Results 1–20 of 1872 for speaker:Baroness Garden of Frognal

Written Answers — Department for Education: Mathematics and Science: Teachers (19 Feb 2024)

Baroness Garden of Frognal: To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to (1) recruit, and (2) retain, more science and maths teachers in schools serving the most disadvantaged communities.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Mathematics and Science: Teachers (19 Feb 2024)

Baroness Garden of Frognal: To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address the gender divide amongst science and maths teachers in order to provide more positive role models for girls in the classroom.

Written Answers — Department for Education: STEM Subjects: Girls (15 Feb 2024)

Baroness Garden of Frognal: To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address the confidence gap between girls and boys studying STEM subjects at school.

Education: 11 to 16 Year-olds - Question ( 8 Feb 2024)

Baroness Garden of Frognal: My Lords, our committee proved that the curriculum is vastly overloaded with knowledge-based things, does not include enough digital or computing, and in a lot of schools the arts are completely neglected. Nor does it include life skills, so our young people are coming out without the skills they need for the future. So what urgent action will the Government take so that our children have a...

Arts - Motion to Take Note ( 1 Feb 2024)

Baroness Garden of Frognal: My Lords, it is a great pleasure to contribute to this debate on the arts from the noble Lord, Lord Bragg. As the wonderful Darren Henley said: “England’s artists, arts organisations, museums and libraries enrich our lives, increase our knowledge and open our minds to new possibilities”. They not only are life-affirming but contribute around £126 billion in gross value to the economy...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Extracurricular Activities (31 Jan 2024)

Baroness Garden of Frognal: To ask His Majesty's Government whether they have considered the need for all students to have diverse access to opportunities for enrichment as part of the development of the new Advanced British Standard.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Extracurricular Activities (31 Jan 2024)

Baroness Garden of Frognal: To ask His Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to funding (1) infrastructure, (2) guidance, and (3) training for education providers and potential partners, to support enrichment activity in schools.

Arrangement of Business - Announcement (18 Jan 2024)

Baroness Garden of Frognal: My Lords, I suggest that the Whips could be a bit more assertive when people go over time, because often they sit there while the time goes on and the rest of the House is getting agitated, but they do not intervene. Please can they intervene rather more?

Written Answers — Department for Education: Social Services: Racial Discrimination (21 Dec 2023)

Baroness Garden of Frognal: To ask His Majesty's Government whether they intend to meet representatives of with Barnardo’s to discuss how local authorities can work with partners to prevent the over-criminalisation of Black children in the care system.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Treatment of, and Outcomes for, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Individuals in the Criminal Justice System Independent Review (21 Dec 2023)

Baroness Garden of Frognal: To ask His Majesty's Government whether they will commit to publishing an updated progress report on the implementation of the recommendations of the Lammy Review report, published in 2017, which reviewed the treatment of and outcomes for Black, Asian and minority ethnic individuals in the criminal justice system.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Electricians: Apprentices (14 Dec 2023)

Baroness Garden of Frognal: To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage small businesses to engage in apprenticeship programmes aimed at delivering a skilled pipeline of electrical contractors into the workforce.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Electricians: Training (14 Dec 2023)

Baroness Garden of Frognal: To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support students studying a classroom-based electrical technical diploma to transition into the workforce.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Electricians: Training (14 Dec 2023)

Baroness Garden of Frognal: To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to measure the learner outcomes and career progression of students completing electrical technical diplomas.

Ministry of Defence: Equipment Plan - Question ( 7 Dec 2023)

Baroness Garden of Frognal: My Lords, the equipment plan bandies around some interesting figures: the noble Lord, Lord Coaker, mentioned £16.9 billion, while I picked up £7.6 billion and £29.8 billion—obviously, precision is our watchword. The noble and gallant Lord, Lord Stirrup, picked up the very alarming word “Unknown” for the costs and, where they are known, they are deemed to be “unaffordable”. This...

Access to Musical Education in School - Question for Short Debate (18 Oct 2023)

Baroness Garden of Frognal: My Lords, it is a great pleasure to join enthusiasts in this debate. When I asked a Question this week on music and other arts subjects, the Minister gave me to understand that all was well: generous bursaries would lure music teachers out of the woodwork and there would be money for music hubs. But there are still schools where there is no singing, no recorder playing and no banging of...

Education: Advanced British Standard - Question (17 Oct 2023)

Baroness Garden of Frognal: My Lords, A-levels and T-levels should never be the only options for 16 year-olds. There are many highly talented, creative and practical students with work-based skills which are essential for the economy. Can the Minister reassure us that BTEC vocational qualifications will continue to be available to ensure that these students get their work accredited?

Schools: Music, Art, Craft and Dance - Question (16 Oct 2023)

Baroness Garden of Frognal: To ask His Majesty’s Government what plans they have (1) to revitalise music, art, craft and dance, in state schools, and (2) to recruit teachers of these subjects.

Schools: Music, Art, Craft and Dance - Question (16 Oct 2023)

Baroness Garden of Frognal: I thank the Minister for that very positive reply. However, one of the very many damaging offshoots of the EBacc and Progress 8 has been to degrade—indeed, in some cases to eliminate —music, dance, art and crafts from state school curricula, but every young person deserves the opportunity to experience and enjoy them. What is more, the arts are major contributors to the nation’s...

Written Answers — Home Office: Migrants: Health Services (26 Sep 2023)

Baroness Garden of Frognal: To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on academic institutions in the UK of increasing the annual immigration health surcharge for overseas researchers from £624 to £1,035 for main applicants and to £776 for child dependants from this autumn in combination with an increase of 15 per cent in visa fees.


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