Education Bill

AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
IN GRAND COMMITTEE

Clause 4

LORD LAMING

 

Page 8, line 18, at end insert—

“( ) The measures relating to the exclusion of pupils in England in this section are to be exercised in accordance with the duty in section (Co-operation with local authorities to promote well-being) of the Education Act 2011.”

Schedule 1

LORD HILL OF OAREFORD

 

Page 59, line 18, at end insert—

“In section 31A of that Act (consideration of adverse reports), in subsection (3)(c), for “exclusion appeal panel” substitute “exclusion review panel”.”

Clause 30

LORD LAMING

 

Leave out Clause 30 and insert the following new Clause—

“Co-operation with local authorities to promote well-being

All providers of education shall have a duty to co-operate with local authorities to promote the well-being of children and young people up to the age of 19, and those with disabilities up to the age of 25, in accordance with section 10 of the Children Act 2004.”

Clause 60

BARONESS TURNER OF CAMDEN

 

Page 48, line 28, at end insert—

“( ) Section 60 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 (Appointment and dismissal of teachers of religious education) is amended as follows.

( ) For subsection (5) substitute—

“(5) If the school is a voluntary aided school preference may be given, in connection with the appointment, remuneration or promotion of teachers at the school, to persons whose religious opinions are in accordance with the tenets of the religion or religious denomination specified in relation to the school under section 69(4) but only to the extent that the treatment in question can be justified on the basis that the religion or belief of a teacher in the school constitutes a genuine, legitimate and justified occupational requirement having regard to the school’s religious ethos.

(5A) Regard may be had, in connection with the termination of the employment or engagement of any teacher at the school, to any conduct on his part which is incompatible with the precepts, or with the upholding of the tenets, of the religion or religious denomination so specified provided that nothing in this section shall be taken to permit discrimination which would be prohibited by the Equality Act 2010 other than in relation to religion or belief.”

( ) Omit subsection (2)(b) and (c) of section 124A of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 (appointment and dismissal of teachers of religious education).”

 

Page 48, line 35, leave out from beginning to end of line 16 on page 50 and insert—

“124AA Employment of teachers at independent schools having a religious character

(1) This section applies to an independent school which has a religious character.

(2) Preference may be given, in connection with the appointment, promotion or remuneration of teachers at the school, to persons—

(a) whose religious opinions are in accordance with the tenets of the religious denomination specified in relation to the school under section 124B(2), or

(b) who attend religious worship in accordance with those tenets, or

(c) who give, or are willing to give, religious education at the school in accordance with those tenets.

(3) Regard may be had, in connection with the termination of the employment or engagement of any teacher at the school, to any conduct on his part which is incompatible with the precepts, or with the upholding of the tenets, of the religion or religious denomination so specified.

124AB Designation of independent schools as having a religious character

(1) Subsections (3) and (5) of section 69 (which relate to the designation of foundation or voluntary schools as having a religious character) apply in relation to an independent school as they apply in relation to a foundation or voluntary school, but as if—

(a) in subsection (3), the reference to Part 2 were a reference to this Part, and

(b) in subsection (5), the reference to subsection (4) of that section were a reference to subsection (2) of this section.

(2) An order made under section 69(3) by virtue of subsection (1) shall specify, in relation to each school designated by the order, the religion or religious denomination (or as the case may be each religion or religious denomination) in accordance with whose tenets education is provided at the school or the school is conducted.

(3) Section 142 (interpretation) is amended as follows.

(4) In subsection (1), in the definitions of “Church in Wales school”, “Church of England school” and “Roman Catholic Church school”, after “means a” there is inserted “foundation or voluntary”.

(5) In subsection (3), after “section 69(4)” there is inserted “or 124B(2)”.

(6) In section 143 (index), for the entry beginning “school which has a religious character” there is substituted—

“school which has a religious character
(in Part 2 in relation to a foundation or voluntary school) section 69(3)
(in Part 5A in relation to an independent school) sections 69(3) and124B(1).””

 

Page 49, line 2, at end insert “, but he shall not make such an order unless there has been consultation with such persons as he considers appropriate on the question of whether an order should be made and having regard to the responses given in that consultation”

Prepared 22nd June 2011