Results 1–20 of 742 for speaker:Lord Watson of Invergowrie

Written Answers — Department for Education: Computers and Education: Coronavirus (3 Aug 2020)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many laptops each (1) local authority, and (2) multi-academy trust has received since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic; and how many vulnerable pupils are educated by each (a) local authority, and (b) multi-academy trust, in England.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Public Transport: Greater London (30 Jul 2020)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reimburse local authorities in London for any additional costs incurred as a result of the loss of free public transport for people under the age of 18 living in that city.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Oak National Academy: Finance (30 Jul 2020)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding has been allocated to the Oak National Academy in the 2020–21 financial year; and whether there will be an independent assessment of the educational value and value for money of the contract awarded to Oak National Academy.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Education: Registration (30 Jul 2020)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether all unregistered education settings are required to register with Ofsted.

Written Answers — Department for Education: National Tutoring Programme (29 Jul 2020)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to publish further guidance on the national tutoring programme.

Written Answers — Department for Education: National Tutoring Programme (29 Jul 2020)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many hours of tutoring each pupil designated as vulnerable can expect to receive from the national tutoring programme in the 2020–21 school year.

Written Answers — Department for Education: National Tutoring Programme (29 Jul 2020)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the cost per hour per pupil of implementing the national tutoring programme; and how much of the cost per hour is estimated to be administrative cost.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Attendance (29 Jul 2020)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact that the restrictions in place on the courts system to address the COVID-19 pandemic will have on the ability of local authorities to seek School Attendance Orders from the start of the next academic year.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Attendance (29 Jul 2020)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to publish a response to the consultation on children not in school, which closed on 24 June 2019.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Eleven Plus: Coronavirus (29 Jul 2020)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Berridge on 21 May (HL4175), what guidance is in place for secondary schools to permit visits for assessment tests in September and October 2020 of prospective pupils whose parents are applying for secondary transfer in September 2021.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Academies: Curriculum (29 Jul 2020)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether academies are obliged to teach all national curriculum subjects at Key Stage 2; and what action will be taken if an academy does not teach modern foreign languages at Key Stage 2.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Educational Institutions: Coronavirus (29 Jul 2020)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements are in place to ensure that the £650 million additional catch-up resources for schools and other educational settings will be allocated to the most deprived neighbourhoods.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Children in Care: Adoption (28 Jul 2020)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of court proceedings concerning children in care being put up for adoption have been adjourned or otherwise delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Coronavirus (23 Jul 2020)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the practicality of social distancing for secondary school pupils travelling to and from school, in particular in rural areas; and what assessment they have made of the findings in the analysis by the Education Policy Institute Getting pupils back into school: the unresolved problem of transport, published on 3 July.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Basic Skills: Primary Education (23 Jul 2020)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the likely effect of the decision to end the Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium on pupils who do not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of Key Stage 2.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Finance (23 Jul 2020)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government what effect they expect the COVID catch-up fund to have on the ability of schools to attract additional funding under the National Funding Formula for pupils in Years 7 to 11 with lower attainment who need support to catch up.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Finance (23 Jul 2020)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government what sources of funding will be available to secondary schools to support low attainment pupils following the decision to end the Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Inspections (23 Jul 2020)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government how the Ofsted visits to schools due to take place after the summer holidays will differ from formal inspections other than they will not result in the school being graded.

Schools: Arts Teaching - Question (22 Jul 2020)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: My Lords, studies have shown that the arts can improve young people’s cognitive abilities and contribute to raising the—[Inaudible.]—particularly for children from lower-income backgrounds. The Secretary of State for Education seems to agree; two weeks ago he said that “it is important that the curriculum is full, broad and balanced and includes the arts and humanities, sports and so...

Covid-19: Childcare Sector - Question (21 Jul 2020)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: My Lords, the Prime Minister has put parents in an impossible position by urging a return to work over the summer while failing to provide adequate support for childcare. [Inaudible] Working mothers will suffer particularly badly from the Government’s inaction. [Inaudible] Notwithstanding the early years entitlement continuation mentioned by the Minister, why have the Government not...


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