Question to the Department for Education:
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what methodology his Department uses to calculate the allocation of devices to schools to facilitate remote working.
The Government is investing over £400 million to support access to remote education and online social care services, including securing 1.3 million laptops and tablets for disadvantaged children and young people.
The laptops and tablets are an injection of support to help schools, academy trusts and local authorities to provide access to remote education and online social care. Schools, colleges, academy trusts, and local authorities are responsible for distributing the laptops and tablets and are best placed to know which children and young people need access to a device.
The Department has based allocations on estimates of the need of disadvantaged children in Years 3 to 11 using data on the number of pupils eligible for Free School Meals data and external estimates of the number of devices that schools already own.
We have extended support to disadvantaged 16-to-19 year olds, including those in further education. Schools with sixth forms, colleges and other further education institutions are being invited to order laptops and tablets to further support disadvantaged students to access remote education.
Where schools need additional devices, in order to support disadvantaged children, they should contact the Department’s service team at firstname.lastname@example.org. They should include the number of children who require support and an explanation of how they’ve gathered this evidence.
Found: Condition funding
Found: Performance Methodology and Data Quality
In 2017 the Schools Commerical
3. Summary - Support for children’s education during the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic
17/03/2021 - National Audit Office
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early stages of the
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4 Key facts
4. 16 to 19 Education Funding
06/09/2017 - Parliamentary Research
Found: CDP-2017-0156, 06 September 2017 16 to 19 Education Funding Susan Hubble Andrew Mackley Paul Bolton
5. Education technology (EdTech) survey: 2020 to 2021
24/06/2021 - Department for Education
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Found: Education Technology
(EdTech) Survey 2020
1. School Closures: Support for Pupils
13/01/2021 - Westminster Hall
1: this House has considered support for pupils’ education during school closures.May I congratulate - Speech Link
2. Remote Education and Free School Meals
18/01/2021 - Commons Chamber
1: during all holidays; and calls on the Secretary of State for Education to set a deadline to ensure that every - Speech Link
2: during all holidays; and calls on the Secretary of State for Education to set a deadline to ensure that every - Speech Link
3. Oral Answers to Questions
12/10/2020 - Commons Chamber
1: for the profession in Scotland, so will the Secretary of State agree to meet the General Teaching Council - Speech Link
2: we need to ensure that we have continuity of education. I think every Member of this House recognises - Speech Link
3: end of the summer term. We have also encouraged schools to ensure that after-school and breakfast clubs - Speech Link
4. Oral Answers to Questions
23/11/2020 - Commons Chamber
1: guidance in July and updated it as necessary. Schools have access to an advice service and supply of test - Speech Link
2: quarter of all state schools are using reserve budgets to ensure that pupils have devices and access to - Speech Link
3: of millions of pounds have been distributed to schools. We have kept this matter under review and will - Speech Link
5. Education: Return in January
30/12/2020 - Commons Chamber
1: adamant that the education of children is an absolute priority and that keeping schools open is uppermost - Speech Link