Education and Adoption Bill

THIRD
marshalled
list of Amendments
to be moved
in grand committee

[Amendments marked * are new or have been altered]

Clause 9

LORD STOREY

BARONESS PINNOCK

23

Page 6, line 39, at end insert—

“(d)   parents of children registered at the school, and

(e)   the teaching and support staff at the school.”

LORD WATSON OF INVERGOWRIE

BARONESS MASSEY OF DARWEN

LORD HUNT OF KINGS HEATH

24

Page 7, line 15, at end insert—

“5B Consultation with the school community about identity of
Academy sponsor

(1)     This section applies where an Academy order under section 4(A1)
or (1)(b) has effect in respect of a maintained school.

(2)     Before entering into Academy arrangements in relation to the
school the Secretary of State must consult the following about the
identity of the person with whom the arrangements are to be
entered into—

(a)   the school’s governing body,

(b)   the local authority,

(c)   the Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and
Schools,

(d)   parents of registered pupils at the school,

(e)   the teaching and other staff of the school, and

(f)   any other such persons as he thinks appropriate.

(3)     As part of the consultation, the Secretary of State must publish all
correspondence held by him relating to his choice of the proposed
Academy sponsor.”

 


The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 9
stand part of the Bill.

After Clause 9

LORD WATSON OF INVERGOWRIE

BARONESS MASSEY OF DARWEN

LORD HUNT OF KINGS HEATH

25

Insert the following new Clause—

“Inspection of Academy sponsors

Before section 9 of the Academies Act 2010 (impact: new and expanded
educational institution), insert—

“8A Inspection of Academy sponsors

(1)     Before entering into Academy arrangements in relation to a school
to which an Academy order under section 4(A1) or (1)(b) has had
effect with an Academy proprietor with whom the Secretary of
State has existing Academy arrangements in relation to one or more
other schools, the Secretary of State must receive a report from the
Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills on the
overall performance of the proprietor in performing their functions.

(2)     In preparing the report provided for by subsection (1), the Chief
Inspector may inspect the proprietor of an Academy school in the
performance of the proprietor’s functions under the Education
Acts, the Academy agreement entered into by the proprietor, and
any ancillary functions.

(3)     When requested to do so by the Secretary of State, the Chief
Inspector must conduct an inspection under subsection (1) in
relation to the proprietor specified in the request.

(4)     Such a request may specify particular matters which the Chief
Inspector must inspect.

(5)     Ancillary functions shall include any function that may be carried
out by a local authority.””

Clause 10

LORD WATSON OF INVERGOWRIE

BARONESS MASSEY OF DARWEN

LORD HUNT OF KINGS HEATH

26

Page 7, line 20, leave out “4(A1) or (1)(b)” and insert “4(1)(b)”

Clause 11

LORD WATSON OF INVERGOWRIE

BARONESS MASSEY OF DARWEN

LORD HUNT OF KINGS HEATH

27

Page 7, line 33, leave out “4(A1) or (1)(b)” and insert “4(1)(b)”

Clause 12

LORD WATSON OF INVERGOWRIE

BARONESS MASSEY OF DARWEN

LORD HUNT OF KINGS HEATH

28

Page 8, line 3, leave out “” and insert “”

29

Page 8, line 5, leave out “4(A1) or (1)(b)” and insert “4(1)(b)”

After Clause 12

LORD STOREY

BARONESS BAKEWELL OF HARDINGTON MANDEVILLE

30

Insert the following new Clause—

“Inspection of Academies

Before section 9 of the Academies Act 2010 insert—

“8A Inspection of Academies

Before a coasting school is converted into an Academy by virtue of
this Act, and of section 61 or 62 of EIA 2006 (schools requiring
significant improvement or schools requiring special measures),
the Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills
must inspect and report on the person with whom it is anticipated
the Secretary of State will enter into an Academy arrangement.””

LORD STOREY

BARONESS PINNOCK

31

Insert the following new Clause—

“Reports on required qualifications for teachers

Before a coasting school is converted into an Academy by virtue of this Act,
and of section 61 or 62 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 (schools
requiring significant improvement or schools requiring special measures),
the Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills must
report on the qualifications, if any, that teachers teaching in that school will
be required to have by the person with whom it is anticipated the Secretary
of State will enter into an Academy arrangement.”

LORD STOREY

BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD

32

Insert the following new Clause—

“Reports on absences

Before a coasting school is converted into an Academy by virtue of this Act,
and of section 61 or 62 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 (schools
requiring significant improvement or schools requiring special measures),
the Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills must
report on the level of absences in the previous three years—

(a)   in the school which is to be converted; and

(b)   in schools already under the sponsorship of the person with whom
it is anticipated the Secretary of State will enter into an Academy
arrangement.”

Clause 13

LORD WATSON OF INVERGOWRIE

LORD HUNT OF KINGS HEATH

32ZA

Page 8, line 25, after “authorities” insert “and voluntary adoption agencies
operating in the area jointly”

THE EARL OF LISTOWEL

32A

Page 8, line 35, at end insert—

“(f)   the provision of child and adolescent mental health services
for children in the adoption system;

(g)   the assessment of the mental health needs of children in the
adoption system”

LORD WATSON OF INVERGOWRIE

BARONESS MASSEY OF DARWEN

LORD HUNT OF KINGS HEATH

33

Page 8, line 35, at end insert—

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

(a)   how often directions were given;

(b)   the safeguards put in place to ensure that voluntary
agencies were not adversely affected by actions of local
authorities or agencies complying with directions given and
an assessment of the impact of the actions and the
effectiveness of the safeguards;

(c)   the impact of the directions on models of care other than
adoption for children in the areas covered by the directions;
and

(d)   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 and
adoptive parents who have dealt with 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.”

LORD WATSON OF INVERGOWRIE

LORD HUNT OF KINGS HEATH

33A

Page 8, line 35, at end insert—

“(3A)    In giving directions under subsection (1) regarding the provision of
adoption support services, the Secretary of State must take steps to
ensure that decisions as to whether a particular child should be
placed for adoption with a particular prospective adopter are made
in such a way as to be blind to whether the adopter was approved
by the relevant local authority, an external local authority, a
regional adoption agency, or a voluntary adoption agency.”

LORD STOREY

THE EARL OF LISTOWEL

BARONESS BENJAMIN

34

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.”

THE EARL OF LISTOWEL

34A

Page 8, line 35, at end insert—

“(3A)    In giving directions under subsection (1) regarding the provision of
adoption support services, the Secretary of State must take steps to
ensure that the quantity and quality of mental health support
provided to children in the adoption system will be maintained or
improved.”

LORD WATSON OF INVERGOWRIE

LORD HUNT OF KINGS HEATH

 


The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 13
stand part of the Bill.

Clause 17

LORD STOREY

BARONESS PINNOCK

35

Page 9, line 33, at end insert—

“( )     A statutory instrument under subsection (2) may not be made until the
Secretary of State has laid before Parliament a report on the funding of the
costs of conversions under this Act.”

Prepared 13th November 2015