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Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Training (19 Oct 2017)

Nick Gibb: The number of teachers is at an all-time high: there are now 457,300 full time equivalent teachers, up 15,500 from 2010. The number of new teachers entering our classrooms continues to outnumber those who retire or leave, and the number of teachers returning to the profession is 8% higher than in 2011. We are continuing to offer generous bursaries to recruit the best graduates into the...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Finance (18 Oct 2017)

Nick Gibb: Based on the information available to the Education and Skills Funding Agency, there have been eight requested in-year variations by academies and free schools in financial year 2016-17. In-year variations can be requested where there is a significant change in circumstances that require a change to the admission arrangements, such as fire, flood, or an unexpected increase in the number of...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Personal Records (18 Oct 2017)

Nick Gibb: The National Pupil Database (NPD) is a longitudinal research database that provides evidence on educational performance to inform independent research, as well as studies commissioned by the Department. The Department may legally share the NPD, or elements of it, with third parties, using powers set out in Section 537A of the Education Act 1997 and the Education (Individual Pupil...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Buildings (18 Oct 2017)

Nick Gibb: The Department fund school building improvements through a combination of formula-based payments (School Condition Allocations and Devolved Formula Capital), and bid-based systems (the Condition Improvement Fund and the Priority School Building Programme). In order to secure the best value for money, both types of funding prioritise the buildings with the most severe condition need, rather...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Supply Teachers (18 Oct 2017)

Nick Gibb: The Department does not hold information on spending specifically as a proportion of the school budget, but does hold information on the amount spent by schools on supply teaching staff (including such costs as insurance and agency fees) as a proportion of total expenditure by schools. We publish these data annually at: Local authority maintained schools on the Department’s School and...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Equality (17 Oct 2017)

Nick Gibb: Under the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED), at Section 149 of the Equality Act 2010, all Government Departments are required to consider the potential impact of key decisions on groups with protected characteristics and keep a record of their decision-making process. The scope and nature of the analysis undertaken can vary considerably depending on the decision in question and the extent to...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Commons Reference Group On Representation and Inclusion (17 Oct 2017)

Nick Gibb: The Commons Reference Group consulted government on two recommendations from the Good Parliament report. The first was to support the permanent establishment of the Women and Equalities Select Committee. The Government accepted this recommendation and the committee was made permanent shortly after the 2017 general election. The second recommendation was to commence Section 106 of the...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Gender Recognition Act 2004 (17 Oct 2017)

Nick Gibb: The Department announced on 23 July that it will be consulting on changes to the Gender Recognition Act in the Autumn. We are currently considering the content of the consultation. We will be making an announcement shortly.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Education: Assessments (17 Oct 2017)

Nick Gibb: Examinations are, by their very nature, stressful but the Government has already taken steps to reduce the examination burdens upon pupils. At GCSE, we have made examinations linear, with examinations only at the end of the course of study, giving pupils at least two full years of study before they sit external examinations. At A level we have also made the examinations linear with no January...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: EU Nationals (17 Oct 2017)

Nick Gibb: The information requested is not collected centrally.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Personal Records (17 Oct 2017)

Nick Gibb: Third Party applications to use the National Pupil Database (NPD) are only progressed if they are compliant with the Education Act and Data Protection Act. As part of the approvals process, officials including legal experts and senior civil servants with data expertise assess the application for public benefit, proportionality (ensuring the minimum amount of data is used to meet the purpose),...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Primary Education: Standards (17 Oct 2017)

Nick Gibb: The Department will be publishing its revised ‘National curriculum assessments: Key Stage 2, 2017 Statistical First Release (SFR)’ in December 2017[1]. This publication will include the percentage of disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils achieving the expected standard in the requested subjects for England[2]. The SFR will include the same information for constituencies[3]....

Written Answers — Department for Education: Primary Education: Standards (17 Oct 2017)

Nick Gibb: The Department will be publishing its revised National curriculum assessments: key stage 2, 2017 Statistical First Release (SFR)1 in December 2017. This publication will include the requested figures for pupils in (a) Ashfield constituency and (b) Mansfield in the additional tables. The percentage of pupils nationally who reached the expected levels, in 2016/172, were (i) 71% for reading,...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Free Schools (17 Oct 2017)

Nick Gibb: The Department has to meet the requirements set out in HM Treasury publication, Managing Public Money, when sites are purchased for free schools. Consideration is given to each transaction and whether it meets any criteria that may require escalation to HM Treasury under Managing Public Money, including whether a potential transaction is novel, contentious or otherwise repercussive. The...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Employment: Bullying (16 Oct 2017)

Nick Gibb: The Government does not systematically collect such reports but the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the independent public body sponsored by the Government Equalities Office, is responsible for monitoring the effectiveness of equality and human rights legislation. The Commission’s report ‘How Fair is Britain?’ (2010) and follow up research report 74 (“Public...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Finance (16 Oct 2017)

Nick Gibb: We have now set out our final national funding formula for schools, following a consultation in which we heard from over 26,000 individual respondents and representative organisations. We are recognising the challenges of the very lowest funded schools by introducing a minimum per pupil funding level. In 2019-20 all secondary schools will attract at least £4,800 per pupil, and all...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Finance (16 Oct 2017)

Nick Gibb: The Department uses the GDP deflator to calculate real terms funding levels. This is consistent with practice across government, including for the purpose of the 2015 Spending Review. The Government publishes GDP deflators that can be used to understand the impact of inflation over time. These are available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/gdp-deflators-at-ma...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Finance (16 Oct 2017)

Nick Gibb: The national funding formulae we announced on 14 September sets out the changes to the schools budget in 2018-19 and 2019-20. For the next two years, allocations of school funding to local authorities will be based on what schools are notionally allocated through the national formula. Individual schools will have their actual funding determined through formulae set by their local authorities....

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Finance (16 Oct 2017)

Nick Gibb: The national funding formula for schools will allocate a cash increase in respect of every school and every local area from April 2018. Final decisions on local distribution will be taken by local authorities, but under the national funding formula every school will attract at least 0.5% more per pupil in 2018‑19, and 1% more in 2019-20, compared to its baseline. 41.3% of schools will...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Finance (16 Oct 2017)

Nick Gibb: In July we announced an additional £1.3 billion for the schools budget across 2018-19 and 2019-20, over and above the budget announced at the 2015 spending review. Core funding for schools and high needs will rise from almost £41 billion in 2017-18 to £42.4 billion in 2018-19 and £43.5 billion in 2019-20. This will allow us to maintain school and high needs funding in real...


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