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Children, Schools and Families Bill [HL]



AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
IN COMMITTEE

Clause 1

BARONESS VERMA

LORD BATES

Page 2, line 25, at end insert “, the signing of which shall be a condition of admission to the school”

Page 2, line 29, leave out paragraph (d)

Page 2, line 33, leave out “guarantees” and insert “entitlements”

Page 2, line 46, leave out subsections (10) and (11)

Clause 2

BARONESS VERMA

LORD BATES

Page 3, line 6, leave out “guarantee” and insert “entitlement”

Page 3, line 7, leave out “guarantee” and insert “entitlement”

Page 3, line 8, leave out “guarantee” and insert “entitlement”

Page 3, line 16, leave out “guarantee” and insert “entitlement”

Page 3, line 19, leave out “guarantee” and insert “entitlement”

Page 3, line 21, leave out “guarantee” and insert “entitlement”

Page 3, line 23, leave out “guarantee” and insert “entitlement”

Page 3, line 25, leave out “guarantee” and insert “entitlement”

Page 3, line 26, leave out “guarantee” and insert “entitlement”

Clause 3

BARONESS VERMA

LORD BATES

Page 3, line 30, leave out from “applies)” to end of line 36 and insert “after subsection (1) insert—

“(1A) A failure by the headteacher of a school to comply with any requirement (including a requirement to have a regard to guidance) imposed on the headteacher by virtue of section 1(2) of the Children, Schools and Families Act 2010 (pupil and parent guarantees) shall not be a complaint to which this Chapter applies.

(1B) A complaint to which subsection (1A) applies shall be made to the governing body of the school about which the complaint arises.””

Page 3, line 36, leave out “guarantees” and insert “entitlements”

Page 3, line 37, leave out subsections (2) to (5)

Page 3, line 44, leave out “guarantees” and insert “entitlements”

Page 4, line 2, leave out “guarantee” and insert “entitlement”

Page 4, line 11, leave out “guarantee” and insert “entitlement”

Page 4, line 18, leave out “guarantee” and insert “entitlement”

Page 4, line 21, leave out “guarantees” and insert “entitlements”

Page 4, line 26, leave out “guarantee” and insert “entitlement”

Page 4, line 32, leave out “guarantee” and insert “entitlement”

Page 4, line 39, leave out “guarantee” and insert “entitlement”

Page 4, line 42, leave out “guarantees” and insert “entitlements”

Page 4, line 44, leave out “guarantee” and insert “entitlement”

Page 4, line 47, leave out “guarantee” and insert “entitlement”

Page 5, line 5, leave out “guarantee” and insert “entitlement”

Page 5, line 12, leave out “guarantee” and insert “entitlement”

Page 5, line 15, leave out “guarantees” and insert “entitlements”

Page 5, line 17, leave out “guarantee” and insert “entitlement”

Page 5, line 20, leave out “guarantee” and insert “entitlement”

Clause 4

BARONESS VERMA

LORD BATES

Page 5, line 34, leave out subsection (3)

Page 6, line 20, leave out subsections (8) and (9)

Page 6, leave out line 33

Page 6, line 33, at end insert—

“( ) Section 11 of the Schools Standards and Frameworks Act 1998 is amended as follows.

( ) For subsection (4) there shall be substituted—

“(4) The governing body of a school to which section 110(1) applies or the local authority where it is the admissions authority for such a school may—

(a) invite a parent or carer to sign the parental declaration at a time when the child in question has not been admitted to the school; and

(b) make it a condition of a child being admitted to a school that the parental declaration is signed in respect of the child.

In this subsection “admissions authority” has the meaning given by section 88(1).”

( ) Subsection (5) shall be repealed.”

Clause 6

BARONESS VERMA

LORD BATES

Page 7, line 23, at end insert “but shall not include schools that have had a full Ofsted inspection during the 12 months prior to the survey being carried out”

Page 8, line 34, at end insert—

“( ) “Material” for the purposes of this section is at least 25 per cent of the parents who responded.”

Page 8, line 34, at end insert—

“( ) “Material” for the purposes of this section is at least 10 per cent of the parents who responded.”

Page 8, line 34, at end insert—

“( ) “Material” for the purposes of this section is at least 5 per cent of the parents who responded.”

Clause 7

BARONESS VERMA

LORD BATES

Page 10, line 37, after “particular” insert “, with the advice of suitably qualified inspectors.”

Page 10, line 37, leave out “the needs of”

Page 10, line 38, at beginning insert “the needs of”

Page 10, line 39, at end insert “and this should include direct consultation with those pupils and their families, either through questionnaires or personal meetings”

Page 10, line 40, at beginning insert “the needs of”

Page 10, line 40, at end insert—

“( ) the concerns of parents of pupils in paragraphs (a) and (b) regarding the provision of education to their children”

Clause 8

BARONESS VERMA

LORD BATES

Page 11, line 12, at end insert “and inform the parent of their right to appeal to the Tribunal”

Clause 9

BARONESS VERMA

LORD BATES

Page 12, line 1, after “if” insert “, following an independent assessment of the physical or mental health of the child,”

Page 12, line 4, at end insert—

“( ) A decision under subsection (3AA) shall, at the request of the parent of the child concerned, be subject to annual review.”

Clause 10

BARONESS VERMA

LORD BATES

Page 12, line 17, leave out “areas of learning” and insert “subjects”

Page 12, line 18, leave out subsection (2)

Page 12, line 19, leave out “programmes of study” and insert “curriculum objectives”

Page 12, line 20, at end insert “(the validity and viability of such arrangements to be reviewed from time to time)”

Page 12, line 21, leave out “areas of learning” and insert “subjects”

Page 12, line 22, leave out subsection (3) and insert—

“( ) The following are the core subjects for the first and second key stages—

(a) mathematics;

(b) English; and

(c) science.

( ) The following is a core subject for the second key stage—

(a) a modern foreign language.

( ) The following are the other foundation subjects for the first and second key stages—

(a) geography;

(b) history;

(c) art;

(d) music;

(e) physical education and sport;

(f) information and communication technology.”

Page 12, leave out line 36

Page 12, line 41, leave out “83A(3)” and insert “83A(3)(a) to (e)”

Page 12, line 43, leave out “programmes of study” and insert “curriculum objectives”

Page 13, line 4, leave out “area of learning” and insert “subject”


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