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Results 121–140 of 2657 for speaker:Louise Haigh

Recruitment and Retention of Teachers (18 Jun 2015)

Louise Haigh: My hon. Friend anticipates my next point. The problem does not start and end with encouraging people to become teachers in the first place. Retaining experienced teachers is better for schools, better for pupils, and of course better financially as it is so much cheaper than recruitment and training.

Recruitment and Retention of Teachers (18 Jun 2015)

Louise Haigh: My hon. Friend makes an incredibly important point. The OECD workload diary survey found teachers working a staggering 50 hours per week compared with the average of 38.3 hours across the countries surveyed. It is becoming harder and harder to keep hold of qualified and experienced teachers. Frankly, that is no surprise. Demoralised, overworked and undervalued by a Government who treat the...

Recruitment and Retention of Teachers (18 Jun 2015)

Louise Haigh: I could not agree more. The irony is that the Government’s criticism of teachers comes at a time when teachers are working harder than ever before. It is a scandal that the teaching workload is growing out of control and that, even as they work harder than ever, teachers remain so undervalued. The Government must know that this is happening. Their own figures tell the story of the teacher...

Recruitment and Retention of Teachers (18 Jun 2015)

Louise Haigh: Absolutely. That is why we are losing so many teachers every single year. The total wastage rate, or loss of teachers, from the sector is now at over 10%—the highest for over a decade. To make matters worse, the number of teachers taking early retirement has risen to levels not seen since the Conservatives were last in power nearly two decades ago. Is not the Minister concerned that his own...

Recruitment and Retention of Teachers (18 Jun 2015)

Louise Haigh: I could not agree more. The politicised inspection regime is clearly a major issue, and it is cited by teachers when leaving the profession. Without working with the teaching profession, including their representatives in the teaching unions, to try to bridge some of the animosity of the past five years, it will be next to impossible to solve the crisis in teaching recruitment and retention....

Recruitment and Retention of Teachers (18 Jun 2015)

Louise Haigh: As pay and conditions continue to decrease as the system fragments, the situation will only continue to get worse. Indeed, the profession is now so unattractive that for every 1% the economy grows, applications fall by 5%. There is, of course, a financial as well as a human cost to this crisis. The past five years have seen a massive increase in the number and cost of agencies supplying...

Recruitment and Retention of Teachers (18 Jun 2015)

Louise Haigh: Absolutely. Increasingly, teachers and supply teachers are being exploited, both by agencies and by certain schools. It is clear from all the points that have been raised that there is a recruitment crisis as a result of fragmented and confusing pathways into teaching, and a retention crisis caused by a complete collapse in morale. The cost of those crises is being felt in the education...

Recruitment and Retention of Teachers (18 Jun 2015)

Louise Haigh: Absolutely. The lack of school places is clearly yet another factor in the issue. This leaves the Minister with a number of questions to answer. First, will he review the use of supply agencies, particularly in the light of the fact that spending on supply is 5% of the education budget? In the US, where supply teachers are employed directly by school districts, the figure is less than 1%....

Recruitment and Retention of Teachers (18 Jun 2015)

Louise Haigh: It is interesting to hear the Minister refute those assertions, given that his own written answer confirmed that 400 Teach First graduates started teaching maths and science in the last school year, but nearly 600 left the profession. Does he agree that the Government’s administration of the Teach First programme is failing on recruitment and retention?

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Royal Bank of Scotland (22 Jun 2015)

Louise Haigh: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received on turning the Royal Bank of Scotland into a network of stakeholder banks held in trusts for the public benefit.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Royal Bank of Scotland (22 Jun 2015)

Louise Haigh: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will commission a cost benefit analysis of alternatives to selling the government stake in the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Welfare Tax Credits (22 Jun 2015)

Louise Haigh: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an estimate of the annual cost to the public purse of (a) working families tax credits and (b) child tax credits paid to those earning below the living wage.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Financial Services (22 Jun 2015)

Louise Haigh: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Financial System Resilience Index published by the New Economics Foundation in June 2015, what plans he has to improve the resilience of the UK financial system.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Royal Bank of Scotland (22 Jun 2015)

Louise Haigh: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the fees payable to (a) law firms, (b) banks and (c) other advisers in relation to the sale of the Government's stake in the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Royal Bank of Scotland (22 Jun 2015)

Louise Haigh: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on public finances of selling the government stake in the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Influenza: Death (22 Jun 2015)

Louise Haigh: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people died from influenza in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Low Pay (22 Jun 2015)

Louise Haigh: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of people earning the living wage.

Education and Adoption Bill (22 Jun 2015)

Louise Haigh: Does my hon. Friend agree that one of the other problems with the Bill is the lack of academies and sponsors who are able and willing to take on the number of schools that the Government intend to convert? The Co-operative can take on only so many schools. Is he concerned that the schools he describes in his constituency may have little choice other than to be forcibly taken over by the trust...

Education and Adoption Bill (22 Jun 2015)

Louise Haigh: It is a great pleasure to follow so many excellent maiden speeches, especially those by Government Members who are former teachers and who called on the Secretary of State to tackle the crisis of morale, recruitment and retention among teachers, which they have obviously experienced. It is also an incredible pleasure to follow my hon. Friends the Members for Norwich South (Clive Lewis) and...

Education and Adoption Bill (22 Jun 2015)

Louise Haigh: The debate is not just between my hon. Friend and the Minister. A great many other stakeholders should be involved in the process when academies want to take over schools, not least parents and governors. Does she agree that it is appalling that parents have been completely removed from the consultation process in academies?


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