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Asked by Chris Ruane
(Vale of Clwyd)
Asked on: 25 July 2019
Department for Education
Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to reform the personal, social, health and economic curriculum to teach pupils about children from different cultural backgrounds.
A
Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 09 September 2019

It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

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(Barnsley East)
Asked on: 25 July 2019
Department for Education
Education: Finance
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Prime Minister of 25 July 2019, whether his policy to restore education funding to its previous level applies to all education spending; and to what year's total spending it will be restored.
A
Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 09 September 2019

It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

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(Tooting)
Asked on: 02 September 2019
Department for Education
Climate Change: Education
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that environmentalism is in the National Curriculum; and what guidance his Department provides on teaching about climate change.
A
Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 09 September 2019

It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation..

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(Feltham and Heston)
Asked on: 02 September 2019
Department for Education
Schools: Costs
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of the cost of agency fees on schools.
A
Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 09 September 2019

It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

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(Feltham and Heston)
Asked on: 02 September 2019
Department for Education
Teachers: Vacancies
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the performance of the Teaching Vacancies service.
A
Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 09 September 2019

It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

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(Feltham and Heston)
Asked on: 02 September 2019
Department for Education
Schools: Costs
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to reduce the cost to schools of teacher recruitment agency fees.
A
Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 09 September 2019

It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

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Asked by John Lamont
(Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk)
Asked on: 02 September 2019
Department for Education
Schools: Finance
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has plans to increase the level of funding for schools in England to a minimum of £5,000 per pupil.
A
Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 09 September 2019

It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

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(Lewisham, Deptford)
Asked on: 02 September 2019
Department for Education
Pupil Referral Units: Private Education
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department holds information on the number of pupils attending pupil referral units who were previously educated in the private sector.
A
Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 09 September 2019

It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

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(Lewisham, Deptford)
Asked on: 02 September 2019
Department for Education
Pupil Exclusions: Private Education
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on the number of pupils who have been excluded from private schools in (a) Lewisham, (b) London and (c) England in each of the last five years.
A
Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 09 September 2019

It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

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Asked by James Frith
(Bury North)
Asked on: 02 September 2019
Department for Education
School Exclusions Review
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Timpson review of school exclusion: Government response, published in May 2019, what progress his Department has made on providing guidance on the use of in-school units and managed moves; and what the timetable is for his Department's consultation on that guidance.
A
Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 09 September 2019

It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

Grouped Questions: 285437
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Asked by James Frith
(Bury North)
Asked on: 02 September 2019
Department for Education
School Exclusions Review
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Timpson review of school exclusion: Government response, published in May 2019, what progress his Department has made on establishing the practice programme to embed effective partnership working to better equip schools to intervene early for children at risk of exclusion.
A
Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 09 September 2019

It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

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(Rotherham)
Asked on: 02 September 2019
Department for Education
Schools: Finance
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress his Department has made on developing a national method for funding mobility as part of the national funding formula for schools.
A
Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 09 September 2019

It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

Grouped Questions: 284520 | 284726
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(Rotherham)
Asked on: 02 September 2019
Department for Education
Schools: Finance
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on schools hosting Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children of proposed reforms to the mobility factor of the national funding formula.
A
Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 09 September 2019

It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

Grouped Questions: 284689 | 284726
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(Rotherham)
Asked on: 02 September 2019
Department for Education
Schools: Finance
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to increase funding for schools that experience high levels of in-flowing, mobile pupils throughout the academic year.
A
Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 09 September 2019

It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

Grouped Questions: 284689 | 284520
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Asked by Emma Reynolds
(Wolverhampton North East)
Asked on: 02 September 2019
Department for Education
Assessments: Autism
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of (a) the adequacy of support available to autistic children sitting exams for Ofqual regulated qualifications in (i) secondary schools and (ii) sixth form colleges and (b) whether autistic children are disadvantaged by the exams set for Ofqual regulated qualifications; and what discussions his Department has had with (A) Ofqual and (B) examination boards on designing exams that are better suited to the needs of autistic children.
A
Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 09 September 2019

It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

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(Lewisham, Deptford)
Asked on: 02 September 2019
Department for Education
Sex and Relationship Education
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has plans to make LGBT-inclusive relationships and sex education compulsory in all schools.
A
Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 09 September 2019

It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

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(Romford)
Asked on: 02 September 2019
Department for Education
History: Education
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to encourage the teaching and learning of (a) Anglo-Saxon history and (b) Old English in schools.
A
Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 09 September 2019

It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

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Asked by Paul Farrelly
(Newcastle-under-Lyme)
Asked on: 02 September 2019
Department for Education
Equality: Education
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that all schools teach every part of the Equality Act 2010.
A
Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 09 September 2019

It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

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Asked by James Frith
(Bury North)
Asked on: 02 September 2019
Department for Education
School Exclusions Review
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Timpson review of school exclusions, when his Department plans to issue updated guidance on school exclusions to schools.
A
Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 09 September 2019

It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

Grouped Questions: 284710
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Asked by Peter Kyle
(Hove)
Asked on: 02 September 2019
Department for Education
Pupils: Per Capita Costs
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the value of per pupil funding for secondary school pupils in July (a) 2016 and (b) 2018.
A
Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 09 September 2019

It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

Grouped Questions: 285388
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