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Support for Left-Behind Children (7 Jul 2020)

Nick Gibb: I congratulate my right hon. Friend the Member for Harlow (Robert Halfon), the Committee Chair, and my hon. Friend the Member for Bury South (Christian Wakeford) on opening this debate during these unprecedented times. I echo my hon. Friend’s thanks to all teachers and educational staff for their commitment during the crisis, going that extra mile for their communities, in the words of my...

Support for Left-Behind Children (7 Jul 2020)

Nick Gibb: As my hon. Friend will know, sixth-form colleges are not included in the catch-up premium. We are continuing to work with sixth-form colleges and other post-16 institutions to establish the best way to make up the disruption due to covid-19. On free school meals over the summer, we will provide further details for FE colleges in due course. During term time, FE colleges should continue to...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Headteachers: Ethnic Groups (7 Jul 2020)

Nick Gibb: Information on the number of ethnic minority headteachers in state funded primary and secondary schools in England as of November 2019 is available here: https://explore-education-statistics.service.gov.uk/data-tab les/permalink/42308de0-93ca-405d-854b-8a23c70b6c64. Please note: Ethnic Minority includes all ethnic groups apart from White British.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Assessments: Coronavirus (7 Jul 2020)

Nick Gibb: The Department has listened to the feedback from stakeholders about the difficult circumstances faced by schools in the context of COVID-19 and the particular impact this has had on schools preparedness for the implementation of the Reception Baseline Assessment (RBA) in September 2020. Taking into account that feedback, the Department has confirmed that the statutory implementation of the...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Coronavirus (7 Jul 2020)

Nick Gibb: Local authorities are responsible for the mitigation of air pollution hot spots in areas where people may be exposed, including schools. They have discretionary powers to take action to improve local air quality. For example, they can issue fixed penalty notices to drivers leaving engines running unnecessarily after being asked to turn them off. In areas with poor air quality, local...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Coronavirus (7 Jul 2020)

Nick Gibb: We want to get more children back to school because it is vital for their education and their wellbeing. As such the Government has announced that all children will return to school from September. On 2 July we published guidance to help schools plan for a full return of all pupils in the Autumn term: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/actions-for-schoo...

Written Answers — Department for Education: History: Curriculum (7 Jul 2020)

Nick Gibb: The Department is committed to an inclusive education system which recognises and embraces diversity and supports all pupils and students to tackle racism and have the knowledge and tools to do so. The national curriculum is a framework setting out the content of what the Department expects schools to cover in each subject. The curriculum does not set out how curriculum subjects, or topics...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Finance (7 Jul 2020)

Nick Gibb: We are providing £560 million of additional condition funding for the school system this year to support essential maintenance projects. This comes on top of over £1.4 billion capital funding already provided for school maintenance in the financial year 2020-21. We will set out details of how the additional capital funding will be allocated shortly. As part of the condition funding...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Summer Schools: Coronavirus (7 Jul 2020)

Nick Gibb: Holiday clubs and out-of-school clubs for children will be able to restart over the summer, with safety measures in place. These clubs will be part of Step 3 of the recovery strategy (from 4 July). We have provided guidance for the sector on how to implement the protective measures necessary to minimise the risk to children, teachers and parents who attend their schools by reducing the risk...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Coronavirus (7 Jul 2020)

Nick Gibb: While the Department does collect attendance information, we are not able to estimate the requested numbers based on information that is held. The latest attendance figures for schools in England can be found at the following link: https://explore-education-statistics.service.gov.uk/find-sta tistics/attendance-in-education-and-early-years-settings-dur ing-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Education: Coronavirus (7 Jul 2020)

Nick Gibb: The Government has committed over £100 million to support remote education in England. The Department has published a comprehensive range of guidance to support schools during this time. This includes a list of quality resources, and case studies of remote education practice. The Oak National Academy was launched on Monday 20 April. It is a new enterprise that has been created by 100...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Education and Social Services: Coronavirus (7 Jul 2020)

Nick Gibb: The Government is providing laptops and tablets to disadvantaged children who would otherwise not have access and are preparing for examinations in year 10, receiving support from a social worker or are a care leaver. Where care leavers, children with a social worker at secondary school and children in year 10 do not have internet connections, the Government is providing 4G wireless routers....

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Coronavirus (7 Jul 2020)

Nick Gibb: The Government intends all pupils, in all year groups, to return to school full-time from the beginning of the autumn term. On 2 July we published guidance to help schools prepare for this. The guidance can be viewed at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/actions-for-schoo ls-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak/guidance-for-full-opening -schools. As stated in our guidance, schools should...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Secondary Education: Coronavirus (6 Jul 2020)

Nick Gibb: We want to get all children and young people back into education as soon as the scientific advice allows because it is the best place for them to learn, and because we know how important it is for their wellbeing to have social interactions with their teachers and friends. As such we have announced that all children will return to school from September. The guidance on the full opening of...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Enfield (6 Jul 2020)

Nick Gibb: The Government has committed over £100 million to support vulnerable and disadvantaged children in England to access remote education and social care services, including by providing laptops, tablets and 4G wireless routers. We are providing laptops and tablets to disadvantaged children who would otherwise not have access and are preparing for examinations in year 10, receiving support...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Education: Coronavirus (6 Jul 2020)

Nick Gibb: Getting more children back in school is vital for their education and their wellbeing – particularly for the most disadvantaged children. Time out of school leads to lost education now but will also affect children’s ability to learn in future. We believe the very best place for children to be from the Autumn is back in schools. For the vast majority of children, the benefits of being...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Education: Coronavirus (6 Jul 2020)

Nick Gibb: Every pupil in the country has experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of COVID-19. The £1 billion catch-up fund is intended to support schools in helping pupils make up for time spent out of the classroom. Through this fund, in the next academic year, all state-funded primary and secondary schools in England will receive a share of the £650 million catch-up...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Birmingham (6 Jul 2020)

Nick Gibb: In the financial year 2020-21, Birmingham City Council has been awarded £9,505,036 in capital funding to maintain and improve the condition of the schools for which it is responsible. Local authorities have the flexibility to prioritise capital projects to meet local needs. The responsible bodies for voluntary aided schools and academies are awarded separate capital funding. In addition,...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Grammar Schools: Coronavirus (6 Jul 2020)

Nick Gibb: Arrangements for selecting pupils by ability are for selective schools admission authorities to decide. We are aware admission authorities are considering what changes they will need to make to their arrangements in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. The Department has discussed this issue with the sector and guidance will be published in due course.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Special Educational Needs (6 Jul 2020)

Nick Gibb: The Government has announced plans for a transformative, ten year school rebuilding programme. This will replace poor condition and ageing school buildings with modern, energy efficient designs, transforming education for thousands of pupils. We have committed over £1 billion to fund the first 50 projects of the ten year programme. These projects will be confirmed in the autumn, and...


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