Education and Adoption Bill

to be moved
in grand committee

Clause 1



Page 1, line 16, at end insert—

“(3)     The definition of “coasting” in regulations under subsection (2)
must take into account the entire activity of the school including,
but not limited to—

(a)   academic achievement,

(b)   achievements in, and access provided to, sports and arts;

(c)   provision of access to further training or education;

(d)   provision of access to work placements, internships and

(4)     Regulations under subsection (2) may not be made unless a draft of
the regulations has been laid before, and approved by a resolution
of, each House of Parliament.”

Clause 7



Page 6, line 10, at end insert—

“(4)     After subsection (7) insert—

“(8)     If, by the relevant accountability measures laid down by
government regulation an Academy is “failing” or “coasting”, it is
by virtue of this section eligible for intervention if the governing
body of the Academy—

(a)   have been assessed over a three year period by a Regional
Schools Commissioner;

(b)   have been notified that the Secretary of State considers the
Academy to be coasting; and

(c)   have not subsequently been notified that the Secretary of
State no longer considers the Academy to be coasting.””




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, 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,

(b)   the school requires significant improvement,

the following actions will 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

(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.”

Clause 13



Page 8, line 35, at end insert—

“(3A)    The Secretary of State shall lay an annual report before Parliament on the
use of power to give directions under subsection (1), which shall include
information on—

(a)   how often directions were given, and

(b)   the extent and adequacy of provisions that have been put in place
to ensure that post-adoption support, including in respect of mental
health, is available for the children who have received services from
a local authority or agency carrying out the functions within
subsection (3) on behalf of a local authority, following directions
from the Secretary of State.”

Prepared 24th October 2015