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

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Admission authorities

   

Sarah Teather
Greg Mulholland
Annette Brooke

NC5

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Section 88 of SSFA 1998 (admission authorities and admission agreements) is amended as follows.

    (2)   at end of subsection (1) insert—

          "(c) in relation to schools acquiring foundation status with a foundation, means the local education authority;

          (d) in relation to a new Academy, means the local education authority."'.


Freedom of selection

   

Mr Edward Leigh

NC8

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   A maintained school shall have complete freedom to select pupils by academic or other ability at its absolute discretion.

    (2)   Sections 99 to 103 of SSFA 1998 shall cease to have effect.'.


Freedom to interview

   

Mr Edward Leigh

NC9

To move the following Clause:—

    'A maintained school shall have complete freedom to interview candidates for admission at its absolute discretion, including in cases where the interview plays a part in deciding whether the candidate is to be admitted to the school.'.


Alteration of admission arrangements

   

Mr Edward Leigh

NC10

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   A maintained school shall have complete freedom to alter its admission arrangements as it sees fit.

    (2)   Section 89 of SSFA 1998 shall cease to have effect.'.


Admissions report by local education authority

   

Mr David Chaytor

NC16

To move the following Clause:—

    'After section 85B of SSFA 1998 insert—

          "85C   Admissions report by local education authority

          (1)   A local education authority shall once in every school year make a report to the admission forum containing the following information—

          (a) the proposed admission arrangements for every school, including academies and city colleges, in the local education authority area,

          (b) the number of applications for each year group admitting pupils for each school,

          (c) the number of pupils accepted for each year group and, if oversubscription criteria are used, the number of pupils selected using each oversubscription criterion, and

          (d) the area which the school recruits pupils compared to the area in which the school is situated.

          (2)   The opinion of the local education authority shall be included in the report as to—

          (a) whether the proposed admission arrangements for each school comply with the Code for School Admissions,

          (b) what changes, if any, each admission authority, or as the case may be the governing body or each academy or city college, should make to their admission arrangements to comply with the Code for School Admissions,

          (c) the accuracy and appropriateness of information given to parents seeking admission to the school, and

          (d) whether the totality of the admission arrangements for the area produces fair access to schools for all pupils, and if not what further action the authority intends to take to ensure fair access to maintained schools and academies and city colleges."'.


Retention of selection by ability or aptitude after parent ballot

   

Mr David Chaytor

NC51

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   The Secretary of State must, after consultation, by regulations, make—

      (a) such supplementary, incidental or consequential provision, or

      (b) such transitional, transitory or saving provision,

    as he considers necessary or expedient for the purposes of, in consequence of, or for giving full effect to subsection (2).

    (2)   Regulations under subsection (1) must, in particular, make provision to—

      (a) amend or repeal Part 3, Chapter 2 (selection of pupils) of SSFA 1998 to provide for the legislation to be consistent with the general principle that there must be a ballot of parents of pupils attending local primary schools if any secondary school is to continue to select pupils by ability or aptitude after the school year starting on or after 1st August 2011, and

      (b) amend or revoke any subordinate legislation (within the meaning of the Interpretation Act 1978) made before the passing of this Act necessary to achieve the principle set out above.

    (3)   Nothing in this Act is to be regarded as limiting the generality of subsection (1).'.


Reports on school admissions

   

Sarah Teather
Greg Mulholland
Annette Brooke

NC53

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   A local education authority in England may prepare and publish reports on such matters connected with the admission of pupils to maintained schools, Academies or City Technology Colleges in that area as may be prescribed.

    (2)   For the purposes of the preparation of a report under section (1), a local education authority may request any of the following bodies to provide the authority with any information held by them which falls within a prescribed description and is specified by the authority in its request—

      (a) the governing body of any maintained school, Academy or City Technology College in the area for which the local education authority has responsibility or whose catchments area falls into that area;

      (b) any local education authority in England for an area which adjoins the area of the authority requesting the information.

    (3)   A body mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b) of subsection (2) must comply with a request made by a local education authority in pursuance of that subsection.'.


   

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

176

Schedule     5,     page     170,     line     14,     leave out 'from a date determined in accordance with regulations' and insert '15 months prior to the school admitting pupils or, in the case of the temporary governing body not being established for 15 months prior to the admission of pupils, at the point it is established.'.

   

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

177

Schedule     5,     page     171,     line     23,     at end insert 'and such circumstances shall include those cases where a schools forum cannot reach a unanimous decision.'.

   

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

170

Schedule     5,     page     171,     line     29,     leave out paragraph 6.


REMAINING NEW CLAUSES RELATING TO PART 3

Maintained schools to become independent charitable trusts

   

Mr Edward Leigh
Mrs Nadine Dorries

NC13

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   All maintained schools shall become independent charitable trusts.

    (2)   The Secretary of State must make regulations to give effect to subsection (1).

    (3)   Regulations under subsection (2) must provide for the trusts established in pursuance of subsection (1) to be funded on the same basis as grant-maintained schools established under the provisions of the Education Reform Act 1988.'.


Foundation schools: independence of governing bodies from foundations

   

Mr David Chaytor
Sarah Teather
Greg Mulholland
Annette Brooke

NC17

To move the following Clause:—

    'The instrument of government for a foundation or foundation special school established pursuant to proposals made under section 7 may not provide for the majority of governors to be foundation governors nor may any alteration be made pursuant to proposals published under section 18 to the instrument of government of any foundation or foundation special school so as to provide for the majority of governors to be foundation governors.'.


Powers of local education authority in respect of support services

   

Mr David Chaytor

NC18

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   A local eduction authority in England may make such provision as it thinks fit to ensure the availability to schools maintained by it of education and child-related support services.

    (2)   Services made available under this section may include—

      (a) services for children with special educational needs, looked after children and children educated otherwise than in school;

      (b) behaviour support services;

      (c) educational psychology services;

      (d) curriculum advisory services; and

      (e) such other services as the authority may consider desirable.'.


Maintained schools to become grant-maintained schools

   

Mr Edward Leigh

NC19

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   All maintained schools shall become grant-maintained schools within the meaning of the Education Reform Act 1988.

    (2)   Local education authorities shall cease to play any part in the allocation of school funding.

    (3)   The Secretary of State must make regulations to give effect to subsections (1) and (2).'.


Compulsory grant maintained status

   

Mr Edward Leigh
Mrs Nadine Dorries

NC34

To move the following Clause:—

    'Whereas under the provisions of the Education Reform Acts 1988 and 1993, consolidated in the Education Act 1996, the transition to grant maintained status was optional by a ballot of parents of maintained schools, it shall now become compulsory, so that the local education authority ceases to play any part in the allocation of school funding.'.


Primary school federations

   

Mr Edward Leigh

NC36

To move the following Clause:—

    'Any maintained primary school wishing to join a federation of five other maintained primary schools in order to enable the management of its budget to be overseen by the governing body of that federation shall be permitted so to do upon application to the independent funding council appointed under section [Abolition of Department for Education and Skills].'.



 
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