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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 22 March 2011

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Education Bill


 

[thirteenth and fourteenth sittings]


 

Clause 8

 

Another Amendment (No. 73) proposed, in page 11, line 40, at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

the names of persons disqualified from membership of the Institute for

 

Learning due to their professional conduct.’.—(Mr Graham Stuart.)

 

Question proposed, That the Amendment be made.

 

Withdrawn

 

Stella Creasy

 

Meg Munn

 

Not called  79

 

Clause  8,  page  12,  line  10,  at end insert ‘This will include information held on such

 

persons by the Independent Safeguarding Authority.’.

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Withdrawn  83

 

Clause  8,  page  12,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

‘(5A)    

The Secretary of State will consult with teacher and head teacher unions and

 

employers associations and other persons he sees fit on the appropriate

 

information to be included in the list and on appropriate mechanisms for

 

challenging the accuracy or relevance of information on the list.’.

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Not called  71

 

Clause  8,  page  12,  line  19,  at end insert ‘or sustained professional incompetence’.

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Not called  53

 

Clause  8,  page  12,  line  23,  leave out ‘consider whether it would be appropriate to’.

 

Stella Creasy

 

Meg Munn

 

Not called  81

 

Clause  8,  page  12,  line  25,  at end insert ‘and to the Independent Safeguarding


 
 

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Authority’.

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Not called  72

 

Clause  8,  page  12,  line  46,  at end insert ‘or sustained professional incompetence’.

 

Stella Creasy

 

Meg Munn

 

Not called  80

 

Clause  8,  page  13,  line  7,  leave out ‘consider whether it would be appropriate to’.

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Withdrawn  51

 

Clause  8,  page  13,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

‘141F  (1)  

The Secretary of State shall have a duty to raise the professionalism of        

 

teachers in consultation with the following groups—

 

(a)    

teachers;

 

(b)    

employers of teachers;

 

(c)    

providers of teacher training;

 

(d)    

persons concerned with the teaching of persons with special

 

educational needs;

 

(e)    

religious bodies involved in the provision of education;

 

(f)    

parents of pupils;

 

(g)    

commerce and industry; and

 

(h)    

the general public.

 

      (2)  

The Secretary of State shall lay an annual report to Parliament on measures he

 

has taken to raise the professionalism of teachers.’.

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Not called  84

 

Clause  8,  page  13,  line  27,  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

The Secretary of State will first consult with teacher and head teacher unions and

 

employers associations and other persons he sees fit with the overriding objective

 

to ensure that procedures are just and proportionate.’.

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Not called  50

 

Clause  8,  page  14,  line  40,  at end insert—

 

‘(3)    

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

 

section 78, he must lay before Parliament a report which sets out arrangements

 

which demonstrate he has put in place sufficient resource and expertise to carry

 

out the teacher misconduct functions.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 



 
 

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Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Not selected  56

 

Clause  9,  page  15,  line  16,  after ‘school’, insert ‘including an Academy’.

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Withdrawn  54

 

Clause  9,  page  16,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

On the first, and subsequent, use of the power to set standards against which a

 

person is to be judged as having completed an induction period, the Secretary of

 

State must lay the draft standards, or a draft revision of the standards, before

 

Parliament and the standards will not come into effect until an affirmative

 

resolution on whether the standards are implemented has been achieved in each

 

House of Parliament.’.

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Withdrawn  55

 

Clause  9,  page  16,  leave out lines 35 to 40 and insert—

 

‘“the appropriate body” shall be the local authority for the area in which the

 

school is situated;’.

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Withdrawn  102

 

Clause  9,  page  17,  line  41,  at end add—

 

‘(2)    

The Secretary of State shall have responsibility for the award of Qualified

 

Teacher Status.

 

(3)    

The Secretary of State shall maintain a register of teachers who have acquired

 

Qualified Teacher Status and have completed a period of induction as provided

 

for under the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Withdrawn  57

 

Clause  10,  page  19,  line  9,  leave out ‘section 141B of EA 2002’ and insert

 

‘schedule 2 to the THEA 1998’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 11 Agreed to.

 



 
 

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Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Not selected  58

 

Schedule  2,  page  63,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

The Secretary of State shall consult associations of teachers, higher education

 

institutions providing courses which may form part of the award of qualified

 

teacher status, and associations of local authorities before making regulations

 

under this section which make provision by reference to—

 

(a)    

the content of a course or programme, or

 

(b)    

the standard of education or training provided through a course or

 

programme.’.

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Not called  59

 

Schedule  2,  page  63,  leave out lines 32 to 38.

 

Schedule Agreed to.

 


 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Withdrawn  60

 

Schedule  3,  page  65,  line  42,  after ‘State’, insert ‘or a charity’.

 

Schedule Agreed to.

 


 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Withdrawn  89

 

Clause  13,  page  19,  line  35,  after ‘teacher’, insert ‘or other member of staff’.

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Not called  85

 

Clause  13,  page  19,  line  35,  after ‘school’, insert ‘or at a sixth form college or at a

 

college of further education’.

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Julie Hilling

 

Not called  86

 

Clause  13,  page  19,  line  40,  at end insert ‘or made by or on behalf of a former

 

registered pupil at the school’.


 
 

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Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Not called  90

 

Clause  13,  page  20,  line  2,  leave out ‘as the teacher’.

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Negatived on division  61

 

Clause  13,  page  20,  line  27,  at end insert—

 

‘(10A)    

The Secretary of State may by order amend this section to include all staff, or a

 

description of staff, working in schools and institutions of further education.’.

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Withdrawn  87

 

Clause  13,  page  20,  line  33,  leave out ‘in whatever form’.

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Not called  88

 

Clause  13,  page  20,  line  34,  leave out ‘or any section of the public’.

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Not called  91

 

Clause  13,  page  20,  line  39,  after ‘teacher’, insert ‘or other member of staff’.

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Agreed to  82

 

Clause  13,  page  21,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

    ‘(9)  

Schedule 11B contains supplementary provision relating to an offence under

 

this section.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Withdrawn  62

 

Clause  14,  page  22,  line  3,  at beginning insert ‘Subject to subsection (2),’.

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Not called  63

 

Clause  14,  page  22,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

‘(2)    

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

 

section 78, he must lay before Parliament a report which sets out arrangements to

 

maintain the standards of entry to initial teacher education, and the promotion of

 

teaching as a career.’.


 
 

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Education Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Withdrawn  99

 

Clause  14,  page  22,  line  4,  at end add—

 

‘(2)    

The Secretary of State shall ensure that all teacher training data collected by the

 

TDA prior to its abolition is safeguarded and maintained.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Withdrawn  105

 

Clause  15,  page  22,  line  7,  at beginning insert ‘Subject to subsection (10),’.

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Withdrawn  92

 

Clause  15,  page  22,  line  13,  at end insert ‘and shall ensure that in distributing

 

funding to such persons there is fairness between persons employed in the maintained and

 

Academy sectors’.

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Withdrawn  93

 

Clause  15,  page  24,  line  23,  at end insert—

 

‘(10)    

The Secretary of State as respects England must publish each year information

 

showing that he had complied with his duties under the Equality Act 2010 with

 

respect to the functions he has acquired under this section.’.

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Not called  106

 

Clause  15,  page  24,  line  23,  at end insert—

 

‘(10)    

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

 

section 78 as respects England, he must lay before Parliament a report which sets

 

out arrangements which demonstrate he has put in place sufficient resource and

 

expertise to carry out school workforce training functions which are transferred

 

to him by this Act.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 16 Agreed to.

 


 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Withdrawn  94

 

Schedule  4,  page  69,  line  9,  leave out paragraph 19.

 

Schedule Agreed to.


 
 

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Education Bill, continued

 
 

Clause 17 Agreed to.

 

Schedule 5 Agreed to.

 


 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Julie Hilling

 

Negatived on division  101

 

Clause  18,  page  25,  line  7,  at end add—

 

‘(3)    

The Secretary of State may not bring this section into force by an order under

 

section 78(3) until the end of the period of 18 months beginning on the day on

 

which this Act is passed.’.

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Julie Hilling

 

Not selected  95

 

Page  25,  line  2,  leave out Clause 18.

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 

Clause 19 Agreed to.

 

[Adjourned until Thursday at 9.00 am


 
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