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Robin Walker

Conservative MP for Worcester (6 May 2010 – current)


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Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Standards (25 Oct 2021)

Robin Walker: Since 2010, this government has been committed to raising educational standards in all state schools across the country. In March 2020, 86% of schools were Good or Outstanding compared to just 68% in 2010. When it comes to raising standards, evidence shows that teachers are the most important in-school factor affecting attainment. In June 2021, we announced an investment of over £250 million...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Coronavirus (25 Oct 2021)

Robin Walker: The current COVID-19 operational guidance for schools sets out the best way to deliver face-to-face high-quality education to all pupils while also helping reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19. The evidence is clear that being out of education causes significant harm to educational attainment, life chances, mental and physical health. The contingency framework describes the types of...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupil Exclusions: Enfield North (25 Oct 2021)

Robin Walker: The number of permanent exclusions per 100 pupils there have been in (a) academies and (b) community schools in Enfield North constituency in each of last 10 years is provided in the attached table. Data on permanent exclusions from private schools is not collected by the department. Table showing exclusions per 100 pupil (xlsx, 21.6KB)

Written Answers — Department for Education: Science: Teachers (25 Oct 2021)

Robin Walker: We are committed to ensuring that all schools have access to highly skilled teachers. The department funds a package of programmes to support subject-specific professional development for science teachers. These include the network of Science Learning Partnerships delivering local continuous professional development (CPD) and support to increase the take up of triple science, Project Enthuse...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Public Sector: Pay (25 Oct 2021)

Robin Walker: The pause to headline pay rises for the majority of public sector workforces this academic year (2021/22) is in order to ensure fairness between public and private sector wage growth. The department will reassess the pay policy ahead of the 2022 pay round, taking into account the wider labour market. Teaching remains an attractive and fulfilling profession. Recent pay awards have helped to...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Remote Education: Computers (25 Oct 2021)

Robin Walker: The department recognises the importance of the availability of laptops and other technology, in particular for disadvantaged children and young people who may not have access to a device of their own. This is why we have already provided over 1.35 million devices, via schools, colleges and local authorities, which are responsible for allocating them to those pupils who need them most. On...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Languages: GCE A-level and GCSE (25 Oct 2021)

Robin Walker: The department’s focus is on increasing the uptake of languages at GCSE, which is why GCSEs in all modern and ancient languages are part of the English Baccalaureate performance measure for secondary schools. There are no specific plans to increase the number of pupils entered for language A levels, although an increase in GCSE uptake in languages is expected to lead to an increase in A...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Long Covid (25 Oct 2021)

Robin Walker: The department recognises that those taking examinations and assessments in 2022 have had considerable disruption to their education. In response to this, we have consulted on and announced a range of adaptations to examinations. Full details of these adaptations are available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/proposed-changes...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Pay (25 Oct 2021)

Robin Walker: The government is grateful to all teachers, leaders and other staff in schools who have worked incredibly hard throughout the COVID-19 outbreak, including the dedication they have shown in enabling schools to remain open and working in new ways to support pupils with remote education. In the September 2020 pay award, teachers received an average award of 3.1%, with starting salaries receiving...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Heating (25 Oct 2021)

Robin Walker: Throughout the COVID-19 outbreak, the department has emphasised the importance of ventilation and provided guidance to nurseries, schools and colleges on ventilation requirements. It is important to ensure that nurseries, schools and colleges are well ventilated and that a comfortable teaching environment is maintained. The department recognises that schools may be facing pressures this...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Hyperactivity (25 Oct 2021)

Robin Walker: All teachers are teachers of special education needs and disabilities (SEND), and high-quality teaching is central to ensuring that pupils with SEND are given the best possible opportunity to achieve at school. Since September 2020, all new teachers are benefitting from at least three years of evidence based professional development and support, starting with Initial Teacher Training (ITT)...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Coronavirus Catch-up Premium: Stockport (25 Oct 2021)

Robin Walker: Allocations for the 2020/21 academic year for the COVID-19 catch up premium for Stockport and all other local authorities in England are available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid -19-catch-up-premium-provisional-allocations.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Enfield North (25 Oct 2021)

Robin Walker: As part of the education recovery plan, in June 2021 the department announced over £250 million of additional funding to provide 500,000 world-leading training opportunities for teachers and head teachers, at every stage of their career. This additional funding was allocated as follows:£69 million to extend the rollout of the Early Career Framework (ECF) reforms to meet far higher than...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Retirement (25 Oct 2021)

Robin Walker: Information on the number of teachers who have retired and the number who have left the profession in each of the last five years is published in the ‘School Workforce in England’ statistical publication at: https://explore-education-statistics.service.gov.uk/find-sta tistics/school-workforce-in-england/2020.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Sutton Coldfield (25 Oct 2021)

Robin Walker: Supporting local authorities to create sufficient school places is one of the government’s top priorities. Local authorities are responsible for providing enough school places for children in their area. Birmingham was allocated £23,208,348 of basic need funding earlier this year for places needed by September 2023. Officials are in close liaison with Birmingham City Council and all other...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Science: Teachers (25 Oct 2021)

Robin Walker: The department is creating a world-class teacher development system by transforming the training and support teachers and head teachers receive at every stage of their career. We are investing an unprecedented amount of funding to improve the quality and delivery of professional development for teachers giving us a significant opportunity to impact pupil outcomes. The department acknowledges...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Uniforms (25 Oct 2021)

Robin Walker: The department plans to publish the statutory guidance in autumn 2021. Schools do not need to make any changes before the guidance is released. We want schools to implement changes in a timely and considered manner to ensure that parents do not incur additional costs from sudden uniform changes. Once the guidance is published, all schools will need to review their uniform policies and...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Enfield North (25 Oct 2021)

Robin Walker: Enfield local authority is receiving £5,640 per pupil this financial year (2021-22). This is above the national average in per pupil funding of £5,228. The average funding per pupil in Enfield North constituency is £5,730 this year. To see individual schools’ notional funding allocations under the national funding formula, please follow this link...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupil Premium: Greater London (25 Oct 2021)

Robin Walker: Pupil premium allocations for each local authority, including those in Inner and Outer London, are published here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pupil-premium-all ocations-and-conditions-of-grant-2021-to-2022. Please click on the spreadsheet entitled ‘Pupil premium allocations 2021 to 2022: national, local authority, parliamentary constituency level (updated September 2021)’.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Mathematics: Teachers (25 Oct 2021)

Robin Walker: There are more than 461,000 full-time equivalent classroom teachers, which is 20,000 more than in 2010. 41,472 new trainee teachers were recruited to start training in 2020/21, which is 23% more than in 2019/20, while just over two thirds of teachers who started teaching five years ago are still teaching. However, the department recognises that some schools face challenges recruiting...


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