Education Bill

AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
IN GRAND COMMITTEE

After Clause 29

BARONESS WALMSLEY

BARONESS TYLER OF ENFIELD

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“PSHE in maintained schools

(1) In section 84 of EA 2002 (curriculum requirement for first, second and third key stages), in subsection (3), at the end insert “, and

(i) personal, social, health and economic education.”

(2) In section 85 of EA 2002 (curriculum requirements for the fourth key stage), in subsection (4), at the end insert “, and

(d) personal, social, health and economic education.”

(3) In section 74(1) of EIA 2006 (curriculum requirements for the fourth key stage) in subsection (4) of the new section 85 to EA 2002, at the end insert “, and

(d) personal, social, health and economic education.”

(4) Before section 86 of EA 2002 (power to alter or remove requirements for fourth key stage) insert—

“85B Personal, social, health and economic education

(1) For the purposes of this Part, personal, social, health and economic education (“PSHE”) shall comprise—

(a) education about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs,

(b) education about emotional health and well-being,

(c) sex and relationships education,

(d) education about nutrition and physical activity,

(e) education about personal finance,

(f) education about individual safety, and

(g) careers, business and economic education.

(2) The Secretary of State may by order amend subsection (1).

(3) The National Curriculum for England is not required to specify attainment targets or assessment arrangements for PSHE (and section 84(1) has effect accordingly).

(4) It is the duty of the governing body and head teacher of any school in which PSHE is provided in pursuance of this Part to secure that the principles set out in subsections (5) to (7) are complied with.

(5) The first principle is that information presented in the course of providing PSHE should be accurate and balanced.

(6) The second principle is that PSHE should be taught in a way that—

(a) is appropriate to the ages of the pupils concerned and to their religious and cultural backgrounds, and

(b) reflects a reasonable range of religious, cultural and other perspectives.

(7) The third principle is that PSHE should be taught in a way that—

(a) endeavours to promote equality,

(b) encourages acceptance of diversity, and

(c) emphasises the importance of both rights and responsibilities.

(8) Subsections (4) to (7) are not to be read as preventing the governing body or head teacher of a school within subsection (9) from causing or allowing PSHE to be taught in a way that reflects the school’s religious character.

(9) A school is within this subsection if it is designated as a school having a religious character by an order made by the Secretary of State under section 69(3) of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 (duty to secure due provision of religious education).

(10) This section is not to be read as requiring the PSHE curriculum for pupils in the first key stage to include paragraphs (a), (c), (e) and (g) of subsection (1).

(11) In exercising their functions under this Part so far as relating to PSHE, a local authority, governing body or head teacher shall have regard to any guidance issued from time to time by the Secretary of State.”.”

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“PSHE in Academies etc

(1) In AA 2010, after section 10 (consultation: additional schools) insert—

“10A Personal, social, health and economic education

(1) The curriculum for pupils of compulsory school age for a school to which this section applies shall include personal, social, health and economic education (“PSHE”), comprising the matters set out in section 85B(1) of the Education Act 2002.

(2) Any attainment targets, programmes of study or assessment arrangements specified in relation to PSHE under Part 6 of the Education Act 2002 shall have effect for the purposes of this section as they have effect for the purposes of that Part.

(3) It is the duty of the proprietor and head teacher of a school in which PSHE is provided in pursuance of this section to secure that the principles set out in section 85B(5) to (7) of the Education Act 2002 are complied with.

(4) In carrying out functions exercisable by virtue of this section, the proprietor and head teacher of a school to which the section applies shall have regard to any guidance issued from time to time by—

(a) the Secretary of State, or

(b) a person nominated by the Secretary of State.

(5) The schools to which this section applies are city technology colleges, city colleges for the technology of the arts and Academies.”.”

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Sex and relationships education: manner of provision

(1) Section 403 of EA 1996 (sex education: manner of provision) is amended as follows.

(2) In subsection (1), for the words from the beginning to “at a maintained school” there is substituted “The governing body or other proprietor of any school to which this section applies, and its head teacher, shall take such steps as are reasonably practicable to secure that, where sex and relationships education or (in Wales) sex education is given to any registered pupils at the school”.

(3) After subsection (1) there is inserted—

“(1ZA) The schools to which this section applies are—

(a) maintained schools;

(b) city technology colleges;

(c) city colleges for the technology of the arts;

(d) Academies.

A reference in this section or section 404 to the governing body of a school, in relation to a school within paragraph (b), (c) or (d), shall be read as a reference to the proprietor of the school.

(1ZB) The Secretary of State must issue guidance designed to secure that where sex and relationships education is given to registered pupils at schools in England to which this section applies they learn—

(a) the nature of marriage and its importance for family life and the bringing up of children,

(b) the nature of civil partnership, and

(c) the importance of strong and stable relationships.”

(4) In subsection (1A)—

(a) for “The Secretary of State” there is substituted “The Welsh Ministers”;

(b) after “maintained schools” there is inserted “in Wales”.

(5) In subsection (1B), for “the Secretary of State’s guidance” there is substituted “the guidance under subsection (1ZB) or, in the case of schools in Wales, subsection (1A)”.

(6) In subsection (1C)—

(a) for “subsection (1A)” there is substituted “subsection (1ZB) or (1A)”;

(b) for “sex education” there is substituted “sex and relationships education, or (in Wales) sex education,”.

(7) In subsection (1D), for “subsection (1A)” there is substituted “subsection (1ZB), and the Welsh Ministers may at any time revise their guidance under subsection (1A)”.

(8) In section 579 of that Act (general interpretation), in subsection (1), before the definition of “sex education” there is inserted—

““sex and relationships education” includes education about—

(a) Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome and Human Immunodeficiency Virus, and

(b) any other sexually transmitted disease, but does not include education about human reproduction provided as part of any science teaching;”.”

Clause 30

LORD LAMING

 

Lord Laming gives notice of his intention to oppose the Question that Clause 30 stand part of the Bill.

Clause 31

LORD LAMING

 

Lord Laming gives notice of his intention to oppose the Question that Clause 31 stand part of the Bill.

Prepared 16th June 2011