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Written Answers — Department for Education: Chidren: Afghanistan (20 Oct 2021)

Robin Walker: Work is underway across government departments, and with charities and local authorities, to ensure refugees arriving from Afghanistan are properly supported so they can rebuild their lives. Local authorities will receive a funding package to support the resettlement of these families. We are prioritising making sure that children of all ages have access to education, including by working...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Sikhs: Curriculum (20 Oct 2021)

Robin Walker: There are no plans to introduce teaching about specific faiths in any of the subjects of the national curriculum at any of the key stages. The teaching about the Sikh faith by any school would be expected to be part of the religious education (RE) curriculum. The RE curriculum must reflect the fact that the religious traditions in the UK are in the main Christian, whilst taking account of the...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Qualifications (20 Oct 2021)

Robin Walker: Information on the proportion of teachers nationally that hold a degree or degree-level qualification in the subject they teach is published in the ‘School Workforce in England’ statistical publication. Teachers are counted against each subject taught and may therefore appear under more than one subject. This means it is not possible to calculate a total across all teachers. A breakdown...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Capital Investment (20 Oct 2021)

Robin Walker: The department provides annual capital funding to support sufficient school places and to maintain and improve the condition of the school estate. In addition, the department also delivers capital building programmes, including the free schools programme, the Priority School Building Programme (PSBP) and the new School Rebuilding Programme (SRP). Schools included in the PSBP can be found...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Computacenter: Remote Education (20 Oct 2021)

Robin Walker: Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, the department has distributed over 1.35 million laptops and tablets to schools, academy trusts, local authorities and further education providers for disadvantaged children and young people through the Get Help With Technology programme. This formed part of the £400 million government investment to support access to remote education and online...

Supporting Small Business (19 Oct 2021)

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Independent Expert Panel Recommendations for Sanctions and the Recall of MPs Act 2015 (19 Oct 2021)

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Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Energy (18 Oct 2021)

Robin Walker: Responsible bodies, including local authorities and academy trusts, have a responsibility to ensure assets are operated and maintained effectively. This includes energy efficiency improvements. Since 2008, all school buildings are legally required to have Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) and Display Energy Certificates (DECs). These are intended to raise awareness of energy use in...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Buildings (18 Oct 2021)

Robin Walker: The department is aware of the condition issues facing the All Saints Roman Catholic School. The former Minister for the School System, my noble Friend, Baroness Berridge, met with the hon. member for York Central, as well as representatives from the school, the Diocese of Middlesbrough and York City Council in June to discuss this matter, and a capital adviser from the department visited the...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Hyperactivity (18 Oct 2021)

Robin Walker: We know that teaching quality is the most important in-school factor for improving the outcomes for all pupils, particularly for those with additional needs, including those who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). All new teachers receive at least three years of evidence-based professional development and support, starting with Initial Teacher Training (ITT) based on the new...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: York (18 Oct 2021)

Robin Walker: The schools sector remains financially stable, with high standards of financial management and governance. The primary responsibility for the oversight of each academy trust, including their financial position, rests with the trustees themselves. The department expects trustees to deliver strong governance, monitor the financial health of their trust and ensure every pound is well spent. The...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Financial Services: Education (18 Oct 2021)

Robin Walker: Education on financial matters helps to ensure that young people are prepared to manage their money well, make sound financial decisions and know where to seek further information when needed. Finance education forms part of the citizenship national curriculum which can be taught at all Key Stages and is compulsory at key stages 3 and 4: https://www.gov.uk/national-curriculum. Financial...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Free Schools: Denton (18 Oct 2021)

Robin Walker: There are two secondary schools in Denton, Greater Manchester: St Thomas More Roman Catholic College, a voluntary aided school, and Denton Community College, a local authority maintained school. Both are judged good by Ofsted. Attainment and progress at Denton Community College were below average for the three years up to 2019. At St Thomas More, attainment was above local and national...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Special Educational Needs: Training (18 Oct 2021)

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

Written Answers — Department for Education: Two Trees School Denton: Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council (18 Oct 2021)

Robin Walker: Local authorities require the Secretary of State for Education’s consent to dispose of their school playing field land under section 77 of The School Standards and Framework Act 1998 (SSFA) and Schedule 1 of the Academies Act 2010. Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council (the Council) applied for consent to dispose of the Two Trees High School site in 2016. Officials sought clarification on...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Sex and Relationship Education: Females (28 Sep 2021)

Robin Walker: The department has not engaged specifically with any local representatives of sector organisations focused on violence against women and girls in relation to the implementation of the new Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) curriculum, which came into force in September 2020. The department commissioned Ofsted to undertake a review of sexual abuse in schools and colleges and they...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Disadvantaged (27 Sep 2021)

Robin Walker: The Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities was launched to conduct a detailed, data-led examination of inequality across the entire population, and to set out a positive agenda for change. We thank Dr Tony Sewell and each of the commissioners for generously giving their time to lead this important piece of work. It is now right that the government considers their recommendations in detail...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Alternative Education: Sex and Relationship Education (24 Sep 2021)

Robin Walker: Relationships education is compulsory for all primary school pupils, relationships and sex education is compulsory for all secondary school pupils, and health education is compulsory for pupils in all state-funded schools. This includes pupils in special schools and pupil referral units. In teaching the new curriculum, schools must have regard to the statutory guidance. To support all...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Home Education (24 Sep 2021)

Robin Walker: The department does not collect data on children who are home educated. We are aware of the rising number of home-educated children. The department supports the right of parents to educate their children at home. Most do so with the best education of their child at the centre of their decision. The rising numbers of home educated children cannot be overlooked. For some parents, the child’s...

Written Answers — Department for Education: National Tutoring Programme (24 Sep 2021)

Robin Walker: Our delivery partner, Randstad, has approved 38 Tuition Partners to provide high-quality, subsidised tuition to schools in the current academic year: https://nationaltutoring.org.uk/tuition-partners/approved-tu ition-partners/. These organisations were recruited via an open competition to meet the necessary quality standards. The programme ensures that additional support has been allocated to...


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