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Amendments proposed to the Education Bill - continued House of Commons

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Mr Andrew Turner

95

*Clause     6,     page     5,     line     29,     leave out 'without the consent of the Secretary of State'.

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

65

Clause     6,     page     5,     line     30,     at end insert 'unless they replicate those which the Secretary of State has designated as attracting exemption or modification as of right in England'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

52

Clause     6,     page     5,     line     30,     at end insert—

    '(6)   Any order under subsection (2) must contain the following provisions of the School Teachers' Pay and Conditions document—

      (a) main pay scale,

      (b) threshold and

      (c) differentials between mainscale and leadership group and between headteacher and the rest of the leadership group.'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

81

Clause     6,     page     5,     line     30,     at end insert—

    '(6)   In so far as regulations made under this section relate to a curriculum provision they shall, in addition to providing for an exemption or modification, require persons responsible for the delivery of the curriculum in any school to have regard to the need to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum in that school.'.


   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

15

Clause     7,     page     5,     line     37,     at end insert 'with particular reference to the needs of children at the school with special needs'.

   

Chris Grayling

36

Clause     7,     page     5,     line     37,     at end insert 'and where a proposed change involves more than 15 per cent. of the total curriculum offered at the school, as measured by time allocated to lessons, secure a minimum response level of 33 per cent. of parents, with the majority supporting the changes.'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

53

Clause     7,     page     5,     line     38,     at end insert 'the headteacher and'.


   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

54

Clause     8,     page     6,     line     9,     after 'body', insert 'but after consultation with that body'.


   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

80

Clause     9,     page     6,     line     13,     leave out subsection (1).

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

16

Clause     9,     page     6,     line     19,     leave out 'do anything', and insert 'take all reasonable action'.

   

Chris Grayling

37

Clause     9,     page     6,     line     19,     leave out 'do anything necessary' and insert 'use its best endeavours'.

   

Mr Andrew Turner

71

Clause     9,     page     6,     line     19,     after 'necessary', insert ', other than adjust the budget of a school,'.

   

Mr Andrew Turner

147

*Clause     9,     page     6,     line     19,     after 'necessary', insert ', other than adjust the budget of the school,'.


   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

21

Clause     10,     page     7,     line     9,     at beginning insert—

       'Subject to due remuneration for services provided having first been satisfactorily negotiated and agreed, the'.

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

60

Clause     10,     page     7,     line     11,     at end insert 'and shall ensure that the headteacher of each such maintained school, or other members of the teaching staff as nominated by the headteacher from time to time, is a director of the company'.

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

22

Clause     10,     page     7,     line     28,     at end insert—

       "prescribed description" means in accordance with the Memorandum and Articles of the Company.

       '"prescribed person" excludes—

      (i) the Secretary of State; and

      (ii) any member or officer of a local education authority.'.

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

23

Clause     10,     page     7,     line     31,     at end add 'and the freedom to raise finance secured on the assets of the company'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

82

Clause     10,     page     7,     line     31,     at end add—

    '(10)   No Headteacher or member of the staff of a school the governing body of which has exercised a power conferred by any of subsections (1) to (4) shall be required by virtue of his contract of employment to perform functions other than those arising from the exercise of such power to perform functions consequent upon the exercise of the power.'.


   

Mr Andrew Turner

97

*Clause     11,     page     7,     line     35,     leave out—

      '(a) with the consent of the local education authority, and'.

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

24

Clause     11,     page     7,     line     35,     after 'authority', insert '(which shall not unreasonably be withheld)'.

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

25

Clause     11,     page     7,     line     37,     at end insert '(which shall not unreasonably be delayed in being allocated and delegated)'.

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

28

Clause     11,     page     8,     line     2,     after 'guarantee', insert 'or a limited liability partnership under the Limited Liability Partnerships Act 2001'.

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

27

Clause     11,     page     8,     line     3,     after 'requirements', insert '(which must be specific and contain)'.

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

26

Clause     11,     page     8,     line     5,     at end insert—

      '(iii) a satisfactorily completed process of due diligence, absence of conflict of interests, due procees and the taking of references.'.

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

61

Clause     11,     page     8,     line     5,     at end insert—

    '(iv)   maintaining an asset register,

    (v)   making provision for the conversion of the company to a corporate entity under the Companies Act 1986 (c. 6) other than either a company limited by guarantee or a limited liability partnership under the Limited Liability Partnerships Act 2001,

    (vi)   making provision for the flotation of any company resulting consequent to subsection (v) of this clause,

    (vii)   making provisions for the limitation on the company in the event of an acquisition, merger, split and disposal of the company,

    (viii)   preventing the diversion of revenues and assets of the company,

    (ix)   making provisions for the distribution of profits of the company by way of dividend or otherwise,

    (x)   making provisions for compliance with best practice for the nomination and remuneration of directors of the company,

    (xi)   the provision of annual reports and statutory filings in accordance with the Companies Act 1985 (c. 6),

    (xii)   the provision of audit reports, including interim audits, of the company, and in relation to the initial financial period of the company provision for 3-monthly interim audits of the company until the first statutory annual return is made,

    (xiii)   the winding up of the company,

    (xiv)   the provision of guarantees, indemnities and discharge of liabilities without prejudice to the interest of staff or pupils of the maintained school or schools to which the company is providing services, facilities, functions, arrangements or facilitation under section 10,

    (xv)   notification of the local education authority and the Secretary of State of any event or circumstance which, within 3 months from the date of such event or circumstance, carries the possibility in the judgement of the directors of the company of any risk of financial or other difficulty likely to place the company in a position where it cannot meet its obligations, where such obligations may be financial or in the educational interest of the staff or pupils of the maintained school.'.

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

19

Clause     11,     page     8,     line     5,     at end insert—

      '(d) meet the requirements of education legislation'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

55

Clause     11,     page     8,     line     10,     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

58

Clause     11,     page     8,     line     10,     at end insert ', subject to the limitations set out in sections 10(8), 11(1), 11(3), 11(7)'.

   

Mr Andrew Turner

98

*Clause     11,     page     8,     line     12,     after 'authority', insert ', the governing body of a foundation or voluntary aided school or an educational charity'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

83

Clause     11,     page     8,     line     27,     at end insert—

      '(g) make provision relating to the pay and conditions of persons employed for any purpose arising from the exercise of a power conferred by any of subsections (1) to (4) of section 10.'.

 
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