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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 18th April 2006

 

Standing Committee Proceedings

 

Standing Committee E

 

Education and Inspections Bill


 

[Fifth AND Sixth Sittings]


 

Clause 5.

 

Negatived on division

 

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 David Willetts

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mr David Evennett

 

Not called  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

 

Not called  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

 

Withdrawn  190

 

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


 
 

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Education and Inspections Bill, continued

 
 

Mr David Willetts

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mr David Evennett

 

Negatived on division  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

 

Not called  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

 

Not called  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

 

Not called  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

 

Withdrawn  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.’.


 
 

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Education and Inspections Bill, continued

 
 

Sarah Teather

 

Greg Mulholland

 

Annette Brooke

 

Not called  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

 

Not called  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

 

Not called  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

 

Not selected  346

 

Page  3,  line  21,  leave out Clause 5.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mr David Chaytor

 

Withdrawn  183

 

Clause  6,  page  4,  line  13,  leave out ‘adequate’ and insert ‘sufficient’.

 

Mr David Chaytor

 

Not called  185

 

Clause  6,  page  4,  line  13,  leave out ‘adequate’ and insert ‘such’.

 

Mr David Chaytor

 

Not called  184

 

Clause  6,  page  4,  line  14,  at end insert ‘as may be sufficient according to their

 

needs’.


 
 

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Education and Inspections Bill, continued

 
 

Sarah Teather

 

Greg Mulholland

 

Annette Brooke

 

Not called  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

 

Not called  236

 

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

 

Sarah Teather

 

Greg Mulholland

 

Annette Brooke

 

Not called  64

 

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

 

Sarah Teather

 

Greg Mulholland

 

Annette Brooke

 

Not called  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

 

Not selected  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

 

Not called  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

 

Not called  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.’.


 
 

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Education and Inspections Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Edward Leigh

 

Not selected  203

 

Page  4,  line  5,  leave out Clause 6.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Schedule 1 Agreed to.

 


 

new clauses relating to part 1

 

Education of children detained under an order of court

 

Sarah Teather

 

Greg Mulholland

 

Annette Brooke

 

Negatived on division  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

 

Not called  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

 

Not selected  NC14

 

To move the following Clause:—


 
 

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Education and Inspections Bill, continued

 
 

‘All local education authorities are hereby abolished.’.

 


 

Mr David Willetts

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mr David Evennett

 

Question proposed  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.’.

 

[Adjourned till Thursday at 9.00 a.m.


 
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