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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...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Sign Language: GCSE (25 Oct 2021)

Robin Walker: The department is continuing to work closely with subject experts to develop draft subject content for a British Sign Language GCSE. We are also working with Ofqual to ensure the subject content can be assessed appropriately. We are aiming to consult publicly on the draft subject content in early 2022. Once final subject content is published, it will be for individual exam boards to decide...

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

Robin Walker: The new statutory guidance for relationships, sex and health education (RSHE), which came into force in September 2020, emphasises that schools should be alive to issues such as everyday sexism, misogyny, homophobia and gender stereotypes, and take positive action to build a culture where these are not tolerated, and any occurrences are identified and tackled. The guidance states that schools...

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

Robin Walker: Primary school pupils in Birmingham local authority are attracting £4,844 on average via the National Funding Formula (NFF) in financial year 2021-22. Secondary school pupils in Birmingham local authority are attracting £6,379 on average via the NFF in 2021-22. Primary and secondary schools also receive additional funding through other grants, such as the pupil premium. Based on the most...

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

Robin Walker: The Office for National Statistics (ONS) leads in conducting the national Coronavirus Infection Survey and publishes weekly prevalence estimates of COVID-19 in school-age children. A link to the latest ONS report is here: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthan dsocialcare/conditionsanddiseases/bulletins/coronaviruscovid...

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

Robin Walker: The department’s priority is for all nurseries, schools, colleges, and universities to deliver face-to-face, high-quality education to all pupils and students and to minimise disruption to education. We have worked closely with the UK Health Security Agency (UKSHA) throughout our response to the COVID-19 outbreak, including to revise our guidance from step 4 when the government relaxed most...

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

Robin Walker: Throughout the COVID-19 outbreak, the government has balanced education and public health considerations, weighing the impact of these measures on teaching, educational attainment, the health and wellbeing of children, pupils, students and staff and the functioning of nurseries, schools and colleges, against the risks posed by COVID-19. The situation has now fundamentally changed due to the...


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