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(4)    

Schedule [The Skills Funding Agency] makes further provision about the

 

Agency.’.

 


 

Establishment of new schools

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr David Willetts

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

Not selected  NC16

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Section 7 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 (c. 40) is amended as

 

follows.

 

(2)    

Omit subsection (5)(b)(ii).’.

 


 

Academy arrangements

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr David Willetts

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

Not called  NC17

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State may require the Chief Executive of Academies to enter

 

into Academy arrangements with the Secretary of State.

 

(2)    

For the purposes of this section and sections [Grants for purposes of Academy

 

arrangements functions] and [Academy arrangements: information sharing]

 

“Academy arrangements” are arrangements under which the Chief Executive of

 

Academies is required to exercise specified Academy functions on the Secretary

 

of State’s behalf in accordance with the arrangements.

 

(3)    

An “Academy function” is a function of the Secretary of State relating to or

 

exercisable in connection with—

 

(a)    

Academies, city technology colleges or city colleges for the technology

 

of the arts generally,

 

(b)    

a particular, or particular description of, Academy, city technology

 

college or city college for the technology of the arts.

 

(4)    

Academy functions include in particular functions of the Secretary of State

 

under—

 

(a)    

section 482 of the Education Act 1996 (c.56) (Academies) or an

 

agreement entered into under section,

 

(b)    

Schedule 35A to that Act (Academies: land).


 
 

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(5)    

References in a provision made by or under this or any other Act to the functions

 

of the Chief Executive of Academies do not include any functions conferred or

 

imposed on the Chief Executive of Acadmies under section [Academy

 

arrangements].’.

 


 

Grants for purposes of Academy arrangements functions

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr David Willetts

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

Not called  NC18

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State may make grants to the Chief Executive of Academies for

 

the purposes of any functions that are or may be conferred or imposed on the

 

Chief Executive of Academies under section [Academy arrangements].

 

(2)    

Grants to the Chief Executive of Academies under this section are to be made at

 

such times and subject to such conditions (if any) as the Secretary of State thinks

 

appropriate.

 

(3)    

Conditions to which a grant is subject may (in particular)—

 

(a)    

require the Chief Executive of Academies to use the grant for specified

 

purposes;

 

(b)    

require the Chief Executive of Academies to comply with specified

 

requirements in respect of persons or persons of a specified description;

 

(c)    

enable repayment (in whole or part) to be required of sums paid by the

 

Secretary of State if any condition subject to which the grant was made

 

is not complied with;

 

(d)    

require the payment of interest in respect of any period during which a

 

sum due to the Secretary of State in accordance with any condition

 

remains unpaid.

 

(4)    

Requirements which may be be imposed under subsection (3)(b) include in

 

particular requirements that, if the Chief Executive of Academies provides

 

specified financial resources, it is to impose specified conditions.’.

 


 

Academy arrangements: information sharing

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr David Willetts

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

Not called  NC19

 

To move the following Clause:—


 
 

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‘(1)    

This section applies if the Secretary of State and the Chief Executive of

 

Academies enter into Academy arrangements.

 

(2)    

A person within subsection (3) may provide information to any other person

 

within that subsection for the purpose of enabling or facilitating the exercise of

 

any relevant function.

 

(3)    

The persons are—

 

(a)    

the Secretary of State;

 

(b)    

the Chief Executive of Academies;

 

(c)    

a relevant Academy;

 

(4)    

A “relevant function” is—

 

(a)    

a functions conferred or imposed on the Chief Executive of Academies

 

under the arrangements;

 

(b)    

a function of the Secretary of State, or a relevant Academy which is

 

exercisable in connection with a function conferred or imposed on the

 

Chief Executive of Academies under the arrangements.

 

(5)    

A “relevant Academy” is an Academy, city technology college or city college for

 

the technology of the arts in relation to which a function is exercisable by the

 

Chief Executive of Academies under the arrangements.

 

(6)    

Nothing in this section—

 

(a)    

affects a power to disclose information that exists apart from this section,

 

or

 

(b)    

authorises the disclosure of any information in contravention of a

 

provisions made by or under any Act which prevents disclosure of the

 

information.’.

 


 

Children visited by key workers

 

Mr David Laws

 

Annette Brooke

 

Stephen Williams

 

Not called  NC20

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘After section 16 of the Children Act 2004 insert—

 

“16A (1)  

A Children’s services authority shall secure that, when any child who

 

is the subject of—

 

(a)    

an investigation under section 47 of the Children Act 1989; or

 

(b)    

a child protection plan agreed by the Local Safeguarding

 

Children Board

 

            

is visited by his or her key worker, the child shall, if practicable and

 

reasonable in the circumstances, be seen separately from his or her

 

parent or care-giver.

 

      (2)  

The key worker referred to in subsection (1) is—

 

(a)    

in the case of subsection (1)(a) of this section, the lead social

 

worker appointed by the children’s services authority; and


 
 

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(b)    

in the case of subsection (1)(b), the key worker appointed by

 

the Local Safeguarding Children Board.”’.

 


 

Free school meals

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Annette Brooke

 

Not selected  NC25

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

A local education authority may provide registered students at—

 

(a)    

a sixth form college, or

 

(b)    

a further education college;

 

who are over compulsory school age, but under 19, with lunches.

 

(2)    

Where provision is made under subsection (1) it shall be made in a case within

 

paragraph (a) or (b) of that subsection, either on the college premises or at any

 

other place where education is being provided.

 

(3)    

A local education authority shall exercise their power under subsection (1) to

 

provide college lunches for any person if—

 

(a)    

any prescribed requirements are met;

 

(b)    

a request for the provision of college lunches has been made by or on

 

behalf of that person to the authority; and

 

(c)    

either—

 

(i)    

that person is eligible for free lunches (as defined by section

 

512ZB (4) of the Education Act 1996), or

 

(ii)    

in the case of a person within subsection (1)(a), it would not be

 

unreasonable for the authority to provide the lunches.

 

(4)    

Where the local education authority provides a lunch in accordance with

 

subsection (3) to a person who is eligible for free lunches, the authority shall

 

provide the meal free of charge.’.

 


 

Achievement and attainment tables

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Annette Brooke

 

Not selected  NC26

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘Ofqual shall be responsible for approving and publishing all achievement and

 

attainment tables for the regulated qualifications for which it has responsibility.’.

 



 
 

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Collective bargaining and city colleges

 

John McDonnell

 

Dr Ian Gibson

 

Kelvin Hopkins

 

Kate Hoey

 

Jim Cousins

 

Mr Neil Gerrard

 

Mr Paul Truswell

 

Not selected  NC27

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Education Act 1996 (c. 56) is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

After subsection 482(4)(a), insert—

 

“(aa)    

conditions and requirements imposed for the purpose of ensuring that

 

organisations representing persons employed to work at the school are

 

recognised for the purposes of collective bargaining on matters relating

 

to terms and conditions of employment and otherwise for the purposes of

 

consultation,”’.

 


 

Report on the exclusion of Academies

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Annette Brooke

 

Not selected  NC28

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘Before Part 8 takes effect, the Secretary of State must publish a report setting out

 

the reasons for the exclusion of Academies from the definition of a “maintained

 

school” given in section 185(1).’.

 


 

Chairman of local safeguarding board

 

Mr David Laws

 

Stephen Williams

 

Annette Brooke

 

Not called  NC29

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘A Children’s Services Authority in England must ensure that the Local

 

Safeguarding Board established by it has a chairman who is independent of that

 

authority.’.

 



 
 

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Support in the workplace for apprentices with learning difficulties

 

Mr David Laws

 

Annette Brooke

 

Stephen Williams

 

Not selected  NC30

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Chief Executive of Skills Funding has a duty to ensure that apprentices with

 

learning difficulties receive support and assistance in the workplace.

 

(2)    

Provision of such support may include—

 

(a)    

special educational needs support for apprentices in the workplace aged

 

16 years or over;

 

(b)    

the Access to Work Scheme.

 

(3)    

In discharging the duty in subsection (1) the Chief Executive shall provide

 

assistance to employers and apprentices through the provision of information and

 

advice.

 

(4)    

In this section “support and assistance in the workplace” includes special

 

educational needs provision (regardless of whether or not the apprentice is subject

 

to a learning difficulty assessment) and the Access to Work scheme.’.

 


 

Parliamentary oversight of skills funding

 

Mr David Laws

 

Annette Brooke

 

Stephen Williams

 

Not selected  NC31

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Chief Executive of Skills Funding must prepare an annual report relating to

 

the activities, functions and expenditure of the Skills Funding Agency.

 

(2)    

The report must be laid before Parliament.’.

 


 

Persons aged 16 to 18 with learning difficulties

 

Mr David Laws

 

Annette Brooke

 

Stephen Williams

 

Not selected  NC32

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Chief Executive must, in performing the functions of the office, have regard

 

to the needs of persons with learning difficulties to whom this section applies.

 

(2)    

This section applies to persons who are aged 16 to 18 who are not in possession

 

of a learning difficulty assessment.

 

(3)    

For the purposes of this section, a person has a learning difficulty if—


 
 

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(a)    

the person has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the

 

majority of persons of the same age, or

 

(b)    

the person has a disability which either prevents or hinders the person

 

from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided by institutions

 

providing education falling within section 92(1)(a) or (b).’.

 


 

Careers service review

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr David Willetts

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Bill Wiggin

 

Not selected  NC33

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State shall commission a report, to be completed by a person or

 

body he considers appropriate, on the quality of careers advice and guidance in

 

England and appropriateness of adopting in England an all-age service as

 

operates in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

 

(2)    

The report commissioned in subsection (1) shall be submitted to the Secretary of

 

State.

 

(3)    

The Secretary of State must lay before Parliament a copy of the report received

 

under subsection (2).’.

 


 

Mr David Willetts

 

Mr Michael Gove

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

Not called  2

 

Page  7,  line  2  [Clause  13],  leave out ‘Skills Funding’ and insert ‘the Skills Funding

 

Agency’.

 

Mr David Willetts

 

Mr Michael Gove

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

Not called  3

 

Page  7,  line  10  [Clause  13],  leave out ‘Skills Funding’ and insert ‘the Skills

 

Funding Agency’.

 



 
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