Results 81–100 of 11041 for speaker:David Laws

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Uniforms (27 Feb 2015)

David Laws: The Department for Education’s school uniform guidance is clear that any items of uniform should be widely available and affordable for parents. The guidance sets out that exclusive single supplier contracts should be avoided except where regular tendering competitions are run. It also makes clear that governing bodies should be able to demonstrate that they have obtained the best value for...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Uniforms (27 Feb 2015)

David Laws: In 2013 the Department for Education issued guidance for all schools on the need to consider the cost and availability of the uniform. The guidance emphasises the importance of ensuring that uniform is widely available and affordable for parents. It sets out that governing bodies should be able to demonstrate that they have obtained the best value for money from suppliers and that any...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Training (27 Feb 2015)

David Laws: For Troops to Teachers, the Department for Education allocated £52,046 for marketing and communications to the Ministry of Defence’s resettlement contractor between June 2013 and 31 December 2014. Between June 2013 and December 2014 the Department for Education spent £5,585,000 on other initial teacher training marketing.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Veterans (27 Feb 2015)

David Laws: Based on previous cohorts the Department for Education expects to receive approximately 500 eligible applications. Candidates must then go through a rigorous selection and assessment process, including a school-based interview and must also meet the appropriate initial teacher training eligibility criteria before they are accepted onto the programme. The Department anticipates that up to 100...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Veterans (27 Feb 2015)

David Laws: The provisional budget for the expansion of the Troops to Teachers programme is £8.65 million for a further two cohorts. The majority of the funding, approximately £5.32 million, will be used for trainees’ salaries in line with other employment-based initial teacher training routes. The rest will cover the costs of the university course provision, recruitment, marketing and running costs....

Written Answers — Department for Education: Educational Visits (27 Feb 2015)

David Laws: I am aware of the BUSK campaign for safe coach transport. The safety of children and young people is of the utmost importance. All school employers must adhere to the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. They must conduct a risk assessment and put measures in place to minimise any known risk. Where schools use a coach tour company to provide transport for their trip, we expect them to...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Educational Visits (27 Feb 2015)

David Laws: The Department for Education issues advice to schools on health and safety, making them aware of their statutory duty to conduct a risk assessment and put measures in place to minimise any known risks. This advice does not provide specific guidance on sleeping conditions for coach drivers, since this would be for an employer to consider as part of the risk assessment. The Department is...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Educational Visits (27 Feb 2015)

David Laws: The Department for Education’s advice to schools on health and safety was last reviewed before publication in February 2014. This advice sets out the statutory duty that school employers must conduct a risk assessment and put measures in place to minimise any known risk. The Department is currently reviewing this advice to include reference to British Standard 8848:2014 which provides...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Educational Visits (27 Feb 2015)

David Laws: The Department for Education issues advice to schools on health and safety, making them aware of their statutory duty to conduct a risk assessment and put measures in place to minimise any known risks. This advice does not provide specific guidance on sleeping conditions for coach drivers, since this would be for an employer to consider as part of the risk assessment. The Department is...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Buildings (27 Feb 2015)

David Laws: The Property Data Survey does not provide an overall assessment of a block in the manner requested. The surveyors who visited schools made an assessment of the condition of individual construction types within each block, such as different types of roofs or walls for which we hold individual records, but did not attempt to rate blocks on a ‘good’ to ‘bad’ scale.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Buildings (27 Feb 2015)

David Laws: The Property Data Survey does not provide an overall assessment of schools in the manner requested. The surveyors who visited schools made an assessment of the condition of individual construction types within each block, such as different types of roofs or walls for which we hold individual records, but did not attempt to rate an entire school on a ‘good’ to ‘bad’ scale.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Pay (26 Feb 2015)

David Laws: Academies, including free schools, university technical colleges and studio schools, have the freedom to set their own pay and conditions policies, and so are free to offer their teachers access to car purchase salary sacrifice schemes. Currently 15% of all primary schools and 62% of all secondary schools are academies. In local authority maintained schools, changes to the statutory pay...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Sixth Form Colleges: VAT (26 Feb 2015)

David Laws: The Department for Education’s position on funding for sixth form colleges, and also for further education colleges, is that while the arguments for removing the sector’s liability for VAT are understood, it is not affordable to do this in financial years 2014-15 or 2015-16.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Sixth Form Colleges: VAT (26 Feb 2015)

David Laws: The Secretary of State has received correspondence on the Drop the Learning Tax campaign from college representatives such as the Sixth Form Colleges Association, individual colleges and MPs, including a cross-party group led by the hon. Member for Beverley and Holderness.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Dementia (26 Feb 2015)

David Laws: All schools have a duty to ensure the wellbeing, health and safety of their staff. The Department for Education does not hold data on the number of schools which have a dementia strategy, but all schools are required to have systems in place to monitor staff who show signs of suffering from a medical condition and to provide necessary support.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Training (25 Feb 2015)

David Laws: The Government provides bursaries in order to incentivise application to initial teacher training (ITT) courses from the best graduates. As such, bursary rates are set based on recruitment performance over recent years by phase and subject. Generally, higher bursaries are provided where a phase or subject has struggled to attract sufficient applicants in recent years. We review the financial...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pedestrian Crossings: North West (24 Feb 2015)

David Laws: The Education and Inspection Act 2006 (section 508A) puts a duty on schools to promote and establish a strategy for developing a sustainable transport infrastructure that meets the needs of children and young people in their area. This should address such issues as environmental improvements, health benefits and enhanced child safety and security. School crossing patrols are one option that...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Poverty (23 Feb 2015)

David Laws: A national summary of the condition of the school estate using data from the Property Data Survey Programme has been published on the Government’s website and can be found at: www.gov.uk/government/publications/property-data-survey-prog ramme The individual survey reports for schools have been shared directly with schools, local authorities and other relevant bodies responsible for...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Asbestos (23 Feb 2015)

David Laws: The aim of the second phase of the Priority School Building Programme (PSBP2) is to undertake rebuilding and refurbishment projects in schools with buildings in the very worst condition. PSBP2 is not an asbestos removal programme as, in most cases, the presence of asbestos can be safely managed with minimal investment. However, the Department for Education announced when the programme was...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Asbestos (23 Feb 2015)

David Laws: No date has yet been set for the publication of the review report but we intend to publish it very shortly.


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