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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 18th April 2006

STANDING COMMITTEE E


New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

EDUCATION AND INSPECTIONS BILL

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee [28th March].

Clause 5.

Another Amendment (No. 14) proposed, in page 3, line 22, at the end, to insert the words 'underperforming or coasting'.—Mr John Hayes

       Question proposed, That the Amendment be made.

   

Mr Edward Leigh

329

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     9,     leave out 'suitable'.

   

Mr Edward Leigh

330

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     13,     leave out subsection (3).


   

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

190

Clause     5,     page     3,     line     27,     after 'unless' insert 'he has headteacher experience and'.

   

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

191

Clause     5,     page     3,     line     30,     at end insert 'and has undergone training in teaching children with special education needs and disability.'.

   

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).'.

   

Mr Edward Leigh

347

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

    '(2A)   In the case of a religious school of any denomination or religion, the person employed or engaged by a local education authority under the provisions of this section must be of the same denomination or religion as the school to which he is appointed.'.

   

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 Edward Leigh

346

Page     3,     line     21,     leave out Clause 5.


   

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'.

   

Mary Creagh
Mr David Chaytor
Ms Angela C. Smith

236

Clause     6,     page     4,     line     18,     after 'centres,', insert 'field centres,'.

   

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.'.


   

Mr Edward Leigh

203

Page     4,     line     5,     leave out Clause 6.

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.'.


Abolition of local education authorities

   

Mr Edward Leigh

NC14

To move the following Clause:—

    'All local education authorities are hereby abolished.'.


   

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

193

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

    '(1B)   In subsection (1A) a maintained school is "underperforming" if, in the previous academic year, it was in the fourth quartile nationally of the value added measure of school performance.'.

   

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

25

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

 
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