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Committee of the whole House: 22 July 2010              

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Academies Bill[Lords], continued

 
 

  (25E)  

In section 240(3)(a) insert at the end “or is employed under a contract of

 

employment providing for the person to work wholly or mainly at an Academy

 

in England”.

 

  (25F)  

In section 240(4) insert at the end “or who would be such a person if employed

 

to work at a maintained school”.

 

  (25G)  

In section 241 insert—

 

““academy” means an Academy within the meaning of the Academies

 

Act 2010,

 

“Academy arrangements” means Academy arrangements within the

 

meaning of the Academies Act 2010”.

 


 

Dr John Pugh

 

Owen Smith

 

Bill Esterson

 

8

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  11,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

In the case of a member or members of a governing body objecting to an

 

application under subsection (1), there shall be a ballot of the parents of children

 

enrolled at the school, subject to regulations laid down by the Secretary of State.’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

48

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  15,  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

The governing body of a primary school is not eligible to apply under subsection

 

(1).

 

(3B)    

Two years after Royal Assent, the following is substituted for subsection (3A)—

 

“( )    

The governing body of a primary school which has fewer than five

 

hundred registered pupils is not eligible to apply under subsection (1).

 

( )    

The Secretary of State may by order amend this section to allow the

 

governing body of a federation to apply, or the governing bodies of a

 

number of schools to apply jointly, for an Academy order provided the

 

total of primary-aged registered pupils in the federation, or group of

 

schools, is five hundred or more.”.’.

 


 

Jon Trickett

 

54

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  34,  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

An Academy order must include provisions which make available for community

 

use some or all of the school’s facilities.

 

(3B)    

Such provisions shall not be fewer and on less advantageous terms than those

 

which have been available prior to the application being made for an Academy

 

order.

 

(3C)    

Such provisions may be made by means of a contract or contracts with a local

 

authority or other non-profit making or commercial body.


 
 

Committee of the whole House: 22 July 2010              

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Academies Bill[Lords], continued

 
 

(3D)    

“Local authority” in this section means a county, district, unitary or parish

 

council.’.

 


 

Caroline Lucas

 

4

 

Clause  5,  page  4,  line  11,  leave out ‘such’ and insert—

 

‘(a)    

the local education authority,

 

(b)    

the teachers at the school,

 

(c)    

the pupils,

 

(d)    

the pupils’ parents,

 

(e)    

such persons as in their opinion represent the wider community, and

 

(f)    

such other’.

 

Ian Mearns

 

18

 

Clause  5,  page  4,  line  11,  at end insert ‘including the local authority for that area.’.

 

Dr John Pugh

 

Owen Smith

 

Bill Esterson

 

9

 

Clause  5,  page  4,  line  14,  leave out ‘an Academy order, or’.

 

Dr John Pugh

 

Owen Smith

 

Bill Esterson

 

10

 

Clause  5,  page  4,  line  15,  at end add—

 

‘(4)    

Consultation on Academy status should not be led by any member of a governing

 

body who may benefit financially as a result of conversion to Academy status or

 

whose salary, terms or conditions may be affected by such conversion.’.

 


 

Secretary Michael Gove

 

7

 

Clause  20,  page  10,  line  25,  leave out subsection (3).

 



 
 

Committee of the whole House: 22 July 2010              

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Academies Bill[Lords], continued

 
 

New Clause relating to Clauses 3 to 5 or 16 to 20

 

Reversion of Academies to maintained status

 

Caroline Lucas

 

John McDonnell

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

This section applies to any former maintained school which has been converted

 

into an Academy under section 4.

 

(2)    

The governing body must make arrangements for the holding of a ballot of

 

parents under this section if at least 10 per cent of the parents of pupils at the

 

Academy request it to do so.

 

(3)    

The purpose of a ballot under this section is to determine whether the parents of

 

pupils at the Academy want the Academy to be converted into a maintained

 

school.

 

(4)    

If the result of the ballot is in favour of conversion, the Secretary of State must—

 

(a)    

revoke the Academy order, and

 

(b)    

take such other steps as he considers necessary to convert the Academy

 

into a maintained school.’.

 


 

Remaining Proceedings

 

Duty to promote community cohesion

 

Dan Rogerson

 

nc2

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘The proprietor of an Academy in the discharging of the functions of the school

 

shall be required to promote community cohesion.’.

 


 

Special educational needs services

 

Annette Brooke

 

NC4

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘Before the end of the period of three months beginning with the day on which

 

this Act is passed, the Secretary of State must lay before Parliament an

 

assessment of the impact of this Act on educational psychology, support for


 
 

Committee of the whole House: 22 July 2010              

107

 

Academies Bill[Lords], continued

 
 

children with sensory and physical impairments and other low incidence special

 

educational needs, and other special educational needs services.’.

 


 

Elected parent governors

 

Bob Russell

 

NC6

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The governing body of an Academy must include governors who are, and who

 

are elected by, parents of pupils at the school.

 

(2)    

The number of parent governors shall be—

 

(a)    

four, if the number of pupils at the school is 1000 or fewer;

 

(b)    

six, if the number of pupils at the school is greater than 1000 but not more

 

than 1500;

 

(c)    

eight, if the number of pupils at the school is 1500 or more.

 

(3)    

The term of office of a parent governor shall be 3 years.

 

(4)    

The Secretary of State may by regulations made by statutory instrument make

 

such supplementary provision about parent governors as the Secretary of State

 

considers appropriate.’.

 

 

Order of the House [19 JULY 2010]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Academies Bill [Lords]:

 

Committal

 

1.    

The Bill shall be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

 

Proceedings

 

2.    

Proceedings in Committee, any proceedings on consideration and

 

proceedings on Third Reading shall be completed in three days.

 

3.    

Proceedings in Committee shall be taken on each of those days as shown in

 

the first column of the following table and in the order so shown.

 

4.    

The Proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion at the times specified in the second column of the Table.

 

          TABLE

 

Proceedings

Time for conclusion of proceedings

 
 

First day

 
 

Clauses 1,6, 9 and 10, new Clauses

Three hours after the moment of

 
 

relating to Clauses 1, 6, 9, or 10,

interruption.

 
 

new Schedules relating to Clauses

  
 

1, 6, 9, or 10.

  

 
 

Committee of the whole House: 22 July 2010              

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Academies Bill[Lords], continued

 
 

Second day

 
 

Clauses 2, 7, 8 and 11 to 13,

One hour after the moment of

 
 

Schedule 1, Clause 14, Schedule 2,

interruption.

 
 

Clause 15, new Clauses relating to

  
 

Clauses 2, 7 or 8 or any of Clauses

  
 

11 to 15 or Schedule 1 or 2, new

  
 

Schedules relating to Clauses 2, 7

  
 

or 8 or any of Clauses 11 to 15 or

  
 

Schedule 1 or 2.

  
 

Third day

 
 

Clauses 3 to 5, Clauses 16 to 20,

One hour before the moment of

 
 

new Clauses relating to any of

interruption.

 
 

Clauses 3 to 5 or 16 to 20, new

  
 

Schedules relating to any of

  
 

Clauses 3 to 5 or 16 to 20,

  
 

remaining proceedings on the Bill.

  
 

5.    

Any proceedings on consideration and proceedings on Third Reading shall

 

(so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment

 

of interruption on the third day.

 

Programming Committee

 

6.    

Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to

 

proceedings in Committee, any proceedings on consideration or proceedings

 

on 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.

 


 
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