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Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Inspections (14 Dec 2017)

Nick Gibb: Both the Department and Ofsted view the wellbeing and mental health of teachers as a priority in relation to schools. The Department is committed to destigmatising mental health, encouraging openness and ensuring that access is available to support all staff who need support and assistance. The Department is tackling the drivers of unnecessary workload at national level, and is working with...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Asbestos (14 Dec 2017)

Nick Gibb: The Department takes the issue of asbestos in schools seriously, and is committed to supporting schools, local authorities and academy trusts to fulfil their duty to manage asbestos safely. It is the aim of the government that, over time, as more school buildings are replaced and refurbished, all asbestos will be removed from schools. The Department has invested £4.2 billion in...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Recruitment (14 Dec 2017)

Nick Gibb: It is for schools to decide how they recruit their staff but the government wants to help schools do so in the most efficient way possible. In the manifesto we committed to creating a national teacher vacancy service for schools to publish vacancies, in order to reduce costs and help them find the best teachers. The aim is to reduce both the time schools currently spend on publishing...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Admissions (14 Dec 2017)

Nick Gibb: We are concerned that some summer born children may be missing the reception year at school. We remain committed to amending the School Admissions Code so that summer born children can be admitted to a reception class at the age of five when their parents believe it to be in their best interests. Any changes to the Admissions Code will require a full statutory process, including consultation...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Drama: GCSE (14 Dec 2017)

Nick Gibb: Pupils who take drama have higher progress 8 scores. This may not be the result of taking drama and may be the result of taking more GCSEs. The average progress 8[1] scores of pupils in state funded schools[2], at the end of key stage 4[3], split by whether they entered a GCSE or equivalent qualification in drama[4], are presented in the tables below. .Academic year 2016/17[5] Total...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Drama: GCSE (14 Dec 2017)

Nick Gibb: The average Attainment 8[1] scores of pupils in state funded schools[2], at the end of key stage 4[3], split by whether they entered a GCSE or equivalent qualification in drama[4], are presented in the tables below. Academic year 2016/17[5] Total pupils Average Attainment 8 score Pupils not entering drama 471,987 45.7 Pupils entering drama 56,523 49.1 Academic year...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Arts: GCSE (14 Dec 2017)

Nick Gibb: The number of pupils in state-funded schools, at the end of key stage 4[1], who entered[2] music, art, drama or dance at GCSE level (including equivalents)[3] by region are attached. [1] Pupils are identified as being at the end of key stage 4 if they were on roll at the school and in year 11 at the time of the January school census for that year. Age is calculated as at 31 August for that...

Previous Business – Lords: Select Committee (13 Dec 2017)

Citizenship and Civic Engagement Committee: Citizenship and Civic Engagement. 10:30 am; Room 3, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: (at 10:30 AM) The Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government Ms Tracey Crouch MP, Minister for Sport and Civil Society, Department for Culture, Media and Sport Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for School Standards and Minister for Equalities, Department for Education Rt Hon Brandon Lewis MP, Minister of State for...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Education: Qualifications (13 Dec 2017)

Nick Gibb: The UK National Recognition Information Centre (UK NARIC) is the National Agency responsible for providing information, advice and expert opinion on vocational, academic and professional skills and qualifications from all over the world. A benchmarking study by UK NARIC has confirmed that the International Certificate of Christian Education General and Advanced Certificates can be considered...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Census (13 Dec 2017)

Nick Gibb: Parents will remain able to retract nationality and country of birth information previously submitted through the school census for the remainder of the current academic year.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Nationality (13 Dec 2017)

Nick Gibb: Nationality data is not used in the data matching process that matches Department for Education data with the Home Office. The current Memorandum of Understanding between the Department and the Home Office, which was revised in October 2016, is in the House Library.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Finance (13 Dec 2017)

Nick Gibb: Accountability for academy trusts is founded on a clear framework communicated and regulated by the Education Skills Funding Agency (EFSA), with effective oversight and compliance based on proportionate risk assessment, and robust intervention to help trusts reach a stronger position when things go wrong. Where there is a risk to public funds, the ESFA will intervene in a way that is...

Written Answers — Department for Education: ICT: Education (13 Dec 2017)

Nick Gibb: The new National Centre for Computing Education will form part of the government’s new £84 million package over the next five years to improve the teaching of computing and drive up participation in computer science. The centre will support a national network for schools to provide training and resources to primary and secondary schools. We are currently developing plans for the...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (13 Dec 2017)

Nick Gibb: As part of the Government response to the Women and Equalities select committee report into sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools we are considering how best to ensure pupils learn about healthy and respectful relationships as part of Relationships Education in primary schools and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) in secondary schools. This is an important aspect in improving...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Primary Education: Assessments (13 Dec 2017)

Nick Gibb: The Standards and Testing Agency is currently seeking a contractor to develop and deliver the new reception baseline assessment. The contract will cover the development, pilot and first two years of statutory delivery of the assessment. The total value of the contract is estimated to be no more than £9.8 million over four academic years from September 2018 to August 2022. The majority...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (12 Dec 2017)

Nick Gibb: The Children and Social Work Act requires the Government to make regulations to provide for primary schools to teach Relationships Education and for secondary schools to teach Relationships and Sex Education. The Act also provides a power to make Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PHSE) education mandatory in all state-funded schools. We have begun an engagement process with...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Bureaucracy (12 Dec 2017)

Nick Gibb: The Department’s programme of work on removing unnecessary teacher workload aims to improve retention rates in schools, and enable teachers to focus on teaching. We continue to work extensively with unions, teachers and Ofsted to challenge and remove practices that create unnecessary workload for teachers and school leaders. The action plan, published in February 2017 alongside the...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Finance (12 Dec 2017)

Nick Gibb: In July 2017 My Rt hon. Friend the Secretary of State announced an additional £1.3 billion for schools and high needs across 2018-19 and 2019-20, in addition to the schools budget set at Spending Review 2015. This means funding per pupil for schools and high needs will be maintained in real terms for the next two years. We trust schools to manage their own budgets and only a small...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Standards (12 Dec 2017)

Nick Gibb: On 30 November 2017, Ofsted released their latest inspection data as at 31 August 2017, reporting there were 6,768,836 children in England in Good or Outstanding schools. The proportion of children in England in Good or Outstanding schools as at 31 August 2017, is 87%. The latest Ofsted First Release publication can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/maintained-schools-...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Graduates (12 Dec 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, and 222,400 full time equivalent nursery and primary teachers, up 26,000 from 2010. We have also recruited more than 32,000 new trainee teachers this year. We have successfully recruited more postgraduate primary trainees than last year – 12,905 up from 11,290 the...


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