Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill—
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Clause 241

 

LORD LOW OF DALSTON

 

BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD

309Page 147, line 33, at end insert—
"(   )  reducing exclusion rates for pupils with a disability or special educational needs"
310Page 148, line 2, at end insert—
"(   )  reviews the effectiveness of the special educational needs provision for any pupil at School Action, School Action Plus or with a statement of special educational need who has been excluded in the 12 month period;
(   )  reviews the effectiveness of the reasonable adjustments made for any child with a disability who has been excluded in the 12 month period."
 

Before Clause 243

 

LORD LUCAS

311Insert the following new Clause—
 "Support for home education
  Support for home education
(1)  The Secretary of State shall establish a body to be known as the Home Education Consultative Committee (the "HECC").
(2)  The Secretary of State shall appoint to the HECC such persons as he considers appropriate.
(3)  The Secretary of State shall consult the HECC whenever he intends to make proposals that will have an effect on home educating families.
(4)  The HECC may undertake investigations into areas of policy or practice in relationships between the government and the home educating community.
(5)  The HECC may produce and promote guidelines and examples of good practice in relationships between the government and the home educating community.
(6)  The HECC may make proposals to the Secretary of State for changes in practice or policy of home education."
 

LORD LOW OF DALSTON

312Insert the following new Clause—
  "Direct payments for education and training: pilot scheme
(1)  The Secretary of State must by regulations establish a pilot scheme for direct payments to persons who are subject to a learning difficulty assessment to allow them to secure appropriate support and equipment as identified in their learning difficulty assessment.
(2)  The regulations must in particular specify—
(a)  how the pilot will be assessed, and
(b)  what services and equipment may, or may not, be purchased under the scheme.
(3)  The Secretary of State must consult with organisations representing disabled people and such other persons as he thinks desirable before making regulations under this section.
(4)  The Secretary of State must ensure the pilot scheme is independently assessed and then lay the report of the independent assessors before both Houses of Parliament."
 

Clause 243

 

LORD LOW OF DALSTON

 

BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD

313Page 149, line 7, at end insert "including expenditure on pupils with special educational needs"
 

Clause 248

 

BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD

 

BARONESS WALMSLEY

314Page 153, line 10, at end insert "and community cohesion,"
 

After Clause 248

 

BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD

 

BARONESS WALMSLEY

315Insert the folowing new Clause—
  "Teacher training to meet diversity of education and training opportunities
(1)  Section 75 of the Education Act 2005 (c. 18) (functions of agency) is amended as follows.
(2)  After subsection 4 insert—
"(4A)  In subsection (3)(c) "to prepare for opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life" includes preparation for qualifications which fully reflect the diversity of opportunities in education and training open to such persons."
(3)  After subsection 5 insert—
"(5A)  For the purposes of this Part—
(a)  "education" includes full time and part time education;
(b)  "training" includes—
(i)  full time and part time training, and
(ii)  vocational, social, physical and recreational training, and
(iii)  apprenticeship training.""
 

After Clause 253

 

BARONESS VERMA

 

LORD DE MAULEY

316Insert the following new Clause—
  "Comparative study of qualifications
(1)  The Secretary of State shall commission a comparative study, to be conducted by a person or body he considers appropriate, of the standards of—
(a)  GCSEs, and
(b)  A levels,
  with comparable qualifications in each of the jurisdictions of the European Union, to be completed within a period of 18 months of the coming into force of this Act.
(2)  The Secretary of State shall publish the results of this study.
(3)  The published document will include an international benchmark by which the standards of GCSEs and A levels can be measured."
 

BARONESS WILKINS

 

BARONESS HOWE OF IDLICOTE

317Insert the following new Clause—
 "Acoustics conditions in schools
  Education (School Premises) Regulations 1999
(1)  Section 18 to the Education (School Premises) Regulations 1999 (S.I. 1999/002) is amended as follows.
(2)  After subsection (1), insert—
"(1A)  Each newly built or refurbished room or other space in a school building shall be tested for its acoustic conditions and insulation against disturbance by noise prior to the opening of that room or space to general use.
(1B)  The results of any test conducted under subsection (1A) shall be published.
(1C)  Any room or other space in a school building shall not be made available for use unless it has the acoustic conditions and insulation against disturbance by noise appropriate to its intended use.""
318Insert the following new Clause—
  "Building Regulations 2000
(1)  Schedule 1 to the Building Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/2531) is amended as follows.
(2)  After section E5, insert—
"Acoustic conditions in schools E5A.
(1)  Each newly built or refurbished room or other space in a school building shall be tested for its acoustic conditions and insulation against disturbance by noise prior to the opening of that room or space to general use.
(2)  The results of any test conducted under sub-paragraph (1) shall be published.
(3)  Any room or other space in a school building shall not be made available for use unless it has the acoustic conditions and insulation against disturbance by noise appropriate to its intended use.""
 

Clause 254

 

BARONESS VERMA

 

LORD DE MAULEY

319Page 157, line 8, at end insert—
"(   )  A statutory instrument containing (whether alone or with other provision) regulations mentioned in section 39 and section 63D(2)(b), (6)(a) and (7)(f) and 63F(7)(j) (as inserted by section 39) may not be made unless a draft of such an instrument has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament."
320Page 157, line 8, at end insert—
"(   )  An order made under section 37(1) is to be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament."
 

BARONESS MORGAN OF DREFELIN

 

LORD YOUNG OF NORWOOD GREEN

321Page 157, line 13, leave out "37 or"
322Page 157, line 22, leave out paragraph (e)

 
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