Results 1–20 of 1537 for speaker:Nadhim Zahawi

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pre-school Education (20 Jul 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: These figures are published in the local authority tables of the annual statistical release ‘Schools, pupils and their characteristics’. This is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-school- and-pupil-numbers for 2010 onwards. For 2000, please consult the national archives website at the following link:...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pre-school Education: Per Capita Costs (20 Jul 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: We are providing supplementary funding of around £60 million a year to enable local authorities to protect maintained nursery school (MNS) funding until 2019-20. It is for local authorities to set the rates paid to maintained nursery schools. This supplementary funding provides MNS with stability whilst we develop a long-term solution for them. An important part of this will be...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Day Care (20 Jul 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: We have commissioned an independent evaluation of the first year of 30 hours delivery, which will be published this summer. We will use the evidence from this evaluation and the learnings from the first year of delivery to inform the future eligibility and delivery of 30 hours.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Staying Put: Finance (19 Jul 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: The cross-government care leaver strategy ‘Keep on Caring’ was published in July 2016. This confirmed that funding for Staying Put would continue to be paid to local authorities until the end of the Spending Review period. It also confirmed that the funding would be up-rated by 2% each year to take inflation into account. The amount of funding is therefore £23.3 million for...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pre-school Education: Private Education (19 Jul 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: This is a matter for Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman. I have asked her to write to the hon. Member and a copy of her reply will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Special Educational Needs: Teachers (19 Jul 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) are designated by Teaching Schools. Although we request that Teaching Schools inform us of all SLE designations and de-designations, this is not a condition of our grant payments to Teaching Schools. Based on the information supplied to us by Teaching Schools, there are 1330 SLEs with the special educational needs specialism and 2461 SLEs with the...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children in Care (19 Jul 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: We monitor the number of children entering the care system on an ongoing basis and information showing the change in the number of children entering the care system in the last five years is provided in the table below: Children who started to be looked after1,2,3 and children who were taken into care during the year4 ending 31 March 2013 to 2017 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Children...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pre-school Education: Finance (19 Jul 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: Maintained nursery schools (MNS) make an important contribution to improving the lives of some of our most disadvantaged children. In recognition of the costs that MNS experience over and above other providers, we are providing supplementary funding – additional to funding received under the Early Years National Funding Formula (EYNFF) – of around £60 million a year to enable...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Members: Correspondence (19 Jul 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: Unfortunately, the department did not receive your letter. Departmental officials have been in contact with your constituency office, who have resent this. A reply will be sent to you in due course.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Disadvantaged (19 Jul 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: I refer the hon. Member for Newcastle upon Tyne North to the answer I gave on 23 April 2018 to Question 136545.

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (18 Jul 2018)

Education: Accountability hearings. 10:00 am; Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: Nadhim Zahawi MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Education

Written Answers — Department for Education: Education: North of England (18 Jul 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: Holding answer received on 16 July 2018 As part of the 2016 Northern Powerhouse Schools Strategy, the government committed £70 million to support educational improvement in the north, up to the end of March 2020. Since that announcement, the government has spent or committed significantly more than £70 million to support educational improvement in the north. This includes...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Social Mobility Commission: Public Appointments (18 Jul 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: Holding answer received on 16 July 2018 The application process to recruit a Chair of the Social Mobility Commission opened on 5 February 2018 with an original closing date of 25 February 2018. The closing date was subsequently extended to 30 March 2018 to ensure applications from a strong field of candidates. Six applications for the role were received before the closure of the...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Sanitary Protection (18 Jul 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: We have sought to establish whether there has been any rigorous national assessment of the prevalence of period poverty or its impact on attendance, however none appears to be available. We have produced additional analysis of our absence statistics to look for evidence of period poverty. Our analysis, published in March 2018, shows that while absence rates amongst girls do increase after a...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Arts and Design: GCE A-level (18 Jul 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: The total number and percentage of students entering each subject in each year is provided in the attached tables, as well as the percentage of entrants into each subject who were eligible for free school meals.[1] [1] For 2010/11 – 2015/16 - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/a-level-attainmen t-by-pupil-characteristics. For 2016/17 -...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Governing Bodies (18 Jul 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: The department publishes the Governance Handbook and competency frameworks, which provide guidance on the roles and duties of governing boards, and advice on the skills, knowledge and behaviours they need to be effective. The specific duties in relation to special educational needs and disability (SEND) are set out in the Governance Handbook. Every governing board should have an individual...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Special Educational Needs: Dyslexia (18 Jul 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: Schools have a statutory duty to support all pupils who have special educational needs or a disability (SEND), including those with dyslexia. They should apply the graduated approach to support that is set out for schools in the SEND Code of Practice, paragraphs 6.36 to 6.56 (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-code-of-pra ctice-0-to-25) – assessing a child’s needs,...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Obesity (17 Jul 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: The Childhood Obesity Plan committed to use the revenue from the soft drinks industry levy to invest in programmes to reduce obesity and encourage physical activity and balanced diets for school age children. In September 2017, we announced that we would use that revenue to double funding for the Primary PE and Sport Premium to £320 million a year. Schools are required to report on...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Special Educational Needs: Hearing Impairment (17 Jul 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: In relation to reductions in financial support for the education of deaf children and the adequacy of support for those children, I refer the hon. Member for Leeds North West to the answer I gave on 14 June 2018 to Question 152124.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Day Care (17 Jul 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: As of January 2018, the number of families in Cheshire West and Chester who are taking up the free early education entitlement for two year olds was 810. This is a take-up rate of 89%. Universal Credit (UC) is one of a number of eligibility criteria for the free early education entitlement for two year olds. This criteria also includes receipt of certain benefits, children looked after by a...


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