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Education: Topical Questions (29 Apr 2024)

Damian Hinds: First, I must say that the statistics the hon. Lady just gave on missing recruitment targets are incorrect. They are frequently repeated, but not right. We do think that career changes are an important part of people coming into this noble profession, and we are continuing with our career changes programme. We are not axing Now Teach; we are not re-procuring it, so we are not extending it...

Education: Topical Questions (29 Apr 2024)

Damian Hinds: I know we have corresponded on this recently, and I know my right hon. Friend is taking a close personal interest and has been involved directly and personally in multiple cases. In my most recent letter—I am not sure if it will have arrived yet—I have said that we will as a Department work with her.

Education: Topical Questions (29 Apr 2024)

Damian Hinds: I have also had an opportunity to speak to my right hon. Friend on occasions about this. The Catholic Church, the Church of England and other denominations play a central part in our education, typically having high-quality schools and typically being popular with parents. We are keen to extend our academies and free schools programme, which has underpinned the huge rise in quality and...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Training (26 Apr 2024)

Damian Hinds: Departmental targets for 2024/25 postgraduate initial teacher training (PGITT) were calculated by the Teacher Workforce Model (TWM) and include recruitment to High Potential ITT (HPITT) which is a two year employment-based ITT programme attracting high performing graduates and career changers who are unlikely to have otherwise joined the profession. The targets are calculated to replace all...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Department for Education: Civil Servants (26 Apr 2024)

Damian Hinds: The questions on personal wellbeing were introduced to the Civil Service People Survey in 2012 and therefore have only been in the survey for each of the last 12 years. The attached table provides the mean average and standard deviation of the department’s results for the four questions on personal wellbeing W01 to W04. The department does not hold the individual-level survey data, which...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Warwick and Leamington (26 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 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) teachers in...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Buildings (26 Apr 2024)

Damian Hinds: With thanks to the hard work of school and college leaders, all schools and colleges with confirmed RAAC are providing full time face-to-face education for all pupils. The department is supporting schools and colleges to keep any disruption to education to an absolute minimum. Every school or college with confirmed RAAC has been assigned dedicated support from the department’s team of...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Young People: Employment (26 Apr 2024)

Damian Hinds: High-quality careers information, advice and guidance is key to helping all young people make informed decisions about their future, including being able to find out about and consider the different options available to them. The department funds the Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC) to support schools and colleges to deliver high-quality careers programmes, to increase young people’s...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Young People: Work Experience (26 Apr 2024)

Damian Hinds: Work experience is an important aspect of the support pupils receive to follow rewarding learning and training pathways which lead to fulfilling careers. The department works with The Careers & Enterprise Company (CEC) to support secondary schools to provide pupils with multiple interactions with employers from year 7 to year 13 in line with Gatsby Benchmark 6, Experiences of the Workplace....

Written Answers — Department for Education: Health Education: Children (26 Apr 2024)

Damian Hinds: Pupils need to know how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal, and social lives in a positive way. That is why the department has made health education compulsory in all state-funded schools in England alongside making Relationships Education (for primary pupils) and Relationships and Sex Education (for secondary pupils) compulsory, collectively known as...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Working Hours (26 Apr 2024)

Damian Hinds: The department is taking action to encourage and support schools to adopt a strategic approach to implementing flexible working. The department knows that flexible working is increasingly viewed as an expectation for employees across other sectors. That is why the department is always interested to hear from stakeholders who are trialling new approaches to embedding flexible working practices...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Free School Meals (25 Apr 2024)

Damian Hinds: The department publishes statistics annually which detail the number of pupils registered to receive free meals. The latest data shows that over 2 million pupils are registered for benefits-based free school meals (FSM), which is 23.8% of all pupils. Close to 1.3 million additional pupils benefit from universal infant free school meals. Taken together, over one third of pupils receive free...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Mid Bedfordshire (25 Apr 2024)

Damian Hinds: The Mid Bedfordshire Upper Schools PFI contract covers two schools and was signed on 22nd December 2003. The department’s private finance initiative (PFI) Revenue Support Grant (RSG) funding for the Mid Bedfordshire Upper Schools Project is paid to the Local Authority, Central Bedfordshire Council, rather than directly to schools. No payments are made by the department to Bedfordshire...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Suffolk Coastal (25 Apr 2024)

Damian Hinds: There is one school selected for the School Rebuilding Programme (SRP) in the Suffolk Coastal constituency. This is Farlingaye High School. The SRP is a centrally delivered programme. Therefore, no funding is allocated or distributed directly to schools. Once contracts are awarded for building works, they are published on the Contracts Finder within 30 calendar days. The Contracts Finder...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Educational Visits: Theatres (25 Apr 2024)

Damian Hinds: All state-funded schools should teach a broad and balanced curriculum that promotes pupils' cultural development. The best schools combine creative subjects with core subjects, and the department is committed to ensuring that all pupils have access to both. Cultural education is therefore integral to a high-quality education. Alongside drama as part of the English curriculum and dance as part...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Department for Education and Student Loans Company: ICT (25 Apr 2024)

Damian Hinds: The Central Digital and Data Office (CDDO), in the Cabinet Office, has established a programme to support departments managing legacy IT. CDDO has agreed a framework to identify ‘red-rated’ systems, indicating high levels of risk surrounding certain assets within the IT estate. Departments have committed to have remediation plans in place for these systems by next year (2025). It is not...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Department for Education: Staff (25 Apr 2024)

Damian Hinds: The science and technology jobs and skills dashboard has been developed by the department’s Unit for Future Skills alongside science and technology policy experts in the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology. It is expected to be published in due course. Once the dashboard is published, the expectation is for it to take less than one full time-equivalent staff member to maintain...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Academies: Finance (25 Apr 2024)

Damian Hinds: A trust with multiple academies can pool the general annual grant (GAG) to form one central fund. The ability to pool funding gives trusts the ability to direct funds to meet improvement priorities and running costs across its schools and deliver a successful financial operating model for their trust. The Academy Trust Handbook (ATH) requires that if a trust decides to pool their GAG, then it...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Students: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (25 Apr 2024)

Damian Hinds: The department is aware of the current difficulties some students are facing in obtaining medication for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The department has not held discussions with examination boards specific to this. There are established arrangements in place that schools and colleges will be familiar with, which should be used to arrange any reasonable adjustments or...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Recruitment (25 Apr 2024)

Damian Hinds: The department reviews all policies, including subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) courses, on a regular basis to adapt its approach to attracting new teachers where needed and to ensure that interventions are focused where they will have the most positive impact for children and young people. When reviewing the SKE package for the remainder of the 2023/24 academic year, factors including...


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