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Academies Bill [HL]


AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
ON REPORT

Clause 1

BARONESS MASSEY OF DARWEN

BARONESS FLATHER

Page 2, line 3, at end insert “except that Personal, Social and Health Education shall be a curriculum requirement”

LORD HILL OF OAREFORD

Page 2, line 9, at end insert—

“(6A) Academy arrangements in relation to a school within subsection (5)(a)(i) must include provision imposing obligations on the proprietor of the school that are equivalent to the SEN obligations.

(6B) “The SEN obligations” are the obligations imposed on governing bodies of maintained schools by—

(a) Chapter 1 of Part 4 of EA 1996 (children with special educational needs), and

(b) regulations made under any provision of that Chapter.”

Clause 3

BARONESS MASSEY OF DARWEN

BARONESS FLATHER

Page 3, line 5, at end insert—

“(4A) Before making an application under this section, the governing body of a school—

(a) must consult the local authority with regard to the appropriate balance of educational provision in the local authority area, and

(b) have the school’s intended policies on curriculum, admissions and employment approved by the Secretary of State for Education.”

After Clause 4

LORD HILL OF OAREFORD

Insert the following new Clause—

“Consultation on conversion

(1) Before a maintained school in England is converted into an Academy, the school’s governing body must consult such persons as they think appropriate.

(2) The consultation must be on the question of whether the school should be converted into an Academy.

(3) The consultation may take place before or after an Academy order, or an application for an Academy order, has been made in respect of the school.”

Clause 5

BARONESS MASSEY OF DARWEN

BARONESS FLATHER

Page 4, line 19, at end insert—

“( ) Subsections (7) and (8) apply only if the governing body has made a request to maintain such religious character.

( ) Subsections (7) and (8) do not apply if the school is not designated by order under section 69(3) of SSFA 1998 as a school having a particular religious character then the Academy may not be designated or treated as designated by order under section 69(3) of SSFA 1998 as a school having a particular religious character.”

Clause 6

LORD HILL OF OAREFORD

Page 4, line 26, leave out “and”

Page 4, line 27, at end insert “, and

(c) the school is to be converted into an Academy.”

Clause 7

LORD HILL OF OAREFORD

Page 5, line 21, after “if” insert “— (a)”

Page 5, line 21, at end insert “, and

(b) the school is to be converted into an Academy.”

Schedule 1

LORD HILL OF OAREFORD

Page 14, line 15, at end insert—

“( ) This paragraph also applies if—

(a) publicly funded land has been held for the purposes of a maintained school by the trustees of the school,

(b) the land is held by the trustees for the purposes of an Academy, and

(c) the first or the second condition set out below is satisfied.”

Page 14, leave out lines 22 and 23

Page 14, line 31, at beginning insert “in a case where this paragraph applies by virtue of sub-paragraph (1),”

Schedule 2

LORD HILL OF OAREFORD

Page 17, line 21, at end insert—

“Freedom of Information Act 2000 (c. 36)

9A In Part 4 of Schedule 1 to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (public authorities: maintained schools and other educational institutions) after paragraph 52 insert—

“52A (1) The proprietor of an Academy, in respect of information held for the purposes of the proprietor’s functions under Academy arrangements.

(2) In sub-paragraph (1)—

“Academy arrangements” has the meaning given by section 1 of the Academies Act 2010;

“proprietor” has the meaning given by section 579(1) of the Education Act 1996.””

Clause 13

LORD HILL OF OAREFORD

Page 8, line 21, at end insert—

“(2A) Section 4(3) (when a maintained school is “converted into” an Academy) applies for the purposes of this Act.”