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Ofsted: Pupil Absence Rates - Question (13 Feb 2024)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask His Majesty’s Government what plans they have to empower Ofsted to review pupil absence rates as part of their school inspections.

Ofsted: Pupil Absence Rates - Question (13 Feb 2024)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: I thank the Minister for that Answer. She knows that a child is deemed to be persistently absent if they have missed 10% or more of lessons. Across the two school terms prior to the current one, around one in five children were persistently absent from primary and secondary schools, which is more than double the figure five years ago. So there is an existential crisis and a safeguarding...

Schools: Financial Education - Question for Short Debate (31 Jan 2024)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Sater, for securing this debate and introducing it so effectively. It is a shame that noble Lords have such a short speaking time this evening but I suppose that is testament to the fact that so many of us feel strongly about the need for young people to be properly prepared in financial literacy. The Education Select Committee feels the same;...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Parents: Surveys (31 Jan 2024)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the findings of The National Parent Survey, published by Parentkind on 4 December 2023.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Governing Bodies (31 Jan 2024)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask His Majesty's Government why they decided to end the National Leaders of Governance Programme for schools in October 2023, rather than extend it to 2025.

Extreme Weather: Resilience - Commons Urgent Question (24 Jan 2024)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: My Lords, the Minister said in her opening remarks that the problems in the last few days were such that we had not seen before, but is that the case? This is the ninth season that the so-called European windstorms have been sufficiently serious for them to have names attached. On each occasion, we see apparently more serious effects in the UK than in other countries—electricity supply off...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Care Leavers: Housing (28 Dec 2023)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase the provision of safe and suitable housing for care leavers and thereby reduce the risk of care leavers becoming homeless.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Ruth Perry (21 Dec 2023)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills following the report of the senior coroner for Berkshire into the death of Ruth Perry.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children in Care: Housing (21 Dec 2023)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask His Majesty's Government what forecasting they have carried out regarding the number of children in care aged 16 and 17 who will be living in supported accommodation settings that do not provide care in the next (1) one, (2) three, and (3) five, years.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children in Care: Housing (21 Dec 2023)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on children in care who are moved more than 20 miles from home.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children in Care: Housing (21 Dec 2023)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask His Majesty's Government, further to their publication on 16 November of data on 'Children looked after in England including adoptions', which showed that more than 21 per cent of children in care had been moved more than 20 miles away from home, what steps they are taking to ensure that the number does not continue to rise in future years.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Disability (21 Dec 2023)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask His Majesty's Government when they will publish their disability action plan; and whether they expect publication to be delayed due to the cancellation of the role of minister for disabled people, health and work.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Line (20 Dec 2023)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask His Majesty's Government what additional resources they will provide to compensate local authorities for their expenditure in preparation for the HS2 rail link.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Mental Health Services: Children and Young People (19 Dec 2023)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report Children and young people’s mental health services: Targets, progress and barriers to improvement published by the Education Policy Institute on 10 December.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Mental Health Services: Finance (19 Dec 2023)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have for the roll-out of funding for Mental Health Support Teams beyond 2025.

Rwanda Treaty - Private Notice Question ( 8 Dec 2023)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: My Lords, the Minister said the funding of this ill-considered and, I think we will find, ill-fated scheme is coming from the Economic Transformation and Integration Fund. It is not clear who or what will be economically transformed or who or what will be integrated. Can he say how much of that funding will be taken from the overseas development aid fund?

Written Answers — Department for Science, Innovation and Technology: Technology: Equality ( 4 Dec 2023)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, in conjunction with employers, to increase diversity within the UK technology sector.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Digital Technology: Training (29 Nov 2023)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to expand the delivery of digital skills short courses and skills academies.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Digital Technology: Training (29 Nov 2023)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to support vocational learning pathways for the delivery of digital skills education.


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