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Written Answers — Department for Education: Education and Skills Funding Agency: Consultants ( 2 May 2024)

Damian Hinds: Over the last five years, the Education and Skills Funding Agency has spent the following on external consultants:2019/20: £504,0002020/21: £754,0002021/22: £726,0002022/23: £345,0002023/24: £1,560,000 The majority of the external consultancy expenditure relates to Schools Resource Management Advisers who provide resource management advice to school leaders.

Public Bill Committee: School Attendance (Duties of Local Authorities and Proprietors of Schools) Bill: Clause 1 - School attendance: general duties on local authorities ( 1 May 2024)

Damian Hinds: It is a great pleasure to see you in the Chair, Mr Vickers. I want to join colleagues in congratulating my right hon. Friend the Member for Chelmsford on introducing the Bill and her work in getting it to this stage. She brought to the process not only her commitment and passion but a number of unique insights. It was a pleasure to join her in visiting The Boswells School when I came to...

Public Bill Committee: School Attendance (Duties of Local Authorities and Proprietors of Schools) Bill: Clause 1 - School attendance: general duties on local authorities ( 1 May 2024)

Damian Hinds: All that my hon. Friend says is correct. All schools have some form of attendance policy. There is some variation, and one of the things that is happening through this process—the Bill, and our wider work with behaviour hubs and champions, and so on—is to spread best practice. There is real interest from schools in doing so, because they see some of the variation in attendance rates and...

Public Bill Committee: School Attendance (Duties of Local Authorities and Proprietors of Schools) Bill: Clause 1 - School attendance: general duties on local authorities ( 1 May 2024)

Damian Hinds: I think there is. There is some evidence that facilitating things for parents can be helpful, particularly when such things allow parents to go to work and so on. Where I might disagree with the hon. Member for Newcastle upon Tyne North is that that is not unique to primary schools; in fact, attendance is more of a problem at secondary school than it is at primary school. We spend quite a lot...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Health Education: Alcoholic Drinks ( 1 May 2024)

Damian Hinds: From September 2020 in England, Relationships Education became compulsory for all primary school-aged pupils, Relationships and Sex Education became compulsory for all secondary school-aged pupils, and Health Education became compulsory for all pupils in state-funded schools. The statutory guidance for Health Education sets out content on drugs, alcohol and tobacco use. This guidance is...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Department for Education: Parking ( 1 May 2024)

Damian Hinds: The attached table includes data to support the response relating to the department and arm’s length bodies. Number of Parking Spaces (pdf, 60.4KB)

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Alcoholic Drinks ( 1 May 2024)

Damian Hinds: ​​Schools are already required to teach content on alcohol use as part of the statutory guidance for Health Education. Since September 2020, it has been compulsory for schools to teach Relationships Education for primary school aged pupils, Relationships and Sex Education for secondary school aged pupils and Health Education for all pupils in state-funded schools. This guidance is...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Assessments: Writing (30 Apr 2024)

Damian Hinds: This is a matter for the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual). The department has asked its Chief Regulator, Sir Ian Bauckham CBE, to write to the hon. Member for St Albans and a copy of his reply will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (30 Apr 2024)

Damian Hinds: The department aims to be in a position to publish a draft of the guidance for the consultation very shortly so that the new guidance will be available as soon as possible this year.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupil Premium (30 Apr 2024)

Damian Hinds: Pupil premium funding is rising to over £2.9 billion in 2024/25, an increase of around £90 million from 2023 to 2024. In 2024/25 the pupil premium funding rate for primary pupils is £1,480, and £1,050 for secondary pupils. Looked-after, and previously looked-after, children attract a higher rate of £2,570. These rates for 2024/25 were an increase of 1.7% on those for 2023/24. This...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Department for Education: Civil Servants (30 Apr 2024)

Damian Hinds: The department’s results for each of the questions in the Civil Service People Survey relating to leadership and managing change are published online:Results from 2010 to 2018 can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/department-for-ed ucation-people-survey-results.Results from 2019 to 2023 can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/civil-service-peop...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Academies: Faith Schools (30 Apr 2024)

Damian Hinds: The diversity of schools in this country is one of our education system’s most valuable assets and faith schools play a pivotal role in that by providing high-quality school places and choice for parents. This government remains committed in its support for faith schools. Faith school providers, including churches, are among the largest providers of academy trusts. As the department moves...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Music: Education (30 Apr 2024)

Damian Hinds: In light of the increase in employer contributions to the Teacher’s Pension Scheme (TPS) from April 2024, the department will take steps to determine the level of employer liability across all the newly appointed Music Hub Lead Organisations from September 2024. This has not been possible until recently, as applicants were informed of the outcome of the Music Hubs Investment Programme on 8...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Buildings (29 Apr 2024)

Damian Hinds: The government has compiled one of the largest and most comprehensive surveys of school building condition in Europe. The Condition Data Collection (CDC) programme is the first of its kind to help us understand the condition of the school estate, and target funding to where it is most needed. This programme ran from 2017 to 2019 and visited over 22,000 schools. The key findings from the first...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Allergies: Schools (29 Apr 2024)

Damian Hinds: It is vital children with allergies are safe in schools. Statutory guidance makes clear schools should ensure they are aware of pupils with medical conditions, including allergies, and have policies in place to ensure these are well-managed. The department recently reminded schools of legal duties and highlighted the Schools Allergy Code, which is available online at:...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Free Schools (29 Apr 2024)

Damian Hinds: There has been no change to the department’s policy regarding the types of school that can open as part of the free schools programme. In the most recent application waves, the department approved 15 mainstream free schools, two of which were new universal technical colleges (UTC), 41 special free schools and 20 alternative provision (AP) schools. My right hon. Friend, the Chancellor of the...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Warwick and Leamington (29 Apr 2024)

Damian Hinds: Information on the school workforce, including the number of teachers in each school, is published in the ‘School workforce in England’ statistical publication, which is available here: https://explore-education-statistics.service.gov.uk/find-sta tistics/school-workforce-in-england. As of November 2022, which is the latest data available, there were over 468,000 full-time equivalent (FTE)...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Training (29 Apr 2024)

Damian Hinds: Trainees not awarded qualified teacher status (QTS) includes those who ended their training during the year and either left the course before the end (excluding those who left the course within 90 days of the start) or did not meet the teacher standards. These statistics refer to the academic year in which trainees finished or withdrew from their initial teacher training (ITT) courses,...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Equality and Religious Freedom (29 Apr 2024)

Damian Hinds: There is currently no legal requirement for schools to allow their pupils time within the school day to pray upon request, nor are they required to provide any pupil with a physical space, such as a prayer room, to conduct their prayers. It is a matter for individual schools and headteachers to make a decision that is in the interest of their pupils. It is important when considering any...

Education: Mental Resilience in Young People: Sports and PE (29 Apr 2024)

Damian Hinds: It is well and widely recognised that PE and sport support children and young people’s health and general wellbeing. The school sport and activity action plan update, published in July 2023, sets out how we will support all young people to participate in PE and sport in school.


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