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Written Answers — Education: Children: Day Care (10 April 2014)

Elizabeth Truss: The information is provided in a table which will be placed in the Library of the House.

Written Answers — Education: Children: Day Care (10 April 2014)

Elizabeth Truss: The Department for Education uses cost information from a number of independent surveys. The Family and Childcare Trust (formerly the Daycare Trust) has published a child care costs survey annually since 2002. Survey information is available on: http://www.familyandchildcaretrust.org/childcare-costs-surve ys or by contacting the Family and Childcare Trust. Their findings on the costs of child...

Written Answers — Education: Children's Centres (10 April 2014)

Elizabeth Truss: The Cabinet Office’s Mutuals Support Programme provides support to public sector workers who want to turn their service into a mutual. This can include children’s centres and co-operative forms of organisation. Further information is available through the Mutuals Information Service website at: http://mutuals.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/ The Department for Communities and Local...

Written Answers — Education: Further Education (10 April 2014)

Elizabeth Truss: I have received a large number of invitations to discuss this topic and sadly cannot accept nearly as many as I would like to. Nevertheless, I have listened to the views of the hon. and right hon. Members, as well as those of colleges and other providers of 16 to 19 education. I am pleased that we have been able to afford to mitigate the impact of the funding reduction on 18-year-olds in the...

Written Answers — Education: Further Education (10 April 2014)

Elizabeth Truss: The Government's policy for career colleges is the same as for any other further education college that enrols 14 to 16-year-olds. The Education Funding Agency first needs to grant permission for the college to enrol 14 to 16-year-olds, and permission is restricted to colleges with a Good or Outstanding Ofsted rating. The proposals set out by the Career College Trust, an independent charity,...

Written Answers — Education: Further Education: Ethnic Groups (10 April 2014)

Elizabeth Truss: The Department for Education has published an impact assessment, which is available online: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/funding-reduction -for-18-year-olds-impact-assessment The impact assessment looked at the proportion of 18-year-old black and minority ethnic (BME) students in full-time education who attract a funding uplift for disadvantage based on the level of deprivation...

Written Answers — Education: Julian Le Grand (10 April 2014)

Elizabeth Truss: In March 2013, the Secretary of State for Education, my right hon. Friend the Member for Surrey Heath (Michael Gove), appointed Professor Julian Le Grand as chair of a panel undertaking a review of Doncaster Children's Services, as announced in a letter dated 25 March 2013 to the then Mayor of Doncaster, Peter Davies. The letter is published on the Department's website:...

Written Answers — Education: Pre-school Education (10 April 2014)

Elizabeth Truss: According to the information that the Department for Education holds, we are aware that 43 early years providers, who have been granted full or partial exemptions from the learning and development requirements of the early years foundation stage (EYFS) framework, are in receipt of early education funding. Information on the exemption process for early years providers is available at:...

Written Answers — Education: Pupils: Absenteeism (10 April 2014)

Elizabeth Truss: The Department for Education publishes statistics on England only. Information on unauthorised pupil absence in St Albans constituency has been provided in the following table. Pupil absence rates at regional and local authority level are available in the local authority tables in the absence statistical first release for each year1. We know from evidence that pupils who have regular...

Written Answers — Education: Schools: Discipline (10 April 2014)

Elizabeth Truss: I refer the hon. Gentleman to the reply given to him on 8 October 2013, Official Report, column 257W. Since October, we have updated our advice on behaviour to re-emphasise the need for clear rewards and sanctions. We have outlined a range of sanctions that it is permissible for teachers to use to tackle challenging behaviour when it occurs. We have also been clear that schools should use...

Written Answers — Education: Child Minding (9 April 2014)

Elizabeth Truss: The childminder agency legislation is enabling. Childminder agencies will be independent of government, and it will be for organisations themselves to decide if and when to enter this market. We have therefore not estimated the number of childminder agencies that will successfully register with Ofsted in September 2014 or 2015.

Written Answers — Education: Children: Day Care (9 April 2014)

Elizabeth Truss: Records show that the most recent visits undertaken to PVI provision by Ministers in the Department for Education are as follows. I visited Little Rainbows Day Nursery on 20 March 2014. The Secretary of State for Education, my right hon. Friend the Member for Surrey Heath (Michael Gove), visited Norwood Kennedy Leigh Family Centre in November 2013. It should be noted that we do not keep...

Written Answers — Education: Children: Day Care (9 April 2014)

Elizabeth Truss: The budget for the six month long evaluation of the child minder agency (CMA) trials, including surveys, is 115,445 exclusive of VAT. The research as a whole is intended to gather findings from the trials to inform policy development and registration requirements for CMAs, which will be set out in future regulations.

Written Answers — Education: Children: Day Care (9 April 2014)

Elizabeth Truss: We are putting in place legislation to enable organisations to register as child minder agencies (CMAs) in order to increase the number of child minders available and improve choice and affordability for parents, as part of reforms to increase the supply of childcare places.

Written Answers — Education: Children: Day Care (9 April 2014)

Elizabeth Truss: The Department for Education has not made an estimate of the number of new childcare providers who may choose to enter the childcare market as a result of these reforms.

Written Answers — Education: Curriculum (7 April 2014)

Elizabeth Truss: The new national curriculum, which was published on 11 September 2013, has been developed with due regard to the views of subject experts, teachers, and the findings of international best practice comparisons. Over 2,470 of the responses to the consultation on the new curriculum were from individual teachers, headteachers and schools. In response to the representations, changes were made to...

Written Answers — Education: Home Education: Pendle (7 April 2014)

Elizabeth Truss: The information requested is not collected by the Department for Education.

Written Answers — Education: Literacy: Primary Education (7 April 2014)

Elizabeth Truss: We do not collect data on the number of hours of literacy teaching primary school children receive. We are committed to raising standards of literacy in schools and making sure that every child masters the basics of reading and writing at a young age. The new primary national curriculum for English is explicitly designed to make sure that all children leave primary school fully literate and...

Written Answers — Education: Procurement (7 April 2014)

Elizabeth Truss: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by the Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General, my right hon. Friend the Member for Horsham (Mr Maude), on 2 April 2014, Official Report, column 721W.

Written Answers — Education: Pupil Exclusions: Autism (7 April 2014)

Elizabeth Truss: As part of their legal duties in relation to exclusion, schools must have regard to the statutory guidance issued by the Department for Education. Parents approaching the Department with concerns about an exclusion are informed about the formal routes of challenge available to them and directed to sources of free and impartial advice. If the Department identifies that a governing body has...

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