subject to a Deprivation of Liberty order.</p><p>In July 2022, the President of the Family Division established a National Deprivation of Liberty court, which is to be supported by the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory. This will improve the department’s understanding of the cases that are being heard by the court, and to understand more about what can be done to better meet the needs of the children involved.</p><p>Where local authorities place children subject to a Deprivation of Liberty order in a setting that is not registered with Ofsted, they should follow the ‘Placements in unregistered children’s homes in England or unregistered care home services in Wales’ guidance issued by the President of the Family Division in November 2019, alongside its December 2020 addendum. The guidance is clear that an application to register the provision with Ofsted must be made within seven working days from the date of the Deprivation of Liberty order. The department supports this guidance and adherence to it.</p><p>The latest information on the number of children looked after is available in the ‘Children looked after in England’ statistical release available at: <a href="https://explore-education-statistics.service.gov.uk/find-statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoptions" target="_blank">https://explore-education-statistics.service.gov.uk/find-statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoptions</a>.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
grouped question UIN 51831 more like this
question first answered
less than 2022-09-27T08:15:53.057Zmore like thismore than 2022-09-27T08:15:53.057Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
4471
label Biography information for Rachael Maskell more like this
1506794
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2022-09-20more like thismore than 2022-09-20
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education remove filter
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Children and Young People: Mental Capacity more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many young people under the age of 18 years and who have been subject to a Deprivation of Liberty order in (a) England and (b) Wales have been placed in unregistered provision in each year from 2017-18 to 2021-22. more like this
tabling member constituency York Central more like this
tabling member printed
Rachael Maskell more like this
uin 51831 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2022-09-27more like thismore than 2022-09-27
answer text <p>The department does not collect information on the number or characteristics of children subject to a Deprivation of Liberty order.</p><p>In July 2022, the President of the Family Division established a National Deprivation of Liberty court, which is to be supported by the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory. This will improve the department’s understanding of the cases that are being heard by the court, and to understand more about what can be done to better meet the needs of the children involved.</p><p>Where local authorities place children subject to a Deprivation of Liberty order in a setting that is not registered with Ofsted, they should follow the ‘Placements in unregistered children’s homes in England or unregistered care home services in Wales’ guidance issued by the President of the Family Division in November 2019, alongside its December 2020 addendum. The guidance is clear that an application to register the provision with Ofsted must be made within seven working days from the date of the Deprivation of Liberty order. The department supports this guidance and adherence to it.</p><p>The latest information on the number of children looked after is available in the ‘Children looked after in England’ statistical release available at: <a href="https://explore-education-statistics.service.gov.uk/find-statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoptions" target="_blank">https://explore-education-statistics.service.gov.uk/find-statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoptions</a>.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
grouped question UIN 51828 more like this
question first answered
less than 2022-09-27T08:15:52.087Zmore like thismore than 2022-09-27T08:15:52.087Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
4471
label Biography information for Rachael Maskell more like this
1506221
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2022-09-08more like thismore than 2022-09-08
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education remove filter
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Shipping: Qualifications more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to increase the uptake in maritime qualifications in schools and colleges. more like this
tabling member constituency Southport more like this
tabling member printed
Damien Moore more like this
uin 49762 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2022-09-22more like thismore than 2022-09-22
answer text <p>Provision is already available for both those under 16 in a school setting seeking to understand more about the industry, and for post-16 students studying at level 2 and 3, who may be seeking to undertake a qualification to progress into an apprenticeship or into employment and wish to take a qualification which will involve a work-based setting.</p><p>There are around 40 qualifications focusing on aspects of maritime studies approved for funding for young people and adults, some of which are available only to adults. Others are available to those of school age or in further education. There are 12 apprenticeship standards in this sector approved for delivery, including Maritime Mechanical and Electrical Mechanic, Marine Surveyor, and Seafarer.</p><p>The Careers &amp; Enterprise Company is supporting schools and colleges to embed best practice in the delivery of careers information, advice, and guidance, so young people are aware of the full range of training and careers available to them and have access to a broad range of employers and workplaces, including those in the maritime sector. This will be delivered through the national roll-out of Career Hubs, Careers Leaders training, and the Enterprise Adviser Network.</p><p>The department has established the UK Shipbuilding Skills Taskforce (UKSST). This group is made up of representatives from across industry, trade unions, and training providers. It will look to address skills barriers in the sector by utilising and catalysing existing skills provisions. As part of this, existing provision will be reviewed to see how it can best meet the present skills demand and future needs. UKSST’s work will be driven by the needs of stakeholders from across the sector.</p>
answering member constituency Morley and Outwood more like this
answering member printed Andrea Jenkyns more like this
question first answered
less than 2022-09-22T12:03:47.847Zmore like thismore than 2022-09-22T12:03:47.847Z
answering member
4490
label Biography information for Andrea Jenkyns more like this
tabling member
4669
label Biography information for Damien Moore more like this
1506246
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2022-09-08more like thismore than 2022-09-08
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education remove filter
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading National School Breakfast Programme more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools (a) were eligible for support from the National School Breakfast Programme (NSBP) in the last academic year and (b) received food orders as part of the NSBP in (i) Hounslow and (ii) Feltham and Heston constituency in the last academic year. more like this
tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
tabling member printed
Seema Malhotra more like this
uin 49682 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2022-09-23more like thismore than 2022-09-23
answer text <p>The department is committed to continuing support for school breakfast clubs and we are investing up to £24 million to continue our national programme until the end of the summer term 2023. This funding will support up to 2,500 schools in disadvantaged areas, meaning that thousands of children from low-income families will be offered free nutritious breakfasts to better support their attainment, wellbeing, and readiness to learn.</p><p>Schools are eligible for the programme if they have 40% or more pupils within bands A-F of the Income Deprivation Affecting Children Index scale, a nationally recognised indicator of need.</p><p>The department does not hold data on school eligibility and food orders at a constituency level.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
question first answered
less than 2022-09-23T11:27:11.637Zmore like thismore than 2022-09-23T11:27:11.637Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
4253
label Biography information for Seema Malhotra more like this
1506248
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2022-09-08more like thismore than 2022-09-08
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education remove filter
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading GCE A-level and GCSE more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of attainment in (a) GCSE and (b) A-Level this year in England. more like this
tabling member constituency Southport more like this
tabling member printed
Damien Moore more like this
uin 49775 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2022-09-26more like thismore than 2022-09-26
answer text <p>Ofqual have previously announced a planned and managed transition back to pre-COVID-19 pandemic grading arrangements, in recognition of the disruption that students experienced due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, 2022 has been described as a transition year and overall, the results have reflected the policy intention for outcomes this year to be between 2019 and 2021. This year’s results are higher than in 2019 and lower than 2021, when teacher assessed grades were used as the method of assessment.</p><p>The Joint Council for Qualifications and Ofqual have published further breakdowns of results for GCSE and A levels according to gender, centre type and by region. At a regional level, the trends are broadly stable compared to previous years, with London and the South East having the highest proportion of entries for A level and GCSEs and achieving the highest grades. In 2022, girls continue to outperform boys at all grades overall for GCSEs and A levels.</p><p>Results by other pupil characteristics, including disadvantage, are not yet available for GCSEs or A levels. The department publishes this data in as timely a way as possible. This year, improvements to processing mean it is possible bring forward the publishing of this data from January 2023 to October 2022 for GCSEs, and to November 2022 for A levels.</p>
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
question first answered
less than 2022-09-26T09:05:28.127Zmore like thismore than 2022-09-26T09:05:28.127Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
4669
label Biography information for Damien Moore more like this
1506249
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2022-09-08more like thismore than 2022-09-08
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education remove filter
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Refugees: Ukraine more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate he has made of the number of Ukrainian pupils attending secondary school in (a) England, (b) the North West England region and (c) Southport constituency. more like this
tabling member constituency Southport more like this
tabling member printed
Damien Moore more like this
uin 49776 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2022-09-27more like thismore than 2022-09-27
answer text <p>The information requested is not held by the department. However, data is collected on the number of school place applications and offers made for children from outside of the UK, including children from Ukraine. More information can be found here: <a href="https://explore-education-statistics.service.gov.uk/find-statistics/school-placements-for-children-from-outside-of-the-uk" target="_blank">https://explore-education-statistics.service.gov.uk/find-statistics/school-placements-for-children-from-outside-of-the-uk</a>.</p><p>Between 1 September 2021 and 26 July 2022, there were an estimated 7,000 applications in England for secondary school places for children from Ukraine. Of these 7,000 applications, 6,200 offers of secondary school places have been made. These figures are adjusted for non-response.</p><p>In the North West, there were an estimated 500 applications for secondary school places for children from Ukraine, with 400 offers made. These figures have been adjusted for non-response.</p><p>The data is not collected by constituency, however, for Sefton Council, there were 11 applications for secondary school places, with 11 offers made. These figures are as reported by the local authority.</p>
answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
question first answered
less than 2022-09-27T08:30:14.757Zmore like thismore than 2022-09-27T08:30:14.757Z
answering member
4487
label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
tabling member
4669
label Biography information for Damien Moore more like this
1506250
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2022-09-08more like thismore than 2022-09-08
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education remove filter
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Pupils: Feltham and Heston more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools in Feltham and Heston constituency have over 40 per cent of students in IDACI bands A to F. more like this
tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
tabling member printed
Seema Malhotra more like this
uin 49683 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2022-09-26more like thismore than 2022-09-26
answer text <p>The Department uses income deprivation affecting children index (IDACI) bands to allocate funding through the schools and high needs National Funding Formulae (NFF). We calculate IDACI bands using IDACI ranks to group Lower Layer Super Output Areas (LSOAs) into seven bands of decreasing deprivation.</p><p>The schools NFF allocates funding for pupils aged 5 to 16 in mainstream schools. The data used for the 2023/24 financial year NFF allocations show 30 schools in Feltham and Heston constituency have over 40% of students in IDACI bands A to F. There are 36 schools in Feltham and Heston in scope for the schools NFF.</p><p>Schools in Feltham and Heston attract an increase of 7.8% per pupil for their NFF pupil-led funding across two years to academic year 2023/24 compared to 2021/22.</p><p>The high needs NFF allocates funding at local authority level. As such, the Department does not hold data on IDACI bands at special and alterative provision school level.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Stoke-on-Trent North more like this
answering member printed Jonathan Gullis more like this
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less than 2022-09-26T12:50:08.323Zmore like thismore than 2022-09-26T12:50:08.323Z
answering member
4814
label Biography information for Jonathan Gullis more like this
tabling member
4253
label Biography information for Seema Malhotra more like this