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

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Sarah Teather
Greg Mulholland
Annette Brooke

437

*Clause     38,     page     27,     line     25,     after 'schools', insert ', academies, city technology colleges and city colleges for the technology of the arts'.

   

Sarah Teather
Greg Mulholland
Annette Brooke

438

*Clause     38,     page     27,     line     34,     after 'school', insert ', academy, city technology college or city college for the technology of the arts'.

   

Mr David Chaytor

234

Clause     38,     page     28,     line     11,     at end insert—

    '(5C)   An admission forum shall, in the exercise of its functions, have regard to any admissions policy of the local education authority responsible for maintaining schools in the area for which the forum is established.'


   

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

47

Clause     39,     page     28,     line     43,     at end add ', such advice to include full information regarding the provision of special schools available in the geographical area.'.

   

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

192

Clause     39,     page     28,     line     43,     at end add ', such advice to be monitored and evaluated by the local education authority for its effectiveness, with examples of good practice being collated and disseminated.'.

   

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

388

Clause     39,     page     28,     line     43,     at end add ', and no person shall be appointed to provide such advice and assistance unless he has demonstrated an understanding of special educational needs and disability legislation.'.


   

Mr Edward Leigh

204

Clause     40,     page     29,     line     4,     after 'school', insert '(except a school to which this section does not apply)'.

   

Mr David Chaytor

213

Clause     40,     page     29,     line     5,     after 'interview', insert 'or written test'.

   

Sarah Teather
Greg Mulholland
Annette Brooke

436

*Clause     40,     page     29,     line     5,     after 'interview', insert '(whether face to face or by telephone)'.

   

Mr David Chaytor

214

Clause     40,     page     29,     line     6,     after 'interview', insert 'or written test'.

   

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

48

Clause     40,     page     29,     line     8,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   If the maintained school is one which has been designated as a school having a religious character in accordance with section 69, subsection (1) does not apply in relation to any interview intended to assess religious committment and religious practice.'.

   

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

49

Clause     40,     page     29,     line     8,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   Subsection (1) does not apply in relation to any interview conducted to assess intended compliance with a home school contract.'.

   

Mr Edward Leigh

369

Clause     40,     page     29,     line     12,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   If the maintained school is of a religious character and preference is given to applicants for admission to that school on the basis of the religious practice of the pupil, then subsection (1) does not apply in relation to any interview intended to assess the suitability of the applicant for such a school.'.

   

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

406

Clause     40,     page     29,     line     15,     at end insert 'interview,'.

   

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

208

Clause     40,     page     29,     line     18,     at end insert—

    '(3A)   Subsection (1) does not apply to any interview conducted in connection with the admission of pupils to the school for secondary education suitable to the requirements of pupils who are over compulsory school age.'.

   

Mr Edward Leigh

205

Clause     40,     page     29,     line     20,     at end add—

    '(5)   This section does not apply to a foundation, voluntary-aided or voluntary-controlled school which has been designated by the Secretary of State under section 69 as a school having a religious character.'.

   

Mr David Chaytor

215

Clause     40,     page     29,     line     20,     at end add—

    '(2)   In section 482 (academies) of EA 1996, in subsection (2)—

(a) omit "and" at the end of paragraph (a), and

(b) after paragraph (b) insert "and

(c) does not have admission arrangements which require or authorise any interview with an applicant for admission to the academy or his parents, where the interview is to be taken into account (to any extent) in determining whether the applicant is to be admitted to the academy".'.

   

Mr Edward Leigh

196

Page     29,     line     1,     leave out Clause 40.


   

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

91

Clause     41,     page     29,     line     25,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   In section 89 of SSFA 1998 (procedure for determining admissions arrangements) after subsection (3) insert—

    "(3A)   The requirement to consult under subsections (2) and (3) shall not apply where an admissions authority, prior to determining its admission arrangements, decides to make no substantive alterations to its admissions arrangements.".'.

   

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

50

Clause     41,     page     30,     line     2,     leave out 'a prescribed number of' and insert 'the two'.

   

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

51

Clause     41,     page     31,     line     2,     leave out 'prescribed number of' and insert 'the two'.

   

Mr Edward Leigh

197

Page     29,     line     21,     leave out Clause 41.


   

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

92

Clause     42,     page     31,     line     26,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   After subsection (2) insert—

    "(2A)   Where an objection is made under subsection (2), the person making the objection to the adjudicator (the "objector") must provide a detailed meritorious case for his decision, setting out why the specific admission arrangement to which he objects damages his school or, in the case of a local education authority, other schools within the authority area, and providing substantive evidence to support his case.

    (2B)   If the objector fails to provide the detailed meritorious case and evidence required in subsection (2A) the adjudicator shall not hear the objection.

    (2C)   If, in the reasonable opinion of the adjudicator an objection by an objector is unreasonable, vexatious, frivolous or otherwise unmeritorious, he shall not hear the objection.

    (2D)   Where an objector has made objection on the same grounds at any time in the previous three years, the adjudicator shall not hear the objection.".'.

   

Mr David Chaytor

216

Clause     42,     page     31,     line     26,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   In subsection (2) leave out paragraph (c).'.

   

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

52

Clause     42,     page     31,     line     27,     leave out subsection (2).

   

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

54

Clause     42,     page     31,     line     31,     leave out from 'made' to end of line 32.

   

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

55

Clause     42,     page     31,     line     39,     leave out from 'arrangements' to 'and' in line 40.

   

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

53

Clause     42,     page     31,     line     46,     at end insert ', provided those modifications are in line with the character and ethos of the school.'.

   

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

57

Clause     42,     page     31,     line     46,     at end insert—

    '(5D)   Where the adjudicator makes a decision in relation to the admission arrangements of an admission authority, the admission authority may appeal to the Secretary of State.

    (5E)   The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision in relation to appeals under this section, including provision—

(a) as to the time by which an appeal is to be made,

(b) as to the manner in which an appeal is to be made,

(c) as to the procedure to be followed in connection with an appeal, and

(d) as to the matters to be taken into account in deciding whether to allow an appeal.'.

   

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

93

Clause     42,     page     32,     line     22,     leave out subsection (6).

   

Mr Edward Leigh

198

Page     31,     line     24,     leave out Clause 42.



 
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