Lord Storey: To ask His Majesty's Government how the 11-plus tests at grammar schools are moderated; and whether this moderation is carried out independently.
Lord Storey: To ask His Majesty's Government how many schools in England do not have access to a swimming pool for their swimming lessons.
Lord Storey: To ask His Majesty's Government how many children in England leave school not being able to swim.
Lord Storey: My Lords, I am very grateful to the noble Viscount for initiating this debate. I cannot help but feel that we are in a strange situation when it appears that everyone agrees that art and creativity are both beneficial for our society and so important to our economy. There are wonderful studies proving their positive impact on mental health, with the World Health Organization finding that arts...
Lord Storey: To ask His Majesty's Government whether the Liverpool Strategic Futures Panel has met yet.
Lord Storey: To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Scott of Bybrook on 25 October (HL2504 and HL2506), what update they can now provide regarding the Strategic Futures Advisory Panel.
Lord Storey: To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the letter from Baroness Stedman-Scott to all members of the House of Lords on 22 November, what additional measures they are putting in place to help young people find employment during the "economic challenges we are facing".
Lord Storey: To ask His Majesty's Government what qualifications coaches at the Department for Work and Pensions must obtain when working with young people seeking employment.
Lord Storey: To ask His Majesty's Government how many children are currently (1) home educated, (2) being taught in an unregistered provision, and (3) missing from schools rolls and unaccounted for.
Lord Storey: To ask His Majesty's Government how children are safeguarded when being home educated.
Lord Storey: To ask His Majesty's Government how many children from deprived backgrounds are home educated.
Lord Storey: To ask His Majesty's Government what is the total number of children who did not return to full time education following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lord Storey: To ask His Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the amount of money spent on average by local authorities supporting children who are home educated.
Lord Storey: To ask His Majesty's Government what data they keep on the (1) educational, and (2) wellbeing, outcomes of children who are being home-educated at (a) national, and (b) local authority, level.
Lord Storey: With those accreditors that lost their accreditation, we are obviously going to lose their skills and subject knowledge. How can we use that effectively? Can the Minister assure us that, in certain shortage subjects—we mentioned physics—accreditors that have been the pipe stream providing those teachers are not ones that have lost their accreditation?
Lord Storey: The noble Lord, Lord Adonis, mentioned Belvedere, but there is also the independent selective school Liverpool College, which is now an academy with no selection; and St Edward’s College, which was a selective independent school, is now an academy. The results are better than when they were grammar schools.
Lord Storey: My Lords, like the noble Baroness, Lady Bennett, and other noble Lords, I take part in the Learn with the Lords programme, which involves all types of schools, from maintained schools to academies, independent schools and grammar schools, and I meet children and young people who want to learn and are excited about learning. For me, it is about the young people themselves and how we develop...
Lord Storey: My Lords, I start by thanking the Whips for allowing me to speak despite my late arrival. I perhaps needed healthcare when I arrived: I left Liverpool on the 7 am train, which was supposed to take two hours but took two hours and 45 minutes, and my dash from Euston station got my heart going. I also thank my noble friend Lord Addington for this important Private Member’s Bill. Given the...
Lord Storey: My Lords, the Minister will be aware that for every child to have the opportunities that she talks about it is important that we identify those children with special educational needs at an early age. She will also recall the Children and Families Act 2014, which we thought was going to be ground-breaking. Yet in terms of special educational needs we see long delays, tribunals or appeals...
Lord Storey: My Lords—