Results 1–20 of 5773 for speaker:Robert Goodwill

Written Answers — Department for Education: Graduates: Disadvantaged (20 Oct 2017)

Robert Goodwill: We are considering a range of approaches to increasing the number of graduates employed in the early years sector, but work is still underway. We will engage the sector in exploring ways to target support where it is most needed. We continue to support graduates into the sector through our funding of the Early Years Initial Teacher Training programme, including bursaries and employer incentives.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupil Premium: Plymouth (20 Oct 2017)

Robert Goodwill: Information on the number of pupils in receipt of the service premium and the amount received by schools in each local authority in each of financial years 2015 to 2016, 2016 to 2017 and 2017 to 2018 is available on gov.uk at the links listed below. Financial year 2015 to 2016: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pupil-premium-201 5-to-2016-allocations. Financial year 2016 to 2017:...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pre-school Education: Warwickshire (20 Oct 2017)

Robert Goodwill: Warwickshire County Council has not made an application under regulation 29(1)(m) of the School and Early Years Finance (England) Regulations 2017 for the Secretary of State’s authorisation to modify the operation of regulation 22 (the 93% high pass-through requirement).

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Day Care (20 Oct 2017)

Robert Goodwill: HMRC checks a parent’s eligibility for 30 hours free childcare (including their income) and a 30 hours eligibility code is generated if the parent is eligible. The following information is required to validate a 30 hours code via the Department for Education’s Eligibility Checking System: the 30 hours eligibility code, parent or partner’s National Insurance Number and...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Day Care (20 Oct 2017)

Robert Goodwill: A parent can claim 30 hours the term following the child’s third birthday and the term following receipt of their eligibility code from HMRC (whichever is later). This is set out in the Department’s early years entitlements: operational guidance to support local authorities and childcare providers, which is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/30-hours-free-chi...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Day Care (19 Oct 2017)

Robert Goodwill: In March 2017 we published the Early Years Workforce Strategy which sets out the actions we will take to support the early years’ sector to attract, retain and develop the early years’ workforce. There has been no assessment of the effect of 30 hours’ free childcare on providers’ ability to employ and support qualified teachers and other staff.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pre-school Education: Pupil Premium (19 Oct 2017)

Robert Goodwill: I am sorry, but the proportion of eligible three and four year old children in England who are not claiming the early years pupil premium is not held by the Department.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Day Care (19 Oct 2017)

Robert Goodwill: I am sorry but we do not currently hold data on how many parents are accessing 30 hours of free childcare with multiple providers at a national level but this will be captured in the 2018 census. However, our recently published independent evaluation of the early delivery programme shows parents are prepared to use multiple providers, with around 18% of children using multiple providers in...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Day Care (19 Oct 2017)

Robert Goodwill: The Department for Education does not hold information relating to the number of people that are eligible for 30 hours free childcare based on a job offer. On the 17 July 2017, the Department for Education published an evaluation of the eight local authority areas that took part in the early innovators programme for 30 hours free childcare. In the Early Implementer areas, almost a quarter...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Day Care (19 Oct 2017)

Robert Goodwill: The national rollout of 30 hours’ free childcare marks the delivery of a manifesto commitment that will help hundreds of thousands of hard working families. The childcare service online application has been working well for the vast majority of parents and over 216,384 valid 30 hours’ codes have been generated by successful applications, reaching our target for 1 September. It is...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Day Care (19 Oct 2017)

Robert Goodwill: Ofsted is the non-ministerial government department responsible for the regulation of early education and childcare providers. They publish a regular series of statistics relating to early years’ providers, which can be viewed from this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ofsted/about/sta tistics. I have informed Ofsted of this question and Her Majesty's Chief Inspector...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pre-school Education: Staff (19 Oct 2017)

Robert Goodwill: The Early Years Workforce Strategy published in March 2017, sets out the actions we will take to support the early years’ sector to attract, retain and develop the early years workforce. We have now broadened the English and mathematics requirement for level 3 Early Years Educators, including for apprenticeships, to level 2 qualifications including Functional Skills (rather than a...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Day Care (19 Oct 2017)

Robert Goodwill: Government funding is intended to deliver 30 hours a week of free, high quality, flexible childcare. It is not intended to cover the costs of meals, other consumables, additional hours or additional services. So providers can, and should feel free to, charge parents for meals, consumables (such as nappies and sun cream) and for additional activities (such as trips). Where a parent chooses to...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Day Care (18 Oct 2017)

Robert Goodwill: We believe that every eligible child, regardless of their need or disability, should be able to access the 30 hours. The early implementation of 30 hours showed that local areas that had put in place measures to support the participation of special educational needs and disability (SEND) children were successful in delivering extended places to children with additional needs, including those...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Sports (18 Oct 2017)

Robert Goodwill: Through the primary PE and sport premium, the government has invested over £600m of ring-fenced funding to primary schools to improve PE and sport since 2013. The government has doubled the premium from September 2017 using revenue from the Soft Drinks Industry Levy. £100m from the Soft Drinks Industry Levy will be used for the Healthy Pupils Capital Fund. The funding is for one...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Department for Education: Procurement (18 Oct 2017)

Robert Goodwill: The staff member referred to in the answer to Question 10448 was employed by the department through the Government Procurement Graduate Scheme. As part of that scheme, trainees spent six months on secondment to either a private or voluntary sector organisation. Secondments were arranged by the scheme organisers. The department trainee was seconded to Vodafone for a period of 6 months.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Soft Drinks: Taxation (18 Oct 2017)

Robert Goodwill: The government wants all pupils to be healthy and active. Every penny of England’s share of the Soft Drinks Industry Levy will be spent on projects that improve child health. The Department for Education will receive £575m from the levy, with revenue used to:Double funding for the Primary PE and Sport Premium to £320m a year from 2017 to 2020. £415m of the funding for the...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Runaway Children (18 Oct 2017)

Robert Goodwill: Information on the numbers of children recorded as missing from care homes during the year and the number who were recorded as missing at the end of March in a given year are shown in the table attached. These statistics are based on data collected for the first time in 2015, and should be treated with caution as local authorities’ recording of this information is improving over time....

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Food (18 Oct 2017)

Robert Goodwill: The childhood obesity plan, published in August 2016, mentions that we will update the School Food Standards in light of refreshed government dietary recommendations. We are currently reflecting on the best course of action and further announcements will be made in due course.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Sugar: Health (18 Oct 2017)

Robert Goodwill: The government wants pupils to be healthy and well nourished. We encourage a healthy balanced diet and healthy life choices through early years and school funding, legislation and guidance. In July 2015 the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) published its report on Carbohydrates and Health, available to view here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sacn-carbohydrate...


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