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(c)    

a school that is established as an academy under the provisions of the

 

Academies Act 2010.’.

 


 

Definition of qualified teacher in England

 

Nic Dakin

 

Bill Esterson

 

Caroline Lucas

 

John McDonnell

 

Not called  NC15

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘The person employed as a qualified teacher shall—

 

(a)    

hold a first degree or equivalent qualification granted by a United

 

Kingdom institution or an equivalent degree or other qualification

 

granted by a foreign institution;

 

(b)    

successfully complete a course of initial teacher training at an accredited

 

higher education institution in England that satisfies the requirements for

 

the award of post-graduate degree qualifications in the UK;

 

(c)    

undertake any period of practical teaching experience for the purposes of

 

that course of initial teacher training wholly or mainly in a school, city

 

college, academy, independent school or other institution (except a pupil

 

referral unit) in England;

 

(d)    

be assessed by the accredited institution as meeting the specified

 

standards; and

 

(e)    

fall within Article 3 of EEC Council Directive 89/48 on a general system

 

for the recognition of higher-education diplomas awarded on completion

 

of professional education and training of at least three years’ duration, as

 

extended by the EEA Agreement and as amended by the Switzerland

 

Agreement.’.

 


 

Assigned teachers

 

Nic Dakin

 

Bill Esterson

 

John McDonnell

 

Not selected  NC16

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘It shall be the duty of the head teacher to ensure that each class or group

 

timetabled for core and foundation subjects and for religious education and each

 

class or group in the foundation stage has a qualified teacher assigned to teach it

 

and who shall be responsible for the progress of the pupils in the class/group over

 

the course of the academic year.’.

 



 
 

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Definition of teaching class or group

 

Nic Dakin

 

Bill Esterson

 

John McDonnell

 

Not selected  NC17

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘The Secretary of State shall consult with schools, teachers and other appropriate

 

bodies in England on regulations which make provision for the maximum size of

 

a teaching class or group, which shall take account of—

 

(a)    

the need to provide for quality education;

 

(b)    

the need to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of pupils and staff;

 

(c)    

the specific nature of the educational activities to be undertaken;

 

(d)    

the requirements of pupils with special or additional educational needs;

 

(e)    

the age of the pupils in the class; and

 

(f)    

children’s right to education as enshrined in the United Nations

 

Convention on the Rights of the Child.’.

 


 

Regulation of for-profit higher education institutions

 

Mr Gareth Thomas

 

Not selected  NC18

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘To allow the Government to bring forward regulations relating to the running of

 

for-profit higher education institutions educating students in receipt of loans from

 

the Student Loan Company.’.

 


 

Purchase by academies of places for pupils aged 14 at a private school

 

Mr Frank Field

 

Not called  NC19

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

An Academy may apply its funds for the purpose of purchasing a place at a

 

private school for a relevant pupil for the whole or part of the pupil’s remaining

 

school career.

 

(2)    

For the purposes of this section, a relevant pupil—

 

(a)    

is a pupil on the school roll of the Academy; and

 

(b)    

is aged 14.’.

 



 
 

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Guidance on draft Regulations on pupil registration and school attendance codes

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Not called  NC22

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘The Secretary of State shall provide guidance to local authorities for dealing with

 

families who have chosen to home educate their children prior to the

 

implementation of the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations and

 

the School Attendance and Absence codes.’.

 


 

To divide Ofsted into two inspectorates

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Not selected  NC23

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘The Secretary of State shall take the necessary steps to divide the current

 

responsibilities of Ofsted into two new inspectorates: the Inspectorate for

 

Education and the Inspectorate for Children’s Care.’.

 


 

Places at independent schools

 

Mr Frank Field

 

Not selected  NC24

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

For the purpose of enabling pupils who attend Academy schools in England to

 

benefit from education at independent schools, Academy schools may operate a

 

scheme whereby—

 

(a)    

participating schools remit fees that would otherwise be chargeable in

 

respect of pupils selected for school places under the scheme; and

 

(b)    

the respective Academy school reimburses the schools for the fees that

 

are remitted.

 

(2)    

In this Clause references to a participating school are references to any

 

independent school providing secondary education with which individual

 

Academy schools make an agreement (a “participation agreement”) for the

 

purposes of the scheme.

 

(3)    

The fees in relation to which the schemes is to have effect shall be—

 

(a)    

tuition and other fees the payment of which is a condition of attendance

 

at a participating school but excluding boarding fees and such other fees,

 

if any, as may be excluded by the participation agreement; and

 

(b)    

entrance fees for public examinations paid by a participating school in

 

respect of candidates from the school.

 

(4)    

A participation agreement shall be renewed annually, may apply to pupils aged

 

over 14 only and contain provisions with respect to the number of assisted places


 
 

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to be available at the school and may contain conditions to be complied with by

 

the school in addition to those prescribed under subsection (6) below.

 

(5)    

 

(a)    

Every participation agreement shall provide that it may be terminated.

 

(b)    

A participation agreement shall not be capable of being terminated by

 

either party otherwise than as aforesaid.

 

(c)    

The proprietors of the school may terminate a participation agreement by

 

giving six months written notice to the respective Academy school or

 

such shorter notice as an Academy school may in any particular case

 

accept.

 

(d)    

Subject to paragraph 4 below, the respective Academy school may

 

terminate a participation agreement by giving six months written notice

 

to the proprietors of the school.

 

(e)    

If the Academy school—

 

(i)    

is not satisfied that appropriate educational standards are being

 

maintained at the school; or

 

(ii)    

is satisfied that any condition applying to the school under the

 

agreement has been contravened,

 

    

the Academy school may at any time terminate the agreement by written

 

notice to the proprietors of the school

 

(f)    

A notice of termination given under this paragraph may provide that it

 

shall be treated as of no effect if the proprietors of the school satisfy the

 

Secretary of State within such time as may be specified in the notice that

 

they have complied with any condition specified therein.

 

(g)    

Any notice of termination given under paragraph 3 or 4 above shall

 

contain a statement of the reason for which it is given.

 

(h)    

The termination of a participation agreement shall not affect the

 

operation of the agreement or of the scheme referred to in Clause X

 

(including any regulations made under that section) in relation to any

 

pupil holding an assisted place at the school on the date of the

 

termination.

 

(6)    

The Secretary of State shall by regulations prescribe—

 

(a)    

the requirements as to the residence or otherwise which are to be the

 

conditions of eligibility for selection for a place at a participating school;

 

(b)    

the conditions subject to which, the extent to which, and the

 

arrangements in accordance with which, fees are to be remitted by

 

participating schools;

 

(c)    

the time and manner in which participating schools are to claim and

 

receive reimbursements from Academy schools;

 

(d)    

conditions to be complied with by participating schools with repect to the

 

selection of pupils for assisted places, the admission of pupils, the fees to

 

be charged, the keeping and auditing of accounts and the furnishing of

 

information to Academy schools; and

 

(e)    

such other matters as appear to him to be a requisite.

 

(7)    

Regulations under subsection (6) above may authorise the Secretary of State to

 

make provision for any purpose specified in the regulations.

 

(8)    

Before making regulations under subsection (6) above the Secretary of State shall

 

consult such bodies as appear to him to be appropriate and to be representative of

 

participating schools or, in the case of regulations made within twelve months of

 

the coming into force of this section, of schools eligible to participate in the

 

scheme.

 

(9)    

Regulations made under subsection (6)(b) above shall be reviewed by the

 

Secretary of State in consultation with such bodies as appear to him to be

 

appropriate and to be representative of participating schools—


 
 

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(a)    

not later than two years after the date on which the first such regulations

 

are made; and

 

(b)    

thereafter at intervals not exceeding two years.

 

(10)    

Except where the context otherwise requires, references in this section to a school

 

include references to the proprietors of the school and persons acting with their

 

authority; and references in this section to an independent school are references

 

to an independent school that is finally registered and conducted for charitable

 

purposes only.’.

 


 

Removal of limit on infant class sizes in rural areas

 

Mr Andrew Turner

 

Not selected  NC25

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The School Standards and Framework Act 1998 is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

After section 1 insert—

 

“1A    

Removal of limit on infant class sizes in certain rural schools

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State may by order disapply regulations made under

 

section 1 (duty to set limit on infant class sizes) in the case of a relevant

 

school.

 

(2)    

For the purposes of this section, “relevant school” means a school—

 

(a)    

in a rural area;

 

(b)    

which has one or more infant classes; and

 

(c)    

which would otherwise be required by regulations under section

 

1 to refuse to accept as a pupil a child living in the local area in

 

circumstances where the closest alternative infant provision is

 

more than a mile further away from the domicile of that child

 

than the relevant school.”’.

 


 

Secretary Michael Gove

 

Agreed to  30

 

Page  6,  line  15  [Clause  2],  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

In section 569 of EA 1996, in subsection (2A) (regulations subject to affirmative

 

procedure), for “550ZA or 550ZC” substitute “550ZA(3)(f) or 550ZC(7)”.’.

 



 
 

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Stella Creasy

 

Meg Munn

 

Nic Dakin

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Not called  40

 

Page  9,  line  26  [Clause  4],  at end add ‘The Secretary of State must lay before

 

Parliament an annual report on the numbers of students at all schools in England and

 

Wales subject to these powers including—

 

(a)    

details as to whether these pupils have identified special educational

 

needs or additional learning needs,

 

(b)    

the numbers of times these powers have been exercised,

 

(c)    

the previous and current status of their schooling provision,

 

(d)    

whether their exclusion was referred to a review panel, and

 

(e)    

where known the outcome of any review panel action including any

 

financial adjustment of the schools budget share for a funding period

 

incurred by schools as a direct consequence of the exclusion.’.

 


 

Bill Esterson

 

Nic Dakin

 

John McDonnell

 

Not selected  20

 

Page  19,  line  34  [Clause  13],  leave out ‘teachers’ and insert ‘school staff’.

 


 

Bill Esterson

 

Nic Dakin

 

John McDonnell

 

Not selected  21

 

Page  20,  line  2  [Clause  13],  leave out ‘teachers’ and insert ‘school staff’.

 

Bill Esterson

 

Nic Dakin

 

John McDonnell

 

Not selected  22

 

Page  20,  line  4  [Clause  13],  leave out ‘teachers’ and insert ‘school staff’.

 

Bill Esterson

 

Nic Dakin

 

John McDonnell

 

Not selected  23

 

Page  20,  line  14  [Clause  13],  leave out ‘teacher’ and insert ‘member of the school

 

staff’.

 

Secretary Michael Gove

 

Agreed to  31

 

Page  20,  line  38  [Clause  13],  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

The restrictions in subsection (3) also cease to apply if—


 
 

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(a)    

the Secretary of State publishes information about the person who is the

 

subject of the allegation in connection with an investigation or decision

 

under section 141B (investigation of disciplinary cases by Secretary of

 

State) relating to the same allegation, or

 

(b)    

the General Teaching Council for Wales publishes information about the

 

person who is the subject of the allegation in connection with an

 

investigation, hearing or determination under Schedule 2 to the Teaching

 

and Higher Education Act 1998 (investigation of disciplinary cases by

 

the General Teaching Council for Wales) relating to the same allegation.’

 


 

Secretary Michael Gove

 

Agreed to  32

 

Page  21,  line  4  [Clause  13],  at end insert ‘, or

 

(b)    

a document published by the regulator of a profession of which the

 

person who is the subject of the allegation is a member in connection with

 

disciplinary proceedings in relation to the person.’

 

Bill Esterson

 

Nic Dakin

 

John McDonnell

 

Not selected  24

 

Page  21,  line  5  [Clause  13],  leave out ‘or engaged as a teacher’.

 


 

Secretary Michael Gove

 

Agreed to  33

 

Page  22,  line  12  [Clause  13],  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Schedule 4 (offence of breaching reporting restrictions: application to providers

 

of information society services) has effect.’

 


 

Bill Esterson

 

Nic Dakin

 

Not selected  26

 

Page  25,  line  17  [Clause  18],  at end add—

 

‘(3)    

The Secretary of State may not bring this section into force by an order under

 

section 76(3) until the end of the period of 18 months beginning on the day on

 

which this Act is passed.’.

 



 
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