Monday, 11 October 2010
The Secretary of State was asked-
What his policy is on the provision of support for children with special educational needs.
What recent representations he has received on educational provision for children with special needs in Leeds North West constituency.
What assessment he has made of the effects on children from the most deprived backgrounds of the changes to the Building Schools for the Future programme.
What plans he has to increase the level of provision of vocational education in schools.
What percentage of schools have (a) applied for and (b) been granted academy status.
What plans he has for the future of the primary school curriculum; and if he will make a statement.
How many proposed play areas planned to be built under the playbuilders scheme after July 2010 will not proceed.
What steps he plans to take to improve the educational achievement of children from the most deprived areas; and if he will make a statement.
If he will reduce the volume of guidance and advice his Department issues to head teachers.
What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of school achievement and attainment league tables in providing information on academic standards in schools; and if he will make a statement.
What estimate his Department has made of the number of children who will be eligible for free school meals in September 2010; and if he will make a statement.
What progress has been made on his Department's plans to help families with multiple problems.
What his latest assessment is of levels of educational under-achievement among white working-class boys.
What recent assessment he has made of the merits of year 3 play pathfinder projects in Blackpool.
What recent representations he has received on educational provision for children with special educational needs in Daventry constituency.
What arrangements his Department has made with the New Schools Network to provide a framework for the provision of services by the network on his Department's behalf.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
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Ordered, That the Finance (No.2) Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets .-(Bill Wiggin.)
Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft Scottish Parliament (Constituencies and Regions) Order 2010, which was laid before this House on 1 July, be approved .-(Bill Wiggin.) Question agreed to.
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. -(Bill Wiggin.)
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