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Notices of Amendments: 28th February 2008                

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Education and Skills Bill, continued

 
 

Learning and support contracts

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

NC9

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

This section applies where a person to whom this Part applies (“the young

 

person”) is failing to fulfil the duty imposed by section 2.

 

(2)    

A local education authority in England may enter into a learning and support

 

contract with a young person—

 

(a)    

if the young person is resident in that authority’s area; and

 

(b)    

the authority considers that entering into the learning and support

 

contract would be desirable in the interests of the young person’s

 

fulfilment of that duty.

 

(3)    

A learning and support contract is a document which contains—

 

(a)    

a statement by the young person that the young person agrees to comply

 

with such requirements as may be specified in the document for such

 

period as so may be specified; and

 

(b)    

a statement by the local education authority that it agrees to provide

 

support to the young person for the purpose of complying with those

 

requirements.

 

(4)    

A learning and support contract must be signed by the young person, and signed

 

on behalf of the local education authority.

 

(5)    

A learning and support contract does not create any obligations in respect of

 

whose breach any liability arises in contract or tort.’.

 

Duty to assess education and training provision

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

NC10

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

A local education authority in England must prepare assessments of the

 

sufficiency of the provision of education and training provision in their area

 

(“education and training assessments”).

 

(2)    

The first education and training assessment must be prepared before the end of

 

the period of one year beginning with the commencement of this section.

 

(3)    

Subsequent education and training assessments must be prepared at intervals not

 

exceeding three years.

 

(4)    

The authority must keep an education and training assessment prepared by them

 

under review until the education and training assessment is superseded by a

 

further education and training assessment.

 

(5)    

Regulations may make provision requiring an education and training

 

assessment—

 

(a)    

to deal with prescribed matters, or be prepared according to prescribed

 

criteria;

 

(b)    

to be in the prescribed form; and

 

(c)    

to be published in the prescribed manner.

 

(6)    

In preparing an education and training assessment and keeping it under review, a

 

local education authority in England must—


 
 

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(a)    

consult such persons, or persons of such a description, as may be

 

prescribed; and

 

(b)    

have regard to any guidance given from time to time by the Secretary of

 

State.’.

 

Duty to secure sufficient and diverse education and training provision

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

NC11

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

A local education authority in England must secure, as far as is reasonably

 

practicable, that the provision of education and training is sufficient to meet the

 

requirements of young persons in their area.

 

(2)    

In determining for the purposes of subsection (1) whether the provision of

 

education and training is sufficient to meet those requirements, a local

 

authority—

 

(a)    

must have regard to the needs of young persons in their area for a diverse

 

range of academic and vocational provision,

 

(b)    

must have regard to the provision of education and training which is

 

suitable for disabled young persons and those with learning difficulties,

 

and

 

(c)    

may have regard to any education and training which they expect to be

 

available outside their area.

 

(3)    

In discharging its duty under subsection (1), a local education authority must have

 

regard to any guidance given from time to time by the Secretary of State.

 

(4)    

The Secretary of State may by order amend subsection (2) so as to modify the

 

matters to which a local education authority must or may have regard in

 

determining whether the provision of education and training is sufficient.

 

(5)    

In this section—

 

“young person” means a person aged 16 to 18 years;

 

“disabled young person” means a young person who has a disability for the

 

purposes of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (c. 50).’.

 

Student councils

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

NC12

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Each educational institution shall be obliged to create a council made up of those

 

attending that institution (“a student council”).

 

(2)    

The local education authority shall be obliged to issue quarterly reports to each

 

student council, and to respond to any comments received from each council.

 

(3)    

The Secretary of State shall issue regulations relating to the composition and

 

election of a student council, and to respond to any comments received from each

 

council.

 

(4)    

In this section “educational institution” has the same meaning as in Section 13.’.


 
 

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Education and Skills Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Oliver Heald

 

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Page  88,  line  24  [Clause  153],  at end insert—

 

‘(4A)    

The Secretary of State may not make an order under subsection (4) containing

 

provision for the coming into force of Part 1 unless he has laid before Parliament

 

a report that shows that 95 per cent. of students have attained level 4 or above in

 

(a) mathematics and (b) English as measured by Key Stage 2 National SATS.’.

 


 
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