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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given on

 

Thursday 3 March 2011

 

Public Bill Committee


 

Education Bill

 

Language comprehension

 

Graham Stuart

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘The Secretary of State must promote language comprehension as well as word

 

recognition and phonics skills throughout the infant curriculum.’.

 

Collection of data on serious incidents in schools

 

Graham Stuart

 

NC2

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘The Secretary of State must annually collect and publish data from a

 

representative sample of schools on the number of serious incidents of

 

misbehaviour in schools, including those which do not result in fixed-term or

 

permanent exclusion.’.

 

Graham Stuart

 

1

 

Clause  4,  page  8,  line  42,  at end insert—

 

‘(d)    

reinstate the pupil and require the responsible body to carry out an

 

assessment and make reasonable adjustments and provision for those

 

with special educational needs, if it considers that the pupil may have

 

special educational needs and that the responsible body has failed to

 

identify those special educational needs and make reasonable

 

adjustments and provisions for those with special educational needs;

 

(e)    

reinstate the pupil and require the responsible body to carry out an

 

assessment and make reasonable adjustments and provision for those

 

with additional needs, if in the last eighteen months the pupil is or has

 

been in receipt of free school meals and/or for which the school has


 
 

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received a pupil premium payment and considers that the responsible

 

body has failed to identify those additional needs and make reasonable

 

adjustments and provisions for those additional needs;

 

(f)    

reinstate the pupil and require the responsible body to carry out an

 

assessment and make reasonable adjustments and provision for those

 

with additional needs, if in the last eighteen months the pupil is or has

 

been looked after by the local authority, in public care or on the local

 

authority ‘at risk’ register, and it considers that the responsible body has

 

failed to make reasonable adjustments and provisions for those additional

 

needs;

 

(g)    

reinstate the pupil and require the responsible body to carry out an

 

assessment and make reasonable adjustments and provision for those

 

additional needs, if the pupil is or has in the last eighteen months been a

 

young carer, with or without the knowledge of the responsible body, and

 

it considers that the responsible body has failed to identify any additional

 

needs that the pupil has, and failed to make reasonable adjustments and

 

provision for those additional needs.’.

 

Dr Stella Creasy

 

2

 

Clause  4,  page  8,  line  18,  at end insert ‘The Secretary of State must lay before

 

parliament an annual report on the numbers of students at all schools in England and

 

Wales subject to these powers including details as to whether these pupils have special

 

educational needs, the numbers of times these powers have been exercised and the current

 

status of their schooling provision.’.

 

Dr Stella Creasy

 

3

 

Clause  6,  page  10,  line  14,  leave out ‘is repealed’ and insert ‘is extended to include

 

consideration of provision and management of support services for children with special

 

educational needs and to represent local schools in safer school partnerships.’.

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

4

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  10,  at beginning insert ‘Subject to subsection (4),’.

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

5

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  9,  at end insert—

 

‘(4)    

 

(a)    

Regulations under subsection (1) must provide for early years education

 

to be free of charge to all children at the start of the term beginning on or

 

following the date set out in paragraph (b).

 

(b)    

The relevant dates for the purposes of this subsection are—

 

(i)    

in the case of a child who was born in the period 1 January to 31

 

March, 1 April following the child’s third birthday;

 

(ii)    

in the case of a child who was born in the period 1 April to 31

 

August, 1 September following the child’s third birthday; and

 

(iii)    

in the case of a child who was born in the period 1 September to

 

31 December, 1 January following the child’s third birthday.’.


 
 

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Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

6

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  15,  at end insert ‘but must include children aged two years

 

who—

 

(i)    

have been assessed by the local authority as having special

 

educational needs;

 

(ii)    

speak English as an additional language;

 

(iii)    

are in the case of the local authority;

 

(iv)    

whose family income is less than £20,000 per annum;

 

(v)    

whose family includes three or more children aged 0 to 14;

 

(vi)    

who live in one of the 20 per cent. most disadvantaged areas of

 

the country (as defined by the Index of Multiple Deprivation); or

 

(vii)    

live in rented accommodation.’.

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

7

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  1,  leave out subsection (2).

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

8

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  9,  at end insert—

 

‘(4)    

Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills shall

 

report to Parliament within 12 months of the commencement of section 1 of the

 

Education Act 2011 on the quality of early years provision made free of charge

 

for two year olds.’.

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

9

 

Clause  1,  page  3,  line  15,  after ‘is’, insert ‘not’.

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

10

 

Clause  2,  page  3,  line  32,  at beginning insert ‘Subject to subsection (7),’.

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

11

 

Clause  2,  page  6,  line  17,  at end insert—

 

‘(7)    

Before the Secretary of State exercises the power to commence this section under

 

section 78, he must first lay before Parliament a statement agreed with Her

 

Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills on the

 

evidence that school staff need the additional powers available in this section.’.

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

12

 

Clause  2,  page  4,  line  23,  at end insert—

 

‘(za)    

in subsection (1)(b), at end insert “and has been trained—


 
 

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(i)    

in the need to maintain a pupil’s dignity and right to privacy in

 

carrying out the search, and

 

(ii)    

on additional requirements for searching pupils with special

 

educational needs and disabilities”.’.

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

13

 

Clause  2,  page  4,  line  13,  after ‘determined’, insert ‘, approved by the Secretary of

 

State’.

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

14

 

Clause  2,  page  5,  line  32,  at end insert ‘, and the person who should be a senior

 

member of staff trained in data protection, shall not be liable to any criminal prosecution

 

for having examined such data or files’.

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

15

 

Clause  2,  page  5,  line  3,  at end insert—

 

‘(f)    

after subsection (8) insert—

 

“(9)    

The Secretary of State must issue guidance which defines the

 

following terms—

 

(a)    

“search”, in the context of the need to safeguard the

 

rights of children;

 

(b)    

“force”;

 

(c)    

“risk”;

 

(d)    

“serious harm”;

 

(e)    

“reasonable grounds for suspicion”; and

 

(f)    

“good reason”.’.

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

16

 

Clause  2,  page  4,  line  41,  leave out from beginning to end of line 3 on page 5.

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

17

 

Clause  2,  page  6,  line  17,  at end insert—

 

‘(7)    

For the avoidance of doubt, this section applies to academies established under

 

the Academies Act 2010.’.

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

18

 

Clause  2,  page  5,  line  3,  at end insert—

 

‘(7B)    

Notwithstanding any provision of this section, the search must be carried out by

 

a member of the senior management team, who has received appropriate training,

 

of the same sex only and only where—


 
 

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(a)    

there is justification, and

 

(b)    

reasonable force is used.’.

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

19

 

Clause  3,  page  6,  line  19,  at beginning insert ‘Subject to subsection (6),’.

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

20

 

Clause  3,  page  8,  line  11,  at end insert—

 

‘(6)    

Before the Secretary of State exercises the power to commence this section under

 

section 78, he must first lay before Parliament a statement agreed with Her

 

Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills on the

 

evidence that further education staff need the additional powers available in this

 

section.’.

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

21

 

Clause  3,  page  6,  line  28,  at end insert—

 

‘(za)    

in subsection (1)(b), at end insert “and has been trained—

 

(i)    

in the need to mainain the pupil’s dignity and right to privacy in

 

carrying out the search, and

 

(ii)    

on additional requirements for searching pupils with special

 

educational needs and disabilities”.’.

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

22

 

Clause  3,  page  7,  line  32,  at end insert ‘and the person, who should be a senior

 

member of staff trained in data protection, shall not be liable to any criminal prosecution

 

solely for having examined such data or files’.

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

23

 

Clause  3,  page  6,  line  27,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

In section 85AA (Power of members of staff to search students for prohibited

 

items: England), in subsection (6) (definitions), at end insert—

 

“student” includes registered students who are aged 18 or over as well as

 

registered students under the age of 18 years.”.’.

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

24

 

Clause  3,  page  7,  line  9,  at end insert—

 

‘(7B)    

Notwithstanding any provision of this section, the search must be carried out by

 

a member of the senior management team, who has received appropriate training,

 

of the same sex only and only where—

 

(a)    

there is justification, and

 

(b)    

reasonable force is used.’.


 
 

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Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

25

 

Clause  3,  page  7,  line  9,  at end insert—

 

‘(e)    

after subsection (8), insert—

 

“(9)    

The Secretary of State must issue guidance which defines the

 

following terms—

 

(a)    

“search”, in the context of the need to safeguard the

 

rights of children;

 

(b)    

“force”;

 

(c)    

“risk”;

 

(d)    

“serious harm”;

 

(e)    

“reasonable grounds for suspicion”; and

 

(f)    

“good reason”.’.

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

26

 

Clause  3,  page  6,  line  44,  leave out from beginning to end of line 9 on page 7.

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

27

 

Clause  4,  page  8,  line  33,  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

The responsible body must consider a report from the Special Educational Needs

 

Coordinator when considering whether a pupil should be reinstated under

 

subsection (3)(b).

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

28

 

Clause  4,  page  9,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

‘(9A)    

Once every school year, the responsible body for each school, and the local

 

authority on behalf of review panels established by them, must publish

 

information on the number of exclusions, whether they were fixed term or

 

permanent, and confirm that the decisions are consistent with their duties under

 

the Equality Act 2010.’.

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

29

 

Clause  4,  page  9,  line  4,  leave out ‘in prescribed circumstances’ and insert ‘in

 

circumstances prescribed by regulations’.

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

30

 

Clause  4,  page  9,  line  20,  at end insert—

 

‘(e)    

to require a school to retain an excluded pupil on its roll and to fund the

 

pupil’s education until the pupil is no longer of compulsory school age.’.


 
 

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Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

31

 

Clause  4,  page  9,  line  43,  leave out ‘may’ and insert ‘must’.

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

32

 

Clause  4,  page  9,  line  45,  leave out ‘or a description of Academy’.

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

33

 

Clause  4,  page  8,  line  13,  at beginning insert ‘Subject to subsection (5),’.

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

34

 

Clause  4,  page  10,  line  7,  at end insert—

 

‘(5)    

Before the Secretary of State exercises the power to commence this section under

 

section 78, he must first lay before Parliament a statement agreed with Her

 

Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills on the

 

evidence that school staff need the additonal powers available in this section.’.

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

35

 

Clause  4,  page  8,  line  36,  at end insert—

 

‘(aa)    

direct that the pupil be reinstated,’.

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

36

 

Clause  4,  page  8,  line  43,  after ‘regulations’, insert ‘made by affirmative

 

resolution’.

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

37

 

Clause  4,  page  9,  line  8,  at end insert—

 

‘(aa)    

the range of the financial adjustment;

 

(ab)    

ensuring the pupil premium or special educational needs funding are not

 

used to pay any financial penalty;

 

(ac)    

ensuring the financial penalty will be used to fund the education of any

 

pupil who has been excluded;’.

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

38

 

Clause  4,  page  9,  line  20,  at end insert ‘, including arrangements for the future

 

education of the excluded child’.


 
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