Amendments proposed to the Education and Inspections Bill - continued House of Commons

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Mr David Willetts
Mr Nick Gibb
Mr John Hayes
Mr David Evennett

90

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     9,     at end insert—

    '(1C)   In this section "information databases", in relation to children and young people, refers to those databases mentioned in section 12 of the Children Act 2004.'.


   

Sarah Teather
Greg Mulholland
Annette Brooke

61

Clause     5,     page     3,     line     22,     leave out from 'must' to end of line 25 and insert

        ', with a view to improving standards, appoint suitable persons (to be known as school improvement partners) in sufficient numbers to provide assistance and support to head teachers, and to such other members of the school community as the head teacher may consider desirable, of maintained schools, academies, city technology colleges, city colleges for the technology of the arts, and such other educational establishments as may be prescribed.'.

   

Mr David Willetts
Mr Nick Gibb
Mr John Hayes
Mr David Evennett

14

Clause     5,     page     3,     line     22,     at end insert 'underperforming or coasting'.

   

Mr David Willetts
Mr Nick Gibb
Mr John Hayes
Mr David Evennett

17

Clause     5,     page     3,     line     23,     after 'maintain', insert 'that is not highly performing'.

   

Mr David Willetts
Mr Nick Gibb
Mr John Hayes
Mr David Evennett

18

Clause     5,     page     3,     line     25,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   A school is "highly performing" if it meets such standards as the Secretary of State shall by regulation prescribe.'.

   

Mr David Willetts
Mr Nick Gibb
Mr John Hayes
Mr David Evennett

19

Clause     5,     page     3,     line     30,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   Where a school fails to improve within two years of the appointment of a school improvement partner, a new school improvement partner shall be appointed.

    (2B)   A person appointed as a school improvement partner who has been replaced twice as a school improvement partner under the provisions of subsection (2A) shall cease to be an accredited person under subsection (2).'.

   

Mr David Willetts
Mr Nick Gibb
Mr John Hayes
Mr David Evennett
Sarah Teather
Greg Mulholland
Annette Brooke

20

Clause     5,     page     3,     line     30,     at end insert—

    '( )   The Secretary of State shall publish his departmental policies in relation to the appointment of school improvement partners.'.

   

Sarah Teather
Greg Mulholland
Annette Brooke

62

Clause     5,     page     3,     line     30,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   Where two or more governing bodies and head teachers of maintained schools have agreed to establish an informal federation with a view to improving standards at their schools, the local education authority which maintains them will be considered to have fulfilled its duties in respect of subsection (1).'.

   

Sarah Teather
Greg Mulholland
Annette Brooke

63

Clause     5,     page     3,     line     35,     at end insert ', academies, city technology colleges, city colleges for the technology of the arts, and such other educational establishments as may be prescribed.'.

   

Mr David Willetts
Mr Nick Gibb
Mr John Hayes
Mr David Evennett

15

Clause     5,     page     3,     line     40,     at end insert—

        '"coasting", in relation to a maintained school, means a school which in the previous academic year was in the third quartile nationally of the value added measure of school performance;'.

   

Mr David Willetts
Mr Nick Gibb
Mr John Hayes
Mr David Evennett

16

Clause     5,     page     4,     line     4,     at end insert—

        '"under-performing", in relation to a maintained school, means a school which in the previous academic year was in the fourth quartile nationally of the value added measure of school performance.'.


   

Mr David Chaytor

183

*Clause     6,     page     4,     line     13,     leave out 'adequate' and insert 'sufficient'.

   

Mr David Chaytor

185

*Clause     6,     page     4,     line     13,     leave out 'adequate' and insert 'such'.

   

Mr David Chaytor

184

*Clause     6,     page     4,     line     14,     at end insert 'as may be sufficient according to their needs'.

   

Sarah Teather
Greg Mulholland
Annette Brooke

149

Clause     6,     page     4,     line     15,     after 'may', insert 'enter into partnerships with other public, private or voluntary organisations in order to'.

   

Sarah Teather
Greg Mulholland
Annette Brooke

64

Clause     6,     page     4,     line     29,     after 'provision', insert 'or commissioning'.

   

Sarah Teather
Greg Mulholland
Annette Brooke

150

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

      '(d) a local authority must have regard to the access requirements of qualifying young persons with a disability.'.

   

Sarah Teather
Greg Mulholland
Annette Brooke

151

Clause     6,     page     5,     line     43,     after 'of', insert 'a representative sample of'.

   

Mr David Willetts
Mr Nick Gibb
Mr John Hayes
Mr David Evennett

22

Clause     6,     page     6,     line     13,     at end insert ', such guidance to be placed in the Library of the House of Commons and notice given of the publication of the guidance by written Ministerial statement.'.

   

Mr David Willetts
Mr Nick Gibb
Mr John Hayes
Mr David Evennett

23

Clause     6,     page     6,     line     27,     at end add—

    '(3)   Provision under this section shall be restricted to that which can be funded by the revenue support grant separately identified but not specifically allocated or ring-fenced.'.


NEW CLAUSES RELATING TO PART 1

Education of children detained under an order of court

   

Sarah Teather
Greg Mulholland
Annette Brooke

NC2

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Chapter 5 of Part 10 of EA 1996 (Persons not covered by the Act) shall be amended as follows.

    (2)   Leave out section 562 (Act not apply to persons detained under order of a court).'.


Education of children in immigration removal centres

   

Sarah Teather
Greg Mulholland
Annette Brooke

NC3

To move the following Clause:—

    'When a local authority has within its boundaries an Immigration Removal Centre it shall ensure that all duties and powers pertaining to education of children are applied to any child resident within an Immigration Removal Centre.'.


   

Mr David Willetts
Mr Nick Gibb
Mr John Hayes
Mr David Evennett

24

Clause     7,     page     6,     line     34,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   A local authority shall publish a notice under subsection (1) in circumstances where 35 per cent or more of school places are in schools that are underperforming.'.

   

Mr David Willetts
Mr Nick Gibb
Mr John Hayes
Mr David Evennett

179

*Clause     7,     page     6,     line     34,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   A local education authority must publish such a notice if they receive representations from 50 or more parents of qualifying children in connection with the establishment of a foundation, voluntary or foundation special school or an academy.

    (1B)   In subsection (1A) "qualifying child", in relation to a local education authority, means any child in the authority's area who is of or under compulsory school age.'.

   

Mr David Willetts
Mr Nick Gibb
Mr John Hayes
Mr David Evennett
Sarah Teather
Greg Mulholland
Annette Brooke

25

Clause     7,     page     7,     line     1,     after second 'a', insert 'reasonable'.

   

Sarah Teather
Greg Mulholland
Annette Brooke

65

Clause     7,     page     7,     line     2,     at end insert—

      '(ca) specify appropriate qualifications for persons other than local education authorities wishing to establish the new school,'.

   

Mr David Chaytor
Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

99

Clause     7,     page     7,     line     14,     after second 'of', insert 'a community or community special school,'.

   

Mr David Willetts
Mr Nick Gibb
Mr John Hayes
Mr David Evennett
Mr David Chaytor
Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

26

Clause     7,     page     7,     line     15,     leave out from second 'school' to end of line 18.

   

Sarah Teather
Greg Mulholland
Annette Brooke
Mr David Chaytor

66

Clause     7,     page     7,     line     16,     leave out 'with the consent of the Secretary of State,'.

   

Mr David Willets
Mr Nick Gibb
Mr John Hayes
Mr David Evennett

76

Clause     7,     page     7,     line     18,     at end insert—

    '(5A)   The Secretary of State shall only consent to the publication of proposal under subsection (5)(b)(ii) for the establishment of a community or community special school if the local authority can demonstrate to the Secretary of State that the establishment of such a school would lead to substantially better academic results than would be the case for a foundation or foundation special school.'.

 
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