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Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Multi-academy Trusts: Financial Accountability (11 Dec 2017)

Nick Gibb: Academies and multi-academy trusts are subject to a much stronger financial accountability regime than local authority-maintained schools. Academies are required to publish audited financial accounts annually, and the Education and Skills Funding Agency oversees compliance with the funding agreement. We take swift and robust action at the first sign of failure, either financial failure or...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Multi-academy Trusts: Financial Accountability (11 Dec 2017)

Nick Gibb: We are spending record amounts on school funding. We are spending £41 billion this year, and that will rise to £43.5 billion by 2019-20. In the new national funding formula, a fair system that previous Governments have shied away from introducing, we give huge priority to funding for the disadvantaged.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Multi-academy Trusts: Financial Accountability (11 Dec 2017)

Nick Gibb: My hon. Friend should know that no academy trust can profit from its schools, and the Wakefield trust will not be able to retain any reserves that it has at the point of dissolution. We are working with all the academies and the preferred new trust to determine what is appropriate support and proper funding.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Multi-academy Trusts: Financial Accountability (11 Dec 2017)

Nick Gibb: All related-party transactions must be disclosed, and they are. We are working with the trust to transfer all 21 academies to new sponsors with a track record of improving schools and delivering high academic standards. Those transfers will take place in a way that secures the financial future of each school.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Multi-academy Trusts: Financial Accountability (11 Dec 2017)

Nick Gibb: Yes, of course; I will be delighted to meet my hon. Friend to try to resolve that impasse. We are spending record amounts of capital on our school system: £23 billion in this period.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Multi-academy Trusts: Financial Accountability (11 Dec 2017)

Nick Gibb: As I said earlier, 98% of academy trust accounts for 2015-16 got a clean bill of health. We take the financial probity of the academy system very seriously. All academies have to publish audited financial accounts, which maintained local authority schools do not. The fact that far fewer schools today are rated as inadequate than in 2010 is a tribute to the structural reforms and the academies...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Schools: Capital Funding (11 Dec 2017)

Nick Gibb: The Government are making a significant capital investment in the school estate: we have committed over £23 billion in capital funding over the period 2016-21. This will create over 600,000 new school places, rebuild buildings in the worst condition at over 500 schools through the priority school building programme, and deliver thousands of projects to improve the physical condition of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Schools: Capital Funding (11 Dec 2017)

Nick Gibb: No parent should be expected to pay for the basic needs of their school, although they can, of course, be asked to fund school trips and extra things. We are spending record amounts on our school system: £41 billion this year, rising to £43.5 billion by 2019-20, and standards are rising in our school system, too, in reading, maths and GCSEs, despite a more rigorous curriculum in our...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Schools: Capital Funding (11 Dec 2017)

Nick Gibb: No. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State announced an additional £1.3 billion in July, as the hon. Gentleman kindly acknowledged. That means that not only have we maintained school funding in real terms, as we did in the last Parliament, but we have maintained school funding in real terms per pupil in this period up to 2020.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Schools: Capital Funding (11 Dec 2017)

Nick Gibb: We deal with the historical underfunding through a fairer national funding formula. On capital funding, we are spending £10 billion between 2016 and 2021 on school replacements, maintenance and improvement. That must be determined according to the condition of the school, and we have conducted a national survey of all schools in the country so that the system is fair.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Schools: Capital Funding (11 Dec 2017)

Nick Gibb: Obviously I cannot comment on a particular bid, but we are spending £10 billion on ensuring that we have sufficient capital to replace schools and improve the maintenance of schools. I hope that that answer was as superb as the previous answers that my hon. Friend has had.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Schools: Capital Funding (11 Dec 2017)

Nick Gibb: We have allocated £4.2 billion since 2015 to maintain and improve school buildings. Some of that is allocated to local authorities, because they are best placed to know the priorities of the schools in their local authority area.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Schools: Capital Funding (11 Dec 2017)

Nick Gibb: Yes, I would be happy to meet my hon. Friend to discuss the financial and academic future of that school.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Schools: Capital Funding (11 Dec 2017)

Nick Gibb: The hon. Lady has misunderstood the budget process. We have not cut £1 billion from the capital spending of schools. What we have done is convert an element of the healthy schools budget into revenue spending, to ensure that schools are properly funded on the frontline, because we believe that schools need to be properly funded and that is how we have managed to allocate an extra...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Coding and Programming Education (11 Dec 2017)

Nick Gibb: We are committing £84 million of new funding between 2018 and 2023 to support computing teaching in schools, which will include training up to 8,000 secondary teachers to teach the new computing science GSCE, a national centre for computing education and an online resource for the A-level. That will support schools in delivering the new computing curriculum, which includes coding from...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Coding and Programming Education (11 Dec 2017)

Nick Gibb: We recognise both the challenges and the successes in Cornwall. My hon. Friend, of course, is one of Cornwall’s greatest champions. Cornwall and the Scilly Isles is one of the first areas where we are establishing a skills advisory panel with the local enterprise partnership to bring together local representatives, including local businesses; train providers and colleges; and develop...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Coding and Programming Education (11 Dec 2017)

Nick Gibb: Maybe the hon. Gentleman missed the announcement of £500 million of extra funding for technical education post-16.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Mandarin (11 Dec 2017)

Nick Gibb: The aim of our Mandarin Excellence programme, which was established in 2014, was to have 5,000 pupils fluent in Mandarin by 2020, and it is on track to achieve that. I pay tribute to my right hon. Friend the Member for West Dorset (Sir Oliver Letwin), who originally proposed this idea to me. The programme is now in 37 schools, with more than 1,400 pupils participating, all of whom are...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Mandarin (11 Dec 2017)

Nick Gibb: Yes, my hon. Friend is right. Last week we invited Minister Chen from China and my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State to meet 140 pupils who were participating in the Mandarin Excellence project. Minister Chen was impressed, as we all were, by the standard of the Mandarin being spoken by year 8 pupils who had been studying on the programme for just one year.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Topical Questions (11 Dec 2017)

Nick Gibb: My hon. Friend is absolutely right. We want every child to have a good school place that provides them with the knowledge and skills to succeed in the future. Thanks to changes made by this Government, and the hard work of thousands of teachers across the country, he is right to say that 87% of children are now in good or outstanding schools compared with 66% in 2010.


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