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Written Question
Studio Schools
15 Jan 2015

Questioner: Nadhim Zahawi

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether construction budgets for studio schools include the cost of specialist teaching equipment related to the school's specialism.

Answer (Edward Timpson)

Where appropriate, construction budgets for studio schools includes additional funding for specialist equipment but such funding is only provided in exceptional circumstances where equipment to support a school specialism is particularly high-cost and essential to curriculum delivery.


Written Question
Vocational Education
21 Jul 2014

Questioner: Nadhim Zahawi

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she has taken to involve employers in devising vocational education; and if she will make a statement.

Answer (Nick Boles)

Employers now have a vital role to play in designing and endorsing qualifications. From this September, ‘Employer recognition’ is required if a qualification is to count in school or college performance tables.