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Written Answers — Department for Education: Covid-19 Education Catch-up Fund (15 Nov 2021)

Robin Walker: The department is undertaking a range of monitoring and evaluation activities to assess COVID-19 catch-up activity, including for the additional £1.8 billion allocated in the autumn Budget 2021. The department has commissioned Renaissance Learning, and their subcontractor, the Education Policy Institute, to collect data from a sample of schools. This will provide a baseline assessment of...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Religion: Education (10 Nov 2021)

Robin Walker: The bursaries the department offers for initial teacher training (ITT) are intended to incentivise applications to ITT courses. The department reviews the bursaries on offer each year to take account of factors including historic recruitment, forecast economic conditions, and teacher supply need in each subject. This provides flexibility to respond to the need to attract new teachers, and...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Religion: Education (9 Nov 2021)

Robin Walker: The government firmly believes that religious education (RE) is important. Good quality RE is essential in developing children’s knowledge of British values and traditions, and those of other countries. RE is a vital part of fostering understanding among different faiths and beliefs, which is why it is a compulsory subject for all state-funded schools up to the age of 18. Department...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Discipline (9 Nov 2021)

Robin Walker: In June 2021, the department launched a call for evidence on managing behaviour and the use of isolation rooms in schools, including asking how vulnerable pupils are supported. This evidence will be considered and further assessed alongside the results of a public consultation later this year on the ‘behaviour and discipline in schools’ guidance. The guidance will provide practical advice...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Carbon Emissions (9 Nov 2021)

Robin Walker: In June 2020, the government announced the new School Rebuilding Programme. The department has confirmed the first 100 schools as part of a commitment to 500 rebuilding and refurbishment projects over the next decade. The programme will replace poor condition and ageing school buildings with modern, energy efficient designs, delivering new buildings that will be net zero carbon in...

Telecommunications (Security) Bill: After Clause 23 - Network Diversification (8 Nov 2021)

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Environment Bill: Clause 24 - Guidance on the OEP’s Enforcement Policy and Functions (8 Nov 2021)

...Rachel Maclean Kit Malthouse Anthony Mangnall Scott Mann Julie Marson Jerome Mayhew Paul Maynard Jason McCartney Karl McCartney Stephen McPartland Mark Menzies Huw Merriman Stephen Metcalfe Robin Millar Maria Miller Nigel Mills Gagan Mohindra Damien Moore Robbie Moore Penny Mordaunt Anne Marie Morris David Morris James Morris Jill Mortimer Kieran Mullan Holly Mumby-Croft Sheryll Murray...

Environment Bill: After Clause 78 - Storm overflows (8 Nov 2021)

...Rachel Maclean Kit Malthouse Anthony Mangnall Scott Mann Julie Marson Jerome Mayhew Paul Maynard Jason McCartney Karl McCartney Stephen McPartland Mark Menzies Huw Merriman Stephen Metcalfe Robin Millar Maria Miller Nigel Mills Gagan Mohindra Damien Moore Robbie Moore Penny Mordaunt Anne Marie Morris David Morris James Morris Jill Mortimer Kieran Mullan Holly Mumby-Croft Sheryll Murray...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Secondary Education: Assessments (8 Nov 2021)

Robin Walker: Throughout the COVID-19 outbreak, the department has acted swiftly to help minimise the impact on pupils’ education and provided extensive support for schools. Whilst we believe that exams are the fairest way of judging students’ performance, the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak meant we could not guarantee all students would be in a position to fairly sit their exams either in...

Written Answers — Department for Education: All Saints School York (8 Nov 2021)

Robin Walker: The department allocates annual condition funding to schools and those responsible for school buildings to support them to meet their duties in maintaining schools in a safe and operational condition. Large Voluntary-Aided (VA) bodies are eligible to receive a School Condition Allocation (SCA) to invest in priorities across the schools for which they are responsible. VA bodies are also...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Dance and Music: Education (8 Nov 2021)

Robin Walker: The department has a long-term commitment to ensuring that high-quality dance and music education is not the preserve of the elite, but the entitlement of every single child. The Music and Dance Scheme (MDS) allows exceptionally talented children to attend specialist music and dance education providers. The scheme provides bursaries and grants totalling around £30 million per annum to...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Coronavirus: Vaccination (8 Nov 2021)

Robin Walker: NHS England is delivering the vaccination programme for 12 to 15 year olds, and thousands of schools have already received visits from the School Age Immunisation Service teams to get consented children vaccinated. NHS England has additionally launched an out-of-school community offer for 12 to 15 year olds to get their vaccines via other routes, such as through vaccination centres. This is...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Special Educational Needs (8 Nov 2021)

Robin Walker: These are matters for Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman. I have asked her to write to you directly and a copy of her reply will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Drugs: Misuse (8 Nov 2021)

Robin Walker: From September 2020, relationships education became compulsory for all primary school-aged pupils, relationships and sex education compulsory for all secondary school-aged pupils, and health education compulsory for all pupils in state-funded schools. The statutory guidance for health education now sets out the following content on drugs, and supplements drug education as a statutory subject...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Closures (8 Nov 2021)

Robin Walker: The department continually reviews the evidence base on the potential economic impact of the time pupils have spent out of the classroom as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak and are aware of a wide range of estimates which are based on little or no mitigation measures. The department has commissioned an independent research and assessment agency to provide a baseline assessment of catch-up...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Coronavirus: Disease Control (8 Nov 2021)

Robin Walker: The department’s priority is to maximise the number of children and young people in face-to-face education or childcare and minimise any disruption, in a way that best manages the COVID-19 risk. Whilst the Directors of Public Health have discretion over local public health measures within a national framework, the advice in the contingency framework does not reverse the national policy for...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Coronavirus (8 Nov 2021)

Robin Walker: Teachers, school leaders, and pupils have made a huge contribution to the nation’s efforts to respond to the challenges arising from the COVID-19 outbreak, and the department is very grateful for their continued hard work. Throughout the COVID-19 outbreak, the department has ensured that all schools continued to receive their core funding as normal, regardless of any periods of reduced...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Coronavirus Catch-up Premium (8 Nov 2021)

Robin Walker: The department commissioned Renaissance Learning, and their subcontractor the Education Policy Institute, to collect data from a sample of schools to provide a baseline assessment of education lost and catch-up needs for pupils in schools in England, and to monitor progress over the course of the 2020/21 academic year and the autumn term 2021. The latest findings from this research, published...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupil Premium (8 Nov 2021)

Robin Walker: This government is committed to levelling up opportunities to make sure everyone has a fair chance to realise their potential and ensure no-one is left behind. The pupil premium furthers this objective by helping schools improve the academic attainment and wider outcomes of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. Total pupil premium funding is increasing to more than £2.5 billion in the...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Primary Education: National Curriculum Tests (8 Nov 2021)

Robin Walker: The department regularly engages with secondary school leaders and organisations, representing them on a wide range of issues around pupil progress, including on the transition to secondary school.


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