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S.C.E.    Standing Committee Proceedings: 11th May 2006            

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Education and Inspections Bill, continued

 
 

“(aa)    

the Learning and Skills Council for England;”.’.

 


 

Amendment of Children Act 2004

 

Mr David Willetts

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mr David Evennett

 

Not called  NC7

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘In section 10(4) of the Children Act 2004 (c. 31) (co-operation to improve well-

 

being, after subsection (g) insert—

 

“(h) schools.” ’.

 


 

Abolition of adjudicator

 

Mr Edward Leigh

 

Not called  NC11

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The office of adjudicator is hereby abolished.

 

(2)    

Section 90 of SSFA 1998 shall cease to have effect.’.

 


 

School vouchers

 

Mr Edward Leigh

 

Not called  NC12

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘The Secretary of State must make regulations providing for the payment to all

 

parents of an amount of money covering the annual cost of the education of each

 

of their children, up to a maximum of £5,000 in each year for each child, to be

 

spent on educating the child at any private or state school situated within the area

 

of the local education authority within which the child lives.’.

 



 
 

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Power for National Assembly for Wales to decide pay and conditions provisions

 

Mr David Willetts

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mr David Evennett

 

Not called  NC21

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Section 7 of EA 2002 (Exemptions related to school performance) is amended as

 

follows.

 

(2)    

Omit subsection (5).’.

 


 

Duties with respect to young carers

 

Mr David Willetts

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mr David Evennett

 

Not called  NC22

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

A child or young person is a “young carer” for the purposes of this section if he

 

carries out significant caring tasks and assumes a level of responsibility for

 

another person, which would normally be taken by an adult.

 

(2)    

The headteacher of a maintained school shall nominate a staff member who shall

 

be responsible for identifying young carers, assessing their educational needs and

 

promoting their well-being.

 

(3)    

A local education authority shall have a duty to promote co-operation between

 

schools and persons or bodies providing services or exercising functions in

 

relation to adults with a view to supporting children with parents who have health

 

or substance misuse problems, or a disability.

 

(4)    

Where the Chief Inspector carries out an inspection of a maintained school or

 

local authority he shall inspect the performance by it of its functions under this

 

section.’.

 


 

Exemptions related to school performance

 

Mr David Willetts

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mr David Evennett

 

Not called  NC23 

 

To move the following Clause:—


 
 

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‘(1)    

If the provisions within Chapter 2 of Part 1 of EA 2002 have not come into force

 

at the end of the period of 12 months beginning with the day on which this Act is

 

passed, they shall come into force at the end of that period.’.

 


 

Exemptions related to school performance (No. 2)

 

Mr David Willetts

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mr David Evennett

 

Not called  NC24 

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Section 6 of EA 2002 (Interpretation of Chapter 2) is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

After subsection(2) insert—

 

“(2A)    

Criteria under subsection (1) shall, in addition to any other criteria that

 

may be specified, specify that a school shall be a qualifying school if—

 

(a)    

it appears within the top quartile of the value added measure of

 

school performance for three out of the last five years;

 

(b)    

the overall effectiveness of the school has been graded

 

“outstanding” in an inspection by Ofsted within the past three

 

years.”.’.

 


 

Abolition of Department for Education and Skills

 

Mr Edward Leigh

 

Not selected  nc35

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Department for Education and Skills is hereby abolished.

 

(2)    

The Department shall be replaced by an independent funding council of no more

 

than 100 administrative staff.’.

 


 

Abolition of educational quangos

 

Mr Edward Leigh

 

Not selected  nc37

 

To move the following Clause:—


 
 

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‘All educational quangos are hereby abolished.’.

 


 

Restriction on reporting alleged offences involving teachers

 

Mr David Willetts

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mr David Evennett

 

Not selected  NC43

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

This section applies (subject to subsection (3)) where an allegation has been made

 

by or on behalf of a registered pupil or former pupil at a school that an offence

 

against the law of England and Wales has been committed by a teacher at that

 

school.

 

(2)    

No matter relating to any person involved in the offence shall be included in any

 

publication if it is likely to lead members of the public to identify him as a person

 

involved in the offence.

 

(3)    

The restrictions imposed by subsection (2) cease to apply once there are

 

proceedings in a court in respect of the offence.

 

(4)    

Subsections (4) to (12) of section 44 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence

 

Act 1999 (c. 23) apply to subsections (1) to (3) of this section as they apply to

 

subsections (1) to (3) of the said section 44.

 

(5)    

Where a publication includes any matter in contravention of subsection (2),

 

section 49 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 (c. 23) applies.’.

 


 

Professional standards for teachers

 

Mr David Willetts

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mr David Evennett

 

Not called  NC46

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘Professional standards for teachers shall require that all those receiving—

 

(a)    

initial teacher training,

 

(b)    

assessment for induction or as a main scale teacher,

 

(c)    

assessment for threshold or as a senior teacher, or

 

(d)    

assessment for suitability as a head teacher,

 

shall be required to demonstrate an understanding of special educational needs

 

and disability legislation.’.

 



 
 

S.C.E.    Standing Committee Proceedings: 11th May 2006            

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Education and Inspections Bill, continued

 
 

School vouchers (supplementary)

 

Mr Edward Leigh

 

Not called  nc48

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘The payment made by the Secretary of State under section [School vouchers] is

 

to be introduced incrementally, so that in the first year of its introduction it is

 

available only to parents of children in Year R, in the second year to parents of

 

children in both Year R and Year 1, and so on throughout the 14 school years.’.

 


 

Building Schools for the Future programme

 

Sarah Teather

 

Greg Mulholland

 

Annette Brooke

 

Not called  nc54

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

When a local authority joins the Building Schools for the Future programme, it

 

shall have the power to make financial commitments, to negotiate contracts and

 

to enter into agreements with third parties on behalf of all schools.

 

(2)    

All maintained schools, academies, City Technology Colleges and City Colleges

 

for the Technology of the Arts shall have a duty to co-operate fully with the local

 

authority in planning and delivering Building Schools for the Future within that

 

authority’s area, regardless of their status.’.

 


 

Duty of school governing body in relation to pupils who are young carers of a parent or

 

guardian

 

Sarah Teather

 

Greg Mulholland

 

Annette Brooke

 

Not called  nc59

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘Governing bodies of schools maintained by local authorities, academies, city

 

technology colleges and independent schools must—

 

(a)    

endeavour to identify any pupil who is a young carer of one or both

 

parents or guardians;

 

(b)    

promote the educational welfare of a young carer; and

 

(c)    

ensure that any pupil who is a young carer is supported by a designated

 

teacher or member of staff who is responsible for promoting and co-

 

ordinating such support.’.

 



 
 

S.C.E.    Standing Committee Proceedings: 11th May 2006            

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Education and Inspections Bill, continued

 
 

Duty of school governing body in relation to pupils in public care

 

Sarah Teather

 

Greg Mulholland

 

Annette Brooke

 

Not called  nc60

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘In relation to any pupil who is in public care, governing bodies of schools

 

maintained by local authorities, academies, city technology colleges and

 

independent schools must—

 

(a)    

ensure that the educational welfare of the pupil is safeguarded and

 

promoted;

 

(b)    

promote and improve the well-being of the looked after pupil; and

 

(c)    

ensure that any pupil who is looked after in public care is supported by a

 

designated teacher or member of staff who is responsible for promoting

 

and co-ordinating such support.’.

 


 

Consultation with pupils: amendment of section 176 of Education Act 2002

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Not called  nc61

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

In section 176(3) of EA 2002 leave out—

 

“ ‘pupil’ does not include a child who is being provided with nursery education

 

(whether at a school or elsewhere;”.

 

(2)    

Before section 176 of EA 2002 (consultation with pupils), and immediately after

 

the cross-heading which precedes that section, insert—

 

“175A

Consultation with pupils

 

    

It shall be the duty—

 

(a)    

of a local authority, in the exercise of their school functions, and

 

(b)    

of the governing body of a maintained school, in the exercise of

 

any function relating to the conduct of the school,

 

    

to have due regard, so far as is reasonably practicable, to the ascertainable

 

views of the pupil on matters that affect him, taking account of his age

 

and maturity.”’.

 


 

Clauses 154 to 157 Agreed to.

 

Mr Edward Leigh

 

Not called  199

 

Clause  158,  page  108,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

‘(aa)    

regulations under section [School vouchers], or’.


 
 

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Education and Inspections Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Edward Leigh

 

Not called  201

 

Clause  158,  page  108,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

‘(aa)    

regulations under section [Maintained schools to become independent

 

charitable trusts], or’.

 

Mr Edward Leigh

 

Not called  237

 

Clause  158,  page  108,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

‘(aa)    

regulations under section [Maintained schools to become grant-

 

maintained schools], or’.

 

Mr David Chaytor

 

Not called  443

 

Clause  158,  page  108,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

‘(aa)    

regulations under section [Retention of selection by ability or aptitude

 

after parent ballot], or’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clauses 159 and160 Agreed to.

 


 

Jacqui Smith

 

Agreed to  142

 

Schedule  18,  page  224,  line  3,   at end insert—

 

‘Education Act 1996 (c. 56)

In section 529(2), the words “(other than a nursery

 
  

school or a special school)”.’.

 
 

Jacqui Smith

 

Agreed to  143

 

Schedule  18,  page  224,  line  6,   at end insert—

  

‘Section 27.’.

 
 

Jacqui Smith

 

Agreed to  144

 

Schedule  18,  page  224,  line  38,   at end insert—

  

‘In section 79(1), the word “or” at the end of

 
  

paragraph (b).’.

 
 

Jacqui Smith

 

Agreed to  145

 

Schedule  18,  page  225,  line  4,   column 2, leave out ‘paragraph 45’ and insert

 

‘paragraphs 45 and 146(b)’.

 

Jacqui Smith

 

Agreed to  146

 

Schedule  18,  page  225,  line  11,   at end insert—


 
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