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Antisemitism: Bristol University (6 Jan 2022)

Robin Walker: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Bury South (Christian Wakeford) on securing this debate on antisemitism at the University of Bristol. I echo his comment that it is profoundly troubling that we should have to have this debate at all. It feels especially poignant given that Holocaust Memorial Day is just a few weeks away. I should point out that I am responding to the debate on...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Inspections (5 Jan 2022)

Robin Walker: This is a matter for Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman. I have asked her to write to the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South and a copy of her reply will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Academies: Curriculum (5 Jan 2022)

Robin Walker: Every state-funded school must offer a curriculum which is balanced and broadly based, which promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental, and physical development of pupils, and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. Academies and free schools have greater freedom and autonomy in how they operate for areas such as the curriculum. They are...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Languages: Curriculum (5 Jan 2022)

Robin Walker: The government is committed to increasing the number of pupils studying languages at GCSE, including languages that are reflected in modern Britain. That is why the teaching of languages is in the national curriculum for pupils from age 7 to 14, and why GCSE languages were included as part of the English Baccalaureate suite of subjects in 2010. It is ultimately for schools to decide which...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Buildings (5 Jan 2022)

Robin Walker: The Department for Education does not hold information on the number of classrooms in regular use in schools and sixth form colleges in either the state or independent sector. Investment in the school estate is a priority for the government. £23 billion was invested in the school estate from the financial years 2016-17 to 2020-21 to deliver new school places, rebuild or refurbish buildings...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Further Education and Schools: Ventilation (5 Jan 2022)

Robin Walker: Following the rollout of around 300,000 CO2 monitors to schools during the autumn term, over 350,000 monitors have been delivered to over 99% of eligible maintained schools, further education colleges, and the majority of nurseries. Schools are finding the monitors helpful to manage ventilation and, in the majority of schools, colleges, and nurseries, existing ventilation measures are...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Literacy: Teaching Methods (5 Jan 2022)

Robin Walker: The department is continuing to deliver year on year, real terms per pupil increases, investing a further £4.7 billion by the 2024-25 financial year for the core schools budget, over and above the Spending Review 2019 settlement for schools in the 2022-23 financial year. Since 2010, the government has prioritised the effective teaching of phonics by placing it at the heart of the curriculum...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Training (5 Jan 2022)

Robin Walker: We are holding two application rounds in 2022 for organisations seeking accreditation to deliver initial teacher training (ITT) from the 2024/25 academic year. Following assessment, moderation and, where necessary, due diligence checks of all applications submitted in the first round, applicants will be informed in writing of the outcome of their accreditation application. This will include...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Training (5 Jan 2022)

Robin Walker: The government response to the review accepted the recommendation that all initial teacher training (ITT) courses that lead to qualified teacher status should be centred on an evidence-based trainee curriculum, delivering as a minimum all aspects of the core content framework. However, it is the responsibility of providers to determine the shape of their training curriculum to suit their...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Special Educational Needs: Coronavirus (5 Jan 2022)

Robin Walker: Following our rollout of around 300,000 CO2 monitors to schools during the autumn term – with over 350,000 monitors delivered to over 99% of eligible maintained schools, further education colleges, and the majority of nurseries – schools are finding the monitors helpful to manage ventilation and, in the majority of education providers, existing ventilation measures are sufficient....

Written Answers — Department for Education: Primary Education: Headteachers (5 Jan 2022)

Robin Walker: A database of publications by category can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/search/all?level_one_taxon=c58fdadd-7743- 46d6-9629-90bb3ccc4ef0&order=most-viewed. This database can be interrogated to identify specific guidance aimed at specific audiences, including education and training providers. The database contains guidance that may have been updated on multiple occasions, for instance the...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Air Conditioning (5 Jan 2022)

Robin Walker: To procure air filtration devices the department ran a competitive process on the Crown Commercial Services Framework RM6157 Lot 3. The bids submitted by suppliers were evaluated and moderated anonymously. The bids were evaluated on price, quality, and social value to give a supplier an overall score. The suppliers that met the department’s requirements had their products made available on...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Air Conditioning (5 Jan 2022)

Robin Walker: There was no high priority lane or recommended supplier scheme giving preferential or rapid access to any suppliers during the procurement of air filtration devices for the marketplace. The procurement was carried out following the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and the Department for Education’s procurement processes.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Finance (5 Jan 2022)

Robin Walker: The department trust schools to manage their own budgets. The majority of schools are operating with a cumulative surplus, with only a small percentage having a deficit. The latest published figures show that the percentage of both academy trusts and local authority maintained schools in surplus or breaking even increased compared to the previous reporting year. Local authority maintained...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Inspections (17 Dec 2021)

Robin Walker: This is a matter for Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman. I have asked her to write to the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, and a copy of her reply will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Training (17 Dec 2021)

Robin Walker: The department wants all high-quality providers to continue to deliver initial teacher training leading to qualified teacher status. We will be proceeding carefully to maintain enough training places in all parts of the country to continue meeting teacher supply needs and will monitor this throughout the accreditation process. We reserve the right to run additional accreditation rounds if...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Initial Teacher Training Market Review (17 Dec 2021)

Robin Walker: The majority of the 823 respondents did not express universal opposition to, or universal support for the proposals, but indicated positive views towards some of the recommendations, while raising points about the potential impact of others. The government response to the consultation is published here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/initial-teacher- training-itt-market-review....

Written Answers — Department for Education: Design and Technology: Teachers (17 Dec 2021)

Robin Walker: The 2020/21 academic year saw an increase of more than 5,000 in the full time equivalent of teachers in state-funded secondary schools in England. This equates to a 2.5% growth on the year before, the largest observed in the last 10 years, and has resulted in the largest qualified teacher workforce since 2015/16. Added to this, one of the department’s top priorities is to ensure that we...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Languages: Teachers (17 Dec 2021)

Robin Walker: The 2020/21 academic year saw an increase of more than 5,000 in the full-time equivalent of teachers in state-funded secondary schools in England. This equates to a 2.5% growth on the year before, the largest observed in the last 10 years, and has resulted in the largest qualified teacher workforce since the 2015/16 academic year. Added to this, one of the department’s top priorities is to...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Department for Education: Climate Change and Sustainable Development (17 Dec 2021)

Robin Walker: My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education, announced a range of measures at COP26 to put climate change and sustainability at the heart of education. These included a draft Sustainability and Climate Change strategy for the education and children’s services systems, a new National Education Nature Park and Climate Leaders Award. From December 2021 to March 2022, working...


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