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Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

13

# Clause 29, page 19, line 42, at end add—

      ‘“school” means—

          (a) a maintained school;

          (b) an Academy;

          (c) a city technology college;

          (d) a city college for the technology of the arts;

      “young person” means a person who is—

          (a) in his last year of compulsory schooling; or

          (b) over compulsory school age but has not yet attained the age of 19.’.


Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

14

# Clause 30, page 20, line 4, after ‘24,’, insert ‘[Assessment of students in last year of compulsory schooling], [Mentors for young persons], [Provision for young persons with special educational needs and disabilities], [Community leadership programmes],’.

Bill Rammell
Nick Ainger

3

Clause 30, page 20, line 8, at end insert—

      ‘( ) Section (Intervention: Wales) comes into force in accordance with provision made by the Welsh Ministers by order.’.


Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

16

# Clause 31, page 20, line 24, at end insert—

      ‘(3A) The following provisions apply to England only—

      sections [Assessment of students in last year of compulsory schooling], [Mentors for young persons], [Provision for young persons with special educational needs and disabilities] and [Community leadership programmes].’.


Bill Rammell

1

Clause 32, page 20, line 29, leave out subsection (2).


Remaining New Clauses

Assessment of students in last year of compulsory schooling

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

NC3

    # To move the following Clause:—

      ‘(1) The Secretary of State shall arrange for an assessment of every student to be carried out at some time during the student’s last year of compulsory schooling.

      (2) An assessment of a student under subsection (1) shall result in a personal profile setting out an assessment of—

        (a) his educational achievements to date;

        (b) his other extra-curricular achievements;

        (c) his post-16 educational and training aims and requirements;

        (d) the most effective way of achieving his post-16 educational and training aims and requirements; and

        (e) his other interests and skills.’.


Mentors for young persons

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

NC4

    # To move the following Clause:—

      ‘(1) Every young person shall be entitled to access to a person (“mentor”) who shall have individual responsibility to give guidance and advice to the young person.

      (2) Where the young person is a student, the mentor shall be nominated by the school at which he is a student.

      (3) Where the young person is in training or employment, the mentor shall be nominated by the person who provides the training or employment for the young person.

      (4) The mentor may be selected from any accredited voluntary body which provides services for young persons.

      (5) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), the mentor’s duties shall include—

        (a) assisting the young person in preparation for undertaking post-16 full-time and part-time education qualifications;

        (b) assisting the young person in preparation for post-16 training;

        (c) advising on career development and employment opportunities; and

        (d) advising on acquiring other skills and on other opportunities, including engaging in voluntary work.

      (6) The mentor shall arrange meetings on a regular basis with each young person for whom he is responsible.

      (7) The meetings referred to in subsection (6) may be held in person or through other means of communication.’.


Provision for young persons with special educational needs and disabilities

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

NC5

    # To move the following Clause:—

      ‘(1) This section applies when a local educational authority maintains a statement of special educational needs for a young person under section 324 of the Education Act 1996 (c. 56).

      (2) A local education authority shall arrange for the provision of advice and information of the type described in subsection (3) to—

        (a) young persons in their area with special educational needs or who are disabled; and

        (b) parents or guardians of young persons in their area with special educational needs or who are disabled.

      (3) The advice and information mentioned in subsection (2) shall include advice and information about—

        (a) post-16 full-time and part-time education;

        (b) post-16 training;

        (c) career development and employment opportunities; and

        (d) acquiring other skills and opportunities, including engaging in voluntary work.’.


Community leadership programme

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

NC6

    # To move the following Clause:—

      ‘(1) The Secretary of State may provide or secure the provision of services to encourage, enable or assist (directly or indirectly) the creation of programmes for young persons to develop skills and qualifications.

      (2) The programmes referred to in subsection (1) shall in particular make provision for the development of leadership skills and skills for future employment.

      (3) In securing the provision of the services referred to in subsection (1) the Secretary of State may, in particular—

        (a) consult voluntary bodies which provide youth and adult training, training in skills, management and enterprise, community projects, training and employment schemes and services, including those for young persons with special educational needs or those with disabilities;

        (b) make arrangements with local education authorities and other persons for the provision of such services; and

        (c) direct local education authorities to provide such services, to secure the provision of such services or to participate in the provision of such services.’.


Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

10

# Title, line 6, after ‘training;’, insert ‘to make provision about post-16 education and training;’.

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

11

# Title, line 6, after ‘training;’, insert ‘to amend the law relating to the definition of compulsory school age;’.


ORDER OF THE HOUSE [21ST MAY 2007]

       That the following provisions shall apply to the Further Education and Training Bill [Lords]:

Committal

        1. The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

        2. Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 21st June 2007.

        3. The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.

Consideration and Third Reading

        4. Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are commenced.

        5. Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

        6. Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

Other proceedings

        7. Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of any message from the Lords) may be programmed.


NOTICES WITHDRAWN

The following Notices have been withdrawn:

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

15

Clause 31, page 20, line 16, leave out ‘(4)’ and insert ‘(4A)’.


 
 
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