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

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Professional standards for teachers

   

Mr Gordon Marsden
Roger Berry
Mrs Janet Dean
Lynne Jones

NC30

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.'.


Permanent exclusion of pupils

   

Mr Gordon Marsden
Roger Berry
John Austin
Lynne Jones
Mrs Joan Humble
Mr Lindsay Hoyle

NC31

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   This section applies in relation to the permanent exclusion of a disabled pupil or a pupil with special educational needs by any school at which education is provided for him.

    (2)   No such pupil shall be excluded unless a review has been held of—

      (a) the sufficiency and effectiveness of the reasonable adjustments being made for him if he is a disabled pupil, and

      (b) the special educational provision being made for him if he is a pupil with special educational needs.'.


14-19 collaborative

   

Mr David Chaytor
Gwyn Prosser
Linda Gilroy
Jeff Ennis

NC49

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   A local education authority shall in accordance with regulations establish for their area a body, to be known as the "14-19 collaborative", for the purposes of—

      (a) advising the authority, school governing bodies, the Learning and Skills Council and further education corporations on the exercise by any body of relevant functions to do with the education or training of person who are aged 14 or over but under 19; and

      (b) advising, in particular, on developing partnership working between educational institutions, securing collaboration arrangements under section 88 of EA 2002, and ensuring the provision of personalised learning opportunities.

    (2)   Regulations may make provision—

      (a) as to the constitution, meetings and proceedings of a 14-19 collaborative, and

      (b) as to the manner in which advice is to be given by the collaborative.

    (3)   The bodies mentioned in paragraph (a) of subsection (1) shall have regard, in carrying out their functions, to any relevant advice given to them by a 14-19 collaborative under that subsection.

    (4)   The local education authority shall make arrangements for the collaborative to be provided with accommodation and with such services as the authority considers appropriate.

    (5)   In this section "relevant functions" are those functions placed on any body under section 78, 79, 85, 85A and 88 of EA 2002, sections 2, 3, and 3D of the Learning and Skills Act 2000 and sections 114 and 149 of this Act.'.


Approval of qualifications

   

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

NC50

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   The following qualifications shall be approved for the purposes of section 96 of the Learning and Skills Act 2000.

    (2)   The approved qualifications are—

      (a) the International GCSE;

      (b) the Cambridge Pre-U qualification developed by Cambridge International Examinations.'.


Circulation of materials in relation to course of study

   

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

NC52

To move the following Clause:—

    'After section 85A of EA 2002 (inserted by this Act) insert—

          "85B   Requirements relating to materials for courses of study in specified entitlement areas

        Where a course of study within an entitlement area specified by the Secretary of State under section 85A(1)(b) is to be introduced, the Secretary of State must ensure that all necessary materials are circulated to schools and other relevant learning providers at least one full academic year before their introduction and that due consideration is given to the time it takes to translate such material into Braille.".'.


Entitlement to study science in the fourth key stage

   

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

NC55

To move the following Clause:—

    'After section 85A of EA 2002 (inserted by section 66 of this Act) insert—

          "85B   Entitlement to study science in the fourth key stage

        A pupil in the fourth key stage is entitled, if he so elects, to follow a course of study in science which leads to the qualifications of—

          (a) Science GCSE and Additional Science GCSE;

          (b) Physics GCSE, Chemistry GCSE and Biology GCSE, or any combination of these.".'.


Religious education

   

Mr Edward Leigh
Mr Brian Binley

NC63

To move the following Clause:—

    'All maintained schools shall include religious education in the curriculum for all children, a major part of which shall be about Christianity.'.


National Curriculum

   

Mr Edward Leigh
Mr Brian Binley

NC66

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   All maintained schools shall be guided by the National Curriculum, but not obliged to follow the National Curriculum in every detail.

    (2)   A school is expected to provide the curriculum and public examinations best suited to the pupils in that particular school.'.


Office for Standards in Education

   

Mr Edward Leigh
Mr Brian Binley

NC68

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   The Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED) shall in future be known as Her Majesty's Inspectorate (HMI).

    (2)   The Chief HMI shall be appointed by a joint select committee of the Commons and Lords.

    (3)   The Chief HMI shall appoint inspectors within the inspectorate.'.


Academies

   

Mr Edward Leigh
Mr Brian Binley

NC69

To move the following Clause:—

    'Any charitable organisations run by a minority philosophical or faith group (or groups) whose schools do not currently receive government funding due to their small size may set up a single academy with power to manage multiple schools affiliated to that academy.'.


International GCSE

   

Mr Edward Leigh
Mr Brian Binley

NC71

To move the following Clause:—

    'The International GCSE examination (IGCSE) shall be one of the examinations authorised to be used in maintained schools.'.


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

   

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

NC73

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."'.


Curriculum requirements for first, second and third key stages

   

Annette Brooke

NC76

To move the following Clause:—

    'In section 84 of EA 2002 (curriculum requirements for first, second and third key stages), after subsection (3)(g), insert—

          "(ga) personal, social and health education,".'.


Duty of local education authority in relation to excluded pupils with special needs

   

Mr David Willetts
Mr Nick Gibb
Mr John Hayes
Mr David Evenett

NC77

*To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Section 19 of EA 1996 (exceptional provision of education in pupil referral units or elsewhere) is amended as follows.

    (2)   After subsection (3B) (inserted by section 93 of this Act) insert—

          "(3C)   Where a statement of special educational needs is maintained by the local education authority in respect of a pupil pursuant to section 324, the period following which education referred to in subsection (3A) must be provided must be sufficient to permit the authority to amend or otherwise reassess the statement where required by law.".'.


Responsibility of governing body for discipline (supplementary provisions)

   

Mr Gordon Marsden
Roger Berry
John Austin
Richard Burden
Mrs Joan Humble
Mrs Janet Dean


Mr Lindsay HoyleJim DobbinLynne Jones

NC78

*To move the following Clause:—

    'The governing body of a relevant school must not delegate responsibility for the policy drawn up under section 80(1) to anyone unless that person has demonstrated an understanding of special educational needs and disability legislation.'.


Determination by head teacher of behaviour policy (supplementary provisions)

   

Mr Gordon Marsden
Roger Berry
John Austin
Richard Burden
Mrs Joan Humble


Mr Lindsay HoyleJim DobbinLynne Jones

NC79

*To move the following Clause:—

    'The head teacher must, in determining measures under section 81(1), show—

      (a) how reasonable adjustments are made, taking account of the particular circumstances of pupils with disabilities, and

      (b) what special educational provision is made within those measures for pupils with educational needs, with or without a formal statement.'.



 
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