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Results 181–200 of 2657 for speaker:Louise Haigh

Public Bill Committee: Education and Adoption Bill: Examination of Witnesses (30 Jun 2015)

Louise Haigh: Given the evidence we have heard today, should not the definition of “coasting” be based completely on value added and measures such as progress 8, rather than the threshold proposed in the regulations?

Public Bill Committee: Education and Adoption Bill: Examination of Witnesses (30 Jun 2015)

Louise Haigh: Sorry, but the definition of “coasting” contains a threshold and a progress measure. My question is, should the threshold not be removed completely from the definition?

Public Bill Committee: Education and Adoption Bill: Examination of Witnesses (30 Jun 2015)

Louise Haigh: Do you accept that certain schools in certain areas will always miss out on that threshold?

Public Bill Committee: Education and Adoption Bill: Examination of Witnesses (30 Jun 2015)

Louise Haigh: And how does that affect morale and recruitment in those schools?

Public Bill Committee: Education and Adoption Bill: Examination of Witnesses (30 Jun 2015)

Louise Haigh: Is there any scope to include churn in the assessment? Some primary schools, in particular, have a huge level of churn of pupils and are therefore being judged on pupils they may have had for only six months or a year.

Public Bill Committee: Education and Adoption Bill: Examination of Witnesses (30 Jun 2015)

Louise Haigh: No one is suggesting that we lower the ambition for the most deprived pupils in our country; what worries me is the impact that the Bill may have on morale in the teaching profession. As we have heard, recruitment and retention are a problem across the board in teaching. Does the Minister not think that the Bill should have measures to tackle that growing issue?

Public Bill Committee: Education and Adoption Bill: Examination of Witnesses (30 Jun 2015)

Louise Haigh: We have heard that a dual accountability system will almost certainly damage morale.

Public Bill Committee: Education and Adoption Bill: Examination of Witnesses (30 Jun 2015)

Louise Haigh: The Secretary of State judges schools; this introduces yet another layer and confuses accountability mechanisms even further.

Public Bill Committee: Education and Adoption Bill: Examination of Witnesses (30 Jun 2015)

Louise Haigh: You were not here to listen to most of the witnesses this morning, but as Peter Kyle said, we heard time and again that recruitment and retention of teachers is a serious problem, both for entry-level positions and in senior leadership. That is a major factor in the quality of a school’s education and there is nothing in the Bill to tackle it.

Public Bill Committee: Education and Adoption Bill: Examination of Witnesses (30 Jun 2015)

Louise Haigh: Yet it is a major issue in our education system. Sir Michael Wilshaw himself has said so.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (2 Jul 2015)

Louise Haigh: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will publish the guidance given to jobcentre staff in pilot jobcentres on the Claimant Commitment and the responsibility of individuals to increase their earnings.

Written Answers — Department for Energy and Climate Change: Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (2 Jul 2015)

Louise Haigh: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate she has made of the number of renewable heat installations installed in (a) Sheffield and (b) the UK as a result of the Renewable Heat Incentive.

Written Answers — Department for Energy and Climate Change: Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (2 Jul 2015)

Louise Haigh: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate she has made of the number of renewable heat installations installed as a result of the (a) domestic and (b) non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive since those schemes' inception.

Written Answers — Department for Culture Media and Sport: Broadcasting: Internet (2 Jul 2015)

Louise Haigh: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to improve the provision of access services for on-demand content.

Written Answers — Department for Culture Media and Sport: Broadcasting: Internet (2 Jul 2015)

Louise Haigh: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to improve the provision of access services for on-demand content.

Opposition Day — [4th Allotted Day]: Equal Pay and the Gender Pay Gap (1 Jul 2015)

Louise Haigh: Does the right hon. Lady agree that in order to improve the number of women on boards we must do much more to tackle the pipeline and encourage businesses to promote women internally? From my own experience working in the City of London, senior women were often brought into the organisation but very few women were promoted internally.

Public Bill Committee: Education and Adoption Bill: Clause 13 - Local authority adoption functions: joint arrangements (2 Jul 2015)

Louise Haigh: My hon. Friend makes an important point. The Bill makes it seem that the Government feel that adoption is the only solution for children in care. Figures from the Fostering Network show that, of the 65,000 children and young people in care, only 4,000 want or need to be adopted.  Adoption is not an appropriate solution for the vast majority of children in care, who might be in care only...

Public Bill Committee: Education and Adoption Bill: Clause 13 - Local authority adoption functions: joint arrangements (2 Jul 2015)

Louise Haigh: My hon. Friend is making an excellent speech. Does he agree that a key performance indicator in this area should be not simply how long it takes to place children, but the breakdown in adoption places? Voluntary agencies are incredibly successful in that regard, with only 3% of adoptions breaking down.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia (3 Jul 2015)

Louise Haigh: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to UK Export Finance's 2014-15 Annual Report, what the defence goods for Saudi Arabia are for which Kirintec Ltd has been given £190,480 a bond support facility.

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Equal Pay (6 Jul 2015)

Louise Haigh: To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, when and with whom she consulted on the details of regulations to be introduced under the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 for the purpose of requiring the publication of information showing whether there are differences in the pay of males and females.


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