Apprentices: Taxation:Written question - 174003

Asked by Bill Wiggin
(North Herefordshire)
Asked on: 12 September 2018
Department for Education
Apprentices: Taxation
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to review the effectiveness of the apprenticeship levy on primary schools.
Answered by: Anne Milton
Answered on: 11 October 2018

As with other parts of the public sector, the Department for Education (DfE) will be monitoring the uptake of apprenticeships by the school workforce. Public sector bodies in scope of the public sector apprenticeships target - including primary schools - are required to annually publish and report to DfE on the number of apprenticeship starts in their workforce. The first reports (covering the period 1 April 2017 – 31 March 2018) will be published later in the Autumn.

In June 2018, we published updated guidance for schools on apprenticeships to support them in getting the most from our reforms: This includes case studies of good practice, myth-busting frequently asked questions and an up-to-date list of apprenticeship standards for schools to use.

A range of new apprenticeship standards for the school workforce are now available, including for trainee teachers, teaching assistants and school business managers.

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