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Report Stage Proceedings: 23 February 2010              

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Children, Schools and Families Bill, continued

 
 

(d)    

the relationship between the consultative forum and the Children’s Trust

 

in each area.’.

 


 

Access to public examinations

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Not called  NC13

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

A local authority in England shall provide—

 

(a)    

free access to examination centres for home-educated children;

 

(b)    

entry to examinations for all publicly-funded qualifications free of

 

charge to any home-educated child who has sufficiently demonstrated

 

their preparedness;

 

(c)    

free entry to examinations for all key stage assessments for home-

 

educated children.

 

(2)    

Regulations may make provision about—

 

(a)    

the criteria to be taken into account in making a determination about a

 

child’s preparedness for any examination;

 

(b)    

the examinations to which this section applies; and

 

(c)    

the steps to be taken by an authority to ensure access to an examination

 

centre for a home-educated child.’.

 


 

Access to specialist music tuition

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Not called  NC14

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘A local authority in England shall, where specialist music provision is available

 

in the schools in their area to which this section applies, make provision for such

 

tuition to be made available to home-educated children at the same cost as it is to

 

children educated at a school or who are under 19.’.

 


 

Access to school facilities

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Not called  NC15

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State must issue, and may from time to time revise, guidance

 

(the “guidance”) on extending free access to—


 
 

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(a)    

school libraries;

 

(b)    

school sports facilities; and

 

(c)    

specialist facilities;

 

to home-educated children.

 

(2)    

The guidance may impose requirements on—

 

(a)    

local authorities in England;

 

(b)    

governing bodies, and proprietors (other than governing bodies), of

 

schools to which this section applies, and

 

(c)    

headteachers of schools to which this section applies.’.

 


 

Exclusion of children with SEN and disabilities

 

Mr David Laws

 

Annette Brooke

 

Not called  NC16

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State shall make arrangements to reduce the permanent

 

exclusion rates for pupils with a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 or

 

a special educational need as defined by the Education Act 1996.

 

(2)    

In carrying out the requirements established under subsection (1), the Secretary

 

of State may require schools to provide—

 

(a)    

a review of the effectiveness of the special educational needs provision

 

for any pupil at School Action, School Action Plus or with a statement of

 

special educational needs made under section 324 of the Education Act

 

1996 who has been permanently excluded from that school in the 12

 

month period;

 

(b)    

a review of the effectiveness of the reasonable adjustments made for any

 

child with a disability who has been permanently excluded from that

 

school in the 12 month period;

 

(3)    

Regulations may make provision about arrangements to be made by a school for

 

the purposes of this section.’.

 


 

Inquiry into regulation and support for home education

 

Mr David Laws

 

Annette Brooke

 

Sandra Gidley

 

Greg Mulholland

 

Mr Don Foster

 

Mr Phil Willis

 

Not called  NC18

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State shall establish an independent inquiry into the future

 

regulation of and support for home educating parents and children.


 
 

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(2)    

The independent inquiry shall consult fully with all interested parties, including

 

home educating parents, families and children, and shall report by 31 December

 

2011.

 

(3)    

The independent inquiry shall specifically consider the following issues—

 

(a)    

the case for a light touch system of notification for all home educating

 

families;

 

(b)    

the nature of the support package which should be made available to

 

home educating families on notification of home education;

 

(c)    

the appropriate definition for a “suitable” home education;

 

(d)    

the powers which local authorities may need to have available to deal

 

with any cases where it is believed that a suitable home education is not

 

being delivered.

 

(4)    

In preparing its report the independent inquiry shall make recommendations only

 

in relation to educational and not welfare concerns.’.

 


 

Review of family proceeding provisions

 

Mr David Laws

 

Annette Brooke

 

Not called  NC19

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Lord Chancellor must commission an independent review of the operation of

 

Part 2 of this Act and set out the conclusions of the review in a report to be laid

 

before Parliament and considered by the Justice Committee of the House of

 

Commons.

 

(2)    

The review for the purposes of subsection (1) must not be commenced before

 

completion of the evaluation of the family courts information pilot or the end of

 

the period of 18 months beginning with the time section 32 comes into force,

 

whichever is the later.’.

 


 

Provision of healthy school meals

 

Mr David Laws

 

Annette Brooke

 

Not called  NC20

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State shall publish plans in respect of the provision of lunches

 

in all maintained schools by 31 December 2010.

 

(2)    

Those plans must make provision for—

 

(a)    

increasing the take up of healthy school meals;

 

(b)    

all children in maintained schools to sit down to eat a healthy lunch in an

 

appropriate setting on all full school days by 1 January 2012;

 

(c)    

supporting schools and colleges to provide adequate facilities for serving

 

and consuming school meals;


 
 

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(d)    

all schools to allow sufficient time for the daily consumption of a healthy

 

lunch.’.

 


 

Publication of serious case reviews

 

Mr David Laws

 

Annette Brooke

 

Not called  NC21

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

When Local Safeguarding Children Boards commission serious case reviews

 

these shall be published in full within 60 days of completion, subject only to the

 

redaction and anonymisation which is necessary to protect the welfare and

 

reasonable expectation of privacy of those persons mentioned in the Serious Case

 

Review.

 

(2)    

The Local Safeguarding Children Boards must also ensure that within 12 months

 

of the publication of the serious case reviews there is in each case an independent

 

evaluation of the extent to which the conclusions of the review have been acted

 

upon.’.

 


 

Continuous professional development

 

Mr David Laws

 

Annette Brooke

 

Not called  NC22

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

None of the measures set out in section 23 (licence to practise) shall come into

 

effect until the Secretary of State has commissioned an independent report into—

 

(a)    

the most effective ways of improving continuous professional

 

development for teachers, and

 

(b)    

any necessary changes in the system of performance management for

 

teachers.

 

(2)    

The independent report must be informed by consultation with the General

 

Teaching Council for England, the Children, Schools and Families Committee of

 

the House of Commons, representatives of the teaching profession in England,

 

and other suitable bodies.’.

 



 
 

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Children, Schools and Families Bill, continued

 
 

Mr David Laws

 

Annette Brooke

 

Not selected  80

 

Page  1,  line  4,  leave out Clause 1.

 


 

Joan Walley

 

Not selected  134

 

Page  2,  line  20  [Clause  1],  at end insert—

 

‘(f)    

for all pupils to go to schools where the school’s food policy and catering

 

service clearly promotes their physical and mental health and ability to

 

learn.’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Annette Brooke

 

Not selected  108

 

Page  2,  line  34  [Clause  1],  leave out subsection (7).

 

Secretary Ed Balls

 

Agreed to on division  67

 

Page  2,  line  35  [Clause  1],  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

No liability in tort can arise on the basis of the inclusion of any matter in the pupil

 

guarantee or the parent guarantee.’.

 

Joan Walley

 

Not selected  135

 

Page  2,  line  40  [Clause  1],  at end insert ‘, including Sure Start Children’s Centres’.

 


 

Mr David Laws

 

Annette Brooke

 

Not selected  81

 

Page  3,  line  4,  leave out Clause 2.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Annette Brooke

 

Not selected  82

 

Page  3,  line  27,  leave out Clause 3.

 



 
 

Report Stage Proceedings: 23 February 2010              

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Children, Schools and Families Bill, continued

 
 

Mr David Laws

 

Annette Brooke

 

Not called  83

 

Page  5,  line  21,  leave out Clause 4.

 


 

Mr David Laws

 

Annette Brooke

 

Not selected  84

 

Page  6,  line  34,  leave out Clause 5.

 


 

Mr David Laws

 

Annette Brooke

 

Not called  85

 

Page  7,  line  12,  leave out Clause 6.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Annette Brooke

 

Not called  79

 

Page  7,  line  17  [Clause  6],  leave out ‘shall’ and insert ‘may’.

 

Mr David Laws

 

Annette Brooke

 

Not called  89

 

Page  7,  line  19  [Clause  6],  at end insert, ‘provided that the local authority judges

 

that such a survey provides good value for money in helping to deliver school

 

improvement.’.

 


 

Michael Gove

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Tim Loughton

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

Not called  1

 

Page  11,  line  12  [Clause  8],  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

The Secretary of State may by order by Statutory Instrument establish a scheme

 

of mediation for parents appealing against decisions.’.


 
 

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Children, Schools and Families Bill, continued

 
 

Secretary Ed Balls

 

Agreed to on division  68

 

Page  11,  line  40  [Clause  9],  leave out from ‘(3AA),’ to end of line 41 and insert

 

‘education on such part-time basis as the authority consider to be in the child’s best

 

interests’.

 


 

Secretary Ed Balls

 

Agreed to on division  69

 

Page  12,  line  3  [Clause  9],  leave out ‘be impracticable or otherwise inappropriate’

 

and insert ‘not be in the child’s best interests’.

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Tim Loughton

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

Not called  60

 

Page  12,  line  12,  leave out Clause 10.

 


 

Michael Gove

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Tim Loughton

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

Not selected  2

 

Page  13,  line  36  [Clause  11],  leave out from ‘that’ to end of line 6 on page 14 and

 

insert ‘PSHE is taught appropriately,’.

 


 

Secretary Ed Balls

 

Agreed to on division  70

 

Page  14,  line  6  [Clause  11],  at end insert—

 

‘(7A)    

Subsections (4) to (7) are not to be read as preventing the governing body or head

 

teacher of a school within subsection (7B) from causing or allowing PSHE to be

 

taught in a way that reflects the school’s religious character.

 

(7B)    

A school is within this subsection if it is designated as a school having a religious

 

character by an order made by the Secretary of State under section 69(3) of the

 

School Standards and Framework Act 1998.’.


 
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