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House of Commons Library: Briefing paper: Number 7357, 28 March 2017: Further Education: Post-16 Area Reviews

House of Commons Library: Briefing paper: Number 7357, 28 March 2017: Further Education: Post-16 Area Reviews

In considering the outcomes of reviews it is important that college governors give careful weight to the long term sustainability of their institution. This will need to take account of their legal duties generally, including under charity law and their legal obligations as charity trustees. The Secretary of State retains powers to intervene in colleges where there are substantial concerns that the institution is being mismanaged or significantly underperforming. We expect institutions to take action, in light of the findings of a review, to ensure that they are resilient and able to respond to future funding priorities. Ultimately we expect the funding agencies, LEPs and national partners only to fund or support institutions that have taken action to ensure they can provide a good quality offer to learners and employers, which is financially sustainable for the long term. 28
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House of Commons Library: Briefing paper: Number 7357, 21 May 2018: Further Education: Post-16 Area Reviews

House of Commons Library: Briefing paper: Number 7357, 21 May 2018: Further Education: Post-16 Area Reviews

The area-based reviews will cover FE colleges and sixth form colleges, but not school and academy sixth forms or other types of provider. The departments explained that this scoping decision had been made for two reasons: firstly to focus on the type of provision perceived to have the greatest need of restructuring; and secondly to keep the reviews manageable in scale. Therefore, while Regional Schools Commissioners will be involved in the reviews’ steering groups in order to inform them of any gaps or problems in school sixth form provision, no changes in school provision will be made as a result of the reviews. Furthermore, if a review concludes that there is over-provision for 16-19 year olds in a particular area, this will not influence the decisions made in response to any local schools or academies that might apply to expand their sixth form provision around the same time.
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House of Commons Library briefing paper : number 7708, 20 March 2019 : Adult further education funding in England since 2010

House of Commons Library briefing paper : number 7708, 20 March 2019 : Adult further education funding in England since 2010

Teaching and learning funding The funding letter set out a 2015-16 baseline for the AEB of £1.49 billion and stated that this will be maintained in cash terms in 2016-17. The indicative AEB for 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 will be held constant at £1.5 billion. Funding for apprenticeships is initially planned to increase from a 2015-16 baseline of £0.74 billion to £0.93 billion in 2016-17, before increasing further to £1.42 billion by 2019-20. It should be noted that from 2017-18 onwards apprenticeship funding has, in part, been provided via the apprenticeship levy, a charge set at 0.5% of any UK employer’s pay bill in excess of
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House of Commons Library: Briefing paper: Number 06154, 5 April 2017: 16-19 Bursaries for further education in England

House of Commons Library: Briefing paper: Number 06154, 5 April 2017: 16-19 Bursaries for further education in England

Institutions should publish a statement setting out how they will use their bursary fund. The statement should be published early enough for students to be able to use the information when deciding which post-16 institution to attend. The institution’s eligibility criteria must be clear and available to students and to EFA. The statement should clearly set out what type of help is being offered, for example, help with transport, books and equipment, field trips and other course-related costs and whether bursary support is available to contribute to the costs of attending university interviews and open days.
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House of Commons Library : briefing paper : number 07972, 28 June 2019 : Independent schools (England)

House of Commons Library : briefing paper : number 07972, 28 June 2019 : Independent schools (England)

Local authorities are required to ensure that children in their area with special educational needs (SEN) receive the support they need. The Children and Families Act 2014 provided for an overhaul of the system for identifying children and young people in England aged 0-25 with special educational needs (SEN), assessing their needs and making provision for them. The reforms to the system of support began to be implemented in September 2014, in a phased introduction planned to be completed in April 2018.

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House of Commons Library: Briefing paper: Number 8110, 17th October 2017: 2017 UK Youth Parliament

House of Commons Library: Briefing paper: Number 8110, 17th October 2017: 2017 UK Youth Parliament

At present, families with young carers may be able to get additional help through the Severe Disability Premium (SDP), worth £62.45 a week (2017-18 rate). SDP is not a benefit in its own right but is an additional amount payable with certain means-tested benefits including income- related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). SDP is intended to give additional help to those severely disabled people who, because they live independently and do not have someone caring for them who receives Carer’s Allowance, are most likely to rely on bought-in care. SDP is not payable if there are other “non-dependants” residing with the person, but for these purposes anyone under 18, or aged 18-19 and qualifying for child benefit, does not count.
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House of Commons Library: Briefing paper: Number 7070, 9 March 2017: Recent policy developments: Grammar schools in England

House of Commons Library: Briefing paper: Number 7070, 9 March 2017: Recent policy developments: Grammar schools in England

leadership, governance, administration arrangements and admissions policies across the school. The school intends to bring all year sevens together for at least half a day a week, and that will extend to all five-year groups as the extended site fills up. There will be a range of cross-site curricular activities, including in personal, social, health and economic education, languages and music, reflecting the integrated split-site school. In addition, the school will continue to operate a house system that will apply to students regardless of their site location, and this will further secure regular, cross-site learning. New staff contracts will make it clear that staff are expected to work on both sites.
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House of Commons Library: Briefing paper: Number 08072, 4 August 2017: School Governance

House of Commons Library: Briefing paper: Number 08072, 4 August 2017: School Governance

The school governing board or board of trustees operates at a strategic level, with the headteacher and senior leaders responsible for the day- to-day running of the school. As described by the Department for Education, the board’s role is to “hold the headteacher to account for exercising their professional judgement” over the educational

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House of Commons Library: Briefing Paper: Number 5871, 16 April 2019: Youth Unemployment Statistics

House of Commons Library: Briefing Paper: Number 5871, 16 April 2019: Youth Unemployment Statistics

For context, it is worth noting that the total population aged 16-24 has been declining in recent years; it was 22,000 lower than the previous quarter and 89,000 less than a year before. The number of young people in employment increased by 42,000 over the past year. The number who are economically inactive (not in or looking for work) decreased by 101,000.

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House of Commons Library briefing paper : The forthcoming review of post-18 education and funding

House of Commons Library briefing paper : The forthcoming review of post-18 education and funding

funding Cut interest rates Higher None Increase loan repayment threshold Higher None Cut loan repayment rate Higher None Reintroduce maintenance grants Fee waivers or grants Differential[r]

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House of Commons Library: Briefing paper: Number 06045, 6 January 2017: English Baccalaureate

House of Commons Library: Briefing paper: Number 06045, 6 January 2017: English Baccalaureate

In October 2012, the Department for Education published a report on The Effects of the English Baccalaureate , carried out by Ipsos MORI; a revised edition of the findings was published in February 2013. The report found that there had been “no significant change” in the proportion of Year 9 pupils who had chosen to take either the EBacc combination of subjects, or each of the individual EBacc subjects, since 2011, and that few schools had made changes in response to the EBacc, with still fewer planning to do so. The report noted that “virtually all schools offer all EBacc subjects,” and that “most schools (89%) say that their option blocks allow pupils who want to study towards the EBacc to do so,” with low pupil attainment being cited as the reason that pupils typically might not be offered the EBacc
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House of Commons Library: Briefing paper: Number 06045, 4 September 2017: English Baccalaureate

House of Commons Library: Briefing paper: Number 06045, 4 September 2017: English Baccalaureate

In October 2012, the Department for Education published a report on The Effects of the English Baccalaureate , carried out by Ipsos MORI; a revised edition of the findings was published in February 2013. The report found that there had been “no significant change” in the proportion of Year 9 pupils who had chosen to take either the EBacc combination of subjects, or each of the individual EBacc subjects, since 2011, and that few schools had made changes in response to the EBacc, with still fewer planning to do so. The report noted that “virtually all schools offer all EBacc subjects,” and that “most schools (89%) say that their option blocks allow pupils who want to study towards the EBacc to do so,” with low pupil attainment being cited as the reason that pupils typically might not be offered the EBacc
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House of Commons Library : Briefing paper : Number 07714, 1 February 2017 : The Family Test

House of Commons Library : Briefing paper : Number 07714, 1 February 2017 : The Family Test

There have been calls from some MPs, the Centre for Social Justice, and the Relationship Alliance, to make the Family Test a statutory requirement. This was the intention of Caroline Ansell’s Private Member’s Bill (PMB) which was introduced during the 2015-16 Parliamentary Session. The Government has resisted these calls, arguing that it would reduce the Test to a tick box exercise. Priti Patel, the Minister for Employment, set out the Government position during the Second Reading debate on Caroline Ansell’s PMB:

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House of Commons Library: Briefing paper: Number 08083, 8 September 2017: Gypsies and Travellers

House of Commons Library: Briefing paper: Number 08083, 8 September 2017: Gypsies and Travellers

On 8 July 2017, LCMco published a report commissioned by King’s College London (KCL), The underrepresentation of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupils in higher education. This research considered barriers to educational attainment and progress from the early years onwards. The report cites data on school-level attainment and progress suggesting much lower rates of attainment for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupils than the national average, but emphasises that the figures should be treated with caution “as the characteristics and circumstances of individuals who are willing and able to ascribe their Gypsy, Roma or Traveller identity may not be representative of this population as a whole”. 98
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House of Commons Library: Briefing paper: Number 06798, 16 April 2018: The school curriculum in England

House of Commons Library: Briefing paper: Number 06798, 16 April 2018: The school curriculum in England

On 7 February 2013, the DfE published further draft programmes of study, this time for formal consultation, in a draft National Curriculum Framework Document. The documents can be viewed on the DfE website. For the first time, draft programmes of study for foundation subjects such as history, geography and music were released, as were the long-awaited secondary programmes, apart from maths, science and English at KS4.

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House of Commons Library: Briefing paper: Number 06705, 24 August 2017: NEET: Young People Not in Education, Employment or Training

House of Commons Library: Briefing paper: Number 06705, 24 August 2017: NEET: Young People Not in Education, Employment or Training

In April 2017 Youth Obligation was introduced in Universal Credit full service areas. Through this scheme, intensive support is provided for those 18 to 21 year olds who are expected to be looking for work within 6 months of making a Universal Credit claim. After 6 months they are expected to apply for an apprenticeship, traineeship, gain work-based skills or take up a work placement. 31

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House of Commons Library: Briefing paper: Number 7308, 29 August 2017: Regional Schools Commissioners

House of Commons Library: Briefing paper: Number 7308, 29 August 2017: Regional Schools Commissioners

considering how the education system should evolve to respond to the growth in the popularity and number of academies and free schools. Within government and the education sector there is a growing consensus that decision making should lie closer to academies and that those who have a track record of leading good schools should have a stronger role in shaping the system. To begin this shift in emphasis from decision-making in Whitehall to more involvement by schools at a regional level, we are appointing eight RSCs. The RSCs will be taking key decisions about academies on behalf of the Secretary of State, bringing their expertise and local knowledge into the decision making process. This change will not cut across existing accountability lines; accountability will remain with the Secretary of State. 2
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House of Commons Library : Briefing paper : Number 7905, 22 January 2017: Adult ESOL in England

House of Commons Library : Briefing paper : Number 7905, 22 January 2017: Adult ESOL in England

In January 2016, David Cameron announced a new £20 million community fund to teach English to isolated women. The Government stated that the funding would “build on and extend the English language fund run by DCLG” and would be “targeted to specific communities based on Louise Casey’s…review into segregation in England.” In July 2016 the Government stated that as “a first step” in rolling out the programme, £3 million would be allocated to the six providers of the DCLG’s community-based English language programme to allow them to provide tuition up to the end of March 2017. The
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House of Commons Library: Briefing paper: Number CBP 03052, 29 June 2017: Apprenticeships Policy in England: 2017

House of Commons Library: Briefing paper: Number CBP 03052, 29 June 2017: Apprenticeships Policy in England: 2017

temporary agency worker on their payroll. Therefore these companies can have payrolls over the £3million threshold despite small number of staff working directly for the company. The REC argues that this means that small to medium sized recruiters, specialising in temporary agency workers, will be unfairly captured by the levy. The REC also argues that opportunities to take advantage of apprenticeships are limited for recruitment agencies specialising in temporary employees. This is because apprenticeships tend to last longer than agency workers are contracted for.

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House of Commons Library: Briefing paper: Number 07914, 29 March 2017: Medical school places in England from September 2018

House of Commons Library: Briefing paper: Number 07914, 29 March 2017: Medical school places in England from September 2018

It is interesting that Health Education England estimates that we were training about 6,500 a year and we needed to train about 8,000 a year to be self-sufficient. I believe we will always want to welcome the brightest and the best doctors from all over the world, but none the less we should as a country be training the doctors we need. WHO thinks there is a global shortage of about 2 million doctors. Interestingly, even being able to import as many doctors as we want freely from the rest of the EU, as we currently can, we still have doctor shortages. That is why it is important to get our doctor and nurse training right.
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