Children, Schools and Families

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  • Academies: Higher Education

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which universities his Department has formally requested to apply to establish an academy school.

  • Alcoholic Drinks: Health Education

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps he is taking to ensure that teachers are trained to inform young people about the dangers of alcohol abuse.

  • Care Homes: Standards

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what percentage of children's homes do not meet the national standards for care homes.

  • Children: Obesity

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what plans he has to amend the initial teacher training syllabus to counteract childhood obesity.

  • Classroom Assistants

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what guidance his Department provides to schools on the use of teaching assistants to cover qualified teachers who are absent.

  • Connexions Card

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) for what reasons the Youth Opportunity Card pilots were conducted on a timescale shorter than that outlined in his...

  • Food: Secondary Education

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps the Government plan to take to support schools in providing mandatory cooking lessons.

  • Food: Secondary Education

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what estimate he has made of the likely number of additional teachers needed to provide cookery lessons in schools for 11 to...

  • Food: Secondary Education

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether compulsory cookery lessons will be provided in academies.

  • Food: Secondary Education

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will take steps to ensure that (a) food labelling, (b) farming, (c) the origins of food and (d) obesity become part of...

  • Foster Care

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of local authorities in administering support required by primary...

  • Foster Care

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) couples and (b) individuals made enquiries to local authorities to (i) foster and (ii) adopt a child or children in...

  • Gifted Children

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the criteria are for access to the Gifted and Talented scheme; and what measures his Department has taken to ensure that...

  • Intimidation: Easington

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many reported cases of bullying there were in each school in Easington constituency in (a) 2006 and (b) 2007.

  • Physical Education

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the amount of physical education training provided during initial teacher training for primary...

  • Pre-School Education: Finance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much of the public spending on Sure Start, early years and childcare announced on 2 August 2007 will be allocated to each of...

  • Pupils

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what steps the Government have taken to improve the emotional wellbeing of school children since 1997; (2) what support the...

  • Pupils: Fingerprints

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools in Essex fingerprint pupils; and if he will make a statement.

  • Schools: Closures

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what (a) primary and (b) secondary schools closed in each of the last five years, broken down by local authority.

  • Schools: Finance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what the closing date is for applications for grants from the basic needs allocation-related safety valve fund in the...

  • Schools: Offensive Weapons

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many incidents involving knives were reported at schools in England in 2007; (2) how many knives were confiscated at...

  • Schools: Parents

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many groups of parents have established maintained schools under section 10 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006; and...

  • Schools: Rural Areas

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his Department's policy is on the future of small rural schools; what discussions he has had with the National Association...

  • Schools: Rural Areas

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will undertake an assessment of the appropriateness of the value for money criteria in relation to the schools grant for...

  • Secondary Education: Standards

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 28 January 2008, Official Report, columns 174-75W, to the hon. Member for South Holland and the...

  • Separation

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the reasons why (i) foster family units break down and...

  • Special Educational Needs: Essex

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many appeals against a refusal on the part of Essex County Council to issue a statement of special needs there were in each of...

  • Special Educational Needs: Somerset

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many tribunals were held in Somerset relating to children with special educational needs statements in the latest period for...

  • Special Educational Needs: Somerset

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children in Somerset had special educational needs statements at the latest date for which figures are available.

  • Special Educational Needs: Somerset

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the special educational needs budget is for Somerset county council in 2007-08; how much of the budget is allocated to each...

  • Specialised Diplomas

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the number of teachers that will be required to undergo training to teach a syllabus for the new diplomas.

  • Specialised Diplomas

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the average cost per head of the training which teachers will be required to undertake to teach a...

  • Sure Start

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 9 January 2008, Official Report, column 666W, on Sure Start, what discussions his Department has had...

  • Teachers: Pay

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what reviews of teachers' pay are scheduled to take place in (a) 2008 and (b) 2009.

  • Teachers: Yorkshire and Humber

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many full-time equivalent (a) teachers, (b) teaching assistants and (c) support staff there were in local education...

  • Truancy: Females

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many girls between the ages of 13 and 16 were removed from school rolls after failing to return from an authorised absence...

  • Young People: Transport

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps his Department has taken to encourage sharing good practice in the provision of transport for young people since his...

  • Youth Services: Expenditure

    To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much has been spent on youth centres in each of the last 12 months.