Independent Education APPG

First Registered: 19/06/2019 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To provide a forum to discuss developments in the independent education sector, discuss issues facing the sector, highlight best practice, explore the wider contribution of the sector, share knowledge, and raise matters affecting the sector with government and sector leaders.

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Recent Documents related to Independent Education

1. Independent schools (England)
28/06/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: 28 June 2019 Independent schools (England) By Robert Long Contents: 1. Independent schools: overview

2. Ocean Lodge School: warning notice
30/05/2019 - Department for Education
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Found: The Proprietor Ocean Lodge Independent School 8 Trinity Avenue Westcliff -on-Sea ESSEX SS0 7PU

3. Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI): annual Ofsted report letters
05/11/2020 - Ofsted
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Found: Hinds MP Secretary of State for Education Department for Education Sanctuary Buildings Great Smith

4. Tiferes High School: warning notice
27/02/2020 - Department for Education
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Found: inspection by Her Majesty™s Chief Inspector of Education , Children™s Services and Skills (Ofsted) that

5. Independent schools: approved inspectorates
31/01/2019 - Department for Education
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Found: Independent schools: approved inspectorates - GOV.UK

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Recent Speeches related to Independent Education

1. Education and Training (Welfare of Children) Bill
13/03/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: children, no matter what their background or which education and training provider they choose, deserve a safe - Speech Link
2: is to ensure that all young people in further education get the best in life. Does she agree that, given - Speech Link
3: young people in my constituency pursue further education through New College. Others choose to do an apprenticeship - Speech Link

2. Education and Training (Welfare of Children) Bill
14/10/2020 - Public Bill Committees

1: Welcome to the Public Bill Committee for the Education and Training (Welfare of Children) Bill. Before - Speech Link
2: in the Chamber at the minute.While the Education and Training (Welfare of Children) Bill might - Speech Link

3. Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill (Eleventh sitting)
22/09/2021 - Public Bill Committees

1: consider other legal duties incumbent on higher education providers and students’ unions when reaching a - Speech Link
2: the Office for Students and the Office of the Independent Adjudicator, the ombudsman. In the witness sessions - Speech Link

4. Education and Training (Welfare of Children) Bill
19/03/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: children to all providers of publicly funded post-16 education and training in England. All such providers would - Speech Link

5. Education and Training (Welfare of Children) Bill
12/03/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: Bill does not result in any increased costs for education providers or any significant burden for business - Speech Link
2: place any new or additional burdens or costs on education and training providers. It is a technical change - Speech Link
3: Legal safeguarding duties do not apply to independent providers in the same way as they do for those - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Independent Education
1. Prevent Independent Review
asked by: Afzal Khan
... if she will publish the recruitment process for the independent review of the Prevent strategy; and what representations has she received on the effectiveness of that recruitment process.

2. Prevent Independent Review
asked by: Afzal Khan
... (ii) the Muslim Council of Britain and (iii) other Muslim organisations prior to the appointment of the independent reviewer of Prevent.

3. Prevent Independent Review
asked by: Afzal Khan
... if she will make an assessment of the effectiveness of the independence of the Prevent review.

4. Independent Schools Council
asked by: Lord Lexden
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Independent Schools Council’s Partnership Week 2020.

5. Independent Case Examiner
asked by: Rachael Maskell
... how many full-time equivalent investigators are employed by the Independent Case Examiner; and what the average number of cases is managed by each case worker per year.

Latest Questions
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17 Current APPG Officers
Lord Naseby Portrait
Lord Naseby
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 2nd June 2021
William Wragg Portrait
William Wragg
Vice Chair
Conservative - Hazel Grove
Joined: 19th June 2019
Brendan Clarke-Smith Portrait
Brendan Clarke-Smith
Vice Chair
Conservative - Bassetlaw
Joined: 24th February 2020
Giles Watling Portrait
Giles Watling
Vice Chair
Conservative - Clacton
Joined: 2nd June 2021
John Hayes Portrait
John Hayes
Vice Chair
Conservative - South Holland and The Deepings
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Philip Davies Portrait
Philip Davies
Vice Chair
Conservative - Shipley
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Lia Nici Portrait
Lia Nici
Vice Chair
Conservative - Great Grimsby
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Andrew Lewer MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 3870.


Public Enquiry Point:

Matthew Dent, APPG Independent Education, c/o Independent Schools Council, First Floor, 27 Queen Anne's Gate, London SW1H 9BU. Tel: 020 7766 7059


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Benefits in Kind
11 Feb 2020
Independent Schools Council

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Independent Education APPG

Former APPG Officers
Ranil Jayawardena Portrait
Ranil Jayawardena
Vice Chair
Conservative - North East Hampshire
Joined: 19th June 2019
Departed: 20th May 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Michael Tomlinson Portrait
Michael Tomlinson
Vice Chair
Conservative - Mid Dorset and North Poole
Joined: 19th June 2019
Departed: 24th February 2020
No other APPG Memberships