Education and Adoption Bill

Amendments
to be moved
on report

Clause 7

LORD WATSON OF INVERGOWRIE

LORD HUNT OF KINGS HEATH

 

Leave out Clause 7 and insert the following new Clause—

“Schools with an inadequate Ofsted judgement

(1)     Where, in a report of a school made under section 5 of the Education Act
2005 (duty to inspect certain schools at prescribed intervals), Her Majesty’s
Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills states that in
his or her opinion—

(a)   special measures are required to be taken in relation to the school,
or

(b)   the school requires significant improvement,

the following actions shall be taken.

(2)     The Regional Schools Commissioner must consult the local authority, any
trustees or persons representing foundations associated with the school
and, in the case of an Academy school, the person with whom the Secretary
of State has made Academy arrangements, about the school’s governance
arrangements.

(3)     If the school is a local authority maintained school, then the Regional
Schools Commissioner may determine that section 5 of the Academies Act
2010 (consultation on conversion) applies.

(4)     If the school is an Academy school, then the Regional Schools
Commissioner may consult the Secretary of State about whether or not to
terminate the school’s Academy arrangements—

(a)   with a view to the school being established as a local authority
maintained school, or

(b)   by the Secretary of State making Academy arrangements with
another person.”

After Clause 8

LORD WATSON OF INVERGOWRIE

LORD HUNT OF KINGS HEATH

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Schools causing concern: involvement of parents

(1)     The Education and Inspectors Act 2006 is amended as follows.

(2)     In section 59 (meaning of “maintained school” and “eligible for
intervention”)—

(a)   in subsection (1) after paragraph (c) insert—

“(d)   an Academy school”;

(b)   after subsection (2) insert—

“(3)     In this Part, references to the governing body of an
Academy school are to be read as references to the
proprietor of an Academy school.

(4)     If an Academy school is found to be eligible for intervention
under this Part, the school is to be treated as a maintained
school for the purposes of sections 63 to 69, and the
proprietor of the Academy is to be treated as the governing
body of the school.

(5)     An intervention under sections 63 to 69 shall take
precedence over any provision of the Academy
arrangements made between the Secretary of State and the
proprietor.”

(3)     After section 59 insert—

“59A           Duties of Secretary of State, local authorities, and proprietors to
parents when a school is eligible for intervention

When a school is eligible for intervention, the Secretary of State, the
local authority, school governing body and proprietor must
exercise their functions with a view to involving parents of
registered pupils in decisions relating to the school under this Part
and the Academies Act 2010.”

(4)     In section 60 (performance standards and safety warning notice), in
subsection (6) at the end insert—

“(e)   the parents of registered pupils”.

(5)     In section 60A (teachers’ pay and conditions warning notice), in subsection
(6) at the end insert—

“(d)   the parents of registered pupils”.”

Prepared 19th November 2015