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Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 14th June 2007          

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Further Education and Training Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

Remaining New Clauses

 

Assessment of students in last year of compulsory schooling

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Ms Angela C. Smith

 

Not called  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

 

Ms Angela C. Smith

 

Not called  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.


 
 

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(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

 

Ms Angela C. Smith

 

Not called  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

 

Ms Angela C. Smith

 

Not called  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;


 
 

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Further Education and Training Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

(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

 

Ms Angela C. Smith

 

Not called  10

 

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

 

training;’.

 

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Ms Angela C. Smith

 

Not selected  11

 

Title,  line  6,  after ‘training;’, insert ‘to amend the law relating to the definition of

 

compulsory school age;’.

 

 

Bill Rammell

 

Agreed to

 

That certain written evidence already reported to the House be appended to the

 

proceedings of the Committee.

 

Bill, as amended, to be reported.

 


 
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