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Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: General Practitioners: West Sussex (29 Nov 2021)

Nick Gibb: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the number of General Practitioners in (a) West Sussex and (b) Bognor Regis and Littlehampton; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Dental Services (29 Nov 2021)

Nick Gibb: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the availability of NHS dentists in (a) England, (b) West Sussex, (c) Bognor Regis and (d) Littlehampton.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Members: Correspondence (15 Sep 2021)

Nick Gibb: I can confirm that a response has been sent to the hon. Member for West Lancashire.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Education: Finance (15 Sep 2021)

Nick Gibb: Further details on the approach to the planned increase in National Insurance contributions in relation to the health and social care levy, and its impact on nurseries, schools, colleges and universities, will be set out at the conclusion of the Spending Review on 27 October 2021.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Pay (15 Sep 2021)

Nick Gibb: As set out in the 2020 Spending Review, there will be a pause to headline pay rises for the majority of public sector workforce this academic year. This is in order to ensure fairness between the public and private sector wage growth. To protect the lowest earners, the School Teachers’ Review Body has recommended a pay award of £250 for all teachers earning less than £24,000 (full time...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Vacancies (15 Sep 2021)

Nick Gibb: The review has focused on producing recommendations aimed at increasing the quality, consistency, and coherence of Initial Teacher Training (ITT) for trainee teachers. Ensuring there are sufficient well-trained teachers in the subjects that schools want is one of the priorities of the review and the Department will be proceeding carefully to make sure this is maintained. To deliver the...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupil Premium: Arts (15 Sep 2021)

Nick Gibb: Due to the need to focus on new priorities as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak last year, the arts premium is subject to this year’s Spending Review. The Spending Review is due to conclude on Wednesday 27 October. The Government believes in a high-quality education for all pupils, and integral to this are music and the wider arts and creative subjects.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Assessments (15 Sep 2021)

Nick Gibb: It is vital that pupils, including those due to take exams, attend school to minimise the longer-term impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on their education, wellbeing, and wider development. Due to this, the Department has implemented a comprehensive attendance strategy to ensure absence as a result of COVID-19 is minimised. We continue to closely monitor absence levels and trends to ensure a...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Finance (15 Sep 2021)

Nick Gibb: The Department produces published statistics on school revenue funding annually. The latest Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) publication, from January 2021, is available online and covers the average funding per pupil in the 2021/22 financial year for local authorities: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dedicated-schools -grant-dsg-2021-to-2022. The publication shows the average per...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Colour Vision Deficiency: Children and Young People (15 Sep 2021)

Nick Gibb: Quality of teaching is the most important in school factor for improving the outcomes for all children. This is particularly important for pupils with additional needs. The Initial Teacher Training Core Content Framework (ITT CCF), published in November 2019, has been designed around how to support all pupils to succeed and seeks to widen access for all, including those pupils identified...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Summer Schools (15 Sep 2021)

Nick Gibb: The Government made £200 million available this summer so that secondary schools could deliver face-to-face summer schools. Schools were able to fund provision based on the needs of their students, delivering a blend of academic activities and enrichment activities, including mental wellbeing support. This is alongside wider support funded through our Holiday Activities and Food Programme...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Coronavirus (15 Sep 2021)

Nick Gibb: From 17 May, the Department no longer recommended face coverings for pupils in classrooms or communal areas in schools, or for staff in classrooms. In Step 4 of the roadmap, face coverings were no longer advised for pupils, staff and visitors either in classrooms or in communal areas. The Department worked closely with Public Health England (PHE) and the Cabinet Office to consider a range of...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Music: Education (14 Sep 2021)

Nick Gibb: The Department has invested around £380 million of funding in music education hubs between 2016 and 2021, to ensure all children, whatever their background, have access to a high-quality music education. This has been followed by a commitment of £79 million in the 2021/22 financial year for music education hubs, and £1 million for charities focused on teaching music. Decisions regarding...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Education: Internet (14 Sep 2021)

Nick Gibb: The updated Contingency Framework sets out the expectation that schools and colleges should offer remote education to any pupils unable to attend in person. It does not refer to specific platforms but does signpost the Department’s ‘Get help with remote education’ service which provides information, guidance and support on setting up remote education. This includes the Department’s...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Advisory Services: Young People (14 Sep 2021)

Nick Gibb: The Government does not hold data on local provision relating to personal development of young people. All schools must offer a curriculum which is balanced and broadly based, and which prepares pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. It is important that schools’ provision helps young people to develop as rounded individuals. This is addressed through...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Mathematics: Education (14 Sep 2021)

Nick Gibb: Mathematics remains the most popular A level subject with 19% more entries since 2010. There has been an increase in entries to both A level Mathematics and further Mathematics of 3.8% and 7.1% respectively since 2020. The Department has reformed the curriculum for Mathematics so that it matches standards set in the highest performing jurisdictions internationally. A new, more challenging...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Coronavirus (14 Sep 2021)

Nick Gibb: Young people are not excluded from testing. The Government's priority is to ensure that protective measures, such as testing, help keep children and staff safe and minimise disruption to face to face education and childcare. Since Monday 16 August, people who are fully vaccinated or aged under 18 and 6 months are no longer legally required to self-isolate if they are identified as a close...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Education: Finance (14 Sep 2021)

Nick Gibb: Since June 2020, the Department has announced more than £3 billion to support education recovery, including over £950 million of flexible funding to schools and £1.5 billion for national tutoring. The Government will consider what more needs to be done in the context of the forthcoming Spending Review, including a review of time spent in school and 16-19 education and the impact this could...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Music: Education (14 Sep 2021)

Nick Gibb: The Department undertook a public consultation between 9 February 2020 and 15 March 2020, seeking views on music education to inform proposals for the refreshed National Plan for Music Education (NPME). The Department received 5,191 responses from a range of individuals and organisations, including young people, parents and carers, teachers and music education hubs. Following a delay due to...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Education: Finance (14 Sep 2021)

Nick Gibb: The Department has announced significant investment of over £3 billion in education recovery funding to support children and young people to make up for education lost during the COVID-19 outbreak. This includes over £950 million worth of funding direct to schools and a significant expansion of our tutoring programmes. The Department has supported the Oak National Academy, helping schools...


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