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Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Training (24 Mar 2015)

David Laws: It is the responsibility of individual primary schools to ensure that teachers get appropriate continuing professional development in all relevant subjects, including mathematics. The Department for Education is committed to improving the mathematical ability of primary teachers and we have put in place a number of measures to support schools; in particular with implementing the new...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Training (24 Mar 2015)

David Laws: It is for school leaders to determine with their teachers what forms of professional development would be most effective in particular circumstances and to fund this from their delegated budgets. However, the government is continuing to improve the capacity of schools to take the lead in training and developing teachers, including teachers of STEM subjects in secondary schools. This includes...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Primary Education: Free School Meals (24 Mar 2015)

David Laws: The new School Food Standards came into force in January 2015 ensuring schools provide heathy meals throughout the week. The Department for Education provides guidance on the standards[1] and funds the implementation support service, including a menu checker service helping schools to provide hot, healthy menu choices for all their pupils. The School Food Plan website also provides a range of...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Stress (24 Mar 2015)

David Laws: Supporting the teaching profession and reducing unnecessary workload which can lead to stress is an absolute priority for the Department for Education. Our response to the Workload Challenge[1] set out a comprehensive programme of action to be taken at every level in the school system, and the department will continue to do everything it can to relieve unnecessary burdens on teaching...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Stress (24 Mar 2015)

David Laws: The information requested is not collected centrally.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Free School Meals (24 Mar 2015)

David Laws: To publish now the names of schools which applied for but were not allocated funding would be unfair to the local authorities and schools which are affected by the announcement. Those organisations will be considering the next steps for resolving their situations; these might involve finding alternative capital funding sources or non-capital solutions. Publishing the details now could lead to...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Priority School Building Programme (23 Mar 2015)

David Laws: The Priority School Building Programme 1 (PSBP1) is a centrally managed programme set up to address the needs of the schools most in need of urgent repair. Through the programme, 260 schools will be rebuilt or have their condition needs met by the Education Funding Agency. Under the PSBP1 the Department for Education has now signed construction contracts for 102 schools: construction...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Buildings (23 Mar 2015)

David Laws: The original budget for the Property Data Survey Programme was £13 million, which was increased to £20 million following the extension of the programme to include 8,000 further surveys. It had always been the intention to complete school surveys, over time, on the new consistent basis established by the Property Data Survey Programme; this simply brought forward the...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Inspections (23 Mar 2015)

David Laws: As Ofsted is responsible for the requested statistics, I have asked Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, Sir Michael Wilshaw, to write to the Hon Member with the information requested. A copy of his reply will be placed in the House library.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Inspections (23 Mar 2015)

David Laws: As Ofsted is responsible for the requested statistics, I have asked Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, Sir Michael Wilshaw, to write to the Hon Member with the information requested. A copy of his reply will be placed in the House library.

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

David Laws: In 2014-15 the Department for Education allocated over £650 million to local authorities and their schools in capital funding to be spent on improving the condition of their school buildings. This was in addition to the approximately £750 million in funding we allocated to academies, academy trusts and other schools outside of local authority control for this purpose in 2014-15....

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Veterans (23 Mar 2015)

David Laws: The Troops to Teachers participants are still undertaking their training. The first cohort of trainees began the two year programme in January 2014 and are due to complete their training in December 2015. The second cohort began in September 2015 and will complete their training in August 2016. A total of nine trainees have withdrawn from the programme, from across both cohorts.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Veterans (23 Mar 2015)

David Laws: There are two cohorts of trainees on the Troops to Teachers programme. There are 8 female trainees in the first cohort and 12 in the second cohort. This is just under a quarter (24%) of the total participants across both cohorts. No trainees have declared themselves as Black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME).

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Veterans (23 Mar 2015)

David Laws: The first Troops to Teachers participants are still undertaking their training. The first cohort began training in January 2014, so all of the current trainees have served 14 months on the programme. The second cohort started training in September 2015, therefore current trainees have served 6 months on the programme.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Free School Meals (20 Mar 2015)

David Laws: The Department for Education has communicated with schools and local authorities to remind them of the importance of working with parents to encourage those who meet the benefits-based free school meals (FSM) criteria to continue to register their entitlement. The department has made advice and guidance available to help them to do so, based on best practice and lessons learned in areas which...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Admissions (20 Mar 2015)

David Laws: The Department for Education currently has no plans to amend the School Admissions Code in this respect. It is government policy that all school places must be allocated in accordance with each school's oversubscription criteria. Such criteria are determined following consultation with the local community and reflect local needs.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers (20 Mar 2015)

David Laws: The information requested could only be produced at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Members: Correspondence (19 Mar 2015)

David Laws: I replied to the Rt Hon Member for Manchester, Gorton on 19 February. I have arranged for a copy to be resent to the Rt Hon Member’s office.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Standards (19 Mar 2015)

David Laws: As Ofsted is responsible for the requested statistics, this is a matter for Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, Sir Michael Wilshaw. A copy of his reply will be placed in the library of the House.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Surveys (18 Mar 2015)

David Laws: The Department for Education has received one representation, from the NASUWT, about the use of email addresses received from respondents to the Workload Challenge Survey.


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