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assessment of the impact of conversion into an Academy on vulnerable pupils,

 

including but not limited to—

 

(a)    

children with statements of special educational needs,

 

(b)    

children with special educational needs without statements,

 

(c)    

looked after children,

 

(d)    

children with disabilities, and

 

(e)    

children with low prior attainment not otherwise falling under (a) to (d).

 

(A1B)    

A report of any assessment conducted under subsection (A1A) shall be laid

 

before each House of Parliament by the Secretary of State.

 

(A1C)    

Where a report under subsection (A1B) indicates any risks of negative impacts on

 

vulnerable pupils, the Secretary of State must accompany the report with a

 

statement of the steps he is taking to satisfy himself that reasonable mitigating

 

steps will be planned and implemented to reduce such risks.”

 


 

NEW CLAUSE

 

Steve McCabe

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Graham Jones

 

Bill Esterson

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“3ZB England – reports to be commissioned and guidance to be reviewed by

 

the Secretary of State

 

(1)    

Before giving a direction under section 3ZA(1) the Secretary of State shall

 

commission and publish a report on the fitness of the authorities and agencies that

 

he proposes should carry out the functions on the matters set out at subsection (2).

 

(2)    

Matters that are to be the subject of the report at subsection (1)—

 

(a)    

the nature and adequacy of the support the authorities and agencies  will

 

provide for those leaving care for adoption up to age 25, for their  

 

education and for their adult employment;

 

(b)    

the arrangements for carrying out mental health assessments for  those

 

children leaving care for adoption and the support services for  adopted

 

children with mental health needs; and

 

(c)    

the extent to which he is satisfied that the authorities and agencies  have

 

adequate resources and skills to implement and follow the  statutory

 

guidance for the identification and matching of children  with potential

 

adopters.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would require the Secretary of State to review the fitness of the services to be

 

provided under the new arrangements before a direction is given, in particular the adequacy of the

 

support to be provided for children leaving care for adoption, their education, their employment

 

and, where needs are identified, their mental health.

 


 
 

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Order of the House [22 JUNE 2015]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Education and Adoption Bill:

 

Committal

 

1.    

The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

 

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

 

2.    

Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously

 

concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Tuesday 14 July 2015.

 

3.    

The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on

 

which it meets.

 

Consideration and Third Reading

 

4.    

Proceedings on Consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the

 

day on which those proceedings are commenced.

 

5.    

Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

 

6.    

Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to

 

proceedings on Consideration and Third Reading.

 

Other proceedings

 

7.    

Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on

 

consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the

 

Lords) may be programmed.

 

 

Order of the Committee [30 June 2015]

 

That—

 

(1)  

the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 8.55 am on Tuesday 30

 

June meet—

 

(a)  

at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 30 June;

 

(b)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 2 July;

 

(c)  

at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 7 July;

 

(d)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 9 July;

 

(e)  

at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 14 July;

 

(2)  

the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following

 

Table:

 

TABLE

 

Date

Time

Witness

 
 

Tuesday 30 June

Until no later

Dr Rebecca Allen, Reader in

 
  

than 9.50 am

Economics of Education at the

 
   

Department of Quantitative

 
   

Social Science, University

 
   

College London

 
   

Professor Becky Francis,

 
   

Professor of Education and

 
   

Social Justice, King’s College

 
   

London

 
   

Robert Hill, Visiting Senior

 
   

Research Fellow, King’s College

 
   

London

 
 

Tuesday 30 June

Until no later

Association of School and

 
  

than 10.50 am

College Leaders

 
   

Harris Federation

 
   

Local Government Association

 
   

National Governors’ Association

 
 

Tuesday 30 June

Until no later

Dr Tim Coulson, Regional

 
  

than 11.25 am

Schools Commissioner, East of

 
   

England and North-East London

 
   

WISE Academies

 
   

The Education Endowment

 
   

Foundation

 
 

Tuesday 30 June

Until no later

The Adoption Leadership Board

 
  

than 3.10 pm

  
   

Coram

 
   

Consortium of Voluntary

 
   

Adoption Agencies

 
 

Tuesday 30 June

Until no later

Adoption UK

 
  

than 3.40 pm

  
   

Adoption Link

 
 

Tuesday 30 June

Until no later

The Adolescent and Children’s

 
  

than 4.25 pm

Trust (TACT)

 
   

Association of Directors of

 
   

Children’s Services Ltd

 
   

Adoption Focus

 
 

Tuesday 30 June

Until no later

National Association of Head

 
  

than 4.40 pm

Teachers

 
 

Tuesday 30 June

Until no later

Department for Education

 
  

than 5.45 pm

  

 
 

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(3)  

proceedings on consideration of the Bill in Committee shall be taken in the

 

following order: Clause 13; Clauses 2 to 12; Clause 1; Clauses 14 to 18; new

 

Clauses; new Schedules; remaining proceedings on the Bill;


 
 

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(4)  

the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion at 5.00 pm on Tuesday 14 July.

 


 
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